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  • #1081

    GoEagles
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      Here are the rankings for the conference teams so far (Massey). I’ll use RPI once that gets updated for 2019.

      46 Denver
      47 USD
      94 Omaha

      188 NDSU
      205 ORU
      208 PFW

      255 SDSU
      258 UND
      283 WIU

      I think that last year’s rankings are still affecting the ratings a little. To me, USD and Omaha should be about even. Very tough teams. I’d maybe rank both of them in the 60 range. PFW should be in the bottom tier, IMO. They have not looked good at all. UND is struggling as well.

      Biggest improvement has to be NDSU. Also SDSU and WIU are clearly better than last year. USD and Omaha are stronger than they were at this point last year, IMO, and should give Denver a good fight come tournament time. ORU and NDSU could play spoiler, or even jump into the top tier, but right now there seems to be a big gap.

      Gotta believe the RPI will put Omaha far above that. The same with the league itself (if RPI even does rankings by league)

      #1094

      Kiyoat
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        The RPI isn’t out yet, but the statistics are. Here are some stats that Summit teams and individuals are ranked nationally (I tend to ignore “totals” stats because they are less standardized)
        Team Stats:
        Kills per set
        #35 USD 14.00

        Attacks per set
        #67 USD

        Hitting%
        #33 USD 0.304
        #88 ORU 0.273

        Opponent’s Hitting%
        #24 Omaha 0.166

        Assists per set:
        #49 USD 12.70

        Aces per set:
        #13 Omaha 2.19
        #56 SDSU 1.78

        Blocks per set:
        #18 USD 2.85
        #83 Denver 2.30

        Digs per set:
        #49 Omaha 16.23
        #68 USD 15.61
        #76 ORU 15.39
        #78 NDSU 15.36

        #1095

        Kiyoat
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          I only included top-100 rankings. The full team and individual rankings can be found on the summit league website.

          #1096

          Kiyoat
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            Individuals ranked:

            Kills/set
            24 Sami Slaughter, USD 4.81
            34 Isabella Sade, Omaha 4.50
            63 Elizabeth Juhnke, USD 4.17

            Attacks/set
            14 Isabella Sade, Omaha 12.81
            33 Sami Slaughter, USD 11.81
            91 JoJo Kruize, WIU 10.55

            Hitting%
            95 TIna Boe, Denver 0.393

            Assists/Set
            29 Madison Jurgens, USD 10.96
            69 Jaclyn Taylor, Omaha 10.15

            Aces/set
            46 Madison Jurgens, USD 0.57
            50 Jessie Connell, WIU 0.56
            57 Isabella Sade, Omaha 0.54
            73 Mckenzie Damon, UND 0.50

            Blocks/set
            8 Maddie Wiedenfeld, USD 1.82
            14 Mackenzie Steckler, WIU 1.70
            98 Elizabeth Loschen, USD 1.22

            Digs/set
            23 Gabby DePersio, WIU 5.63
            46 Claire Mountjoy, Omaha 5.04
            87 Rachael Crucis, PFW 4.48

            Points/set
            29 Sami Slaughter, USD 5.28
            31 Isabella Sade, Omaha 5.23
            59 Elizabeth Juhnke, USD 4.76

            Triple Doubles
            1 Kalli Hegerle, UND 4

            #1097

            Year-Round Vball
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              Unfortunately, Hawaii handled the Pios 3-1. The sets we lost really weren’t close. Hawaii is a VERY good team. It was good to see us cruise by Army on Friday.

              I was impressed with Denver’s Freshman RS, Winters. Volleyball fans in Omaha should be familiar with her older sister Jaali Winters who was a 3rd team AA at Creighton. South Dakota’s Sami Slaughter is also looking very good at her new school. IMO Denver and South Dakota are still the top two teams in the league this year.

              Omaha moved their all-conference MB Sade to OH, which for the first time since 2015 gives them a dynamic hitter on the left side. I think that Omaha is slightly behind Denver and South Dakota because of 1. losing last year’s all-conference freshman setter who transferred to a small college and 2. the 2nd middle blocker has been struggling with confidence and timing issues with the setter.

              #1098

              Year-Round Vball
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                This weekend, Omaha will travel all the way from central Omaha to east Omaha to play Creighton, Washington, and Drake at Creighton’s tournament.

                #1118

                Kiyoat
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                  Massey’s data us updated, but the NCAA site’s stats are not yet, so I’ll wait on that (the RPI might come out soon, too)
                  Massey’s Ratings:

                  #37 USD (9-1) —-(#120 SOS)
                  #67 Denver (6-3) -(#92 SOS)
                  #104 Omaha (6-5)(#102 SOS)

                  #148 NDSU (5-4) (#145)

                  #228 ORU (4-7) -(#214)
                  #251 PFW (3-7) -(#223)
                  #260 UND (7-5) -(#310)
                  #261 SDSU (4-6)(#202)
                  #292 WIU (3-6) –(#275)

                  USD is looking pretty good right now, but consider that Denver and Omaha have had the two toughest schedules so far. NDSU does look like the most dangerous of the rest so far, and seems to be getting better. Maybe a dark horse.

