2015 East Lansing – Week 4 Volleyball Tourney (March 1)

Updated: March 5, 2015

The Volleyball Tourney always provides plenty of craziness and Sunday Night in East Lansing was no exception… The rich certainly got richer as the top Teams from the Power Rankings and Standings coming into Sunday Night made definitely threw their weight around. Before we dive into the week that was, just want to send everyone a reminder that we are off for the next 2 Sunday evenings as it’s Spring Break around the Sparty campus. We’ll return on Sunday March 22 with a Week of Floor Hockey.  Here’s the Weekly Video Highlights!  This week we’re going to change the format of the Volleyball Tourney just a bit.. We’re going to recap the Tourney itself below and then give a brand new Power Rankings at the bottom of the article.  OK Let’s Recap!

Volleyball Tourney Results

The Volleyball Tourney provided a first in any All Sports Series.. The Top4 Teams in the Power Rankings and Standings coming into the Volleyball Tourney not only made the Final4 but more or less finished in Order from the previous week.. Pretty crazy stuff. The top of the League is certainly distancing itself from the middle of the pack as they race for the top Playoff seeds.

Last Week’s #2 Team Rogers advanced from the 6pm Pool Play as did last week’s #4 Team Barribeau.  They both earned 7 points for advancing to the Final4 later in the night.   Then at 7pm the rest of the Top Teams matched.. As last week’s #1 Team Berlin advanced from Pool Play as did last week’s #3 Team Novak — who just narrowly edged out Team Roe due to Point Differential during Pool Play.

So the Final4 was set.. Team Rogers – SNU2 would take on Team Novak and Team Berlin would take on Team Barribeau – Pikes1. We had two great matches as here including an instant classic.. Team Rogers knocked off Team Novak 23-21 to move to the Tourney Championship Game and Team Berlin defeated Team Barribeau 21-16.

Third Place Game

The Teams who lost in the Final4 met for the 3rd Place Game where 5 crucial points were on the line in the Standings (and 3rd Place in this week’s Power Rankings).  Team Barribeau – Pikes1 bounced back nicely and won 21-14 to end the night on a positive note.  Team Novak has nothing to be ashamed of course as they are 1 of just 4 Teams to earn points on the night!

Championship Game

In a dream matchup of current #1 and #2 the Volleyball Tourney Championship was sure to be an unbelievable ride.. The eventual Champs would add 25 points in the Standings to their total (in addition to the 7 they picked up for advancing from pool play) while 2nd place earned an extra 10 points.. That’s a gigantic difference in the race for the #1 seed..

In an absolute stunner.. Current #1 Team Berlin managed to hold on to their spot as they defeated #2 Team Rogers by a score of 24-22. This one obviously could have gone either way and we all should be hoping for an eventual Playoff rematch between these two elite squads!

Here’s the Final Point Breakdown from the Week:

Final Results –
1st – Team Berlin (32pts)
2nd – Team Rogers – SNU2 (17pts)
3rd – Team Barribeau – Pikes1 (12pts)
4th – Team Novak (7pts)

Power Rankings following Volleyball Tourney

1. Team Berlin (Meijer) – Currently in 1st with 77 points.

2. Team Rogers – SNU2 (Eva Crawford Law Navy) – Currently in 2nd with 62 points.

3. Team Barribeau – Pikes1 (Bell’s Greek Pizza) – Currently in 3rd with 42 points.

4. Team Novak (2900 Place) – Currently in 4th with 37 points.

5. Team Serck – AEPi1 (Pita Pit) – Currently tied for 5th with 30 points.

6. Team Schwartz – SNU1 (State Side Deli) – Currently tied for 5th with 30 points.

7. Team Neistein – ATO2 (Eva Crawford Law Purple) – Currently tied for 7th with 15 points.

8. Team Prentice – BZ (Muchacha Salsa) – Currently tied for 7th with 15 points.

Rest of the Pack (Alphabetical Order)

Team Pikes2 (Schweitzer Title Agency) – Currently tied for 10th with 0 points.

Team Roe (Eva Crawford Law Gold) – Currently tied for 7th with 15 points.

Team Wazir – ATO1 (Eva Crawford Law Black) – Currently tied for 10th with 0 points.

Team Yelon – AEPi2 (popchips) – Currently tied for 10th with 0 points.