USA NCAA 2016 Women's Volleyball

  • The NCAA Season just started on Friday night with out of conference tournament play (4 teams with 3 matches over 2 or 3 days)


    AVCA Top 25 Pre-Season Ranking


    Breakdown by Conference
    Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) 3 teams (Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina)
    Big East 1 team (Creighton)
    Big Ten 7 teams (Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin)
    Big XII (Twelve) 2 teams (Kansas, Texas)
    Big West 1 team (Hawaii)
    Conference USA 1 team (Western Kentucky (WKU))
    Mountain West 1 team (Colorado State)
    Pac 12 4 teams (Southern California (USC), Stanford, UCLA, Washington)
    Southeast Conference (SEC) 3 teams (Florida, Kentucky, Texas A&M)
    West Coast Conference (WCC) 2 teams (BYU, Loyola Marymount)


    We've already had some match ups with the Top 25 teams from last night
    Nebraska 3-0 Florida
    Wisconsin 3-1 Hawaii


    Southern California has already lost twice in their home tournament this weekend. Stanford lost to San Diego in their opener.

  • Anna Newsome (ESP, 1997), last season in Neruda Bolzano A1 is a new member of San Diego, which beat Stanford last night. :super:


    It looks like San Diego runs a 6-2 offense. She is playing as a setter and led the team in assists against Stanford. Only played in 2 sets against Minnesota with 9 assists.

  • Nebraska destroyed Texas 3-0 (15,16,21) to be the Number 1 team in the new AVCA poll today.


    Southern Cal finished 0-3 for the weekend. Not a good way for the Trojans to start the season, just like last year.


    North Carolina upset Penn State in Penn State's gym 3-2.
    Ohio State beat Texas A&M 3-2.
    Hawaii dropped their second match to Kansas State before beating Arizona to finish the weekend at 1-2.
    Illinois lost to Missouri State 3-2 in Illinois' tournament.
    Creighton lost to Wichita State 3-2 in their opening match.
    Kentucky beat Purdue 3-2 in their last match of the weekend.

  • AVCA Division 1 Poll for September 5, 2016


    Penn State lost to Colorado in 5 and then Stanford in a sweep. They are 2-3 through the first 2 weeks of the season already.
    Southern California sweep their 3 matches to get back on track.


    Breakdown by Conference
    Big Ten: 8 (Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Illinois, Michigan)
    Pac-12: 5 (Washington, UCLA, Stanford, Colorado, Southern California)
    West Coast Conference (WCC): 4 (BYU, San Diego, Santa Clara, Loyola Marymount)
    Big XII (Twelve): 2 (Texas, Kansas)
    Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC): 2 (North Carolina, Florida State)
    Southeastern Conference (SEC): 2 (Florida, Texas A&M)
    Big West: 1 (Hawaii)
    Conference USA: 1 (Western Kentucky (WKU))


    Big Matches this week in invitationals
    Colorado vs. San Diego
    Texas vs. Colorado State
    Illinois vs. Oregon
    Louisville vs. Minnesota
    Arizona vs. Texas A&M
    UCLA vs. UC-Irvine
    Purdue vs. Stanford
    Louisville vs. Wisconsin
    Colorado vs. UC-Irvine
    Minnesota vs. North Carolina
    Santa Clara vs. California (Berkeley)
    Michigan State vs. Western Kentucky
    UCLA vs. San Diego

  • New AVCA Poll for September 12th is out


    Breakdown by Conference
    Big Ten: 8 (Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Purdue, Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan State, Michigan)
    Pac-12: 6 (Washington, UCLA, Stanford, Colorado, Southern California, Oregon)
    West Coast Conference (WCC): 3 (BYU, San Diego, Santa Clara)
    Big XII (Twelve): 3 (Texas, Kansas, Kansas State)
    Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC): 2 (North Carolina, Florida State)
    Southeastern Conference (SEC): 2 (Florida, Texas A&M)
    Big West: 1 (Hawaii)

  • New AVCA Poll for September 19th is out


    Breakdown by Conference
    Big Ten: 8 (Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Purdue, Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan State, Michigan)
    Pac-12: 6 (Washington, UCLA, Stanford, Colorado, Southern California, Oregon)
    Big XII (Twelve): 3 (Texas, Kansas, Kansas State)
    Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC): 2 (North Carolina, Florida State)
    Southeastern Conference (SEC): 2 (Florida, Texas A&M)
    West Coast Conference (WCC): 2 (San Diego, BYU)
    Big West: 1 (Hawaii)
    Conference USA: 1 (Western Kentucky)


    The out of conference schedule has ended and now the Conference schedules have started.
    Nebraska still has a month to go before facing Wisconsin and Minnesota in Lincoln on one weekend
    Last night Washington was upset by Washington State in their first Pac-12 match. First win in Seattle since 2001 for Washington State.
    UCLA took care of crosstown rival Southern California 3-1.
    Colorado also lost to Utah, so there will be some changes in the Pac-12 teams in the Top 25 next week.
    Texas, Kansas and Kansas State all won their first matches in the Big XII.


