Wahine RPI at 46

Team leaves tonight
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In the subregional
Baylor 17, Oregon 19, Hawaii 46, New Mexico State 49.


  1. Robin November 26, 2018 12:06 pm

    OK. I’m looking at the 11/24 RPI now…
    Last 4 IN looks like #57 LMU, #53 San Diego, #50 Colorado, & #46 Hawaii
    NOBODY, with the exception of losing record #45 UCLA, higher than Hawaii was left out.

    Last 4 OUT looks like #48 Kansas, #51 K-State,#52 Princeton, #54 James Madison.

  2. Robin November 26, 2018 12:11 pm

    So going strictly by RPI, 2 Big-12 schools were snubbed in favor of 2 WCC schools.

  3. Sheila November 26, 2018 12:45 pm

    2. In final week, Kansas lost to Oklahoma, UCLA lost to two tough teams. Bottom line, wahine well earned it with sheer determination in final week back to back tough wins and entered before three other non-AQ teams climbing all the way back from RPI 100.

  4. Sheila November 26, 2018 1:03 pm

    For this coming week, RPIs are misleading. Wahine needs to be optimistic and prepare for both games (Baylor & Oregon) before 28th. Need to practice strategies to slow down go-to players offence and evade the best blocker(s) and digger(s). Stat below shows that better chance against Baylor than Oregon:
    Baylor overall record, 19-8, well summarized that Baylor is the same level as wahine. There attacking is based on two go-to players with high % kill by OH and MB. [Baylor kills: Yossiana (6-0 OH) 483, Shelly (6-2 MB) 341, Aniah (5-8 OH) 270, Gia (6-2 OH) 192; Best in blocking: Shelly 124, Yossiana 62; Best in Digs: Aniah and Tara; Worst receiver: Tara 0.34, Aniah 0.15; Top wins: Wisconsin 3-1, Denver 3-2, Marquette 3-1. Bad losses in 2nd half: split with Kansas State and Kansas]. Since wahine lost to last Christian University, Pepperdine, this time wahine needs some blessings too in addition to strong preparation.
    Oregon, clearly, a stronger, taller team. Lindsey’s hitting from 2-3 yard behind the net seems unstoppable. But wahine already took them to 5 set and can learn from it. {Oregon overall record, 20-10, Top wins: Washington St & Washington 3-2, Minnesota 3-1, UCLA & Hawaii twice, and split with Arizona, Utah, Colorado. Bad losses in 2nd half: Colorado. There attacking is based on three go-to players with high % kill by OH and MB. [kills: Lindsey (6-3 OH) 369, Ronika (6-2 MB) 332, Willow (6-3 RH) 289; Best in blocking: Ronika 132; Best in Digs: Brook}.

  5. Savich November 26, 2018 2:55 pm

    You mean they’re better than that? RPI #46 Kansas State

  6. OrbitalRipZ November 26, 2018 4:08 pm

    Re 2: It appears the NCAA Volleyball Committee gave as much weight to the Final Conference Standings as it did to the penultimate RPI, which was officially released to the public on 11/26 but available to the regional advisory committees and the NCAA D1 Volleyball [Selection] Committee on or before 11/24.

    Look at the Big 12’s Final Conference Standings: 1/Texas (in) … 2/Baylor (in) …. 3/Oklahoma (out) … 4/Iowa St (out) … 5/Kansas (out) …. 6/ TCU (out) …. 7/Texas Tech (out) …. 8/Kansas St (out).

    Now look at the Big 12’s RPI: 3/Texas (in) … 17/Baylor (in) …. 48/Kansas (out) … 51/Kansas St (out) … 60/Iowa St (out) …. 66/Oklahoma (out).

    Had Kansas, which was the only Big 12 school to beat Texas, finished 3rd or even 4th in the Big 12 Conference Standings, it would have been in.

