The NCAA volleyball committee has spoken. After three months of play, 64 teams will compete for the national championship, starting with the NCAA tournament in the first round of 29 November.
Stanford, Minnesota, Illinois and BYU took the four best seeds, meaning that each team should host a regional if it passes the first weekend.
Here is the full console, schedule for gaming and display of information, followed by a region-by-region look at the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Tournament.
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6 best seeds in the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Tournament, which will host the first two rounds on campus websites. We update the information on viewing these games when these data become available. All games will be available on WatchESPN.
8. Penn State
11. Southern California
16. Washington State
|First Round |
|Game ||Location ||Date ||Time (ET) ||Network |
|Florida State vs Florida ||UCF ||Thursday, Nov. 29 ||4:30 pm ||TBD |
|Rice vs. Texas State ||Texas ||Thursday November 29th ||5 pm ||TBD |
|Northern Iowa vs. Pepperdine  Wisconsin ||Thursday, November 29th ||6 pm ||TBD |
|No. 13 UCF vs. Florida Gulf Coast ||UCF ||Thursday, November 29, 1965907] 19.00 ||TBD |
|Hawaii vs. Baylor ||Oregon ||Thursday, November 29th ||7:30 ||TBD |
|No. 5 Texas vs Stephen F. Austin ||Texas ||Thursday, November 29th ||8 pm ||TBD |
|No. 6 Wisconsin vs Green Bay ||Wisconsin ||Thursday, November 29th ||8:30 p.m. ||TBD |
|No. 15 Oregon vs New Mexico St. ||Oregon ||Thursday, November 29 ||10 pm ||TBD |
|Michigan vs Navy ||Pittsburgh ||Friday, November 30th ||] 4 pm ||TBD |
|] Saint Marys (CA) vs. Washington ||Creighton ||Friday, November 30 ||4:30 pm ||TBD |
|Purdue vs. East Tennessee State ||Kentucky ||Friday, November 30 ||5 pm ||TBD |
|Syracuse vs. Yale ||Penn State ||Friday, November 30 ||5 pm ||TBD |
|Arizona vs Missouri ||Nebraska ||Friday, November 30 ||5:30 ||TBD  Cincinnati vs. Illinois State ||Marquette ||Friday, Nov. 30 ||5:30 pm ||TBD |
|South Carolina vs. Colorado ||Minnesota ||Friday, November 30 ||5:30 ||TBD |
|Louisville vs. Dayton  Illinois ||Friday, November 30 ||5:30 ||TBD |
|Utah vs. Denver [1 9659100] BYU ||Friday, November 30 ||6 pm ||TBD |
|No. 9 Creighton vs. South Dakota ||Creighton ||Friday, Nov. 30 ||7 pm ||TBD |
|No. 12 Pittsburgh vs Iona ||Pittsburgh ||Friday, November 30, 1965 ||TBD |
|Tennessee v Colorado State ||Washington St. ||Friday, November 30, 19659037] 7 pm ||TBD |
|No. 8 Penn State vs. Howard ||Penn State ||Friday, Nov. 30 ||7:30 p.m. ||TBD |
|No. 10 Kentucky vs Murray State ||Kentucky ||Friday, Nov. 30 ||7:30 ||TBD |
|Loyola Marymount vs. Duke ||Stanford ||Friday, November 30th  7:30 ||TBD |
|No. 2 Minnesota vs Bryant ||Minnesota ||Friday, Nov. 30 ||8 pm ||TBD |
|No. 3 Illinois vs Eastern Michigan ||Illinois ||Friday, Nov. 30 ||8 pm ||TBD |
|No. 7 Nebraska vs. Hofstra ||Nebraska ||Friday, November 30 ||8 pm ||TBD |
|No. 14 Marquette vs. High Point ||Marquette ||Friday, Nov. 30 ||8 pm ||TBD |
|No. 4 BYU vs. Stony Brook ||BYU ||Friday, November 30, 19659157] 9 pm ||TBD |
|San Diego vs. Cal Poly ||Southern Cal ||Friday, November 30th  ] 9 pm ||TBD |
|no. 1 Stanford vs Alabama State ||Stanford ||Friday, Nov. 30 ||10 pm ||TBD |
|No. 16 Washington St. vs N. Arizona ||Washington St. ||Friday, November 30 ||10 pm ||TBD |
|No. 11 Southern Cal vs Samford ||Southern Cal ||Friday, November 30 ||11 pm ||TBD |
Region City Region Looking At 2018 Fortress
Begin with No. 1 Stanford, The First jumping off the page is a potential match with no. 8 Penn State in the regional finals. Nittany lion was number one seed last year but has a much younger team this year, led by freshman outside hitter Jonni Parker. Nevertheless, it is hard to choose against Cardinal in Palo Alto. Loyola Marymount did not really seem to be in the tournament call until the late victory against then-unsuccessful BYU. Completely recurring for the Lions.
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Playing in Big East, Creighton has not received much attention this season, but Taryn Kloth is an All-American who can wear a team. For the best matches in the first weekend, it must be Tennessee vs Colorado State and the winner of it possibly against Washington State. The volunteers have had an incredible season and finished second in the SEC with a first year’s coach.
BYU nevertheless ended up with a top four seed. In the last weekend, many round sports wondered if BYU or Stanford would get the No. 1 seed. When BYU lost in its last match this year, the question of the spikes was to hold a top four seed.
