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DIII Women's Volleyball

DIII Women's Volleyball

By Robert Rochelle
D3VbWest.Com presents podcasts discussing NCAA DIII (D3) women's volleyball.
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DIII Week 1 Tournaments Ranked

DIII Women's Volleyball

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DIII Women's Volleyball

Points Per Set Discussion
Presented by D3VbWest.Com creator Robert Rochelle. He discusses the Points/Set statistic and some of the surprising stories in his Top 25 article. He also focuses on some of the West Region schools and will bore everyone with a closer look at the 2016 UT-Dallas Regional. 
September 30, 2020
Volleyball Updates
I touch on a number of items that have occurred over the summer. Includes Johnson & Wales Denver, Realignment, NCAA Presentation on Selection, the ACAA and CAC merger and how much I love Mills College. I also talk about the Circle of Death. Go to for articles on these topics and much more.
June 29, 2020
DIII Volleyball Mock At-Large Selection (NCAA Tournament)
D3VbWest.Com presents a mock selection of the at-large teams based on the regional rankings. A number of surprises and certainly some regions that are going to take a hit this year. I also go over the changes to the regional rankings from the first week to what was released yesterday. There is a related article posted on the website that has all of the teams mentioned in the podcast.
October 31, 2019
DIII Volleyball Regional Rankings Review
D3VbWest.Com presents a review of the first regional rankings released on October 23rd. I will go over each of the 8 regions and also discuss the cirterion that wasn't included in the first week and that's Ranked Wins. Which teams will benefit next week when this is considered?
October 24, 2019
Regional Ranking Preview (10/15/19)
D3VbWest.Com presents a preview of the regional rankings for the entire region. The first public release for volleyball will be October 23rd this year so I go over the teams we will likely see for each of the 8 regions. I also talk about some of the story lines and tougher decisions the RACs will face.
October 15, 2019
DIII Volleyball National Wrap-Up (10/2/19)
D3VbWest.Com presents the DIII Volleyball National Wrap-Up. A little different format this time around. I still go over the upsets from last week and my Top 25 but I also dive into a couple of topics that interest me - New England Region as a whole and California's SB-206 bill that has the NCAA up in arms.
October 2, 2019
NCAA Tournament Mock Selection 1
D3VbWest.Com presents an early look at the teams that are in line for an at-large bid to the NCAA DIII Volleyball Tournament.
September 27, 2019
DIII Volleyball National Wrap-Up (9/24/19)
D3VbWest.Com presents the DIII Volleyball National Wrap-Up. We take a look at the upsets this past week and some of the more interesting statistics. We also look at our Top 25 and some of the best matches this coming week. As always, go to for a ton of DIII volleyball content.
September 24, 2019
DIII Volleyball National Wrap-Up (9/17/19)
D3VbWest.Com presents the National Wrap-Up. We look at all of the upsets that occurred this past week in DIII volleyball. We talk a bit about the "Toughest Schedule" Report the NCAA released this week and how it relates to SOS. We also talk about the new D3VbWest Rankings and where some of the top teams are playing this week.  Here is how you get to the "Toughest Schedule" Report: Select Volleyball. Select DIII for the Division. Click the "Misc Reports" tab on the right side. Click "Toughest Schedule".
September 17, 2019
AVCA DIII Volleyball Poll Review (or Why are Ithaca and Juniata so Important)
D3VbWest.Com presents what started as a review of the first two AVCA DIII volleyball polls and turned into a discussion on why Ithaca and Juniata may be the most important teams to the New England Region. 
September 11, 2019
National Wrap-Up (9/9/19)
D3VbWest.Com presents the national wrap-up. We go over the upsets that occurred last week and pick two matches to highlight. We also look at the new D3VbWest Top 25 and where the top teams in the nation are playing this week.  Note - I said Berry played Whitewater this week and they don't. Same tournament but not playing each other.
September 9, 2019
DIII Volleyball National Wrap-Up Part 2
D3VbWest.Com presents the second part of the National Wrap-Up. This episode includes important regional match-ups from this past weekend as well as a look at the Carthage team and the new D3VbWest Top 25. It concludes with a look at where some of the top teams will be this coming weekend.
September 3, 2019
DIII Volleyball National Wrap-Up Part 1
D3VbWest.Com presents the National Wrap-UP. Podcast covers the major upsets that occurred over the weekend and selects a couple of the top matches in DIII volleyball for a closer look. 
September 3, 2019
2019 Toughest DIII Volleyball Schedules
D3VbWest.Com presents a podcast that covers a number of possible at-large teams and takes a look at their schedules. I use "Ned's" QWI statistic as a measurement of how tough these schedules are. I also provide a look at the different regions and where they fall as far as scheduling. 
August 26, 2019
DIII Week 1 Tournaments Ranked
D3VbWest.Com presents the consensus Top 24 teams and goes through the 14 tournaments where they will be playing week 1. Find out which tournament is the toughest and where we might see some week 1 upsets.
August 21, 2019
D3VbWest - Selection Best Practices (or how the New England Region schooled the nation in 2018) presents another episode in their podcast series. This podcast covers how the New England Region disregarded the selection criteria in 2018 to place their teams in the best position to be selected for an at-large bid. It's a lesson that the other 7 regions need to learn from in order to level the selection playing field.  Make sure you visit the site!
August 12, 2019
D3VbWest - Problems with the DIII Volleyball Selection Process
Episode 3 covered the selection process for the NCAA Tournament and now we focus on the problems that exist in that process. I bring up specific examples and how they can be resolved and why it's important to effect change. Remember you can see a bunch of articles on this on
July 30, 2019
D3VbWest - The DIII Volleyball Selection Process
D3VbWest presents a podcast on the DIII selection process. We discuss the regional rankings and the selection criteria and how that all fits together. We also talk about the NCAA Selection Committee and how a field of 64 teams is put together. Remember you can go to for all of our articles.
July 30, 2019
D3VbWest - Importance of Hitting Percentage in the DIII Women's Volleyball Game
Presented by where you will find a lot of articles on DIII volleyball. Please subscribe to the Podcast and come check out the website!
July 20, 2019
DIII Volleyball - 2019 Preseason Top 25
D3VbWest.Com presents this podcast that reveals and discusses their Preseason Top 25 for DIII Women's Volleyball. You can always go to for articles on DIII volleyball with a special focus on the West Region.  Note - This audio was originally done with a corresponding video. There will also be some pauses between groups of teams because of the format change. All of this will be corrected in the next episode! 
July 16, 2019