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

Week 8 Trivia
February 29th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Welcome to week 8 VolleyMetrics Trivia. We hope that you enjoy this edition that covers February 22 – February 28. If you have any suggestions for interesting questions that would we could add to our trivia, just let us know and we’ll add it in the future.   Play Week 8 Trivia on QuizRevolution.com now! SHARE THIS

Week 7 Player of the Week
February 25th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Player of the Week: Jake Langlois   We had a lot of great standout performances by players throughout the league this week, but our VolleyMetrics Ratings selected Jake Langlois of 2nd ranked BYU as our Player of the Week. The AVCA chose Gabriel Vega of Stanford as their Player of the Week. Langlois and the Cougars were able to get their 7th and 8th straight sweep by beating #15 Cal Baptist in Riverside. Below is their comparison in our ratings system as Read More

Week 7 Poll Commentary
February 24th, 2016
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by Brett Ware

We once again have a unanimous number one team as UCLA continues to drop in the polls after being the unanimous number one just a few weeks ago. LBSU has certainly earned their top spot by beating highly ranked foes BYU and Stanford and by sweeping many of their other matches. BYU has rebounded from their loss to LBSU with 8 consecutive sweeps and Stanford rebounded with 5 straight wins against ranked opponents, including two victories against No.4 Hawaii and 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

Week 7 Trivia
February 23rd, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Here is the trivia for last week, February 15-24. Hope you enjoy it. Play Week 7 Trivia on QuizRevolution.com now! SHARE THIS

Week 6 Poll Commentary
February 18th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Some tops teams made some moves this week, specifically Ohio State. They showed that they want to win the MIVA this year by sweeping 2015 NCAA volleyball championship contenders Loyola and Lewis. Ohio State has been the top rated team in the VMRI over the past 3 weeks as they have made a run up the poll. They sit in striking distance of the top 5 and have asserted their intentions of a championship run. However, they are going to 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

Week 5 Poll Commentary
February 10th, 2016
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by Brett Ware

Poll Commentary   This week’s poll shows very little change from the past week as the Ball State, Ohio State and the UCLA, Hawaii matchups were the only matches that made an impact on the rankings. Ball State moved up a spot and Ohio State dropped two spots after BSU defeated OSU in five sets. UCLA lost their top spot in the rankings and Hawaii moved up to fourth after these two teams split matches in Hawaii. However, the data Read More

Week 5 Player and Match of the Week
February 9th, 2016
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by Brett Ware

Match of the Week   Hawaii once again is featured in our VolleyMetrics Match of the Week as they handed former AVCA No.1 ranked UCLA their first loss. This week they match up against VMRI No.1 Stanford in a battle of the statistically best in the nation. Stanford has only lost to current No.3 BYU and dropped a match last week to current No.1 LBSU. This is a team that is looking to prove that they belong in the top-5. Read More