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RE: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (16-3,6-2) 10/13 @ Virginia

Posted: 10/13/2012 9:10 PM

RE: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (16-3,6-2) 10/13 @ Virginia 


We may not have played well, but we could lose our next 11 ACC games and still finish better than we have historically.  Keep it up Ladies.  The turn around has been impressive.

Posted: 10/13/2012 9:11 PM

RE: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (16-3,6-2) 10/13 @ Virginia 


Awesome!
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Posted: 10/13/2012 9:26 PM

RE: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (16-3,6-2) 10/13 @ Virginia 



crusherl wrote: Game 4: 25-21 Pack.

Pack wins 3-1 and improves their record to 17-3 (7-2 ACC).

While it was a win, they really struggled tonight against a bad UVA team.


You have to get some of those type wins regardless of the sport.

Congrats to VB, 7-2 ACC,  good job!

Posted: 10/13/2012 9:32 PM

RE: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,6-3) 10/13 beats Virginia 


When did I say they didn't deserve to win? Just looks like they came out unfocused every game against the last place team in the ACC, however they did rebound so that's good for them.
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Posted: 10/13/2012 9:34 PM

RE: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (16-3,6-2) 10/13 @ Virginia 



Outstanding!  Every single victory is a great victory.  Keep it going girls.
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Posted: 10/13/2012 9:35 PM

RE: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,6-3) 10/13 beats Virginia 


can't be said enough how great this turnaround is.
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Posted: 10/13/2012 9:36 PM

RE: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,6-3) 10/13 beats Virginia 



crusherl wrote: When did I say they didn't deserve to win? Just looks like they came out unfocused every game against the last place team in the ACC, however they did rebound so that's good for them.


Nobody said that you said they didn't deserve to win.

Posted: 10/13/2012 11:26 PM

Re: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/13 beats Virginia 


Nice job ladies. Tonight you showed you have the heart and the will to win.
Never surrender !
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Posted: 10/13/2012 11:45 PM

RE: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/13 beats Virginia 


This team might earn our 2nd NCAA tournament spot ever!


Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect. -- Margaret Mitchell.
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Posted: 10/14/2012 2:37 AM

RE: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (15-3,5-2) 10/12 @ Virginia Tech 



LETTERL wrote: Wolfpack having a fantastic season! It's exciting! Meanwhile, it's a miserable season for a usually-solid Duke team.
Ironically, Duke helped out NC State tonight by beating GaTech in 5 sets.  FSU and Miami remained tied for 1st, and now NC State sits alone in second place in conference.

It'll be interesting to see if Duke can rebound and salvage their season.  They have the talent on paper, but it hasn't translated to results.  A rematch at Cameron looms in a couple of weeks, but first need to take care of business at home against BC and Maryland.  Agree tonight's performance seemed a bit lackluster, but UVa was a good opponent to play that way against.  They did what they needed to do, getting 2 wins this weekend after suffering their first 2 conference losses last weekend.  Good job not letting the L's build.

Posted: 10/14/2012 3:42 AM

RE: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/13 beats Virginia 


I don't keep up with volleyball but I do know that the program was in bad shape a few years ago. Quite the turnaround!
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Posted: 10/14/2012 5:42 AM

RE: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (15-3,5-2) 10/12 @ Virginia Tech 



waynevb1 wrote:
LETTERL wrote: Wolfpack having a fantastic season! It's exciting! Meanwhile, it's a miserable season for a usually-solid Duke team.
Ironically, Duke helped out NC State tonight by beating GaTech in 5 sets.  FSU and Miami remained tied for 1st, and now NC State sits alone in second place in conference.



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We are alone in 3rd place.

 

(As Of October 13)

School

Conference

Overall

.

W

L

PCT.

W

L

PCT.

Florida State

7

1

.875

15

2

.882

Miami

7

1

.875

15

3

.833

NC State

7

2

.778

17

3

.850

Georgia Tech

6

3

.667

14

5

.737

North Carolina

5

3

.625

14

4

.778

Clemson

5

4

.556

14

6

.700

Virginia Tech

4

4

.500

11

7

.611

Boston College

4

4

.500

10

10

.500

Duke

2

6

.250

11

9

.550

Maryland

2

6

.250

10

9

.526

Wake Forest

1

7

.125

7

13

.350

Virginia

0

9

.000

5

14

.263

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Posted: 10/14/2012 7:00 AM

Re: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/13 beats Virginia 


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cbj,

thanks for posting that spreadsheet... you may want to shift the "W,L,PCT" over one column.


