Gotta love it. Broadcasters say that no one every wins in Gregory Gym. short memories. UH won a few years ago.
No. 9 seed San Diego
vs. UC Santa Barbara
New Mexico State vs. Arizona
No. 8 Nebraska vs. Fairfield
i'll take it ... hawaii can beat all those those teams in their subregional. tough matches for sure, but i like hawaii's chances.
and potential matchup with usc again in the sweet 16. i think the seniors will have revenge on their mind, from a couple years ago, if they can hopefully get to the regional in L.A. same for playing washington, revenge from a year ago.
Got the top 5 seeds (said Seed #4 would be Missouri or Florida) but didn't get the right Regional for Penn St. See Nov. 30 Selection Show Sunday, #32.
Named Illinois as one of the subregional hosts. See Nov. Nov 27 SDSU Upsets CSU, #12.
Named Hawai'i a seed (first scenario) but chose them as Seed #14 in the Southern California regional. Didn't think CSUN would get in, but happy for them and especially for the Big West, which has taken the baby steps to return some of its "back in the day" glory. (Hey, it wasn't that long ago that LBSU won the NCAA Championship!)
Reading all the postings here shook my usual confidence in choosing the 16 subregional hosts. Should have stuck to my gun and gone with Hawai'i as Seed #11, my first impulse. Lol.
so hawaii -- by all accounts -- will finish as either 15 or 16 in the rpi (we'll have to see the finall ncaa printout tomorrow) ... but get upgraded to an 11 seed. perhaps some of that movement has to do with geography. but also, perhaps, the upgrade is due to the strength of the 'nitty gritty' of hawaii's schedule (i.e. 3-1 against top 25 rpi teams, and 6-2 against the top 50 rpi).
it's a lesson in being able to put together an rpi favorable schedule. last year, hawaii's nitty gritty was lacking. this year, it was strong enough, not just to grab them a seed, but to upgrade them! of course, you have to schedule, and also hope the teams you schedule end up have a strong/steady season.
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.