Big West 2022 & Poll Dec 9, 2022 19:36:56 GMT -5
Post by HawaiiVB on Dec 9, 2022 19:36:56 GMT -5
ok, so let's get rid of the MVB and Beach VB tournaments, since we don't need those to determine who the best team is!!
which means last year in MVB, Long Beach was the best team!! right?! oh, but then we had a conf tournament
oh, that's right, they held a Big West conference tournament and Hawaii got that auto-bid!
I just love these types of arguments about who is the best team
the point in a regular season is to determine a conference champ (the best team).
teh point in a conf tournament is to determine an auto-bid (like Hawaii did last year in the MVB tournament). Imagine last year (after Hawaii had lost twice to Ball State, + other losses) if there was no Big West tournament, and Hawaii didn't make the NCAAs because in the BWCT Hawaii got to get the auto-bid (which may have gone to Penn State otherwise). then the 'best team' at the end of year, which was Hawaii would NOT have had the opportunity to get in and play for a NC
this is so fun reading all the reasons a BWCT is no good for WVB, yet apparently is good for MVB and Beach VB, lol
funny as heck!!!
I know, to satisfy the Hawaii 'mafia'. we can have a BWCT, but it has to be in Hawaii every year, if Hawaii wins the regular season & #1 seed, Hawaii gets the auto-bid, and if by some fat chance, Hawaii finishes lower than 6th, they get a bye in the tournament anyway and that other 6th seed, doesn't get to play. that should satisfy the mafia!!
Apples to oranges. For MVB, there is not enough teams to go around. Playing a tournament makes sense. As for BVB, a new sport emerging into a major one for Women. Same as the MVB. Not enough participation all around. There's even a push for collegiate MBVB to become a thing. If the BW was smart, they may want to pounce on that too. With WVB, you have to much participation so you have less opportunity to reach the national tournament. The BW should bring everybody up instead of pushing some down. Hawai'i or Cal Poly, or UCSB could tank the regular season to preserve the players and go all out during the tournament. That would save on injuries and fatigue.