Men’s volleyball bracketology

With conference tournaments less than one month away, Off the Block will begin its weekly bracketology projecting the men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament bracket.

The men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament is comprised of four teams. Automatic bids are awarded to the winners of the EIVA, MIVA and MPSF conference tournaments, and the NCAA Men’s Volleyball National Committee chooses one team for an at-large bid.
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My men’s volleyball media poll ballot

Pepperdine and Ohio State were rewarded for their victories against ranked teams last week in the latest national media poll.

Pepperdine after defeating No. 2 UC Irvine jumped up one spot to No. 3, while Ohio State following its sweep against non-conference rival Penn State moved one spot to No. 6 in the newest national media poll released Tuesday.

Check out this week’s top 10 men’s volleyball media poll and the video breakdown of my ballot with explanations on why I ranked each team where I did.
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Deeper look at men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament selection criteria

One moth before the postseason starts and the race for the lone at-large bid continues to remain tight with multiple teams still in contention as the NCAA Tournament gets closer

Below is the entry from the 2013 NCAA men’s volleyball championship handbook on how the three-person volleyball selection committee determines the at-large team and seeding for the NCAA Tournament.
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The top 5 men’s volleyball stories of the week

It’s your top five men’s volleyball story list, but with a twist.

Every Sunday during the men’s volleyball regular season, Off the Block will post the top five best men’s volleyball stories of the week from around the nation. The list, though, is based more on how well the reporter wrote and covered the story rather than just what happened on the court.
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