Hawaii remains unranked, at 29 in RPI

RPI Hawaii drops to 29 from 25
CSUN down from 16 to 19
Long Beach State at 31
Hawaii’s other losses
Oregon 7, UCLA 13, ASU 36

Link to RPI

In the poll
Hawaii with 16 points, 1 less than last week, tied with UCF at 30th
Long Beach State ranked for first time this year, at 23.
The loss to UCSB cost CSUN, no longer receiving votes

No change among the Top 8 teams: Stanford, Texas, Washington, FSU, Wisconsin, Colorado State, Penn State, Florida
Hawaii’s losses
Oregon (15-3) down a spot to 11, UCLA (14-5) up two spots to 17, ASU down a spot to 18.

link to poll


  1. hatakeman October 20, 2014 11:07 am

    So if the Wahine fails to win the Big West, they’re probably out of the tournament?

  2. mei mei October 20, 2014 12:01 pm

    i thought it was the top 60 RPI teams – makes the tournament?

  3. LanaiBoy October 20, 2014 12:22 pm

    I don’t think Hawaii has to worry about not making the NCAA tournament unless it has a complete breakdown. An RPI of 29 ensures making the tournament but Hawaii has to be in the top 16 or pretty close to that to get a seeding and opportunity to host. Like all NCAA tournaments, the best 64 teams do not make the tournament, because almost all conference winners are automatic qualifiers. So teams with very high RPIs, sometimes in the hundreds often make the tournament.

  4. Kazu October 20, 2014 12:22 pm

    Hope Wahine can win out which is going to be tough. That’s the exciting thing about sports is that on any given day the team that you think you can roll over will come back and bite you. Wahine needs to come back healthy and play their hearts out.

  5. LC October 20, 2014 12:24 pm

    I’m not sitting around waiting for something magical to happen this year anyway.

  6. setaone October 20, 2014 12:45 pm

    Since the NCAA has initiated the 16 Seeded teams can host if they submit to host, has any school that was seeded NOT submitted a bid? If so, did they next highest “seeded” team in that Sub Regional get the host?

  7. Moloka'i Ho'i October 20, 2014 1:45 pm

    In 2009 investigate my UW Huskies (Top 10 AVCA WVB program) @ #6 seed.
    Colorado State in the Rd. of 32 moves on to @ #11 seed Minnesota.

    IF Minnesota had lost before the Sweet 16, it would’ve been kept all in the BCS B1G family.

    2009 was a remarkably stellar year for the Na Wahine.
    2011 would then be next, somewhat.
    Allahs after that.

  8. Cruisecontrol October 20, 2014 2:48 pm

    Out of the 64 teams in the NCAA Tournament, 31 are automatic qualifiers, with the remaining 33 teams receiving at large bids. If Hawaii keeps moving down that RPI list, they’re going to be pretty close to being a bubble team. I hope they can win out and seal the deal.

  9. warriorfan October 20, 2014 3:31 pm

    Well some great news for once if you like Warrior volleyball anyway.
    Wade received a commitment from junior national team member Brett Rosenmeier. At 6′ 5 he can play both the left and right side and will be a nice replacement for Brook. He picked UH over heavy recruitment from Pepperdine and Long Beach, nice get.

    Hope the Gasman is next, Pat Gasman that is..

  10. warriorfan October 20, 2014 3:39 pm

    Rosenmeier took a visit to Loyola a few weeks ago too, so they were one of his finalists as well.

  11. warriorfan October 20, 2014 3:50 pm

    8. Is it that hard to stick to one username?? you use like hundreds.

  12. Cubicle1126 October 20, 2014 4:15 pm

    hatakeman & mei mei — the cutoff on the RPI to make the tournament has typically been around the mid-40s.

    hawaii should be safely in even if they do not win the big west. something disastrous would have to happen for them not to.

  13. wildcard October 20, 2014 4:31 pm

    someone (ie cindy to score publicity points) ask shoji to ‘promise’ or compel him to promise na wahine to return fierce by this friday

  14. warriorfan October 20, 2014 5:04 pm

    Wildcard/tossup,,, it’s very obvious you are the person with hundreds of screen names. LOL

  15. Cindy Luis October 20, 2014 5:23 pm

    14. not going to do that.

