221Division I Women's Volleyball Bracket Released
- Nov 28, 2010Division I Women's Volleyball Bracket Released
Nov. 28, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS --- The NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Committee announced today the 64-team field for the 2010 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship. Thirty-one conferences were awarded automatic qualification, and the remaining 33 slots were filled with at-large selections to complete the bracket.
The top 16 teams were seeded nationally and placed within four regions. The teams tabbed as the top four seeds were No. 1 University of Florida; No. 2 University of Nebraska, Lincoln; No. 3 Stanford University; and No. 4 Pennsylvania State University.
The established bracketing principles of non-conference first- and second-round matchups were followed and team pairings were determined by geographical proximity.
The Big Ten Conference led all conferences with eight teams selected. The Southeastern Conference garnered seven teams and the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12 Conference and Pacific-10 Conference each have five teams in the tournament. Two teams, Penn State and Stanford have earned bids to all 30 championships. Eight teams are making their initial appearances in the tournament: Auburn University, Austin Peay State University, California State University, Fullerton, Creighton University, High Point University, Sacred Heart University, South Carolina State University and Virginia Polytechnic Instituite and State University.
In the 29-year history of the championship, 10 schools have been crowned champion, nine of which are in this year's bracket, including three-time defending champion Penn State. Additional past winners making the field are Stanford (1992, 94, 96, 97, 2001, 04), University of Hawaii, Manoa (1982, 83, 87), Long Beach State University (1989, 93, 98), University of California, Los Angeles (1984, 90, 91), University of Nebraska, Lincoln (1995, 2000, and 06), University of Southern California (1981, 2002, 03), Penn State (1999, 2007, 08, 09), University of Texas at Austin (1988) and University of Washington (2005). First- and second-round matches will be played at 16 campus sites. A list of the first-round match-ups follows.
AUSTIN, TEXAS REGIONAL
December 3-4 at Gainesville, Florida No. 1 Florida (27-1) vs. South Carolina St. (17-22) Ga. Southern (27-8) vs. Florida St. (21-10)
December 3-4 at West Lafayette, Indiana Middle Tenn. (29-5) vs. Louisville (22-7) Kentucky (17-13) vs. No. 16 Purdue (21-10)
December 3-4 at Austin, Texas No. 9 Texas (23-5) vs. UTSA (22-11) American (29-2) vs. UCLA (21-8)
December 3-4 at Champaign, Illinois Cincinnati (29-5) vs. Western Ky. (27-8) Austin Peay (26-7) vs. No. 8 Illinois (22-8)
UNIVERSITY PARK, PENNSYLVANIA REGIONAL
December 3-4 at Cedar Falls, Iowa No. 5 UNI (30-2) vs. Missouri (20-10) Arizona (20-11) vs. Northwestern (19-12)
December 3-4 at Durham, North Carolina Ohio (21-12) vs. Penn (17-10) High Point (22-12) vs. No. 12 Duke (24-6)
December 3-4 at Norman, Oklahoma No. 13 LSU (25-4) vs. Tulsa (30-2) Wichita St. (21-7) vs. Oklahoma (21-10)
December 3-4 at University Park, Pennsylvania Virginia Tech (19-11) vs. Delaware (26-5) Niagara (25-8) vs. No. 4 Penn St. (26-5)
DAYTON, OHIO REGIONAL
December 3-4 at Stanford, California No. 3 Stanford (24-3) vs. Albany (NY) (22-8) Cal St. Fullerton (26-5) vs. Colorado St. (25-4)
December 3-4 at Dayton, Ohio Ohio St. (22-11) vs. Lipscomb (24-6) Butler (21-9) vs. No. 14 Dayton (27-3)
December 3-4 at Bloomington, Indiana No. 11 Tennessee (24-6) vs. Alabama A&M (16-10) Miami (FL) (23-8) vs. Indiana (21-11)
December 3-4 at Los Angeles, California San Diego (23-5) vs. Long Beach St. (25-7) New Mexico (20-9) vs. No. 6 Southern California (25-4)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON REGIONAL
December 3-4 at Berkeley, California No. 7 California (25-3) vs. Utah St. (24-8) Mississippi (19-10) vs. North Carolina (24-9)
December 3-4 at Minneapolis, Minnesota Iowa St. (20-8) vs. Creighton (20-11) North Dakota St. (20-10) vs. No. 10 Minnesota (24-8)
December 2-3 at Seattle, Washington No. 15 Hawaii (28-2) vs. Portland St. (21-8) Washington (21-8) vs. Michigan (23-9)
December 2-3 at Lincoln, Nebraska Auburn (20-12) vs. Missouri St. (21-9) Sacred Heart (29-6) vs. No. 2 Nebraska (27-2)
Teams winning both matches will move on to regional play December 10 and 11. The pre-determined regional sites are Austin, Texas; University Park, Pennsylvania; Dayton, Ohio; and Seattle, Washington. The regional winners will advance to the semifinals and final hosted by the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and Kansas City Sports Commission at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, on December 16 and 18.
BRACKET : http://www.ncaa.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/ncaa/sports/w-volley/auto_pdf/DIBracket
NCAA : http://www.ncaa.com/sports/w-volley/ncaa-w-volley-body.html
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