    Milica Kubura of Serbia who plays for Florida State was named ACC player of the week for last week.

  • New AVCA Poll for September 3rd is out


    Big Ten: 9 (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Michigan State, Michigan, Illinois)
    Pac-12: 7 (Stanford, Washington, Washington State, UCLA, Colorado, Oregon, Southern California)
    Big XII (Twelve): 2 (Texas, Kansas)
    Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC): 2 (North Carolina, Florida State)
    Southeastern Conference (SEC): 2 (Florida, Kentucky)
    West Coast Conference (WCC): 2 (San Diego, BYU)
    Big West: 1 (Hawaii)
    Conference USA: 1 (Western Kentucky)


    Minnesota takes the top spot after Nebraska's loss to Ohio State
    Washington State has beat Stanford, Washington and UCLA already in the Pac-12 and a big move up the rankings in the last two weeks. It makes no sense for them to be below Stanford and Washington in the ranking. This is a coach's poll, so maybe they are not paying attention to which teams they've beaten.


    Next week will be the midway point in the season, but a big match between Minnesota and Penn State tonight.

  • AVCA Poll for October 10th


    Big Ten: 9 (Wisconsin, Nebraska, Minnesota, Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan, Purdue, Illinois)
    Pac-12: 6 (Washington, Stanford, Washington State, Oregon, UCLA, Utah)
    Big XII (Twelve): 2 (Texas, Kansas)
    Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC): 2 (North Carolina, Florida State)
    Southeastern Conference (SEC): 2 (Florida, Kentucky)
    West Coast Conference (WCC): 2 (San Diego, BYU)
    Big West: 1 (Hawaii)
    Conference USA: 1 (Western Kentucky)


    Wednesday night, Wisconsin will play Minnesota

  • The Regular Season Finished last night and this evening they will announce the field of 64 teams (32 conference champions, 32 at-large teams)


    One odd thing this year is that the 4 regions (block of 16 teams) will not have a destination until the end of the second round. The highest seed remaining teams in each region (block of 16 teams) will be the host for the 3rd and 4th round matches. Columbus, Ohio will host the Final 4 semifinals and final.


    Conference Champions (Automatic Bid into NCAA Tournament)
    America East: New Hampshire Wildcats (21-10)
    American Athletic Conference (AAC): Southern Methodist (SMU) Mustangs (25-7)
    Atlantic Coast (ACC): North Carolina Tar Heels (27-3)
    Atlantic Sun (A-Sun): Lipscomb Bisons (22-7)
    Atlantic Ten (A-10): Dayton Flyers (30-1)
    Big East: Creighton Blue Jays (26-6)
    Big Sky: North Dakota Fighting Hawks (26-9)
    Big South: High Point Panthers (23-9)
    Big Ten: Nebraska Cornhuskers (27-2)
    Big Twelve: Kansas Jayhawks (26-2)
    Big West: Hawai’i Rainbow Wahine (22-5)
    Colonial Athletic Association (CAA): James Madison Dukes (21-10)
    Conference USA: Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers (32-2)
    Horizon League: Cleveland State Vikings (25-5)
    Ivy League: Princeton Tigers (19-4)
    Metro Atlantic Conference (MAAC): Fairfield Stags (28-5)
    Mid-American Conference (MAC): Northern Illinois Huskies (25-5)
    Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC): Howard Bison (26-5)
    Missouri Valley: Wichita State Shockers (24-7)
    Mountain West: Boise State Broncos (25-6)
    Northeast Conference: Long Island University (LIU) Brooklyn Blackbirds (15-14)
    Ohio Valley Conference (OVC): Murray State Racers (23-8)
    Pac-12: Washington Huskies (26-4)
    Patriot League: American Eagles (27-7)
    Southeastern Conference (SEC): Missouri Tigers (25-5)
    Southern Conference (SOCON): Samford Bulldogs (21-13)
    Southland Conference: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (24-7)
    Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC): Alabama State Lady Hornets (23-8)
    Summit League: Denver Pioneers (23-7)
    Sun Belt Conference: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (27-4)
    Western Athletic Conference (WAC): Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (21-13)
    West Coast Conference: Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougars (27-3)

