Friday T25

6) Kentucky def. Georgia 25-21, 25-21, 25-15
8) Minnesota def. Rutgers 25-18, 25-8, 25-16
16) Purdue def. 10) Michigan State 20-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-21
17) Creighton def. Villanova 25-20, 25-22, 25-19
20) Wichita State def. Memphis 25-17, 25-14, 25-11
25) Missouri State def. Indiana State 26-24, 25-15, 25-16


  1. Warriorfan November 24, 2017 6:07 pm

    Tenn falling apart hurt a bit a loss would have dropped LSU below the wahine in rpi ugh.

    Tomorrow gotta hope ohio state loses and missouri loses and that Marquette wins the big east and UNI the missouri Valley to knock missouri state below the wahine.
    And gotta hope Baylor can beat texas.

    Big game for sure tomorrow is OSU vs Illinois. If Ohio State loses it would open up a bid for the wahine almost 100 percent guaranteed IMO.

  2. ManoaFan November 24, 2017 7:16 pm

    Utah winning today helps?

  3. Bleachercoach November 24, 2017 7:22 pm

    Is this the 1st time with 20 wins and being in the NCAA’s year after year (except that one 15 win season) we don’t have a good reputation just to be an automatic pick? Its almost like we got to win the Big West Title every year just to get in. That really sucks! This is just to stressful. Join the Pac 12 and just come in 4th or 5th place and your automatic in…

  4. Big Island volleyball fan November 24, 2017 7:55 pm

    Seems like Oregon is on the bubble. They are in ninth place behind Oregon State even though the former beat the latter today in five sets. Their conference win-loss ratio is 50-50 and overall 17-11.
    Seems like UH would deserve to get a spot in the playoffs with a much higher conference and overall win-loss ratio of 14-2 and overall 20-7, respectively. If NCAA favors Oregon over UH, then something is really, really wrong! True that Oregon had beaten Cal Poly in three straight sets, but now Oregon is ranked lower than Cal Poly due to double digit losses in both conference and overall. In fact, I think that had Oregon played at Cal Poly now in Mott Gym, Cal Poly would have won. It will be interesting to see how it plays out on NCAA Selection night.

  5. Warriorfan November 24, 2017 8:12 pm

    Every little bit helps so yes Utah winning helps the wahine as well as Oregon beating oregon state to keep UH ahead of North Texas.

  6. noblesol November 24, 2017 8:13 pm

    Not a great day for Hawaii. Maybe a wash; we’ll see.

    Today’s results working in Hawaii’s favor:
    (w)Kentucky (12-Pablo) vs. Georgia (52) [knocks Georgia out of contention, hurts High Point and Auburn]
    (w)Utah (13) vs. Colorado (26) [helps with Hawaii RPI]
    (w)Oregon (24) vs. Oregon State (24) [keeps Oregon St. out of the top 25, which hurts North Texas]
    (w)Washington (10) vs. WSU (37) [helps Hawaii in comparison to WSU]
    (w)Creighton (27) vs. Villanova (72) [stops a potential Big East AQ steal]
    (w)Marquette (30) vs. Butler (45) [helps Hawaii RPI and stops a potential Big East AQ steal]
    (w)Missouri St. (38) vs. Indiana St. (222) [stops a potential MVC AQ bid steal]
    (w)UNI (39) vs. Illinois St. (65) [stops a potential MVC AQ bid steal]

    Working against:
    (w)NC State (36) vs. Wake Forest (199)
    (w)Notre Dame (34) vs. Boston College (187)
    (w)Miami-FL (41) vs. Clemson (260)
    (w)Florida St. (50) vs. Georgia Tech (97)
    (w)Maryland (48) vs. Northwestern (66)
    (w)LSU (48) vs. Tennessee (76)

    A loss by Auburn to Arkansas tomorrow would hurt LSU quite a bit, but I think Hawaii’s resume will be better than LSU, regardless.

