Hawaii No. 9 in poll, 22 in RPI

October 15th, 2012

Texas and Hawaii swap places in the poll.


1. penn State 55 votes stys at 1

2. Stanford. 2 votes, moves to 4

3. Oregon 3 votes moves to 5

4. Nebraskaa drops from 3

5. Wasington. drops from 2

6. UCLA up to 7

7. USC drops to 6

8 Texas 1054 points  up from 9

9. Hawaii 1037 points down from 8

10. Minnesota stays at 10

As for the RPI

1. Stanford

2. Penn State

3. Nebraksa

4. Texas.

5. Oregon.


7. Louisville

8. Washington

9. Kansas State

10. Minnesota


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  • rnr October 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    awww boo we dropped…

  • Robin October 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Comparison of teams RPI from 4 conferences:

    Pac-10 (average RPI=40.8, median=41)

    1 Stanford
    5 Oregon
    6 UCLA
    8 UW
    14 USC
    41 Cal
    51 UA
    52 ASU
    68 Utah
    81 Colorado
    122 WSU

    WCC (average RPI=59.4, median=47)

    11 BYU
    21 San Diego
    30 Pepperdine
    39 St. Mary’s
    47 Santa Clara
    57 San Francisco
    58 Loyola Marymount
    126 Portland
    146 Gonzaga

    Big West (NOT incl. Hawaii) average RPI=122.1, median=127

    53 Pacific
    64 Long Beach
    66 UCSB
    80 Northridge
    127 Fullerton
    131 Irvine
    132 Davis
    202 Cal Poly
    244 Riverside

    WAC average RPI= 171.8, median=151
    96 NMSU
    109 Utah St
    134 UTSA
    138 Idaho
    142 Texas State
    160 Denver
    198 SJS
    210 Tx-Arlington
    222 Seattle
    309 La Tech

    • setaone October 15, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      You’re missing Oregon State in the PAC-12 and why don’t you include Hawaii?

      • Cindy Luis October 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

        Thanks. was just about ask that about both.

    • Warrior-15 October 15, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      The cut off point on the RPI for at-large bids is typically around the mid-40s. If the above holds, then the Big West would be a one-bid conference.

  • Robin October 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    missed OSU
    27 OSU
    Pac-12 average RPI=39.7, median=34

    Didn’t include Hawaii (22) so can the strength of the rest of the Big West compared with the other conferences. In particular, a comparison of the Big West with the WAC.

    With Hawaii, Big West average RPI is 112.1, median=103.5

  • Robin October 15, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    …and Big West’s current 2nd highest RPI, Pacific, is leaving for WCC next year.

    Next year in Big West:

    87 San Diego St
    162 Boise St

    • Cindy Luis October 15, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      True but next year will be another year. you don’t know the other teams will schedule. or how they will do. All UH can control is to schedule as difficult as possible and win.

  • volleyball fan October 15, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    It’s too bad that Pacific will leave next year. It was a good pair with UC Davis. So will Davis be paired up with Boise, Idaho, for road matches? Northridge and Long Beach? San Diego State and Irvine? Hawaii will have no pair next year. Maybe matches with Hawaii should be planned like the Mountain West Conference for the men where Hawaii will play half the teams two nights in a row, and the other half of the teams will visit Hawaii for two nights in a row. Perhaps the same can be done with Boise, Idaho, as it is pretty far from Davis. What do you think?

  • OrbitalripZ October 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    In terms of hosting a subregional (Rounds 1-2), I do not yet see a Rainbow connection. I say this not because Hawai’i is #22 in rpi. I say this because the West is packed with too many top 16 candidates.

    I like to divide the teams into 3 groups: #1 ~ #8 rpi = highly likely to host; #9 ~ #16 rpi = borderline or bubble; #17 ~ #24 rpi = must rely on factors that — in the eyes of the NCAA Selection Committee — overrides the rpi.

    Pac-12 = 4 likely to host (out of 16)
    #1 Stanford
    #5 Oregon
    #6 UCLA
    #8 Washington
    Note: #41 California is one of the 4 predetermined regional hosts and is the only regional host not in a strong position to host a subregional. Very curious to see what the NCAA [Selection] Committee does with Cal.

    Big Ten = 4 likely to host (out of 16)
    #2 Penn State
    #3 Nebraska (1 of the 4 predetermined regional hosts)
    #10 Minnesota
    #16 Purdue (1 of the 4 predetermined regional hosts)

    Big 12 = 2 (out of 16)
    #4 Texas (1 of the 4 predetermined regional hosts)
    #9 Kansas State

    SEC = 2 or 3 (out of 16)
    #12 Florida
    #17 Kentucky or #18 Tennessee or both

    ACC = 1 or 2 (out of 16)
    #15 Florida State or #20 Miami or both

    Big East = 1 (out of 16)
    #7 Louisville (host of the Final Four)

    WCC = 1 or 2 (out of 16)
    #11 BYU or #21 San Diego or both

    BWC = 1 (out of 16)
    #22 Hawai’i (if both WCC teams host, Hawai’i will not)

    Yes, there are more than 16 teams listed above. Lol. (Lighten up, gang. Don’t take this too seriously — yet.)

    • OrbitalRIPz October 16, 2012 at 9:48 am

      DON’T forsee Purdue, but do think that $C will host. The committee will likely send Purdue to the “cupcake” sub, however, to ensure that they make it back to their own Regional Championships.

      [The PAC is stronger than the B1G this year]

      The WCC winner undoubtedly gets to host…cool because it won’t be in the greater L.A. area for once in a VERY long time.

      UH WILL be traveling; they’ll remain on this side of the Continental Divide, tho.

      Berkeley Regional (as I see it):

      Stanford (who beats OR in Eugene, but NOT again in the Regional Semi)
      University of Oregon

      Hawai’i (who returns from Provo the victors there)

      U$C ends up outsed in the 2nd Rd (by San Diego or Pepperdine)

      University of Washington ends up in the Nebraska Regional Championships (they “upset” the Cornhuskers to make it to KY)

      • OrbitalripZ October 16, 2012 at 10:30 am

        Imitation is ‘pose to be a form of flattery but it really depends on who’s doing the imitating. And in this case it’s someone who’s getting tired. He can’t even come up with his own handle. Sad.

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