  • At-Large Teams
    American Athletic Conference (AAC): Cincinnati Bearcats (21-9)
    Atlantic Coast (ACC): Florida State Seminoles (23-4), Pittsburgh Panthers (24-8)
    Big East: Marquette Golden Eagles (23-8)
    Big Ten: Wisconsin Badgers (25-4), Minnesota Golden Gophers (25-4), Penn State Nittany Lions (22-9), Michigan State Spartans (24-8), Michigan Wolverines (22-10), Purdue Boilermakers (18-13), Ohio State Buckeyes (20-12)
    Big Twelve: Texas Longhorns (22-4), Iowa State Cyclones (18-10), Baylor Bears (21-11), Kansas State Wildcats (20-9), Texas Christian University (TCU) Horned Frogs (14-12)
    Mid-American Conference (MAC): Miami (OH) Redhawks (24-6)
    Missouri Valley: Missouri State Bears (26-8), Northern Iowa (UNI) Panthers (24-9)
    Mountain West: Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) (23-7), Colorado State Rams (21-8)
    Pac-12: UCLA Bruins (23-6), Stanford Cardinal (21-7), Oregon Ducks (20-9), Southern California (USC) Trojans (18-12), Arizona Wildcats (18-14), Washington State Cougars (21-11), Utah Utes (20-11)
    Southeastern Conference (SEC): Florida Gators (26-3), Kentucky Wildcats (22-7), Texas A&M Aggies (21-8)
    West Coast Conference: San Diego Torreros (24-5)

  • NCAA Division I Women’s Tournament


    REGIONAL 1
    First Round
    Lincoln Sub-Regional at Nebraska, December 2, 2016
    (Seed) Team (Overall W-L) vs. (Seed) Team (Overall W-L)
    (1) Nebraska Cornhuskers (27-2) vs. New Hampshire Wildcats (21-10)
    Wichita State Shockers (24-7) vs. Texas Christian University (TCU) Horned Frogs (14-12)
    State College Sub-Regional at Penn State, December 2, 2016
    (16) Penn State Nittany Lions (22-9) vs. Long Island University (LIU) Brooklyn Blackbirds (15-14)
    Dayton Flyers (30-1) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (24-8)
    Seattle Sub-Regional at Washington, December 2, 2016
    (8) Washington Huskies (26-4) vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (24-7)
    Colorado State Rams (21-8) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (22-7)
    Lansing Sub-Regional at Michigan State, December 2, 2016
    (9) Michigan State Spartans (24-8) vs. Fairfield Stags (28-5)
    Cleveland State Vikings (25-5) vs. Arizona Wildcats (18-14)


    Second Round
    Lincoln Sub-Regional at Nebraska, December 3, 2016
    (Nebraska-New Hampshire) winner vs. (Wichita-TCU) winner
    State College Sub-Regional at Penn State, December 3, 2016
    (Penn State-LIU) winner vs. (Dayton-Pittsburgh) winner
    Seattle Sub-Regional at Washington, December 3, 2016
    (Washington-A&M CC) winner vs. (Colorado State-Kentucky) winner
    Lansing Sub-Regional at Michigan State, December 3, 2016
    (Michigan State-Fairfield) winner vs. (Cleveland State-Arizona) winner


    Third Round at University, December 9
    Lincoln Sub-Regional winner vs. State College Sub-Regional winner
    Seattle Sub-Regional winner vs. Lansing Sub-Regional winner


    Fourth Round at University, December 10
    Third Round winners

  • REGIONAL 2
    First Round
    Lawrence Sub-Regional at Kansas, December 1, 2016
    (Seed) Team (Overall W-L) vs. (Seed) Team (Overall W-L)
    (5) Kansas Jayhawks (26-2) vs. Samford Bulldogs (21-13)
    Northern Iowa (UNI) Panthers (24-9) vs. Creighton Blue Jays (26-6)
    Ann Arbor Sub-Regional at Michigan, December 1, 2016
    (12) Michigan Wolverines (22-10) vs. American Eagles (27-7)
    Miami (OH) Redhawks (24-6) vs. Oregon Ducks (20-9)
    Austin Sub-Regional at Texas, December 2, 2016
    (4) Texas Longhorns (22-4) vs. Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (UTRGV) (21-13)
    Southern Methodist (SMU) Mustangs (25-7) vs. Texas A&M Aggies (21-8)
    Provo Sub-Regional at Brigham Young, December 2, 2016
    (13) Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougars (27-3) vs. Princeton Tigers (19-4)
    Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) (23-7) vs. Utah Utes (20-11)


