Coming up with the toughest qualifier of the season is not an exact science. In fact, it’s pretty dang tough depending on what metrics you want to utilize.
Crossroads is often considered the hardest of them all because it is first, which means there is no trickle down and teams must finish in the top three, and contains a maxed-out field of 48 teams. That means teams stand a 1 in 16 chance at earning a bid.
Below, we try to more accurately identify perhaps which one proved the deepest in 15-17 Open. The measure we used is looking at how many teams ended up with Open bids that were in each field. Not how many had bids at the time of the event, but how many eventually earned Open bids that played at the specific qualifier. In other words, what percent of the field contained eventual Open qualifiers?
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