Pepperdine may have been ahead of Lewis in the national coaches poll last season, but not in any of the key data given to the NCAA Tournament selection committee to determine the final at-large bid.
The NCAA recently released on its website the end of season rankings in statistical categories used by the 2014 men’s volleyball selection committee to award the two at-large bids and seed the six-team NCAA Tournament. Continue reading →
Being the preseason favorite isn’t necessarily a good thing in the MPSF.
Seven times in the last nine season the team picked No. 1 in the MPSF preseason coaches poll has failed to win the conference regular season championship. In addition, twice a preseason favorite has finished the regular season outside of the top five in the conference standings since the MPSF preseason poll’s inception for the 2006 season. Continue reading →
Long Beach State not only signed the most highly touted recuit in the nation but added three more of the nation’s top 25 high school players to its latest recruiting class.
The 49ers announced recently that high school seniors TJ DeFalco, Kyle Ensing, Kimball Leituala, Kysen Olsen and Josh Tuaniga all have committed to play for the 49ers beginning in 2016. Continue reading →
A majority but not all of the players selected to the most recent Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Preseason All-American Teams will earn All-American honors at the end of the season, if recent historic trends continue.
Of the Preseason All-American selections in the last three years, 61.3 percent have also finished the year receiving AVCA All-American honors. Continue reading →