    Look at the WCC’s Final Conference Standings: 1/BYU (in) …. 2/Pepperdine (in) … 3/San Diego (in) …. 4/Saint Mary’s (in) … 5/Loyola Marymount (in) … 6 tie/Pacific (out) …. 6 tie/Gonzaga (out).

    Now look at the WCC’s RPI: 5/BYU (in) … 35/Pepperdine (in) … 43/Saint Mary’s (in) …. 53/San Diego (in) …57/Loyola Marymount (in).

    It appears the NCAA Volleyball Committee wanted to reward the 5th-place Lions for its final week victory over BYU, but to do so it had to also include the WCC’s 3rd- and 4th- place finishers.

    If any team has a fight to pick with the NCAA Selection Committee, it is the Kansas Jayhawks.

  7. nomu1001 November 26, 2018 5:14 pm

    Cindy, hope you have an extended trip. Looks like ESPN3 for the 1st and 2nd rounds?

  8. cappie the dog November 26, 2018 6:29 pm

    In men’s basketball, St. Mary’s could probably get with a RPI of 53, but not San Diego.

    In 2015, Long Beach State was left out with the same RPI.

    Why is Loyola Marymount and San Diego ahead of Hawaii in the Last Four In category?

    57 is really, really high. The Lions must have a bunch of bad losses. Should one big win offset a few games they should have won? Their RPI was what, around 70 before the BYU game?

    It’s been an interesting week for LMU. The NCAA released their first poll, the NET ratings(a supposed upgrade of the RPI) and they have Loyola Marymount ranked TENTH.

  9. H-Man November 26, 2018 6:58 pm

    Looking over Baylor’s schedule/results, they, like Hawaii, got stronger in the second half of the season. And the Bears, like Hawaii. were also swept 0-3 by Kansas State. This match-up looks to be even. Wishing the Wahine a winning 1st round match. Go Wahine !!!

  10. OrbitalRipZ November 26, 2018 9:15 pm

    9 Regarding head-to-head comparisons: Bows were swept by KS twice. KS visited and swept Baylor. Then the Bears visited KS and returned the favor by sweeping the Wildcats.

    Among Baylor’s important wins was a stunning 3-1 victory over Wisconsin (2nd Seed) in the “USD Invitational” pre-conference tournament. Baylor ended conference play by winning 7 out of 8 matches — its only loss to Texas (5th Seed).

    Although both teams finished 2nd in their respective leagues, if you are looking at the RPIs, Baylor is the favorite, which should give the Bows incentive to play legendary. IMUA!

  11. Savich November 26, 2018 9:34 pm

    Good luck on the first game. I hope you gals do better and actually win one or two matches.

  12. noblesol November 26, 2018 11:25 pm

    6. Good analysis. I’d add though, for Kansas’ last 10 matches, they went 2-8. Their finish to the season was the worst of the bubble teams, and last 10 record is a tournament metric. Over on VT, I haven’t found any actual Kansas fans complaining. Some grumbling from the prognosticators for being foiled in their predictions, but not much of that either. I sense they’d agree in a quiet corner somewhere that Kansas played themselves out of the tournament. While LMU was unusually far back in RPI, their strong finish to the season was undeniable. If the committee was going to mostly forgive BYU for the loss and give them a top four seed, it wouldn’t look good to exclude LMU who swept them. As you noted, if you then took LMU, you needed to take San Diego as well. And, San Diego was close enough in RPI to Kansas for just about any other factor to be a plausible enough reason to bump the Jayhawks for the Toreros. And if you were going to bump Kansas, you had to wave goodbye to Kansas St. for being even more woeful in the B12 than Kansas.

    10. Hawai’i Selection RPI = 46; Baylor RPI = 17. But, if you look at the Pablo ranking, which has more predictive value than RPI, it’s closer: Hawai’i-37; Baylor-23. Other current Pablo rankings: Cal Poly-12; Oregon-11; Pepperdine-18; San Diego-32; LMU-45; BYU-2. Baylor is within Hawaii’s wheel house.

