Saturday T25 & Big West scores; Cal Poly clinches

The Mustangs’ sweep of UCI gives Cal Poly the AQ from the Big West at 14-0. Even if they were to lose their next two — highly unlikely at UC Riverside and CSU Fullerton — the worst they would be is 14-2. The best Hawaii can do is 14-2 and SLO has the tiebreaker on head-to-head.

Top 25
1. Penn State def. Marland, 25-14, 25-21, 25-16
2. Stanford at Washington State
3. Texas def. 24. Iowa State, 25-21, 25-18, 23-25, 25-18
5. Minnesota def. Indiana, 25-12, 25-10, 25-15
8. Michigan State def. Northwestern, 25-18, 26-24, 25-9
9. BYU def. Portland, 25-13, 25-20, 25-20
10. Wisconsin at No. 21 Purdue
23. Baylor def. 11. Kansas, 25-17, 25-21, 25-18
12. San Diego def. Gonzaga, 25-16, 25-23, 25-11
14. Creighton def. Xavier, 25-14, 25-22, 25-15
17 USC def. 25. Colorado, 20-25, 25-17, 27-29, 25-11, 15-11
San Jose State def. 19. Colorado State, 20-25, 25-19, 19-25, 25-21, 15-11

Big West
22. Cal Poly def. UC Irvine, 25-11, 25-20, 25-16
UC Riverside at CSUN
CSU Fullerton at Long Beach State
UC Davis at UC Santa Barbara


  1. Cindy Luis November 11, 2017 5:50 pm

    21 Purdue def. 10 Wisconsin, 25-19, 25-21, 25-20

    records as of today of the teams Hawaii has lost to and RPI from last Monday
    Marquette 20-8/33
    San Diego 24-4/21
    UCLA 16=9/26
    BYU 25=2/19
    Utah 19-8/16
    Cal Poly 24-2/24

    and Baylor (UH Win) 21-5/20

  2. Brandon November 11, 2017 6:00 pm

    Even if Hawaii Had won ONE of those, they would be automatically in the tournament IMO. Now we just have to sit and wait and hope the committee recongizes hawaii belongs in the tournament

  3. Cindy Luis November 11, 2017 6:17 pm

    2. agree if they had won one, shared league crown … but lost on tiebreaker … think they’d be in
    Cal Poly coach thinks UH is still in … as long as they win both this week
    but you never know
    As I’ve said earlier, this new tournament is not good for the ‘small’ conferences. It gives the NCAA even more of an excuse not to take a conference runner-up … i.e. from the Big West … when they can take 7-8-9 from the Big Ten or Pac-12.

  4. Cindy Luis November 11, 2017 7:11 pm

    Updating Big West
    Long Beach State def. CSU Fullerton, 25-16, 25-14, 25-21
    CSUN def. UC Riverside 26-24, 25-22, 25-17
    UC Davis def. UC Santa Barbara, 25-21, 15-25, 26-24, 25-18

    in Pullman
    No. 2 Stanford def. WSU, 19-25, 32-30, 25-16, 25-21

  5. Warriorfan November 11, 2017 7:30 pm

    Watching cif southern title game and I really like Mia Tuaniga from mater Dei, she has nice hands and a big jump serve like Norene.

  6. warriorfan November 11, 2017 7:55 pm

    The opponent Marymount had a 6’6 setter committed to San Diego, mainland teams just keep getting taller and taller. Mia Tuaniga was a lot better though.

  7. RoyGBivs November 11, 2017 8:50 pm

    Great season for Poly!! Hope they do well for the conference in the NCAAs.

  8. Kaimukian November 12, 2017 12:34 am

    3. are 7-8-9 from pac-12 conference higher than UH in RPI? If not, what is the reasoning for this..I kinda feel the same way that power 5 are way too much cred based on name alone, but it just doesn’t make sense if they have a lower rpi.

    Just on face value alone, a team with an rpi of 49 not making a tourney of 64 of the “best” teams is ridiculous. And yeah, even when counting the auto-qualifiers. Ok rant over lol, let’s just finish strong and give coach Robyn her first 20-win season already.

    Go ‘Bows!

