WAR III All-Tournament Team

There were plenty of outstanding performers over the weekend at Akron’s WAR III tournament.  Many of the players that made noise at the tournament were little known players nationally prior to last weekend.  It is only fitting that after one of the best tourneys ever, we provide a list of the best performers at the event.  Listed below are the top 24 standouts from WAR III:


1st Team

Tom Morand (Miami) – MVP

Helped Miami force overtime against Towson thanks to an improbable comeback win in the final full point of regulation.  He nearly did the same thing in overtime. Tom made double-digit catches in the final 20-ish minutes of the game. Unreal performance.  WAR III vaulted him right into the thick of the 2019 NCDA MVP race.

Josh Lyons (Akron)

One of the most underrated players in the country, Josh Lyons had yet another strong performance this semester.  He was a big reason why Akron nearly pulled an upset over SVSU. He also made a wild 1 v 8 comeback against Ohio State! Continue reading “WAR III All-Tournament Team”

Power Rankings: February 2019

Happy New Year College Dodgeballers!  After taking a month off the power rankings during the mid-season winter break, we are finally back for the second half of the season, with the February Power Rankings.  Not many matches have been played yet in 2019, but this is just the calm before the storm.  The month of February promises to be the most exciting month yet this season with huge tournament taking place each of the next three weekends:

Feb. 9-10: The WAR

Feb. 16: Michigan Dodgeball Cup

Feb. 23: BEAST / Ohio Dodgeball Cup

Below is the official February 2019 Power Rankings list produced by NCDA Executive Board members Jacob Leski (Director of Recruitment and Retention) and Kevin Bailey (Chief of Content).  Please keep in mind: these power rankings have no impact on the actual NCDA Standings.

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2019 New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year college dodgeballers!  It’s that time of year when the NCDA season really starts to ramp up.  We are only about 4 months away from Nationals 2019, and teams are preparing for the always crucial second half of the regular season.

As we break in the new year, and get set for another winter of dodgeball, it seems like a great time to take a look at what some teams should have as their ‘New Year’s Resolutions’.

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Power Rankings: December 2018

We have reached the half-way point in the 2018-19 National Collegiate Dodgeball Association season.  There have certainly been some unexpected results so far this season, along with many teams living up to their pre-season hype.  Overall, it was another exciting fall of collegiate dodgeball.  As we set for the winter semester, now is a great time to take a look at where each team stands through half the season with our December Power Rankings.  The College Dodgeball season always seems to heat up once the temperatures start to drop, so don’t be surprised if many of these rankings change in the coming months.

Below is the official December 2018 Power Rankings list produced by NCDA Executive Board members Jacob Leski (Director of Recruitment and Retention), Hunter Ford (Director), and Kevin Bailey (Chief of Content).  Please keep in mind: these power rankings have no impact on the actual NCDA Standings.

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Power Rankings: November 2018

The month of October had plenty of shakeups in the NCDA.  With tournaments in many different regions, teams started to get their legs under them as we now head into month #3 of the new season.

Below is the official November 2018 Power Rankings list produced by NCDA Executive Board members Jacob Leski (Director of Recruitment and Retention), and Kevin Bailey (Chief of Content).  Please keep in mind: these power rankings have no impact on the actual NCDA Standings.

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Bye-Week Review of the NCDA

The first month of the 2018-19 NCDA  season is off to a hot start.  We have seen 19 different teams make their season debut over 6 different tournaments across the Michigan, Ohio, East Coast, and South regions.  There were some early predictions on how some thought the season would play out, some of which are shaping up to follow through while others seem like nothing more than speculation.  Additionally, the power structure of the league seems to be shifting in a way that maybe even veterans of the game could not have predicted.  It is still early in the year and a lot can change, there are some interesting takeaways from this first month that should be discussed.  Grades are listed at the bottom of the article.

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Power Rankings: October 2018

One month into the season and we already have seen quite a few surprises.  The Preseason Power Rankings were clearly not as exact as some may have expected, and the changes are obvious heading into the month of October.  Plenty of teams have moved up and down, as we enter the second month of College Dodgeball.

Below is the official October 2018 Power Rankings list produced by NCDA Executive Board members Jacob Leski (Director of Recruitment and Retention), and Kevin Bailey (Chief of Content).  Please keep in mind: these power rankings have no impact on the actual NCDA Standings. Continue reading “Power Rankings: October 2018”

Power Rankings: Preseason 2018

The National Collegiate Dodgeball Association’s 2018-19 season kicks off this weekend with events happening in several different regions.  As we prepare for the new season, it’s only right to take a look at the college dodgeball landscape right now.

