Hawaii up to No. 4 in poll
Warriors up a spot to No. 4
Long Beach State narrowly replaced UCLA at No. 1, just a point separating the two 288-287. The Beach with nine first-place votes, the Bruins with 11.
BYU stays at No. 3. Loyola-Chicago trades places with UH, down to 5. Stanford stays at 6.
Considering that the sport is growing, do you think the other PAC-12 schools will ever decide to have Men’s Vball teams?
If you think there are another 100 or so Division I caliber players available, maybe.
1 – I could be wrong, but I believe California and Arizona State have pretty good club men’s volleyball. Of course, HUGE drop off from Div 1 to the club level, but I think they’d be on par with some of the D3 schools. Maybe even some D2. Just considering these are Pac-12 schools.
Wait, so what is the benefit of UH mens volleyball going to Pac 12 conference? When I look at the roster for MPSF, there are some of the top ranked teams in the nation in our conference year in and year out, which I think is a good thing I’m thinking.
Once UCSD joins, they will have enough teams for a conference and UH will be in the Big West for men’s vball as well. I just posed the questions since if the Big West teams leave for their own conference, then that would leave the PAC 12 and the WCC teams left.
4. For me personally the benefit would be huge! Then I get to watch the men’s volleyball matches LIVE as Big West mandates free online broadcasts. Right now OC Sports only allows their cable viewers to watch online and I have no cable in my area. If they play nonconference teams in the former MPSF, they still will have to
broadcast online for free. So what have we got to lose? Nothing, but plenty to gain for men’s volleyball fans. Yes, bring on the Big West for the men! I can hardly wait.
Not like UH has a choice. Once the Big West decides to make its own conference for Men’s Vball, they are obligated to be a member since they are members in other sports. No way the Big West would allow them to remain a member of another conference unless the Big West does not offer that sport.
UCSD Students Will Decide School’s Division I Fate:
“Starting May 16, UCSD students will vote online whether they are in favor of moving to Division I.”
“If approved, UC San Diego would look for an invitation from the Big West Conference.”
The Pac-12 is not planning to sponsor men’s volleyball. It’s easier to let the MPSF run it.
If you read the story I did a few weeks ago, it explains what would happen should UCSD become a Big West member.
Cal and Arizona (not ASU) are the ones with really good club teams but there is no interest from their athletic departments to upgrade to DI status. Much is involved, including gender equity numbers. However, IMHO, with schools adding beach volleyball with 6 scholarships, they should then add men’s volleyball (4.5) to balance it out.
6. not necessarily true. the conference would have to then mandate that all schools have broadcasts and that may or may not happen. If you look at the Pac-12, not all matches are available online. All depends if you do video. Many of the Big West women’s volleyball matches are streamed but no audio. It’s just filmed from the scouting cameras.
Also consider that not all Big West schools have video replay, which is supposed to be mandatory for basketball. There have been issues during games where officials cannot review plays because of the lack of video replay.
new thread up for Thursday