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Herewego
11-22-2007, 01:55 PM
I went though the Division I conferences and determined who won the automatic bids to the NCAA. Several Conference do not have a Conference Championship. They do this because their conference is so strong that they feel to have a conference championship wuld reduce the total number of bids their conference might receive. The list below is sorted by Conference winner by RPI ranking. The following set is teams that have not won there Conference title however they place in the Top 25 in RPI or in the AVCA poll. Next on the list is those teams that are in the hunt for there conference championship this weekend. Finally, rounding out the list is those teams that Might be on the bubble for a bid.

Name RPI Rank AVCA Conference Record Status
Stanford 1 4 Pacific-10 24-2 Automatic Bid
Nebraska 2 2 Big 12 23-1 Automatic Bid
Penn St. 3 1 Big Ten 24-2 Automatic Bid
Texas 4 3 Big 12 20-3 Automatic Bid
Florida 8 8 SEC 24-1 Automatic Bid
Dayton 11 15 Atlantic 10 28-1 Automatic Bid
St. John's 12 18 Big East 28-3 Automatic Bid
San Diego 14 16 WestCoast 19-7 Automatic Bid
Mid Tenn. 15 27 Sun Belt 29-2 Automatic Bid
Hawaii 19 11 WAC 21-5 Automatic Bid
Cal Poly 21 17 Big West 19-7 Automatic Bid
Duke 28 24 Atl Coast 20-6 Automatic Bid
Milwaukee 40 NR Horizon 25-2 Automatic Bid
Princeton 61 NR Ivy 21-3 Automatic Bid
Tulsa 72 NR Conf USA 24-8 Automatic Bid
Miami (Oh) 75 34 MAC 16-9 Automatic Bid
American 79 NR Patriot 24-7 Automatic Bid
Delaware 80 NR Colonial 28-4 Automatic Bid
Liberty 91 NR Big South 24-7 Automatic Bid
Cleve St. 99 NR Horizon 20-8 Automatic Bid
Col.ofChar 106 NR Southern 22-7 Automatic Bid
Albany 129 NR Am East 19-9 Automatic Bid
S Dak St. 130 NR Summit 23-8 Automatic Bid
Texas St. 142 NR Southland 18-11 Automatic Bid
Long Island144 NR Northeast 19-12 Automatic Bid
Siena 145 NR Metro Atl 22-7 Automatic Bid
Lipscomb 168 NR Atl Sun 17-11 Automatic Bid
FloridaA&M 174 NR Mid-East 15-6 Automatic Bid
Tenn St. 187 NR OVC 17-13 Automatic Bid
Alaba A&M 280 NR Southwest 11-8 Automatic Bid
USC 5 5 Pacific-10 21-4 Likely Bid
Wisconsin 6 9 Big Ten 22-3 Likely Bid
UCLA 7 10 Pacific-10 17-8 Likely Bid
Wash 9 6 Pacific-10 23-2 Likely Bid
Kansas St. 10 12 Big 12 20-7 Likely Bid
Oklahoma 17 21 Big 12 19-7 Likely Bid
California 18 7 Pacific-10 20-6 Likely Bid
Clemson 20 25 Atl Coast 24-3 Likely Bid
LSU 30 28 SEC 22-6 SEC WestDivConf
Minnesota 29 30 Big Ten 15-11 3rd in Big 10
Purdue 24 26 Big Ten 15-12 4th in Big 10
Michigan 23 23 Big Ten 20-8 5th in Big 10
Colo St. 16 20 Moun West 19-5 TBD
UNLV 13 29 Moun West 21-3 TBD
BYU 22 22 Moun West 18-6 TBD
Missouri St.32 NR Miss Valley 24-5 TBD
Wichita St. 38 22 Miss Valley 24-4 TBD
Sacra St. 67 NR Big Sky 25-6 TBD
Portland St171 NR Big Sky 19-7 TBD
Ohio 25 19 MAC 23-4 MAC runner-up
Mississippi 26 NR SEC 23-7 SEC Western Div Runner up
Louisville 27 23 Big East 20-5 Big East Runner up
LongBeach 31 26 Big West 20-6 Big West Runner up
Xavier 34 NR Atl 10 22-8 A 10 runner up
Western Ky35 NR Sun Belt 25-7 Big West Runner up
Tulane 36 NR Conf USA 26-5 3rd in Conferernce USA
Oregon 37 13 Pacific-10 18-9 5th in PAC 10
Pepperdine41 West Coast 17-8 3rd in WCC
NewMexicoSt.43 WAC 24-4 TBD
St. Louis 45 Atl 10 22-6 A 10 3rdplace

ud69
11-22-2007, 03:25 PM
Miami or Ohio (won't be both), Cleveland State, perhaps Louisville, and Dayton would make a nice sub-regional here in town. My concern is that the ladies keep their focus for these last two matches.They had to be at the top of their game for the last 2 weeks - which were the last regular season Xavier match and the A-10 tournament. Can they keep that edge for this weekend - knowing they are already in the dance? Last year I believe they went to California for a couple of matches after the A-10 tournament and really played poorly - when a pair of wins might have garnered an at-large berth (although a long shot). They actually went 3-6 in their last nine matches last year. All that being said, this is a different team and a different year. Let's finish it out in style.