                  #1124

                  Kiyoat
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                    Not the best weekend for the League, I think. Massey’s conference ratings had the Summit at #17 a while ago, and now we are #21 after this weekend’s matches.

                    The RPI still is not out, so here are the (Massey) team rankings for the Summit going into league play: (with Strength of Schedule)

                    32 USD (#148)
                    78 Denver (#131)

                    135 Omaha (#120)
                    181 NDSU (#116)
                    221 PFW (#222)
                    239 ORU (#196)
                    267 UND (#319)
                    276 SDSU (#229)
                    301 WIU (#272)

                    The spacing between teams in this ranking is pretty wide and even, except for UND and SDSU. That means changing places in the order is less likely. Teams are who they are. Interesting that the top four teams have had the four toughest schedules, but in reverse order: NDSU, Omaha, Denver, USD.

                    If this ranking is consistent with the RPI, then USD is already in tourney at-large territory. Denver could move up to that as well, with lots of conference wins (which they will likely get). The line is usually around #40 rank, just like in basketball. I could see Omaha or NDSU playing spoiler/kingmaker for Denver or USD this year. They have challenged themselves in the non-con.

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                    #1126

                    Kiyoat
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                      For individual stat category leaders, the Summit site is more updated than the NCAA site, so I’ll use that. No national rankings then, but I’ll do the top-3 in each category:

                      Kills/set
                      4.24 E. Juhnke, USD
                      3.92 S. Slaughter, USD
                      3.78 C. Madison, ORU

                      Hitting %
                      .415 C. Gerdes, USD
                      .352 A. Blaschko, Omaha
                      .347 S. Boerst, PFW

                      Assists/set
                      11.76 M. Jurgens, USD
                      10.00 S. Clarkson, Omaha
                      9.38 J. Taylor, Omaha

                      Aces/set
                      0.57 I. Sade, Omaha
                      0.51 J. Connell, WIU
                      0.50 M. Jurgens, USD

                      Blocks/set
                      1.65 B. Green, Denver
                      1.53 M. Harms, USD
                      1.52 M. Steckler, WIU

                      Digs/set
                      4.75 R. Crucis, PFW
                      4.57 A. Rasmussen, USD
                      4.46 C. Mountjoy, Omaha

                      #1136

                      Kiyoat
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                        New Massey rankings:
                        36 USD

                        106 Denver
                        128 Omaha

                        193 PFW
                        202 NDSU
                        248 ORU
                        266 UND
                        278 SDSU
                        290 WIU

                        USD, Denver and Omaha play each other this coming weekend, so things might come into better focus with regard to the conference race. I think Purdue Fort Wayne is actually a pretty good contender, despite not having the best non-conference season. They might become a factor as well. Possibly a dark-horse. Their team stats places them in the top-3 of the conference.

                        I can’t figure out the lower half of the conference other than to say that ORU shouldn’t have any problem qualifying for the 6-team tournament, and UND seems headed for the bottom. NDSU, SDSU and WIU seem to have their good and bad days. Whoever can get some consistency will be in the tournament, I think.

                        #1212

                        Kiyoat
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                          Conference standings after week 7:

                          1 USD 6-0
                          2 PFW 5-1
                          3 Denver 3-2
                          4 Omaha 3-3
                          5 NDSU 2-4
                          5 ORU 2-4
                          5 SDSU 2-4
                          5 WIU 2-4
                          9 UND 1-4

                          Purdue-Fort Wayne is a contender, and will travel to Sioux Falls to take on #1 USD in the Pentagon on Sunday.
                          Despite the high RPI and shiny record, the Yotes have had to go 5 sets with Denver, Omaha and NDSU. We will have to earn it on Sunday….

                          Nobody is yet out of the conference race, but it doesn’t look great for UND. They need a strong finish to get into the 6-team Summit Tourney. Next weekend is the halfway point of conference play.

                          #1218

                          MavFan
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                            Conference standings after week 7:

                            1 USD 6-0
                            2 PFW 5-1
                            3 Denver 3-2
                            4 Omaha 3-3
                            5 NDSU 2-4
                            5 ORU 2-4
                            5 SDSU 2-4
                            5 WIU 2-4
                            9 UND 1-4

                            Purdue-Fort Wayne is a contender, and will travel to Sioux Falls to take on #1 USD in the Pentagon on Sunday.
                            Despite the high RPI and shiny record, the Yotes have had to go 5 sets with Denver, Omaha and NDSU. We will have to earn it on Sunday….

                            Nobody is yet out of the conference race, but it doesn’t look great for UND. They need a strong finish to get into the 6-team Summit Tourney. Next weekend is the halfway point of conference play.

                            Fort Wayne has to be feeling pretty good with where they sit right now. Kind of a surprise to me. It looks like they play the Yotes on Sunday and that could be the best chance for anyone to take them down this season.

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