Men’s Match of the Week – Week 5
February 3rd, 2017
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by Corley Bagley

This week’s match of the week features two of the top teams in the MPSF, and in the country: #4 BYU against #2 UCLA. Each team has performed well so far this season, but this will be a match to prove which team should be on top in the MPSF. Last year, BYU was able to beat UCLA twice 3-1 in Los Angeles. They will host UCLA this weekend for two matches, so it’ll be great to see how these Read More

Men’s Match of the Week – Week 3
January 18th, 2017
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by Corley Bagley

This week’s match of the week consists of two teams in the top 5: #4 Long Beach State vs. #5 Hawaii. Hawaii will be traveling to Long Beach to try and extend their 5-game winning streak. Last year, Long Beach State had the upper hand, beating Hawaii 3-1 and 3-0, but Hawaii is a much better team this year. Let’s see how they compare below: VolleyMetrics Ratings Team Serve Pass Attack Block Dig Set Overall SOS Win % California State, Read More

Men’s Match of the Week – Week 2
January 11th, 2017
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by Corley Bagley

It’s a new calendar year, which means men’s volleyball season is starting to kick off! A week and a half has passed since the first game of the season, but we have already had a lot of movement in the rankings. Ohio State, last year’s champs, sit at the top of the rankings, followed by UCLA, Long Beach State, BYU, and Pepperdine. This week, we have an MPSF matchup between #2 UCLA and #7 UC Irvine. UCLA will be the Read More

Match of the Week – Week 13
November 17th, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

This week, we are featuring three matches in our blog post: #5 Florida @ #21 Missouri, #15 Michigan State @ #3 Wisconsin, and Washington @ Utah. Each of these matches have huge implications in conference standings as the Pac-12, SEC, and Big 10 have just two more weeks in conference play. Let’s see how these teams matchup up below:                                             Read More

Match of the Week: Week 12
November 9th, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

As the season is slowly coming to an end, we see the polls are shifting less and less. The top 7 teams from last week stayed in the same spot, but there were a lot of changes in the rest of the poll. For this reason, we have decided to highlight a couple of matches that will have an effect in the middle of the polls. Our two matches will be an in state rivalry between Michigan State and Michigan, Read More

Math of the Week – Week 11
November 4th, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

Last week was filled with upsets! The polls changed so much that only 2 teams remained in the same spot as the previous week. This week is no different. We will be featuring two matches that have huge implications on conference standings and the AVCA polls: North Carolina @ Florida State and Nebraska @ Penn State. In the ACC, Florida State and North Carolina are both 11-1 in conference play and each have three losses overall. Nebraska is first in Read More

Match of the Week – Week 10
October 27th, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

This week’s Match of the Week will break down two matches. On Friday, #16 BYU will host #5 San Diego and on Saturday, #2 Texas will host #6 Kansas. Both teams are number 1 and 2 in their conferences. BYU and Kansas both lost the first match against their opponents, but will now be the home team, so we will see if they can produce a different outcome. Below is the break down of these matches through our VolleyMetrics Rating Index:             Read More

Match of the Week – Week 9
October 19th, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

The season is just over the half way point, and to start off this Match of the Week, let’s look at which teams are making a push. Nebraska just regained it’s spot at #1, while Texas leapfrogged Minnesota and Wisconsin for the #2 spot. Currently, 16/25 spots in the AVCA Coaches Poll consists of teams from either the Pac-12 or the Big 10. Teams like Michigan, Michigan State, Washington State, and San Diego, who began the season unranked, are consistently Read More

Match of the Week – Week 8
October 12th, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

For the second straight week, Minnesota makes it into out Match of the Week. #3 Minnesota will head to Madison, WI this Wednesday to face the #1 team in the country: the Wisconsin Badgers. Wisconsin lost both matches against Minnesota last year, but they look to change things this year. Both teams have been in the top 3 for the last four weeks, and are looking to either keep, or regain the #1 spot in the country. Here is the Read More

Match of the Week – Week 7
October 5th, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

This week’s Match of the Week is between #1 Minnesota and #15 Penn State. Each team has 12 wins so far and are coming into this match with double digit win streaks. Minnesota has performed well against ranked opponents this season, posting a 4-1 record against the AVCA’s top 25. Penn State on the other hand, is only 2-3. Here is the break down of this matchup in our VolleyMetrics Rating Index: A visual comparison of each teams’ skills can Read More