But this region is one of the best from top to bottom. No. 5 Texas should never be taken for granted and No. 12 Pittsburgh has been one of the best stories this season at 29-1. For the best matches on the first weekend, look no further than in Orlando. No. 13 UCF has had a phenomenal year that won the US conference, but last year’s national runner-up Florida could be a sleeper here as an invisible team.
No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers could theoretically have court advantage throughout the tournament. There is no question that Big Ten champs wants to play for a championship in Minneapolis.
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The two teams most likely to counter these opportunities are the ruling national champion, No. 7 Nebraska and No. 10 Kentucky. These two teams could meet in the ten regional semifinals after last season’s regional final matchup. For an unsecured sleeper, it must be Purdue who has been a top 15 team quite a whole season.
Illinois made the national finale as No 3 seed 2011 and Fighting Illini is highly deserved by the seed this season. If the fence breaks, there may be a Big Ten vs Big Ten regional finale with No. 6 Wisconsin, which is also a championship team.
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Southern California at No. 11 was a little surprising considering the losses to Arizona State and Utah at the end of the season. This region also has one of the most exciting players to watch in Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson, which leads the country with a surprising 6.28 deaths per set.
You will want to see as much action as possible through the 15th National Championship in Minneapolis. This tournament will almost always be one of the best of the year.
|YEAR ||CHAMPION (RECORD) ||COACH ||SCORE ||RUNNER UP ||SITE  2017 ||Nebraska (32-4) ||John Cook ||3-1 ||Florida ||Kansas City |
|2016 ||Stanford (26-7) ||John Dunning ||3-1 ||Texas ||Columbus ||Columbus ||] ||Nebraska (32-4) ||John Cook ||3-0 ||Texas ||Omaha |
|2014 ||Penn State (36-3) ||Russ Rose  3-0 ||BYU ||Oklahoma City |
|2013 ||Penn State (34-2) ||Russ Rose  3-1 ||Wisconsin ||Seattle ||Seattle ||Seattle ||2012 ||Texas (29-4) ||Jerritt Elliott ||3-0 ||Oregon ||Louisville |
|2011  UCLA (29-6) ||Michael Sealy ||3-1 ||Illinois ||San Antonio, Texas |
|2010 ||P Russia ||Russ Ro see ||3-0 ||California ||UMKC |
|2009 ||Penn State (38-0) ||Russ Rose ||3- 2 ||Texas ||South Florida  Penn State (38-0) ||Russ Rose ||3-0 ||Stanford ||Nebraska |
|2007 ||Penn State (34-2) ||Russ Rose ||3-2 ||Stanford ||Sacramento State |
|2006 ||Nebraska (33-1) ||John Cook ||3- 1 ||Stanford ||Nebraska |
|] 19659198] ||John Dunning || ||Washington  Jim McLaughlin ||3-0 ||Nebraska ||UTSA |
|2004 ||Stanford 30-6 3-0 ||Minnesota ||Long Beach State |
|2003 ||Southern California (35-0) ||Mick Haley ||3-1 ||Florida ||Dallas |
|2002 ||Southern California (31-1) ||Mick Haley ||3-1 ||Stanford ||New Orleans  12] 2001 ||Stanford (33-2) ||John Dunning ||3-0 ||Long Beach State ||San Diego State |
|2000 ||Nebraska -0) ||] John Cook ||3-2 ||Wisconsin ||VCU |
|1999 ||Penn State (36-1) ||Russ Rose ||3-0 ||3-0 ||] Stanford ||Hawaii |
|1998 ||Long Beach State (36-0) ||Brian Gimmillaro ||3-2 ||Penn State ||Wisconsin |
|1997 ||Stanford 33-2) ||] Don Shaw ||3-2 ||Penn State ||Washington State |
|1996 ||Stanford (31-2) ||Don Shaw ||3-0 ||Hawaii ||Hawaii ||Cleveland State |
|1995 ||Nebraska (32-1) ||Terry Pettit ||3-1 ||Texas ||Massachusetts |
|1994  Stanford (31-2) ||Don Shaw ||3-1 ||UCLA ||Texas |
|1993  Long Beach State (32-2) ||Brian Gimmillaro ||3-1 ||Penn State ||659207] Wisconsin |
|1992 ||Stanford (31-2) ||Don Shaw ||3-1 ||UCLA ||New Mexico |
|1991 ||UCLA (31-5)  Andy Banachowski ||3-2 ||Long Beach State ||UCLA  1990 ||UCLA (36-1) ||Andy Banachowski ||3-0 ||Pacific Ocean ||Pacific Ocean ||] Maryland |
|1989 ||Long Beach State -5) ||Brian Gimmillaro ||3-0 ||Nebraska ||Hawaii |
|1988 ||Texas (34-5)  Mick Haley ||3-0 ||Hawaii ||Minnesota |
|1987 ||Hawaii (37-2) ||Dave Shoji ||3-1 ||Stanford ||Indianapolis ||] ||Pacific Ocean (39-3) ||19659198] John Dunning ||3-0 ||Nebraska ||Pacific Ocean |
|1985 ||Path lla sea (36-3) ||John Dunning ||3-1 ||Stanford ||Western Michigan |
|1984 ||UCLA (33-6) ||Andy Banachowski ||3- 2 ||Stanford  207] UCLA |
|1983 ||Hawaii (34-2) ||Dave Shoji ||3-0 ||UCLA ||Kentucky |
|1982 ||South Carolina ||Pacific |
|1981 ||South California (27-10) ||Chuck Erbe || ||] ||3-2 ||UCLA ||UCLA |