2014 Champaign – Week 3 Volleyball Tourney (Oct. 1)

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Updated: October 2, 2014

Welcome back to the Champaign LeaguePower Rankings!  Click here for a Link to the Weekly Highlight Video!

The Power Rankings will look a little different this week since there were so many games and no true Stats to report on. There will be a run down of the Knockout Rounds of the VBall Tourney then a top 8 Power Rankings will be revealed at the bottom and that will be it. Next week the normal format will return.. First order of business is to Congratulate the new 2014 Champaign League Volleyball Tourney Champs – Team ZBT (Biaggi’s Black)! (Editor’s Note — no word count as you can tell..)  ZBT put on a show Wednesday Night!

Before we go any further, here are the Official Point Totals team received during the VBall Tourney for the Season Standings:

1st – Team ZBT (Biaggi’s Black) (35 pts) – (7 pts from pool win + 3 Final4 points + 25 1st place points)
2nd – Team Evans Scholars (iHotel) (20 pts) – (7 pts from pool win + 3 Final4 points + 10 2nd place points)
3rd – Team AKL (Biaggi’s Purple) (11 pts) – (3 pts from advancing as Wild Card + 3Final 4 points + 5 3rd place points)
4th – Team Sig Ep (Starr Limo) (10 pts) – (7 pts from pool win + 3 Final4 points)
5th – Team SAE 15s (Farm Lake Barn) (7 pts) – (7 pts from pool win)
t-6th – Team ATO 16s (Testing Timers) & Team ATO 17s (Meijer) (3 pts) – (3 pts from advancing as a Wild Card)

Volleyball Tourney – Knockout Round Recap

Quarterfinals:

3. Team SAE 15s (Farm Lake Barn) v. 6. Team AKL (Biaggi’s Purple) – Winner plays 2. Team ZBT in Semis

AKL was the dark-horse entering the Knockout Rounds.. They had the toughest Pool to compete in with both Team ZBT and Team Sig Ep joining them.. Because of the stiff competition their Pool play record wasn’t as impressive as it could’ve been and they really snuck up on SAE 15s who won their pool.. AKL advanced to take on 2. Team ZBT

4. Sig Ep (Starr Limo) v. 5. Team ATO 16s (Testing Timers) – Winner plays 1. Team Evans Scholars in Semis

As mentioned above Team Sig Ep joined AKL and ZBT in the best group of the Pool Play round.. They used that tough schedule to build toward the Knockout Rounds and advance.. which is just what they did as they knocked out the last remaining ATO Team. A date with Evans Scholars was ahead..

Semifinals:

1. Team Evans Scholars (iHotel) v. 4. Team Sig Ep (Starr Limo) 

Team Evans Scholars has taken care of business in a professional like manner these first few weeks and they continued right along in the Semis.  Team Sig Ep were among the finalists last year and knocking them out was no easy feat.  This Semi-Final is one people will be chatting about for some time.

2. Team ZBT (Biaggi’s Black) v. 6. Team AKL (Biaggi’s Purple)

In the #Biaggi’sBattle — Black conquered Purple and Team ZBT ended Team AKL’s cinderella ride.. This was actually the third time these two Teams stepped on the court with one another.. Team ZBT had been on point all night long and they certainly earned their place in the Tourney Championship.

3rd Place Game:

4. Team Sig Ep (Starr Limo) v. 6. Team AKL (Biaggi’s Purple) 

With another big 5 points on the line (every point matters in the quest for the Playoffs) — these two Squads tangled for the 3rd time.  Team AKL managed to pull this one out to shock Sig Ep in their final game of the night. Team AKL often goes a bit under the radar as mentioned above and this might be the signature win that really smartens everyone up to their talent.

Championship Game

1. Team Evans Scholars (iHotel) v. 2. Team ZBT (Biaggi’s Black)

These were the two most impressive Teams all night long and everyone in the gym was fortunate enough to get to watch these Two fantastic Volleyball squads go head to head with a ton on the line.  Not just was the Tourney Championship on the line but both of these Teams came into Week 3 tied for 1st place in the Standings which means the winner would gain a key 15 points on the Runners-Up and grab a strong hold of #1 in the Power Rankings and more importantly — the Standings.

When all was said and done Team ZBT reigned supreme.  You got the feeling these Teams knew this was not the last they’d see of one another and it seems as if there will be even a bigger stage set for them when they do.

Congrats to ZBT on earning the Volleyball Tourney crown!

Power Rankings

1. Team ZBT (Biaggi’s Black) – Currently in 1st with 75 points.

2. Team Evans Scholars (iHotel) – Currently in 2nd with 60 points.

3. Team Sig Ep (Starr Limo) – Currently in 3rd with 50 points.

4. Team SAE 15s (Farm Lake Barn) – Currently in 4th with 32 points.

5. Team AKL (Biaggi’s Purple) – Currently in 5th with 26 points.

6. Team ATO 16s (Testing Timers – Currently tied for 9th with 3 points. 

7. Team ATO 17s (Meijer) – Currently tied for 9th with 3 points.

8. Team ATO 15s (No. 7 Salon & Spa) – Currently tied for 7th with 15 points.

 

Rest of the Pack (Alphabetical Order) 

Team ATO 14s (Houlihan’s) – Currently tied for 10th with 0 points.

Team Delta Chi (Biaggi’s Gold) – Currently tied for 10th with 0 points.

Team SAE 17s (Cookie Jar) – Currently tied for 7th with 15 points.

Team Sammy’s (SLA Insurance) – Currently in 6th with 25 points. 

 

That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend and see you Wednesday Night for the Dodgeball Tourney!

– Holden