    The Illinois vs. Ohio St. match is big for Hawaii. Pull for Illinois to knock Ohio St. out of contention for a NCAA at-large.

    Re Baylor vs. Texas, Hawaii’s resume gains big with a Baylor win. If Baylor loses, it’s probably a small RPI hit.

    Pull for Marquette to win over Creighton, that result would help with Hawaii’s RPI and resume. Both of these teams will make the tournament.

    Not sure if it matters to Hawaii if Missouri St. or UNI wins the MVC AQ tomorrow. Hawaii already benefited most today by the elimination of any potential AQ bid stealers. If we can figure out which will be hurt most in RPI and resume by a loss in this match-up, pull for them to lose.

  7. Warriorfan November 24, 2017 8:32 pm

    Northern Iowa is in over the wahine (with wins over Nebraska and USC) and Missouri state is probably not(only quality wins are Ohio state, northern iowa and nc state.
    So definitely need to root against ohio state and pull for UNI. If it comes down to wahine and UNI wahine have no chance but against missouri state they do.

  8. noblesol November 24, 2017 8:55 pm

    7. Got it, thanks.

  9. Optimist November 24, 2017 10:26 pm

    To change things up a bit, I think the Wahine should practice Saturday, if they would have practiced if they had an automatic bid.
    Practice to win, play to win, don’t just be happy being there.
    Six more to go.
    Silver linings: Being not as dominant this year and having to play a number of five set matches, five set matches won’t be foreign or unfamiliar to them.
    Having to play back-to-back matches during the big West Conference play also pays dividends in terms of short turnaround time,stamina, endurance.

  10. noblesol November 24, 2017 10:45 pm

    Saturday matches of interest, w/updated (RPI-Futures/RPI-Friday Final); Hawaii (39/36):

    – Illinois (26/26) vs. Ohio St. (38/42) [Illinois win knocks Ohio St. out of the tourney and hurts Missouri St. resume.]
    – Texas (5/5) vs. Baylor (11/12) [Baylor win helps Hawaii RPI and resume.]
    – UCLA (19/22) vs. USC (9/9) [UCLA win helps Hawaii RPI.]
    – Auburn (51/51) vs. Arkansas (56/58) [Arkansas win would hurt Auburn, and LSU (45/45) resume.]
    – Creighton (12/11) vs. Marquette (30/30) [Marquette win helps Hawaii RPI.]
    UNI (36/39) vs. Missouri St. (42/41) [Hawaii is helped most by a Missouri St. loss, in a comparison of resumes.]
    – Nebraska (6/6) vs. Iowa (44/46) [Going into Saturday’s matches, I’m putting the RPI max scrutiny line at RPI 44. For Non-AQ teams with better than RPI 44 Final Adjusted, they should have better than 50/50 odds of making the tourney, with odds quickly rising north of RPI 44. South of RPI 52, non-AQ teams have little or no chance of making the tourney.]
    – UC Davis vs. Colorado St. (32/32) [A win by the Aggies helps Hawaii RPI and strength of conference.]

    I hold the other Saturday matches as being neutral to Hawaii, or no clearly discernible impact.

  11. Warriorfan November 25, 2017 10:55 am

    Ugh baylor totally choked away the first set against texAs, like big time choke.
    marquette might go up 2-1.
    Lsu is out with auburn losing perhaps?

  12. Warriorfan November 25, 2017 11:09 am

    Baylor should be up 2-0 against texas
    marquette up 2-1

  13. Warriorfan November 25, 2017 12:07 pm

    Darn baylor and marquette let the wahine down
    Really need Ohio State to lose to feel comfortable.

  14. Cindy Luis November 25, 2017 3:15 pm
    9. Wahine practiced Saturday, will go again Sunday

    new thread up with scores.
    as for Ohio State, 14-15 overall, 8-11 in Big Ten
    tied 1=1 with Illinois today It’s in Set 3.

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