Bracketology: Team comparisons using NCAA selection committee criteria

With about a month until Selection Saturday, the bracketology season is officially upon us.

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

Postmatch reaction: Quincy coach discusses upsetting No. 14 Ball State

It took five games and a combined 42 overtime points throughout the match but Quincy was able to upset a nationally ranked team for the first time since 2012.

Quincy had a match-high .467 attack percentage in the decisive fifth game as it beat No. 14 Ball State 29-27, 25-18, 35-37, 28-30, 15-9 on Saturday in Quincy, Illinois. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Bring on all the rematches with this slate of matches.

No. 4 Pepperdine attempting to complete the two-match series sweep against No. 6 BYU highlights the matches. In addition, No. 10 Penn State will play host to No. 10 Ohio State in a critical non-conference match. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Before any postseason brackets can get busted in April there are several matches tonight that could go a long way to determining the teams and match-ups in those brackets.

No. 4 Pepperdine playing host to No. 6 BYU highlights the slate of matches with both teams need a win to move up in the conference standings. In addition, No. 7 USC will attempt to bounce-back from an upset loss earlier in the week as travels to No. 9 Long Beach State. Continue reading