LTKYou obviously don't know much about volleyball because there
are 37 NCAA-santioned Men's Volleyball teams in the Eastern, Midwestern,
and Mountain-Pacific volleyball conferences, not including four Independents,
and three teams that will be joining the conferences next season.
LoveTheKittensThere are only 4 FBS schools and only 13 Division 1
schools that compete in coed skiing, so you can be ranked in the Top 7 in coed
skiing and still not be in the top 50% of Division 1 programs.Seven
schools - Denver(22), Colorado(19), Utah(10), Vermont(6), Dartmouth(3),
Wyoming(2), and New Mexico(1) - account for every NCAA skiing championship since
1954, when the first championship was awarded.btw, notice the
glaring lack of power house athletic programs like UCLA, USC, Stanford, Ohio
State, and Penn State that do compete in Men's Volleyball.
Here's another one, there are less than 2 dozen schools with teams.
Therefore, you can be ranked (only 15 teams) but you are still not in the top
50%. A team could even have a losing record and be ranked.
Now that college athletes are "celebrities" and "employees" in
addition to being students, where much is given, much is expected. Being a
former college athlete myself I understand both sides to the equation. The
coach wants you to perform, but you're wanting to have fun in a different
place while on the road. The balance is tough to find sometimes, but players
have to keep in mind the bigger picture of why they are out there. BYU has a
special mission to perform. Excellence is expected. When that excellence is
achieved, it brings good results on all sides of the event, athlete and
spectator alike. Go Cougs!
Proud to see the Cougars have the courage to play road games. Maybe another
in-state team could learn a lesson here.
Kind of concerned about the 2 eggs the Cougars laid in Hawaii. BYU in all sports
have struggled with the distraction that goes along with playing in Hawaii. And
Hawaii was fighting for a playoff spot and BYU was playing for, well, nothing
really. Clearly different motivations. But it looks like BYU (on a downward
trend) will be playing either Hawaii (who seems to be peaking at the end of the
season) or UCLA (who gave BYU everything they could handle at the Smith
Fieldhouse) in the first round of the MPSF Tournament.
Cougarss, please work a little bit harder and a little bit smarter this weekend,
AND bring two wins home. I know you guys work extremely hard in this competition
session, but two morw wins will be gtreater for fans to enjoy!
Not concerned, but after a bit of a let down in Hawaii, it would be nice to see
BYU win a match or two this weekend in California to gain some momentum heading
into the MPSF playoffs.