    Second Round
    Lawrence Sub-Regional at Kansas, December 2, 2016
    (Kansas-Samford) winner vs. (Northern Iowa vs. Creighton) winner
    Ann Arbor Sub-Regional at Michigan, December 2, 2016
    (Michigan-American) winner vs. (Miami (OH)-Oregon) winner
    Austin Sub-Regional at Texas, December 3, 2016
    (Texas-UTRGV) winner vs. (SMU-Texas A&M) winner
    Provo Sub-Regional at Brigham Young, December 3, 2016
    (BYU-Princeton) winner vs. (UNLV-Utah) winner


    Third Round at University, December 9
    Lawrence Sub-Regional winner vs. Ann Arbor Sub-Regional winner
    Austin Sub-Regional winner vs. Provo Sub-Regional winner


    Fourth Round at University, December 10
    Third Round winners

  • REGIONAL 3
    First Round
    Madison Sub-Regional at Wisconsin, December 1, 2016
    (Seed) Team (Overall W-L) vs. (Seed) Team (Overall W-L)
    (3) Wisconsin Badgers (25-4) vs. Howard Bison (26-5)
    Marquette Golden Eagles (23-8) vs. Washington State Cougars (21-11)
    Manhattan Sub-Regional at Kansas State, December 2, 2016
    (14) Kansas State Wildcats (20-9) vs. Lipscomb Bisons (22-7)
    Missouri State Bears (26-8) vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (20-12)
    Palo Alto Sub-Regional at Stanford, December 2, 2016
    (6) Stanford Cardinal (21-7) vs. Denver Pioneers (23-7)
    Boise State Broncos (25-6) vs. Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers (32-2)
    Gainesville Sub-Regional at Florida, December 2, 2016
    (11) Florida Gators (26-3) vs. Alabama State Lady Hornets (23-8)
    Cincinnati Bearcats (21-9) vs. Florida State Seminoles (23-4)


    Second Round
    Madison Sub-Regional at Wisconsin, December 2, 2016
    (Wisconsin-Howard) winner vs. (Marquette-Washington State) winner
    Manhattan Sub-Regional at Kansas State, December 3, 2016
    (Kansas State-Lipscomb) winner vs. (Missouri State-Ohio State) winner
    Palo Alto Sub-Regional at Stanford, December 3, 2016
    (Stanford-Denver) winner vs. (Boise State-WKU) winner
    Gainesville Sub-Regional at Florida, December 3, 2016
    (Florida-Alabama State) winner vs. (Cincinnati-Florida State) winner


    Third Round at University, December 9
    Madison Sub-Regional winner vs. Manhattan Sub-Regional winner
    Palo Alto Sub-Regional winner vs. Gainesville Sub-Regional winner


    Fourth Round at University, December 10
    Third Round winners

  • REGIONAL 4
    First Round
    Minneapolis Sub-Regional at Minnesota, December 2, 2016
    (Seed) Team (Overall W-L) vs. (Seed) Team (Overall W-L)
    (2) Minnesota Golden Gophers (25-4) vs. North Dakota Fighting Hawks (26-9)
    Southern California (USC) Trojans (18-12) vs. Hawai’i Rainbow Wahine (22-5)
    Columbia Sub-Regional at Missouri, December 1, 2016
    (15) Missouri Tigers (25-5) vs. Northern Illinois Huskies (25-5)
    Purdue Boilermakers (18-13) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (18-10)
    Chapel Hill Sub-Regional at North Carolina, December 2, 2016
    (7) North Carolina Tar Heels (27-3) vs. High Point Panthers (23-9)
    James Madison Dukes (21-10) vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (27-4)
    Los Angeles Sub-Regional at UCLA, December 2, 2016
    (10) UCLA Bruins (23-6) vs. Murray State Racers (23-8)
    Baylor Bears (21-11) vs. San Diego Torreros (24-5)


    Second Round
    Minneapolis Sub-Regional at Minnesota, December 3, 2016
    (Minnesota-North Dakota) winner vs. (USC-Hawai’i) winner
    Columbia Sub-Regional at Missouri, December 2, 2016
    (Missouri-Northern Illinois) winner vs. (Purdue-Iowa State) winner
    Chapel Hill Sub-Regional at North Carolina, December 3, 2016
    (UNC-High Point) winner vs. (James Madison-Coastal Carolina) winner
    Los Angeles Sub-Regional at UCLA, December 3, 2016
    (UCLA-Murray State) winner vs. (Baylor-San Diego) winner


    Third Round at University, December 9
    Minneapolis Sub-Regional winner vs. Columbia Sub-Regional winner
    Chapel Hill Sub-Regional winner vs. Los Angeles Sub-Regional winner


    Fourth Round at University, December 10
    Third Round winners