Bracketology: Who teams should root for in conference tournaments

The decision of what teams earn the two at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament could be greatly influenced by conference tournament matches not involving those teams or even their conference.

Of the all the pieces of criteria used by the NCAA Tournament selection committee the one with greatest fluidity is record against teams already qualified for the NCAA Tournament or under consideration for an at-large bid.

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2014 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team released

A nationwide voting committee selected nine players to the inaugural Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team honors the top NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball freshmen players from the regular season. It is also the only Freshmen All-American Team presented in college men’s volleyball.

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Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Two days remain in the regular season for the MPSF and MIVA and there is still a whole lot left to be decided.

No. 4 Pepperdine versus No. 10 Hawai’i highlight the matches tonight as both teams are in need of a victory to improve their playoff position. In addition out in the Midwest, No. 1 Loyola plays Ohio State with a chance to accomplish something not done in the last 35 years.

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NCAA Tournament Projections: Latest college men’s volleyball bracketology

Tons of upsets and losses last week created a complete upheaval in the newest college men’s volleyball bracketology.

Off the Block each week during the rest of the regular season and throughout each round of the postseason will unveil its latest projections to the NCAA Tournament.

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NCAA Tournament Projections: Latest college men’s volleyball bracketology

It’s less than four weeks until Selection Sunday and the races for seeding and at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament have gotten even tighter.

Off the Block each week during the rest of the regular season and throughout each round of the postseason will unveil its latest projections to the NCAA Tournament.
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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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