Volley Shots
December 1st, 2013


1. Texas.

2. Penn State

67 Responses to “Selection show Texas overall top seed”

  1. Cindy Luis:

    3. Washington
    4. Missouri

  2. Cindy Luis:

    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

  3. Cindy Luis:

    4. Missouri vs. IUPU.
    Marquette unseeded
    13 seed Illinois

  4. Cindy Luis:

    12. Wisconsin
    5. Florida

  5. jmy:

    Illinois 13 seed?

  6. jmy:

    USD-UCSB may be pretty good...or it could be a short night for the Gauchos...

  7. jmy:

    Everyone keeps making a big deal over Mizzou...just how good was the SEC this year?

  8. jayyemm:

    I feel like Missouri received an alright bracket, definitely winnable.

  9. Warriorfan:

    so I guess uh is not seeded?

  10. Maverick:

    Illinois seed is a joke.

  11. Warriorfan:

    Geez that missouri bracket is a joke.

  12. Warriorfan:

    That whole illinois bracket is a joke.

  13. Cindy Luis:

    8. they only have announced half the bracket

  14. Cindy Luis:

    Kentucky regional
    2. Penn State
    15 Kentucky

  15. Cindy Luis:

    still in Kentucky
    10. Minnesota
    7. Stanford.

  16. jmy:

    Colorado? Utah? Kentucky 15 seed?

  17. Beauston:

    Hahah PSU will finally be put to work

  18. Cindy Luis:

    Looking like UH will be in the USC regional

  19. Warriorfan:

    USC and UW regional of course. UH will meet one of them again maybe both.

  20. Cindy Luis:

    in SC region
    No. 3 Washington
    Alabama State
    No. 14 Kansas-Wichita State
    No. 11 Hawaii vs. Idaho State
    Arizona State-BYU

  21. Warrior Dave:

    Wahine host!!

  22. Brandon:

    Hawaii gets a seed!

  23. Beauston:


  24. airinfall:

    IMUA NA WAHINE! And props to CSUN for making it in also.

  25. Warriorfan:

    OMG i am loving this, BYU or AZ state in second round, then possibly USC and then UW . Will be FUN!!

  26. jmy:

    Great that UH is hosting (& 11th seed to boot)...but tough 2nd round against ASU or BYU...

  27. Maverick:

    Hawaii actually got treated fairly this year. And they can beat USC.

  28. Warriorfan:

    BYU, USC. UW, all major rivals that I can't wait for UH to beat.

  29. Maverick:

    And northridge makes it in...Big West gets 3 and a seed

  30. Warriorfan:

    I was actually more fearful of Michigan/Mi State/ Cal,

    Az and BYU, good teams but beatable.

  31. Warrior Dave:

    TV said Thursday and Friday matches.

  32. Beauston:

    Csun will choke then a sweet smell of revenge is on the horizon. USC ended the Wahine at home, its now time to return the favor

  33. Warriorfan:

    and No ucla.

  34. Brandon:

    Lincoln Regional
    1 - texas
    texas st
    ut san antonio
    texas a&m

    college of charleston
    16 - duke

    9 - san diego
    new mexico st

    8 - nebraska

    Champaign Regional

    5 - florida
    georgia southern
    florida st

    north carolina
    12 - wisconsin

    13 illinois
    morehead st

    central arkansas
    4 - missouri

    Los Angeles Regional

    washington -3
    alabama st

    wichita st
    kansas - 14

    hawaii - 11
    idaho st
    arizona st

    colorado st
    cal st northridge
    new hampshire
    usc - 6

    Lexington Regional

    stanford - 7

    Iowa st
    Minnesota - 10

    kentucky - 15
    michigan st

    liu brooklyn
    penn st - 2

  35. Don:

    Wait...the announcers said our matches are Thursday-Friday...

  36. Cubicle1126:

    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.

  37. WooHoo:

    yes, thurs-friday first round games.. Hawaii plays on Friday.

  38. auntyz:

    Are the BW teams in seperate regionals? If yes let's root for all 3 to make it to the final 4.

  39. pacesetterhawaii:

    Way to go Na Wahine!! Congratulations!! Common guys, let's go fill up the SSC!!

  40. Cindy Luis:


  41. Andrew:

    At least if they make it to play Washington, they will get them away from Seattle and in LA

  42. airinfall:

    Just waiting on ticket sales to open and I'm there!

  43. Warrior Dave:


    Are you sure it's Friday and Saturday? I only ask because TV said otherwise.

  44. Cindy Luis:

    UH hosting Friday-Saturday.

  45. Cindy Luis:

    First rounds start are either on Thursday or Friday. Most start Thursday. UH's is Friday

  46. OrbitalRipZ:

    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.

  47. sharene:

    In an earlier blog...someone said that we needed to pick up our tickets before Friday at the ticket office? Is this true or can we pick them up that night...although it may be easier to go earlier.

  48. Cubicle1126:

    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.

  49. Cindy Luis:

    33. mentioned weeks ago that UCLA was likely not to get in.
    47 if you are season ticket holder, read your letter for info.
    I'll post ticket info when UH sends it to me

  50. Cindy Luis:

    48. by all accounts ... likely wrong and still unofficial. Can't see UH's RPI slipping below 13 if at all.

  51. Cindy Luis:

    42. Tickets to the general public go on sale Tuesday

  52. Maverick:

    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.

  53. Cindy Luis:


    see link for printable bracket

  54. Cindy Luis:

    34. thanks for getting to that first

  55. Cindy Luis:

    52. UH was No. 11 in this week's RPI. 12 in AVCA poll.

  56. Andrew:

    Cindy, what are your initial thoughts of the seedlings and regionals?

  57. Maverick:

    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.

  58. sharene:

    49. I ordered tickets but i stupidly threw the letter away. I'll call SSC. I guess I just need to know when they are going to start becoming available for PU.

  59. Cindy Luis:

    58. See new thread on ticket info

  60. Cindy Luis:

    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.

  61. Cubicle1126:

    the committee sure wants an sec team to get to the final four ...

  62. Andrew:

    Yes I think as well that the committee pretty much gave Texas a ticket to Seattle

  63. Cubicle1126:

    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.

  64. Tomas:

    So lucky CAl-B and CAl-N have the Wahine in the Big Sky...they made it!
    And what happened to Coach Sealy and the Bruins? Go Wahine, home in the
    Stanley this week!

  65. jake:

    missouri bracket is interesting not a cakewalk as some may suggest. purdue has two wins over nebraska at home and at lincoln.

  66. Cindy Luis:

    64. Are you referring to UC Santa Barbara and Cal State Northridge. And the Big West (not the Big Sky)?
    As for UCLA, bad season 15-15 overall, 6-14 Pac-12

  67. OrbitalRipZ:

    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.