Below is the official 2018 Preseason Power Rankings list produced by NCDA Executive Board members Jacob Leski (Director of Recruitment and Retention), and Kevin Bailey (Chief of Content).  Please keep in mind: these power rankings have no impact on the actual NCDA Standings. Continue reading “Power Rankings: Preseason 2018”

2018-19 Season Predictions

It’s almost that time of year again.  As schools get back in session all across the country, the anticipation continues to build for another season of collegiate dodgeball!  As we approach the new season, a few members of the content team have provided their predictions for how this year will play out in the NCDA.  Take a look at their predictions below:


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2018-19 Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25

We still have several months before the 2018-19 College Dodgeball season kicks off, but it’s always nice to start speculating for the coming year.  Listed below is my way-too-early top 25 for next season:

1) Grand Valley State

Six straight national titles and counting.  GVSU returns all but two starters in 2018-19, making them a very easy choice as the preseason #1 team in College Dodgeball.  The Lakers’ roster is absolutely loaded with talented veterans heading into this season.  I have a hard time envisioning this team losing too many games this year, as the gap between them and the second best school seems wider than in recent years.  In fact, the last time a team was this big of a favorite heading into the season was probably GVSU back in 2009?


2) James Madison

I’m buying into the hype for JMU this year.  They have a deep roster filled with athletic players.  The missing piece last year was just that they lacked coordination and strategy in some big games.  Now that this team has more experience under their belt, I expect them to be a much improved group in 2018-19.  Don’t be surprised when James Madison goes undefeated against East Coast opponents all of next year, and challenges for a national title in the spring.


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Power Rankings: Postseason 2018

Another year of College Dodgeball has come and gone.  Nationals 2018 held at Virginia Commonwealth was a huge success, and with it came plenty of upsets.  For that reason, the power rankings saw plenty of changes since last month as you will see.

Below is the official 2018 Postseason Power Rankings list produced by NCDA Executive Board members Jacob Leski (Director of Recruitment and Retention), and Kevin Bailey (Chief of Content).  For this Post-Nationals Power Rankings list, we included Hunter Ford (Director of Nationals) , along with Content Writer Colby Briceland.  Please keep in mind: these power rankings have no impact on the actual NCDA Standings.  And for those curious, yes the “way-too-early” 2018-19 rankings are coming soon… Continue reading “Power Rankings: Postseason 2018”

Nationals 2018 Saturday Schedule and Predictions

This piece was written by: Adam Pfeifer (Akron)

Queue 1:

UWP v VCU- VCU will dominate this game and control the pace. They will win the match by working together. VCU 4-0. Yellow Card Potential

SVSU v Kent- This will be a back and forth game but I think Kent will win with their catching and talent from 9-12 beating SVSU’s bottom of the roster. Kent with the win over SVSU 3-2. (If Tyler doesn’t get hurt this time around) Yellow Card Probable, Red Card Potential

UCF v NSU- I think this will be a very high scoring game, with both being newer teams. UCF will win with the roster advantage but NSU will score in this game due to a few players having more game experience. The score will probably end up being 4-2 UCF with their first win. Continue reading “Nationals 2018 Saturday Schedule and Predictions”

Which NCDA Region Was Best in 2017-18?

As the 2017-18 College Dodgeball season comes to a close, we have an opportunity to reflect on everything that happened during the year.  One of the most intriguing questions in our sport right now is in regards to how regions stack up against one another.  Some will argue the Michigan Region is clearly the best, but when looking at the Power Rankings produced throughout the season, it is a closer race than some may assume.

This season, we produced a Monthly Power Rankings following each month that teams were active, starting with a Preseason list, leading all the way up to April 2018.  While the Post-Nationals Power Rankings is yet to be determined, there is plenty of data to analyze from the other lists.

Before we dig in, the first question that needs to be answered is: what are the NCDA’s regions?  To be clear, the league does not have set “regions” or “conferences” just yet, but for content/organizational purposes we assign each team to a certain region.  Here are the 6 regions I used for this analysis:

  • Michigan
  • East Coast
  • Ohio
  • The South (includes Kentucky schools)
  • Midway (formerly known as the Illinois Region)
  • Pacific Northwest

Below is a breakdown of College Dodgeball’s Regional Hierarchy throughout the 2017-18 season: Continue reading “Which NCDA Region Was Best in 2017-18?”

Power Rankings: April 2018

Nationals 2018 is right around the corner!  As we get prepped for College Dodgeball’s 2017-18 ‘season finale’, let’s take a look at the new Power Rankings for the month of April.

Below is the official Power Rankings list produced by NCDA Executive Board members Jacob Leski (Director of Recruitment and Retention), and Kevin Bailey (Chief of Content).  For this Pre-Nationals Power Rankings list, we included Hunter Ford (Director of Nationals) to give his thoughts on the top 20 teams in the country.  Please keep in mind: these power rankings have no impact on the actual NCDA Standings. Continue reading “Power Rankings: April 2018”