  13. Raian November 26, 2018 11:46 pm

    I agree with Noblesol. I think it is easier to justify why Hawaii was chosen over Kansas State rather than justifying Kansas and Kansas State over Oklahoma and Iowa State.

  14. Setaone November 27, 2018 3:49 am

    I’m curious how the Wahine will adjust to the painting of Oregkn’s Court. Hopefully playing on it is easier than watching a match on tv, cause I feel it is super distracting.

  15. OrbitalRipZ November 27, 2018 8:18 am

    For those new to the volleyball world, watch Cindy’s blog for the announcement of the 2018 Division 1 Regional Awards …. Hawaii is in the Pacific North Region, which includes the likes of Stanford, Oregon, Washington, etc. …. 14 athletes are named All-Regional, and 6 athletes are named Honorable Mention in each region …. Also included in each region are Player of the Year (POY), Frosh (sic) of the Year (FOY) and Coach of the Year (COY) … You need to be on this list to be under consideration for the 2018 Division 1 All-America Teams.

  16. Cindy Luis November 27, 2018 8:21 am

    14. the court won’t be a factor. They aren’t playing on the basketball surface. They will have TeraFlex down with NCAA markings.
    7. Spectrum has put in a bid to televise, as they did last year at UW.
    They won’t know until either late today or early tomorrow.
    15. All-region should be out next Tuesday, Dec. 4.

  17. greenthumb November 27, 2018 8:26 am

    Cindy and readers, ESPN not showing any telecast or streaming info except for one matchup (not us) on Thursday. Any idea if we will be able to see this? NCAA shows as TBA as does Hawaii. Couldn’t find anything on Baylor’s website.

    Just for fun, I visited Oregon’s booking engine. $28 per person for a two-day reserved seat at all subregional matches. The “best available” seats for a party of 2 were good seats. Coincidentally, looked like they were behind what will be Hawaii’s bench on the teams’ side of the court.

    Now if only magically had the time and the plane tickets….

    Hope a bunch of Hawaii green (as opposed to Baylor green) fill up the arena on Thursday.

  18. OrbitalRipZ November 27, 2018 10:58 am

    Old-school folks like me remember Oregon’s McArthur Court. For those of us not going to Eugene, take a tour of the battleground of Na Wahine and the homecourt of the Ducks — Matthew Knight Arena (commonly called Matt’s Court): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPKa5N1tR1o

  19. Cubicle No More November 27, 2018 5:09 pm

    my posts aren’t being shown … just gonna keep trying, and hope this goes through …

    Congrats to Robyn and the team! Give Baylor, and hopefully Oregon a nice run for their money!

  20. eMpTy November 27, 2018 5:18 pm

    Just saw a tweet on my computer that Spectrum will televise the game on OC16 at 2:30

  21. Cubicle No More November 27, 2018 5:29 pm

    some nice observations on the RPI!

    what may have hurt kansas was losing in their head-to-head against lmu earlier in the season. in the end, it probably wasn’t just one factor that got teams like lmu/san diego (even hawaii) in … and that bumped kansas/kansas st out.

  22. Don November 27, 2018 7:55 pm

    20. Great…most of us won’t be near a TV. Online stream available to Hawaii Resident? Not a chance…Spectrum should lose their contract to broadcast after this season….atrocious service.

  23. islandman November 27, 2018 8:21 pm

    Don’t know if this will be the stream, but it had some UH sports on here before.

  24. darkfire35 November 27, 2018 9:01 pm

    At least it’s going to be televised! It’s far better than trying to watch it streaming on ESPN.com! I’m just happy the Wahine got to go, plus I get to watch it on my DVR….after I get home from work!
    GO BOWS! God Bless and Good luck!

  25. cappie the dog November 28, 2018 4:00 am



  26. Cindy Luis November 28, 2018 7:46 am

    17. don’t know about other matches.
    you can check the ncaa.com interactive bracket
    19. don’t know why you’re having problems. I see nothing in pending.
    new thread up with TV Radio etc info.
    They are working on a live stream.

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