12 of the 16 Seeds advanced including the only ACC Seeded team North Carolina, all 3 Seeded PAC12 teams, 5 of the 6 Seeded Big 10 teams, the only Seeded WCC team, just 1 of the 2 seeded SEC schools, and just 1 of 3 Seeded Big12 schools. The non seeded teams who knocked off seeds on their home court included ACC FSU who beat 11th seeded Florida, PAC12 Arizona who beat 9th Seeded Michigan State, Big East Creighton who beat 5th Seeded Kansas, and Ohio State who beat 14th Seeded Kansas State. All the unseeded teams beat the seeded teams in 5 sets.
Pittsburgh the other ACC team won their 1st round but lost to seeded Penn State. Hopefully the ACC continues to show well so more ACC teams qualify next year. Hopefully ND can make the NCAAs next year.
and unseeded FSU loses to 6th seeded Stanford who will take on #3 Wisconsin. UCLA also has the Big 10 against #2 Seeded Minnesota. The third Big 10/PAC12 match will be #8 seeded Washington vs #1 Seed Nebraska. The final 2 are 4th seeded Texas taking on unseeded Creighton, who beat their 2nd straight seeded team, this time Michigan....YEA!
I still hate that the Big10 had the top 3 seeds and therefore home court for the matches they just won and the upcoming matches today. Thus I am rooting for all the lower seeds to win today's matches if possible, but they have to do it on their opponents court. It would be great if Creighton can do it again, this time against Texas, and the PAC12 can rain on the Big10 parade.
If Caroline Holt had not been injured, ND would have finished no worse that third in the ACC and made the tournament. Katie Higgins is the only regular who will not return and the incoming group looks promising! The ACC is not well-regarded at this time, so ND will need to assert itself next season and beat a ranked team or two.