NCAA Volleyball Selection Show: Watch What Happens When Players React

The NCAA Volleyball Selection show is a televised broadcast watched by coaches and players at "watch parties" where the 64 teams in the womens championship playoffs are announced


The NCAA Volleyball Selection show is a televised broadcast presentation that airs on ESPN at the end of each regular season during the last month of November where all the teams that have qualified to participate in the NCAA women's volleyball championship are announced. 

Its an annual postseason tradition for players, teams and fans to gather together where they crowd around the screen at their local eatery, a teammate's home, a coach's place or even around an off campus bonfire to watch as the top 64 teams playing in the current year's NCAA volleyball championship playoffs are revealed and qualifiers are announced. 



Of the over 330 women's volleyball teams in Division I, only 64 teams with their coaching staff, coaches families, players, players families and fans from all over the country, have formal or informal "watch parties" where they

  • wait to see who they play against and 
  • whether they will have to travel to get there

which leads to a ton of suspense and drama for those hoping for a good seed and a chance to play in front of their home crowd at least in the first round of playoffs. 

Every year, the tension builds up because of the drama due to the fact that one or more of the top ranked teams in the country end up getting a seed that they and their fans are disappointed with. 

Two years ago, in 2017 it was Nebraska and Texas  two of the top teams that were left out of the top four spots. 

Nebraska ended up winning the NCAA womens volleyball championship title. 


Big 12 Champions Texas Longhorns Rachael Adams and Juliann Faucette prep against 7-time NCAA Womens Volleyball champions Penn State (Aaron Vazquez)Big 12 Champions Texas Longhorns Rachael Adams and Juliann Faucette prep against 7-time NCAA Womens Volleyball champions Penn State (Aaron Vazquez)


Last year in 2018 Nebraska once again was not picked by the NCAA volleyball selection committee to receive a top four seed. 

NCAA ended up making it to the NCAA womens championship finals...but lost to Stanford in five sets. 



So every year there's drama and conversation surrounding the top team's playoff tournament volleyball rank system...but that's what makes watching the NCAA volleyball selection show...so much fun!

The NCAA Volleyball Selection Show Watch Parties


Watch the players, teams and coaches reactions as they learn who and where they will be playing in the 2017 NCAA Championship playoffs which began on Thursday December 1st. 


NCAA Volleyball Selection Show: 
Penn State's Bracket


Pitt finds themselves in the Penn State bracket where they face VCU in the first round. 






Michigan State earned an at-large bid and will travel to Omaha, Nebraska to face Missouri State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.





The Illini found out they play Hawaii in the first round. See their reaction as players watch the NCAA Volleyball Selection Show. 






Wichita State were shocked to find out they'd be hosting the opening round of the NCAA Volleyball tournament in Wichita, Kansas.

Check out the happy reactions...







Creighton, last year's Elite Eight surprise team of the playoffs has a relatively easy seed on paper, pitted against Coastal Carolina the Blue Jays received a ninth seed. 









Midway through the Penn State bracket find Radford led by senior Maddie Palmer against 16th seeded Wichita State. 





In the Penn State bracket, the Rainbow Wahine face the Illini... 





Liu will face 8th seeded Washington...





NCAA Volleyball Selection Show: 
Stanford's Bracket


One of the biggest shocks of the bracket Texas currently on an 18 game winning streak comes in seeded 6th, placing them at the bottom of the Stanford bracket.

If they win all their games in the first second and third round they face Stanford in the Final Four in order to advance to the finals again this year, repeating last year's season ending performance. 





Oregon State faces North Carolina State in the first round. 





Colorado has an interesting draw in the first round facing Michigan right away. 









Cleveland State found out they'll face 11th seeded Utah. 





Look how excited Kansas is about going to the dance. 





Colorado State is ready for the NCAA Volleyball Selection...





Cal State Berkeley will face Stanford on Thursday





NCAA Volleyball Selection Show: Kentucky's Bracket


Washington State finds themselves in the Kentucky bracket where they face Florida State. 





East Tennessee State faces the most controversial team picked for the top four, Kentucky the top team in the bracket. 





Watch American University's coach Barry G as he talks about playing against the 13th seed BYU. 





It looks like Oregon is ready! They'll face Kennesaw State in the first round.





12th seeded Baylor will face Miami of Ohio in the first round







NCAA Volleyball Selection Show: 
Florida's Bracket





At the top of the Florida bracket are the Gophers, seeded 7th for the NCAA playoff tournament this year. Watch the player interviews during the 2017 NCAA Volleyball Selection show Watch party. 





Watch as Coach Jeni Jones and the Sugar Bears react to the NCAA Volleyball Selection Show announcement as they learn they will travel to Los Angeles to face the 10th seed USC in the first round. 









Wonder what three-time Pac-12 Player of the Week sophomore Khalia Lanier has to say about playing the Sugar Bears in the first round? 





In case someone is hiring...Florida just updated their resume...Florida faces Alabama State in the first round...



Denver can't wait!





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