Playing in the NCAA volleyball regionals is the dream for every college
volleyball team competing in Division I.
That's the goal in the mind of many of the college volleyball coaches at
major institutions at the beginning of each season.
Although 31 college volleyball teams receive automatic bids to the
NCAA volleyball playoff tournament 22 of the 31 of these college
volleyball teams must first win their conference championship
tournament at the end of their regular season.
These conference winners receive an automatic bid to the NCAA
volleyball playoffs tournament.
So even if they aren't first place at the end of their regular season,
they have another chance to get into the NCAA volleyball playoffs by
winning their conference championship tournament.
The teams in the other nine conferences are competing hard from the
day they step on the court for their first regular season game because
the first place winner of the regular season in the Atlantic Coast, Big
12, Big West, Big Ten, Ivy League, Mountain West, Pac-12,
Southeastern and West Coast conferences... receive automatic bids
to the NCAA volleyball playoff tournament each year.
This year the college volleyball conferences with the most at large bids
were the Big Ten and Pac-12 with six plus their automatic bid.
These two were followed by five bids which the West Coast
Conference received, four bids for the Southeastern Conference and
Big 12 Conference respectively, three bids for the Atlantic Coast
Conference, two bids for Missouri Valley Conference and Big East
Conference and finally one at-large bid for the Mountain West
America East Conference- Binghamton received an automatic bid
into the NCAA volleyball tournament.
Atlantic 10 - Dayton qualified for the NCAA volleyball tournament by
receiving an automatic bid.
Atlantic Coast Conference- Florida State qualified for the NCAA
volleyball tournament with an automatic bid and North Carolina and
North Carolina State received at-large bids.
Atlantic Sun Conference- East Tennessee State qualified for the
NCAA volleyball tournament with an automatic bid.
Big 12 Conference- Texas received and automatic bid while at-large
bids went to Kansas, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma.
Big East Conference- Louisville received and automatic bid NCAA
volleyball and at-large bids went to Marquette, and Notre Dame.
Big Sky Conference - Northern Colorado received the automatic bid
Big South Conference- Liberty qualified themselves for the automatic
bid into the NCAA volleyball regionals.
Big Ten - Penn State as regular season champions qualified for the
NCAA volleyball regionals with an automatic bid. At-large bids went to
Nebraska, Minnesota, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue.
Big West Conference- Hawaii received the automatic bid into the
NCAA volleyball tournament.
Colonial Athletic Association - Hofstra won the automatic bid to
Conference USA - Tulsa won an automatic berth to the NCAA Volleyball
Horizon League- Cleveland State qualified for the automatic bid
for their conference.
Ivy League-Yale received the automatic bid
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference- Fairfield won an automatic bid
to the NCAA volleyball tournament.
Mid-American - Bowling Green won the NCAA volleyball tournament bid.
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference- University of Maryland Eastern
Shore won the NCAA volleyball tournament automatic bid.
Missouri Valley - Creighton won the NCAA volleyball berth, while
Wichita State and Northern Iowa received at-large bids.
Mountain West Conference- Colorado State won the automatic bid an
at-large bid went to San Diego State .
Northeast - Long Island University in Brooklyn qualified
themselves for an automatic bid.
Pac-12 Conference - the Stanford Cardinals received an automatic bid
while at-large bids went to Oregon, USC, UCLA, Washington, Arizona
Patriot League - Colgate earned the automatic right to go to the
NCAA volleyball regionals tournament.
Southeastern - Florida qualified for the automatic bid and at-large
bids went to Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee and Texas A&M.
Southern - College of Charleston won the bid to the NCAA volleyball tourney.
Southland Conference - Central Arkansas received the automatic bid
Southwestern Athletic Conference -Jackson State qualified for the
NCAA volleyball playoffs.
Sun Belt Conference - Western Kentucky earned the NCAA
The Summit League - IPFW won the Summit League
championships and a trip to the NCAA volleyball playoffs.
West Coast - BYU won the WCC championships and a trip
to the NCAA volleyball tourney. So did Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine,
University of San Diego, Santa Clara and St. Mary's with at-large bids.
Western Athletic Conference- New Mexico State earned an
automatic trip to the NCAA volleyball regionals tournament.
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