50. I can see RPI position slipping to 14 or 15. However, AVCA poll results, pablo, and strong win against Texas helped, if considered. Otherwise, I have no idea how UH got 11th seed. If we keep to geography, it was either 11th or 14th, and Kansas was 14.
I know. Question is what were they in the final RPI calculation?
A couple of independent sources estimated a final position of 15. And given the weak teams it played, UH's RPI score will drop after this weekend. Don't know how other teams with RPIs near them fared, however.
56. sorry have been too busy writing breaking news stuff to really analyze it.
Agree with some that they continue to force the SEC issue. This is not football and the BCS thinking should not be applied to volleyball.
Think the USC regional is pretty stacked.
Think Texas has a cakewalk to the final four. Nebraska might give them trouble if both reach the Lincoln regional but Nebraska is very beatable this year.
Think Illinois overseeded but that was how the RPI was for them this year. and they got protected as regional host. Think that regional is up for grabs. Could end up being Missouri and Florida in the final. Missouri beat Florida twice this season.
As for the Kentucky regional, don't see Penn State getting much of a challenge.
i don't know ... i think texas has a smooth path to the regional ... but waiting there is potentially a san diego team that almost beat them in 5, and a vastly improved nebraska team playing on its home court.
Re: 60 Cindy called it very early that UCLA would not make it to The Dance, and I called it very late. Lol.
Without question the Southern California regional is the most difficult, and I think the winner of the CSUN vs Colorado St face off will give USC a run for their court lives. That BYU vs Arizona St matchup is another toss up. Kansas will be looking to Round 2, so Wichita St could pull an upset over Seed 14 Kansas.