BeckysTXA
11-22-2007, 04:06 PM
I just spent the last hour doing the same thing. (My turkey dinner isn't ready until 6 pm EST - so what else do I have to do?) Anyway, here's my list by conference champions (I don't think I missed one, but might have). I'd like to see TH's last school - Robert Morris - make a trip down to play us. That would be fun.

1. American East – Albany
2. Atlantic 10 - Dayton
3. Atlantic Coast - Clemson
4. Atlantic Sun - Lipscomb
5. Big 12 - Nebraska
6. Big East – St John’s
7. Big South - Liberty
8. Big Sky – TBD Nov 24 (Sacramento St)
9. Big Ten – Penn State
10. Big West – Cal Poly
11. Colonial - Delaware
12. Conference USA - Tulsa
13. Horizon – Cleveland State
14. Ivy League - Princeton
15. Metro Atlantic - Siena
16. Mid-American – Miami OH
17. Mid-Eastern – Florida A&M
18. Missouri Valley – TBD Nov 24 ( MO St or Wichita St) both getting in
19. Mountain West – TBD Nov 24 (UNLV-BYU-CO St)* all three getting in
20. Northeast – Robert Morris
21. OVC – Tennessee State
22. Pacific 10 – Stanford or Washington
23. Patriot - American
24. Southeastern - Florida
25. Southern – Col. of Charleston
26. Southland – Texas State
27. Southwestern – Alabama A&M
28. Sun Belt – Middle Tennessee
29. The Summit League – South Dakota State
30. West Coast – San Diego or Santa Clara (tied - Santa Clara's RPI is high, but I think they both get in)
31. Western Athletic - Hawaii

AT LARGE POOL (based on Nov 16 RPIs)
32. Stanford or Washington
33. Texas
34. USC
35. Wisconsin
36. UCLA
37. Kansas State
38. UNLV (lost to BYU)*
39. San Diego or Santa Clara
40. Colorado State*
41. Oklahoma
42. California
43. BYU*
44. Michigan
45. Purdue
46. Ohio (lost to Miami OH - RPI will drop, but they get in)
47. Mississippi
48. Louisville
49. Duke
50. Minnesota
51. LSU
52. Long Beach State
53. Michigan State
54. Xavier (lost to Dayton – might drop RPI, but could also go up like last time)
55. Western KY
56. Oregon
57. Wichita State or Missouri State
58. Alabama
59. Pepperdine
60. Kentucky
61. New Mexico State
62. Missouri
63. Indiana
64. St Louis
65. Iowa – (UNLV-BYU-CO ST will win conf tourney – so this is the “64” cut line)
66. Marshall
67. Illinois
68. Loyola Marymount
69. Arizona State
70. Northwestern
71. Creighton
72. Utah
73. New Mexico
74. Oregon State
75. UNI
76. Santa Clara
77. Georgia Tech
78. Florida Int’l
79. Villanova
80. Bowling Green

I see BOTH Miami, OH (auto bid) and Ohio U (rankings/RPI) getting in. Plus I can see THREE A-10 schools getting in. Wouldn't that be something for a conference who has never had an At-Large entry to have TWO this year + Dayton as the auto-bid. Although, I can also see them not including St Louis -- they are really "on-the-bubble" if their RPI holds. But their RPI could also go up. Xavier's RPI went up from 38 to 34 after they lost to Dayton in the 2nd match of the regular season. So THREE FROM THE A-10 is a real possibility.

Anyway this goes, watching ESPNU on Sunday night is going to be exciting. Dayton will certainly be talked about - especially if we win out -- and the A-10 should also make some waves. It will help if Xavier and Dayton win-out at the MAC tourney this weekend. Sunday could be a really great day for A-10 volleyball.

John R
11-22-2007, 08:55 PM
How many teams make it?

ud69
11-23-2007, 01:27 AM
How many teams make it?


31 automatic bids for conference champs and 33 at-large selections.

John R
11-23-2007, 09:54 AM
Thank you.