  9. 2left November 12, 2017 7:24 am

    I’m in SLO for a mini-getaway for the long weekend. Nice article with a big picture on the front page of the sports section on the Poly volleyball team clinching the title yesterday.

  10. H-Man November 12, 2017 9:33 am

    Re RPI, One that makes no sense is in the SEC. Ole Miss has an RPI of 70 with a 15-11 overall/6-8 conference record, while Texas A&M has an RPI of 48 with a 7-13 overall/4-9 conference record. And two, in the ACC, Florida State has a RPI of 41 with a losing 7-13 overall /7-8 conference record, while Duke has a RPI of 73 with a 16-10/ overall/9-7 conference record. These are either gross mistakes or there is something terribly wrong with the RPI system.

  11. H-Man November 12, 2017 12:24 pm

    It couldn’t be more fitting that #70 RPI Ole Miss defeated #48 RPI Texas A&M, 3-1. But probably won’t help the Wahine since Ole Miss positioning to get invited.

  12. chink November 13, 2017 9:09 am

    So who has to win and who has to lose for UH to get in?!?

  13. Robin November 13, 2017 10:44 am

    Wahine up from 49 to 47!

  14. Volleyman November 13, 2017 11:02 am

    12. According to a bracketologist on volleytalk:

    Last 4 IN: Northern Iowa, Virginia Commonwealth, Florida State, Washington State
    First 4 OUT: Auburn, Iowa, North Texas, Hawaii
    Next 4 OUT: North Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, Butler

    Many of these teams would have to lose in order for Hawaii to get into the tournament.

    It would be great if Marquette could beat Creighton in the Big East tournament. Also, although unlikely, Baylor beating Texas would give a huge boost to the Wahine’s RPI.

  15. Keanu November 13, 2017 11:14 am

    I believe that the Wahine will win their next 2 matches and their RPI heading into tournament selection will be in the low 40’s but I still don’t believe that’ll be enough to get them into the NCAA’s. I think they’re absolutely good enough to be competitive in the NCAA’s and would beat many of the teams they are competing with for at-large bids but if you’re Hawai’i, you never want to leave your faith in the hands of the NCAA’s Championship Committee.

    The Wahine put themselves in this position by failing to capitalize on the opportunities for wins that would have definitely helped their NCAA tourney hopes. If they could have a flipped even one or two of their five-set losses (Marquette, UCLA, BYU, Cal Poly x2) they would have a much better resume. The Big West really dragged them down again this year (from an RPI perspective). I hate RPI and the Committee’s over-reliance on it but it is what it is so complaining about it isn’t going to do the Wahine any good.

    I understand the concerns Cindy and others have about accepting an invite to the NIVC. Those concerns are valid but I don’t believe the NCAA cares much. If left out, a much better protest would be for Hawai’i to accept an invite, host a couple of games (producing a great game environment), and win the Tournament. That’s more of a message then packing bags and going home.

  16. Robin November 13, 2017 11:40 am

    14. VCU (42) currently leads the Atlantic 10, but auto bid goes to conf. tourney champ -maybe Dayton (53)
    UNI (50), currently 2nd in MVC, 1 more game vs. Drake (124) in regular season before conf. tourney.
    WSU (43) at 15-13 (9th place) and still has to play UO, OSU, ASU, & UW.
    FSU (39) at 14-10 (T 8th) in ACC and still has to play all road games at VTech (187), Virginia (193), Clemson (257), & GTECH (116).

  17. Warriorfan November 13, 2017 11:50 am

    I don’t think a team with a .500 record deserves an at large bid.

  18. Robin November 13, 2017 12:26 pm

    IMO Power 5 should really be the Power 3 (Pac 12, Big 10, & Big 12). SEC and ACC are often overrated in the poll and RPI-wise. Come tournament time the results show:

    ACC & SEC:
    All-time championships: NONE
    All-time 2nd place: 2003 Florida (sadly won the semi-final vs. Hawaii)
    Final Fours since 2000: (2002 Florida, 2005 Tennessee, 2011 Florida State)

    Thats it!

  19. Cindy Luis November 13, 2017 5:19 pm
    new thread up for Monday re: RPI
    Happy 21st to Maglio

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