    The bad thing is when the different user names, same person, argue with themselves.

  16. wildcard October 20, 2014 5:37 pm

    15. no warriorfan, i only use wildcard only. i dont have hundreds of screen names like somebody has no life. you can typically tell who is who by their typing style.

  17. wildcard October 20, 2014 5:40 pm

    16. well then, are there any updates with shoji and his team? in your view, are they practicing/training better? does na wahine look tougher? does shoji comment/mention about anything?

  18. warriorfan October 20, 2014 5:56 pm

    re. 17
    your typing style is exactly like “moloka’i ho’i” come on now, you really think we are that dumb??

  19. Donlei Darnell October 20, 2014 6:33 pm

    Really needing some information on my Wahine!!! What’s happening in the training; is anyone making great strides; anyone looking particularly wonderful?
    Please feed my need………

  20. todde October 20, 2014 6:37 pm

    16. Very funny. This must be a person who has a split personality. ha, ha, ha….

  21. wildcard October 20, 2014 6:37 pm

    19. really? first off, do i use capitalization like that poster you are referring to?

    also for the record, i dunno what is that poster ranting about. i had even said in a previous blog that nothing makes sense (with said poster).

  22. warriorfan October 20, 2014 7:34 pm

    21. okay since I am bored, I’ll tell you why it’s obvious, you both are the only people on here that call the team Na Wahine, both use unnecessary parenthesis and apostrophes and exclamation points. and always makes absolutely no sense most of the time…..

  23. wildcard October 20, 2014 9:45 pm

    22. im pretty sure i saw a few others who call the team na wahine. na being the hawaiian plural word the. i actually started using it latter. yeah basically i stole the use of that word to refer to the girls. and FYI i dont use unnecessary parenthesis, they are intended as a purpose usually referring to something of tangible interest. i use single apostrophes to quote something or in a hawaiian word such as hawai’i. any apostrophes i seldom use anyways compared to the poster you are referring to. read his text and you notice he used apostrophes on words where i purposely omit them because this is a blog, not something formal, and its cumbersome to switch text to get the apostrophe while texting on an iphone. finally exclamation points? do you see any in my posts? hell i dont see any in the poster you are referring to so i think you make no sense in what youre talking about. make absolutely no sense most of the time? ill let you eat those words.

  24. Pot-of-Gold October 21, 2014 6:14 am

    Lots of games to go to make a final playoff position. It looks like a solid bet and that is important for this realitively young team to gain some more of that experience that they are lacking this year. That it looks to be on the road is even better, learn what hostile environments can do, and use that as motivation for 2015 to earn home court advantage.

  25. Ed October 21, 2014 7:52 am

    When Dave Shoji leaves, there will be a gaping hole in Hawaii Athletics. I guess, I am an old school guy who followed him when he coached both men and women. Maybe it is that I am loyal to the man, like a family member would be. Arguments go on and on by the blog’s volleyball experts. It is easy to look at the guy as getting old and the team “not performing up to standard” as meaning we need a change. Lots of analysis. People get critical when winning is not happening.

  26. Hana October 21, 2014 9:19 am

    Unless we get talented players who buy into the program, we’re going to be on the bubble. We need athletes, not wanabees.

  27. AdmrVT October 21, 2014 10:28 am

    #25. I agree. The self-proclaimed VB “experts” are just spoiled by Shoji’s success and expect too much. They are just unhappy that the players they think should start aren’t starting.

    Before this season, Shoji’s record was 1,128 – 189 -1 and 297 – 40 since 2000. In a time when the BCS schools that weren’t traditional powers have grown their programs, his record has gotten better although he now faces even greater challenges in trying recruit talented players.

    This is a comparatively down year, but the Big West has also gotten better as LBS and others are also recruiting better — perhaps in part due to Hawaii’s presence in conference. He needs to add a good 2016 class to the 2014 & incoming 2015 classes, and I expect they will regain their form if he does.

