Deeper look at men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament selection criteria

UCLA could still win the MPSF regular season title, but a deeper look into the NCAA Tournament selection committee shows that a regular season title may not be enough for the Bruins to get the at-large bid.

With one week remaining in the regular season, the race for the lone at-large bid and seeding for the NCAA Tournament remains tight among the nation’s top teams. In addition, UCLA is one of five teams that still has a chance to win the MPSF regular season title.
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VIDEO: Stanford survives late rally from Northridge, wins in 5 games

Outside attacker Brian Cook had a match-high 23 kills and the game-winning block in the fifth-game overtime as No. 5 Stanford defeated Cal State Northridge 25-19, 25-21, 22-25, 22-25, 19-17 on Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif.

With this victory, Stanford remains tied for fourth place in the MPSF and trails first-place No. 1 USC by one match. Check out the video highlights from game five of the Stanford and Cal State Northridge match.
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BYU beats UCLA, ends servegate controversy with 18-16 overtime win

It took about 24 hours to figure it out, but No. 3 BYU finally and officially defeated No. 4 UCLA in the fifth-game overtime to end the servegate controversy.

After BYU earlier in the day won its protest to the MPSF and the conference ordered the match to replayed at 16-16 in the fifth game, the Cougars scored two straight points in overtime to beat the Bruins 18-16 in the fifth game on Saturday Los Angeles.
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Servegate call overturned again, BYU, UCLA to replay overtime tonight

The servegate controversy between UCLA and BYU will continue as the Cougars successful won thier protest to replay the fifth game overtime session.

The UCLA athletics department announced Saturday afternoon that after a BYU protest UCLA’s five-match victory on Friday has been nullified the teams will conclude the match later tonight.
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Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Only one thing could overshadow a No. 1 versus No. 2 match-up: the aftermath of servegate.

No. 3 UCLA and No. 4 BYU will conclude their two match series after the opener featured one of the most controversial ending to a NCAA volleyball match in recent history. In addition, No. 1 USC will look to extend its nation-best winning streak as it plays host to No. 2 UC Irvine.

Check out the top five men’s volleyball matches from around the nation to follow tonight.
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VIDEO: No. 5 Stanford makes quick work of No. 10 Long Beach

Libero Erik Shoji had a match-high 17 digs as No. 5 Stanford held No. 10 Long Beach State to a .098 attack percentage and swept the 49ers 25-13, 25-16, 25-18 on Friday in Palo Alto, Calif.

With this victory, Stanford remains in contention for a top four seed in the MPSF Tournament. Check out the video highlights from this match.
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