Lewis stuffs Ohio State to clinch MIVA regular season title

The big blocking game of No. 2 Lewis did its part to make sure the Flyers wouldn’t have to travel for the upcoming conference tournament.

Lewis had a conference season-high 18.5 blocks as it swept No. 10 Ohio State 25-16, 25-20, 25-21 on Friday in Romeoville, Illinois, to clinch the MIVA regular season title and home court advantage throughout the MIVA Tournament. Continue reading

Bracketology: Team comparisons using NCAA selection committee criteria

It’s the final week of the regular season and races still remain tight in the college men’s volleyball bracketology.

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

The postseason picture and conference tournament brackets have a chance to get further solidified with several critical matches tonight.

No. 11 Ohio State and No. 14 IPFW will play each other in a late-season conference match with both teams needing a victory a improve their postseason seeding. In addition, No. 6 BYU will look to avoid a possible upset as it continues its weekend series against No. 13 CSUN. Continue reading

Bracketology: Team comparisons using NCAA selection committee criteria

Selection Saturday is now less than one month away and nothing is settled in the college men’s volleyball bracketology.

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

Conference tournament seeding will be on the line with the start of the postseason looming two weeks away.

Princeton and Harvard highlight the slate of matches as they battle for sole possession of second place in the EIVA. In addition, No. 5 UC Irvine will play host to No. 10 Long Beach State in today’s only match between nationally ranked teams. Continue reading

Bracketology: Team comparisons using NCAA selection committee criteria

The races for the at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding keeps getting tighter as Selection Saturday gets closer.

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