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

The opening round of the conference tournaments has dramatically changed the at-large bid and seeding races for the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

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. Continue reading

Bracketology: Who teams should root for in conference tournaments

The decision of what teams earn the two at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament could be greatly influenced by conference tournament matches not involving those teams or even their conference.

Of the all the pieces of criteria used by the NCAA Tournament selection committee the one with greatest fluidity is record against teams already qualified for the NCAA Tournament or under consideration for an at-large bid.

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NCAA Tournament Projections: Latest college men’s volleyball bracketology

The postseason has arrived in full force and there is still isn’t a lot of separation between the teams making the NCAA Tournament and the teams on the bubble.

Off the Block each week during the rest of the regular season and throughout each round of the postseason will unveil its latest projections to the NCAA Tournament.

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NCAA Tournament Projections: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

The postseason is here, but there is still a lot left to be decided in the race for the at-large bids and seeding for the NCAA Tournament.

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. Continue reading

NCAA Tournament Projections: Latest college men’s volleyball bracketology

Tons of upsets and losses last week created a complete upheaval in the newest college men’s volleyball bracketology.

Off the Block each week during the rest of the regular season and throughout each round of the postseason will unveil its latest projections to the NCAA Tournament.

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NCAA Tournament Projections: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

Days away from the start of the postseason and the field is even tighter for a possible at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament

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. Continue reading

Q&A with NCAA Tournament selection committee chairman Ron Shayka

Chairman Ron Shayka is the first to admit his fellow selection committee members and him face unprecedented challenges in the sport’s history for the upcoming men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament.

With a new postseason format, Shayka said in an interview with Off the Block earlier this week that the committee is having to figure out everything from difficult team travel logistics to awarding at-large bids in tight and large field of bubble teams.
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