D III Women's Volleyball

A source for NCAA Division III women's volleyball info and opinion, with a focus on the Midwest and Central regions

Rankings, postseason potpourri

• High five, Central Region committee. Three-for three on your rankings.
• The Midwest Region committee and I didn’t agree on any of the three rankings. We agree on the top three and bottom two this time. Head-to-head matters little apparently.
• Stevens has been No. 2 in all three rankings in the New York Region and looks to be in good shape for a Pool C bid. For good reason – the Ducks are a traditional New York power and have worthy numbers (30-5 in-region, .569 SOS). The odd thing is that Stevens didn’t even qualify for the four-team Empire 8 conference tournament. It’s not unprecedented for a team to get a Pool C without qualifying for its postseason tourney, but it’s rare enough to give it a mention. I know the Trinity (Conn.) baseball team got a Pool C a few years ago despite failing to make its conference tourney. Can anyone name another Pool C volleyball bid from past years that fits the Stevens situation?
• It’s now nine hours later and the NCAA mileage site still does not allow me to access info. All I get is an authentication error. I’ve had trouble with it in the past during peak NCAA times. Such as these times to be honest. But it’s never been inaccessible to me at 7 a.m. on a Thursday. I think I know most mileage thresholds from Nebraska to Ohio, but I’d like to double-check my memory. Can I please access your public site, NCAA? Next time I’ll make a master copy of thresholds (500 miles for postseason, 200 for in-season) so we can have the info that informs the powers that be and the public.
• I once again plan to provide Regional Guides for any regional that involves a Central or Midwest region team. I wish I could them all, but this is a one-man operation. I also plan to do a Nationals Guide like in the past. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, here are samples from last year:
2009 UW Oshkosh Regional Guide
2009 Washington Regional Guide
2009 Hope Regional Guide
2009 Nationals Guide

As you can see, they get updated a bit as the tournaments roll on. Hope you come back and use them as free programs. They’re not on glossy paper with pretty pictures, but I think they’re handy.

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

November 4, 2010 at 6:54 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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