Bracketology: Team comparisons using NCAA selection committee criteria

With about a month until Selection Saturday, the bracketology season is officially upon us.

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 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Bring on all the rematches with this slate of matches.

No. 4 Pepperdine attempting to complete the two-match series sweep against No. 6 BYU highlights the matches. In addition, No. 10 Penn State will play host to No. 10 Ohio State in a critical non-conference match. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

First place is not only on the line in one conference but in three conferences tonight.

No. 3 UC Irvine will try to take sole possession of first place in the MPSF as it travels to play No. 5 Pepperdine. In addition, Pfeiffer and Erskine will play each other in a possible preview of the Conference Carolinas championship match. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

It’s weeks before the conference tournament begins but several matches tonight could have a significant effect on the postseason seeding.

No. 2 Lewis faces a must-win match to remain in sole possession of first place in the MIVA as it travels to play No. 11 Ohio State. In addition, No. 9 UC Santa Barbara and No. 10 UCLA will play each other with both teams needing a win to move a step closer to solidify a berth in the MPSF Tournament. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

In a weekend that already has several upsets, there is a chance for even more.

No. 4 BYU will look to rebound from its upset loss as it plays Stanford again to close out their two-match series. In addition, George Mason will try to beat its second nationally team in the last two weeks as it plays host to No. 11 Ohio State. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

The college men’s volleyball spotlight is focused on the Midwest tonight with several teams looking to make statement victories

No. 1 Loyola playing host to Penn State highlights the slate of matches tonight. In addition, Ball State and Ohio State will reignite their long-time rivalry dating back to 1960 with both teams vying for a critical conference victory. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

It’s the halfway point of the college men’s volleyball season but there are several matches that could have a postseason feel tonight.

No. 2 Lewis will attempt to extend its winning streak to 10 matches and get another signature non-conference victory as it plays host to Penn State. In addition, No. 5 BYU will try to remain perfect at home as it opens its two-match series against No. 9 Long Beach State. Continue reading