NCAA DII

New DII Ratings, 9/27/16!

There are 310 DII women’s volleyball programs, spread all across the USA.  Here are the top 25 programs from the AVCA Coaches fourth DII poll, dated 9/26/2016. I have modified these rankings and added the Nickname and Location for clarification and edification. To see the AVCA poll intact, with first-place votes, adjusted ranking points, and […]

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DI Rankings 9/26/2016!

What is the difference between a “poll” and a “ranking” when applied to sports teams? A poll involves an average of the team ratings by several people who are knowledgeable about both the sport involved and the teams in question. Hence a poll is a vote and a subsequent ordering of teams based upon this […]

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Sunday Bics & Quicks!

It’s Sunday night and time for some Quicks and Bics, or a way to deliver some important volleyball items with devastating impact rapidly. A quick set, also known as a ”quick” or a “51” or a “one”, is an extremely fast-paced set 1’ to 2 ‘ above and near the net, where the hitter is […]

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NAIA Rankings

NAIA women’s college volleyball is a brand apart from the NCAA. With 217 teams, NAIA women’s volleyball is 1/5 the size of the NCAA, which boasts 1077 teams combined in DI, DII, and DIII. Just like the NCAA, the NAIA women’s volleyball programs are spread all across the USA.  The volleyball played in the NAIA […]

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Mid-Majors Rankings

VolleyballMag.com’s super-neat Mid-Major Poll, produced by Lee Feinswog, is out in the fourth edition.  It includes all volleyball teams not in the “Power Five” conferences of the ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC. “Mid-Major” as a sports term actually originated with Jack Kvancz in a basketball press conference in 1977. We have 269 […]

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DII & DIII Rankings – 9/21/16

 There are 310 DII women’s volleyball programs and 433 DIII women’s volleyball programs spread all across the USA.  Here are the top 25 programs for each Division from the current AVCA Coaches Poll. I have modified these rankings and added the Nickname and Location for clarification and edification. To see the latest AVCA polls intact, […]

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DI Rankings 9/19/2016

We are now entering the conference portion of the 2016 women’s college volleyball season, and we still see some of the same trends.  The Big Ten is “the conference” right now, as it occupies eight of the positions in the top 25 positions of the AVCA Coaches Poll, including all three of the top three […]

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Sunday Night Bics

It’s Sunday night and since the other team is looking for a “Quick” it’s time to run some other offense instead. The Bic, or the back row quick, is another way beside the quick to deliver some offense with devastating impact rapidly. The Bic is a low set in the middle of the court delivered […]

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VBM’s 3rd Mid-Majors Poll

VolleyballMag.com’s Mid-Major Poll, produced by Lee Feinswog, remains a fantastic idea, even after its third edition. It includes all volleyball teams not in the “Power Five” conferences of the ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC. “Mid-major” as a sports term originated with Jack Kvancz, the men’s basketball coach at Catholic University, in a […]

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DIII Rankings – 9/14/2016

 There are 433 DIII women’s volleyball programs, spread all across the USA.  Here are the top 25 programs from the AVCA Coaches second DIII poll, dated 9/13/2016. I have modified these rankings by adding the Nickname and Location for clarification and edification. To see the AVCA poll intact, with first-place votes, adjusted ranking points, and […]

NCAA DII

DII Rankings – 9/13/2016

 There are 310 DII women’s volleyball programs, spread all across the USA.  Here are the top 25 programs from the AVCA Coaches second DII poll, dated 9/12/2016. I have modified these rankings and added the Nickname and Location for clarification and edification. To see the AVCA poll intact, with first-place votes, adjusted ranking points, and […]

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DI Rankings – 9/12/2016

We are now three full weeks into the 2016 women’s college volleyball season, and we still see some of the same trends.  The Big Ten is “the conference” right now, as it occupies eight of the positions in the top 25 (almost 1/3), including 2 of the top 3 spots. The Pac-12 is a distant […]

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Sunday Night Quick Sets

It’s Sunday night and time for some Quick Sets, or a way to deliver some really cool volleyball items with devastating impact rapidly. A quick set, also known as a ”quick” or a “51” or a “one”, is an extremely fast-paced set 1’ to 2 ‘ above and near the net, when the hitter is […]

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NAIA Women’s VB Poll

NAIA women’s college volleyball is a brand apart from the NCAA. With 217 teams, NAIA women’s volleyball is 1/5 the size of the NCAA, with 1077 teams combined in DI, DII, and DIII. The volleyball played here, however, is superb and should not be discounted, as these ladies are athletes in every sense of the […]

New Mid-Majors Poll

VolleyballMag.com’s Mid-Major Poll, produced by Lee Feinswog, is a fantastic idea and includes all volleyball teams not in the “Power Five” conferences of the ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC. “Mid-major” as a sports term originated with Jack Kvancz, the men’s basketball coach at Catholic University, in a 1977 press conference. Kvancz described […]

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