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2018 NCAA Volleyball Tournament: Console, Analysis, Schedule and How to Watch the DI Championship

The NCAA volleyball committee has spoken. After three months of play, 64 teams will compete for the national championship, starting…

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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NCAA Volleyball Tournament Schedule:

Below are the 1

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.

first Stanford
2. Minnesota
3. Illinois
4. BYU
5. Texas
6. Wisconsin
7. Nebraska
8. Penn State
9. Creighton
10. Kentucky
11. Southern California
12. Pittsburgh
13. UCF
14. Marquette
15. Oregon
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 [19659030] 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 [19659082] 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 [19659095] 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 [19659042] 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 [19659157] ] 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.

MORE: A list of all teams in the NCAA Tournament | 2018 automatic qualifications

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.

Championship History

YEAR CHAMPION (RECORD) COACH SCORE RUNNER UP SITE [19659207] 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 [19659198] 3-0 BYU Oklahoma City
2013 Penn State (34-2) Russ Rose [19659207] 3-1 Wisconsin Seattle Seattle Seattle 2012 Texas (29-4) Jerritt Elliott 3-0 Oregon Louisville
2011 [19659207] 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 [19659208] 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 [32659198] 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 [196592] 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 [19659198] Stanford (31-2) Don Shaw 3-1 UCLA Texas
1993 [19659198] 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) [19659207] Andy Banachowski 3-2 Long Beach State UCLA [19659203] 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) [19659207] 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 [19659] 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
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