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    Cajuns win 3 sets to 1. 19-9 overall 12-2 conference


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    Ragin' Cajuns Solid Hitting and Dominant Defense Produce Win at Troy



    An efficient offensive attack and stout front-line defense propelled the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Volleyball team to a 3-1 (25-16, 13-25, 25-18, 25-22) win over Troy on Saturday at Trojan Arena.


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    It was an awesome, hard fought win. This team is good!


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    Brightest light on campus right now shines on UL Volleyball.

    GrantVB said this year would be different.


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    My oldest daughter and I watched last night. The libero (which is what my daughter plays during Spring club season) made some very nice diving digs.

    Brianna Franklin from over here at George Ranch High School (her brother is a redshirt freshman receiver for the Cajuns) accepted a scholarship to UL for next year. She's also libero, and hustles like hell on the court, so it'll be interesting to see if she can get any playing time from our current player at that position.


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    So Grant, what are our chances at the NCAA tournament now?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    So Grant, what are our chances at the NCAA tournament now?
    I'm curious about this as well. I just started following the volleyball team last season.

    If you win your conference tournament, are you automatically in like basketball and base/softball? What about regular season champs?

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    Unfortunately, NCAA tournament is P-5 biased in volleyball too. The Big 10, PAC-12 and Big East are the multi-team conferences. Big 12, SEC and ACC do fair in team placement. The non-P5s that receive at-large bids usually do about 24+ wins. So, unless they win the conference, they'd need to make it to the conf tourney champion game and send it to 5 sets. Win out this regular season of course. That would put them at 22 wins. If they win out and finish #2 seed, they automatically get a first and second round bye assuring them a semi spot.


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    16 conference AQs. 48 at-large


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    Are the AQs determined by regular season or tournament?


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    Also, Grant, do you have a kid on the team or one who used to play for them?


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    No. My youngest (11) plays rec and middle school. But we've always loved vball and supported the team. My HS junior and the middle schooler have attended Cajuns camp. Heather needs our support.


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    My daughter wants to attend next summer. This past summer, we sent her to the 3-day Texas A&M camp.


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    Correction. 32 AQ's. 32 At-Large.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunrunner View Post
    I'm curious about this as well. I just started following the volleyball team last season.

    If you win your conference tournament, are you automatically in like basketball and base/softball? What about regular season champs?
    Yes. Tournament winner is in. Then it's at-large.

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    I'll scan the mid majors standings tomorrow and see how we stack up. NCAA lists 330 D1 volleyball programs. They pick 64. You gotta be in the top 20%


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    From what I've seen from Mtn West, MAC, CUSA, Horizon and AAC; we're ahead of about 95% of the teams. That leaves 21 conferences left. No need to compare against the P5s.


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    A10, Socon, A-Sun, Southland, has about 6 teams total that are AT or Better records than the Cajuns.


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    I think we're gonna need a STRONG finish at conference tournament.


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    Default Re: Solid Hitting and Dominant Defense Produce Win at Troy

    Pre last weekend our rpi was 158. We should move into the top 125 this week.


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