Q&A with committee chairman Shayka about upcoming selection process

It’s only going to get more hectic and exciting from now until Selection Saturday for NCAA Tournament selection committee chairman Ron Shayka.

With Selection Saturday about five weeks away, Off the Block interviewed Shayka this weekend to discuss everything from how the committee will use the new RPI criteria component in determining the NCAA Tournament field to the misconceptions that the college men’s volleyball community has of the selection committee. Continue reading

Bracketology: Who could benefit the most from this week’s matches

Don’t be fooled by the calendar — the match results from this second week of the season could have huge ramifications on the outcome of Selection Saturday in May.

With the selection committee placing an emphasis in the off-season on teams scheduling more non-conference matches, this week will be feature the most non-conference matches at any point during the entire season. Continue reading

NCAA Tournament Projections: Season’s final college men’s volleyball bracketology

All the matches are over and the final Off the Block bracketology is out just hours before Selection Sunday.

Off the Block has released its latest projection of the NCAA Tournament field that the selection committee will announce at 11 a.m. (EST) Sunday.

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Bracketology: Team comparisons using NCAA selection committee criteria

All the conference tournament matches are completed and now it’s time to wait for Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament field to be revealed.

Off the Block has crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding.

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NCAA Tournament Projections: Latest college men’s volleyball bracketology

Days before Selection Sunday and the race for the at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding remains just as chaotic.

Off the Block throughout each round of the postseason will unveil its latest projections to the NCAA Tournament.

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Bracketology: Team comparisons using NCAA selection committee criteria

Only three matches remain before Selection Sunday but there remains an incredibly tight race for the at-large that the NCAA Tournament selection committee will have to sort out.

Off the Block has crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding.

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NCAA Tournament Projections: Latest college men’s volleyball bracketology

One week away from Selection Sunday and there is now more clarity to the at-large race but it’s still incredibly tight.

Off the Block throughout each round of the postseason will unveil its latest projections to the NCAA Tournament.

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