Hawai’i and Duke also in Seattle; Nebraska, Florida State & Arizona other seeds in Seattle Regional
Ten Pac-12 teams qualify
- #16 Duke vs. Hawai’i | Fri, Dec 5 | 5PM | Alaska Airlines Arena
- New Hampshire @ #3 Washington | Fri, Dec 5 | 7PM | Alaska Airlines Arena
|Washington will host|
-Volleyblog Seattle photo by Leslie Hamann
The Washington Huskies, fresh off a victory over formerly-undefeated Stanford, was rewarded by the NCAA Selection Committee tonight with the top seed in the Seattle Regional of the 2014 NCAA D1 Volleyball Tournament, and #3 overall. Pac-12 champion Stanford is the number one overall seed, Big Ten champion Wisconsin is number four and Big-12 champion Texas is number 3, each the top seeds in their respective regionals.
#6 Florida State is the second-seeded team in the Seattle Regional. #11 Arizona is third and #14 Nebraska is fourth.
The tournament’s top 16 seeds will each host first and second round matches on Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday. Washington will first host New Hampshire with the winner playing the winner of Duke vs Hawai’i the next night.
A record ten Pac-12 schools earned postseason berths, including Oregon State, which joins Stanford in the Ames Region. Only Cal and Washington State were left out. Four Pac-12 schools—USC, Arizona State, Oregon and Colorado—are in the Minneapolis Region. Three—Washington, Utah and Arizona—are in the Seattle Region. UCLA is the only Pac-12 school in the Louisville Region.
Three of this year’s top four seeds—Washington, Wisconsin and Texas—reached the 2013 Final Four in Seattle’s Key Arena. Last season’s champion, Penn State, will be the number two seed in the Louisville Regional, where Wisconsin is the top seed.