Today's matches
UNC at VPI
FSU at Maryland
Miami at BC

Tuesday
Wake at Duke

Everyone will have played 9 of 20 ACC matches.  Almost the halfway point of the season.

Next weekend:
NC State/UNC host Maryland/BC
GT/Clemson host FSU/Miami
VPI/UVa host Duke/Wake

These teams will not play each other a second time this season.  Scheduling quirk of the ACC volleyball schedule is playing 20 of a possible 22 ACC matches.

The ACC is one of six conferences that does not play a conference tournament at the end of the season before the NCAA tournament begins.

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Posted: 10/14/2012 7:02 AM

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Posted: 10/14/2012 3:43 PM

Re: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/13 beats Virginia 


Miami 3 BC 2
FSU 3 Maryland 1
UNC 3 VPI 0
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Posted: 10/14/2012 4:27 PM

RE: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/13 beats Virginia 


It's great to get two needed wins to keep within striking distance of first place. Keep playing tough Ladies.


"Nearly all men can stand adversity. But if you want to test a man's character - give him power."  --- Abe Lincoln

Posted: 10/14/2012 7:28 PM

RE: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/13 beats Virginia 


Way to go, ladies. And thank you, Duke! All alone in 3rd and definitely in striking distance of the top. This is a thrilling season for the team and the fans.

Posted: 10/14/2012 8:14 PM

Re: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/13 beats Virginia 


I am still very impressed with this team. I hope to get a chance to see them at home.
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Posted: 10/15/2012 6:21 PM

Re: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/13 beats Virginia 


October 15th AVCA poll

FSU 12th
Miami 24th
UNC 14 votes
NC State 2 votes
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Posted: 10/15/2012 6:32 PM

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NCAA RPI

15.FSU
20.Miami
23.UNC
31.NC State

44.Duke
55.VPI
58.GT
72.Clemson
99.Maryland
107.BC

143.Wake
157.UVa
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Posted: 10/15/2012 7:39 PM

Re: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/13 beats Virginia 


Posted: 10/16/2012 1:44 PM

Re: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/13 beats Virginia 


Is NCAA volleyball also a 64 team field?  If so, RPI 31 is a pretty good spot to be in for an at-large bid, isn't it?  Key for us will be to repeat the strong performances against UNC and the four teams just below us on the 2nd time through.  Unfortunately, UNC, Duke, and GT will all be on the road...
FatTire wrote: NCAA RPI

15.FSU
20.Miami
23.UNC
31.NC State

44.Duke
55.VPI
58.GT
72.Clemson
99.Maryland
107.BC

143.Wake
157.UVa


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Posted: 10/16/2012 3:18 PM

RE: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/19 Boston College 


Yes, it's a 64-team field. But consider the automatic bids from the smaller conferences, and consider that none of those will be among the top 30 or 40 (whether it's the AVCA poll or the RPI).

NC State is among the top 40 in both of those, and at least as of now, I think that's a good position to be in.

Posted: 10/16/2012 3:20 PM

RE: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/19 Boston College 



waynevb1 wrote: Yes, it's a 64-team field. But consider the automatic bids from the smaller conferences, and consider that none of those will be among the top 30 or 40 (whether it's the AVCA poll or the RPI).

NC State is among the top 40 in both of those, and at least as of now, I think that's a good position to be in.
best bet is to just try and finish 2nd or 3rd assuming FSU holds on to first
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Posted: 10/16/2012 7:58 PM

Re: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/19 Boston College 


^, ^^, & ^^^

Volleyball board

Fair warning, ACC volleyball isn't highly thought of here.  But it's a good place
for passionate fans of the game.  There are some knowledgable "stats" guys
here as well. That's a linked "RPI" thread.

Rick Kern(subscription for much of the site)

If we keep our RPI in the 30's, we should be in solid position. 40's? It starts to
unfold like basketball.  The bubble.

waynevb highlights an important part of the equation-the automatic qualifiers from
weaker conferences.

I felt like we had a shot from the beginning if we could compete for that 5th/4th/3rd position.  I'm just enjoying the season.  Stay healthy.  Winning will take care of itself.
So proud of the progress the program is making.  Want the same thing for all of our sports at NC State.

Posted: 10/17/2012 3:07 AM

Re: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/19 Boston College 


how is the best we have had in forever and still on a type of bubble?!
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Posted: 10/17/2012 5:27 AM

Re: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/19 Boston College 


Wake 3 Duke 1

We're approaching the 2nd half of the conference season.

The 64 team tournament will be announced on Nov. 25th.(in a just over 5 weeks).

