Match of the Week – Week 6
September 28th, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

This week’s Match of the Week is a Pac-12 showdown on Wednesday between #7 Washington and #9 Stanford. Stanford moved into the top ten with wins this past week against California and Oregon State, while Washington moved down three spots with a loss to in-state rival Washington State. These two teams face off this Wednesday at Washington. Here is the break down in our VolleyMetrics Rating Index: A visual comparison of each teams’ skills can be seen from the diagram Read More

Match of the Week – Week 5
September 22nd, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

    Match of the Week: #8 Kansas vs. #5 Texas   As conference play kicks off this week, the Texas Longhorns will host the Kansas Jayhawks this Saturday in the Gregory Gymnasium. Both teams suffered losses last week; Texas to #3 Wisconsin and Kansas to #10 Purdue. Both teams look to bounce back with a strong win in conference play this weekend. You can see how each team compares stastistically below:   Each team is given a weighted score Read More

Match of the Week – Week 13
April 5th, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

Match of the Week: #4 UCLA vs. #3 Stanford   UCLA hosts Stanford in LA on Thursday. Both Stanford and UCLA had big matches last week. UCLA lost twice to BYU in Provo while Stanford beat Long Beach and Cal State, Northridge. This caused UCLA to drop from #1 last week to at #4 behind Stanford in the AVCA Coaches Poll this week. You can see how the teams compare below.   Both teams have had tremendous seasons thus far. Read More

Match of the Week – Week 12
March 28th, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

Match of the Week: BYU vs. UCLA BYU and UCLA are the only two teams to have been number one in the AVCA Coaches Poll, dropped out of first place, and recaptured it later in the season. Those two teams meet up this week when UCLA hosts BYU this Friday and Saturday. Both teams have obviously played well enough to garner national attention this season. Last week, #1 UCLA made a huge statement by beating #5 Long Beach on the road Read More

Match of the Week – Week 11
March 21st, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

Match of the Week: Long Beach State vs. UCLA   The AVCA Coaches Poll has had an MPSF team in the number one spot every week this season, including the preseason poll. That changed this week as the MPSF cannibalized its self with BYU and Long Beach State losing to Pepperdine and CSUN, respectively. With those teams losing, it opened the door for Ohio State to claim the number one spot. The MPSF looks to rebound this week. One featured Read More

Match of the Week – Week 10
March 15th, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

Match of the Week: Ohio State vs. Penn State   Last week, Ohio State pulled the upset in their victory over Long Beach State. After losing the third set 25-15 to go down two sets to one, they won the next two on their way to victory. After beating the highest ranked MPSF team last week, they now set their sights on the highest ranked EIVA team, Penn State. Penn State took the week off this past week after losses Read More

Match of the Week – Week 9
March 8th, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

Match of the Week: Long Beach State vs. Ohio State   For the last two weeks, our match of the week posts have focused on a comprehensive view of the MPSF, MIVA, and EIVA. This included an overview of 25+ matches each week with our analytical predictions on who would win. Over the past two weeks, we have predicted 45 of 52 matches correctly. This week, however, we will be returning to our normal Match of the Week format as #1 Long Read More

Match of the Week – Week 8
March 1st, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

Last week, we decided to do something different for the VolleyMetrics Match of the Week. We used our head-to-head models to predict 27 matches that occurred last week. Of the 27, we were able to correctly predict 25 of the them. With the tremendous response we received, we decided to do it again this week. Once again, there are a few things to point out. All matches will have teams with complementary predicted win percentages. This is because we compare Read More

Match of the Week – Week 7
February 23rd, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

Because we are near the middle of the season, we decided to do something special for the match of the week. Instead of looking at an individual match up, we will, instead, look at 26 different matches taking place this week and try to correctly predict as many of them as possible. There are a few things to point out. All matches will have teams with complementary predicted win percentages. This is because we compare the teams head-to-head when generating Read More

Match of the Week – Week 6
February 17th, 2016
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by Corley Bagley

Match of the Week   Third-ranked UCLA is hosted by fourth-ranked Stanford this week. Both teams, 8-2 in MPSF play, are tied with Long Beach, who plays UC San Diego and UC Irvine this week, for control of the the MPSF. While this match takes place on Sunday at 7:00pm Pacific Time, UCLA plays at Pepperdine and Stanford hosts UC Santa Barbara earlier in the week. This match could determine who will be the leader of the MPSF going into Read More