Pac-12 co-champs will find out where they stand tonight
Today | 6PM | ESPNU
|For the third straight season, Washington enters the NCAA tournament with just two losses|
-Volleyblog Seattle file photo by Leslie Hamann
Toss out AVCA's Top 25 (where Washington is tomorrow's likely #1). Toss out conference finishes (where Washington and USC tied at #1 in the Pac-12). Toss out recent records (where Washington has been dominant.)
When the NCAA D1 Volleyball Tournament Selection Committee reveals its 64-team bracket later today, Washington fans should understand that largely ignore all of the above … and should brace for disappointing news. An overall seed, perhaps, of #6 (UW's current RPI). Assigned to a regional several time zones away, perhaps Austin, where Big-12 champ Texas could have home court advantage.
But let's dream, shall we?
The Huskies will be a high seed, thus earning the right to host the first two rounds. They'll be grouped with three other seeded teams into one of four Regionals. From where we sit, here's how the committee should seed the top teams:
SAN DIEGO REGIONAL
(8) Penn St.
(7) Texas A&M
(14) Ohio St
DES MOINES REGIONAL
That's how it should be. Find out how it will be in a couple of hours.