  28. tongo October 21, 2014 1:21 pm

    26 Totally agree. While we had typically very successful seasons, this season is a challenging one. I believe our “Hall of Fame” coach and the “3x Olympian setter” coach are able to recognize who the best players are. No amount of self serving campaign on behalf of their favorite player will change that. Their drumbeat of unfairness, favoritism, and most recently incompetency directed at the staff, only goes to create mistrust and hurt the team. So very sad.

  29. kimo browner October 21, 2014 1:28 pm

    — TV Jingle from 1970s ad campaign for Sheraton hotel chain
    “What has Sheraton done for you lately?
    What has Sheraton done for you now?”
    It is true that Coach Shoji has compiled a legendary record, but lately, he has run aground. Poor recruiting, issues of favoritism , questionable game management and upset losses in a weak conference in the last two years has marred his wahine team.
    Look at Florida State. They ascended to the upper echelon of college football. They had a legendary coach too, Bobby Bowden, that stuck around to challenge papa Joe of Penn State for most career wins. Sound familiar? The Seminoles went down hill. After he finally retired, FSU brought in new blood–Bingo!
    Coach Shoji can not fall back on his past resume. He would be the first to agree. The name of the game is winning. Yes, it is expected. Why not? That is the very reason he has become a legend. And fans will continue to rightfully ask: “what have you done lately and what are you doing now”…

  30. wildcard October 21, 2014 1:39 pm

    hmm no new thread by cindy checking in on the team and instead its vb ‘experts’ discussing how something i wont mention by name sucks. whatever.

  31. wildcard October 21, 2014 1:42 pm

    nevermind i had to click on volleyshots to see the new blog being available instead of relying on hawaiiwarriorworlds main page. remember wahine volleyball never sucks no matter if we were spoiled by shoji or something else. actually the football team is the worst and someone can complain about that instead.

  32. LanaiBoy October 21, 2014 1:46 pm

    29. Kimo Browner. What has Shoji done lately? The most pertinent question is what have you done for the Wahine team but denigrate its coach and its team members? This constant drum of negativity is getting really tiring. Don’t you have something better things to do but become a obsessive, scolding bore? The Wahine will make the NCAA tournament this year. That is something very few of the 330 plus coaches in Division I will be able to say.

  33. 'ohanaInBellingham October 21, 2014 1:57 pm

    Mahalo for the heads up on Brett, 9. warriorfan! Congratulations to UH’s recruiting staff!

  34. Idk October 21, 2014 2:27 pm

    Nice pick up for coach Wade on Rosenmeier. Will Gasman and Worsley follow suit? I hope so.

  35. kimo browner October 21, 2014 2:29 pm

    What is truly abject boredom is the constant fawning over a program that is sliding in the wrong direction and the obsequious comments from its minions. Eh, it’s only an opinion, live with it or don’t read my comments. I have survived this blog bc I choose to ignore low profile, sycophant babble.

  36. uhfan October 21, 2014 2:29 pm

    Sunday’s match against UCSB moved from 5pm to 4pm per the wahine’s twitter

  37. warriorfan October 21, 2014 3:12 pm

    34. Sounds like a great pick up, a lot of people on volley talk think Rosenmeier is the best player to come out of state of Virginia since olympian Reid Priddy, that’s pretty high praise.
    Definitely need Gasman badly to, replace Taylor Averill.
    Worsley would be a nice pick up too, but UH has Kanetake and Namahoe at libero for the next 2 years.

  38. Cindy Luis October 21, 2014 4:13 pm

    36. yes, it’s been moved to 4 p.m.
    several new threads up today.
    don’t know why some can find them and others can’t

  39. tongo October 21, 2014 7:32 pm

    29 Deleted! Per your request.

  40. Joel Peralto October 23, 2014 7:51 am

    In my mind, with two starting seniors (Adolpho and Mendoza), the wahine are in a good place (maybe not as good as in years past with such a young team), and should finish with a decent record, even if they don’t take the conference outright. The conference is tough….and being about half way through the season, the second half will show whether these wahine have “balls” or not…I vote for the wahine at least tying for the conference title, just like last year…GO BOWS!!!

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