(7)PAC12-Stanford, UCLA, Oregon, Wash., USC, Oregon St., ASU(?), 
(9)Big 10-Neb., Penn St., Minn., Purdue, Ohio St., Michigan, MSU, N'western(?), Wisc.(?)
(6)WCC-BYU, San Diego, Pepperdine, St. Mary's, Santa Clara, San Francisco(?)
(6)SEC-Florida, Kentucky, Tenn., Texas A&M, Arkansas, Auburn(?)
(4)Big 12-Texas, Kansas St., Oklahoma, Iowa St.
(4)ACC-Miami, FSU, UNC, NC State, GT(?)
(3)MVC-Creighton, Northern Iowa, Wichita St.
(2)Big East-Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame(?)
(1)WAC-Hawaii
(1)Sun Belt-WKU
(1)A10-Dayton/VCU
(1)MAC-Ohio/Bowling Green/W.Michigan
(1)Big West-Pacific/UCSB/LBSU
(1)MWC-CSU/Fresno St.,/New Mexico
(1)SoCon-Furman/CofC

Conference Tournament Champions
(16) Big Sky, CUSA, Southland, Summit, CAA, Ivy, OVC, Horizon, ASun, America East,
Big South, MEAC, NEC, MAAC, Patriot, SWAC

There are more that 64 teams listed above. If the season ended today, I don't think there would be any doubt about NC State being in the NCAA tournament.  Half the ACC season remains.  Winning on the road at VPI and UVa last w/e was important.  It will be that way for the rest of the season.  We're fun to watch.

Honestly, it's amazing that we're even having this conversation with respect to where the program was just a few years ago.  The players and staff deserve a tremendous amount of credit for all their hard work turning things around so quickly.  Hopefully we'll have good crowds in Reynolds this w/e to support them.  They've earned it.

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Posted: 10/17/2012 10:00 AM

Re: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/19 Boston College 



LetsTailgate wrote: how is the best we have had in forever and still on a type of bubble?!

I don't understand your question.  In the above posts we are shown to have an RPI of 31 and that the bubble starts for teams in the 40's.  So if the season ended today, we would be in.  If we play the second half of the season like we played the first then we are in.  We are only on the bubble if we start to lose more and fall into the rpi 40's.

Posted: 10/17/2012 10:10 AM

Re: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/19 Boston College 


We also need to avoid losses against league weak sisters Wake, UVa, Md., and BC.  I believe our 2nd game vs. Wake will be there, and we have Md. and BC coming in this weekend to complete the first pass through the ACC.  I'm a little worried about how unbalanced the schedule is (first 11 ACC games: 7 at home, 4 on road, and I presume last 9 will be 4 at home, 5 on road).  Question re: ACC volleyball--are you permanent "partners" with your traveling buddy team (UNC for us) so that you will always play them home and away?


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Posted: 10/17/2012 10:47 AM

Re: Wolfpack Volleyball 2012 (17-3,7-2) 10/19 Boston College 



89Gradv2 wrote: We also need to avoid losses against league weak sisters Wake, UVa, Md., and BC.  I believe our 2nd game vs. Wake will be there, and we have Md. and BC coming in this weekend to complete the first pass through the ACC.  I'm a little worried about how unbalanced the schedule is (first 11 ACC games: 7 at home, 4 on road, and I presume last 9 will be 4 at home, 5 on road).  Question re: ACC volleyball--are you permanent "partners" with your traveling buddy team (UNC for us) so that you will always play them home and away?
This is key.  In my opinion, NC State has put themselves in this position by doing one very important thing -- beating they conference opponents that they *should* beat.  Not only have they done that, but they've also beat some perennially good teams like UNC, Clemson, GaTech, and Duke (and holy hell at the season Duke is having...wow).

Like you said, NC State needs to keep doing that in the second half.  It starts with BC and Maryland this weekend, and let's remember that BC just took Miami to the limit in 5 sets.  Same can be said for the following weekend at Wake and at Duke, and also our final home stand against UVa and VaTech.  The rest of the matches are all against potential NCAA teams -- FSU, Miami, UNC, GaTech, Clemson (maybe not NCAA, but it's away so tough match).  Keep winning the games they *should* win, and roll the dice in the others.

To answer your question, yes there are permanent travel partners who will always have a home/away series.  The ACC, similar to the Pac12, has a slightly unbalanced schedule in that there are only 20 conference matches instead of 22.  For each set of travel partners, there's another set of travel partners which you only play once.  For NC State (and UNC), they play BC and Maryland just once this season.
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