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Sport School Rating
ViPR D1 Volleyball Stanford 1,750.6919
BPR D1 NCAAWBB Oregon 0.7987

Football alabama 12.7060
Men's Basketball duke 13.5781
Women's Basketball uconn 13.6085
Ice Hockey st cloud st 9.6944
Men's Soccer palm beach atl 11.0787
Women's Soccer usc 12.7838
Women's Volleyball stanford 13.0484
Field Hockey north carolina 12.5324

Author: HuskerGeek

My VolleyTalk Top 25 Vote for 08-27-2018

Written By: HuskerGeek

The Preface

We have data now, but we have no context.  That makes a lot of organizing extremely difficult at best and a fool’s errand at worst.  So, I’ve given a lot of thought to some of these teams but very little to others.  Alas, sometimes you just have to throw things at the board and see what sticks.

The List

  1. Stanford
  2. Wisconsin
  3. Minnesota
  4. Texas
  5. BYU
  6. Florida
  7. USC
  8. Russ Rose
  9. Baylor
  10. Nebraska
  11. Illinois
  12. UNI
  13. Creighton
  14. Washington
  15. Pittsburgh
  16. Kentucky
  17. Oregon
  18. Washington State
  19. San Diego
  20. Florida State
  21. Louisville
  22. Michigan
  23. Colorado State
  24. Purdue
  25. Marquette

The Justification

I don’t have much today.  There are simply no connections between the pods in our directional graph.  Some teams did stuff that I thought probably deserved some movement and got moved.  Some teams did very little to prove or disprove my initial assumptions and stayed put. I was in Lincoln at VERT(Longer article to come.) and didn’t see much beyond the four teams that were there.  I spent most of the rest of the weekend traveling to and from Lincoln. The official post on VolleyTalk courtesy of user vbprisoner can be found here.  The AVCA’s vastly inferior poll can be found here.

Nebraska’s Place in the Fray

Tough to tell right now.  The first match for Big Red was pretty different than the clean volleyball we’ve come to expect from the Huskers.  However, with all the new players and the losses sustained by graduation and transfers, it wasn’t a totally unexpected start.  Statistically, it wasn’t even that different from Nebraska’s appearance in the VERT Challenge in 2017.  Obviously, I’m not expecting this team to win a National Championship.  That is an unfair expectation at any time, and doubly unfair when half of the team is new to the program.  It does; however, illustrate the incredible transition a team can make from opening day to tournament time.

That’s why they play the games.  That’s why we watch the games.

 

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