There are teams that have high preseason expectations and than there are those teams that enter a season will little fanfare but become the biggest surprises of the year.
Whether it’s Long Beach State last year overcoming little preseason hype to almost reach the NCAA Tournament or UC Santa Barbara’s postseason run to the 2011 NCAA finals, each season tends to feature teams that surprise everyone.
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Everyone loves an underdog team that has the capabilities of making a surprise postseason run.
While there are preseason favorites in every college men’s volleyball conference, there are those teams that enter the year with little preseason fanfare but could crash the NCAA Tournament at the end of the season.
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BYU may not be opening the season No. 1 in the national coaches poll but it will start the year atop the social media rankings for college men’s volleyball teams.
A recent search of NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball team Twitter accounts showed that BYU as the 2014 regular season begins later this week leads all teams by more than 1,000 followers.
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Check out the preseason match results from the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams that were in action Saturday.
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It’s that time of year when every team is hopeful, but there are those select teams have good reason to be even more optimistic about their chances of ending the year as NCAA champions.
With the regular season starting in less than a week, several teams begin the year as the favorites to be crowned national champions in May.
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Tweet your predictions of the teams to make the 2014 NCAA Tournament field for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card from Off the Block.
The Off the Block Pick-Six Twitter Challenge is a new social media contest where individuals before the start of the season can tweet the six teams they predict will make the upcoming Division I-II men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament.
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There’s always some safe preseason predictions to make every year — and than there’s the crazy, bold ones.
With the college men’s volleyball season less than two weeks away from starting, Off the Block is making its bold predictions on everything from conference championship races to what will happen in the NCAA championship match.
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A lot has happened in college men’s volleyball since UC Irvine won the NCAA championship in May.
The 2013 off-season has seen everything from major shake-ups to the NCAA Tournament and conference alignments to big non-conference matches being scheduled and new national awards added for the upcoming season. Check out the top 10 college men’s volleyball shorelines from the off-season.
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The preliminary round pools are set for one of the biggest annual non-conference tournaments in college men’s volleyball.
UC Santa Barbara earlier this week unveiled the tournament schedule and the two pool play groups for the newly reformatted UC Santa Barbara Invitational in January.
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Check out the preseason match results from the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams that were in action Friday.
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