Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

The postseason is getting even closer and several matches tonight will go a long way to determine the conference tournament seeding.

No. 10 Hawai’i will try to pull off the upset and move a step closer to reaching the postseason as it plays host No. 2 BYU. In addition, Penn State and Harvard will meet with first place in the EIVA on the line.
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Loyola sweeps IPFW to lock-up No. 1 seed for MIVA Tournament

No. 1 Loyola in convincing fashion clinched a share of the MIVA regular season title and the No. 1 seed for the upcoming conference tournament.

Loyola finished with more than a .400 attack percentage as it swept IPFW 25-20, 25-13, 25-22 on Saturday in Fort Wayne, Ind., to earn the top seed in the MIVA Tournament for the first time in eight years.

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Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Multiple conference titles can be clinched tonight.

No. 2 BYU will go for its second consecutive MPSF regular season title as it plays host to conference rival No. 9 UCLA. In addition out in the Midwest, No. 1 Loyola will look to remain undefeated in the MIVA and win its first conference regular season title in about 10 years as it takes on IPFW.

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Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

It’s a huge midweek night in college men’s volleyball with several matches that could have a significant affect on the conference tournament seeding and the race for the NCAA Tournament at-large bids.

No. 5 Stanford and No. 7 USC highlights the slate of matches as both teams continue to battle to earn a home postseason match in the MPSF Tournament. In addition out in the Midwest, Ball State will attempt to put an end to No. 1 Loyola’s perfect run in conference play.

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NCAA Tournament Projections: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

With Selection Sunday almost a month away, the races for the at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding is getting tighter but the teams on the bubble still in contention remains unprecedentedly large.

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

Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

The madness of March has descended onto college men’s volleyball.

No. 1 Loyola and Penn State highlights the slate of matches tonight as both teams eye picking up another signature non-conference victory that could impress the NCAA Tournament selection committee. In addition, No. 7 USC will play host to Cal State Northridge and needs a victory to remain in contention for a possible NCAA Tournament at-large bid.

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Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

For a regular season mid-week slate of matches, this is about as big as it gets in college men’s volleyball.

No. 4 Pepperdine and No. 6 UCLA will play each other in a conference showdown that could be a factor when the selection committee meets in the upcoming weeks. In addition, Ball State and IPFW will renew one of the top in-state rivals with second place in the MIVA on the line.

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Video: Men’s volleyball national media poll ballot breakdown

The Rainbow Warriors after a one-week absence are back in the national media poll.

Hawai’i following two home upset victories against No. 3 UCLA during the weekend jumped to No. 8 in the new Volleyball Magazine Poll released Tuesday.

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Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

The college men’s volleyball spotlight is shining bright on the Midwest and East Coast tonight.

No. 1 Loyola will try to keep its perfect record intact as it plays host to IPFW — a team that has a history of beating Loyola on its homecourt. In addition, out on the East Coast first-place in the EIVA will be on the line as Penn State and Harvard play each other.

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