Kyle Walton is the head coach at Division III Transylvania in Lexington, Ky., but his Division I roots run deep. Not only is his wife, Lindsey, an assistant coach at Kentucky, but Walton has worked in Division I as an assistant at Kentucky, Louisville, Saint Louis and Southern Illinois.
Walton loves to follow Division I volleyball around the nation and enjoys being our sports bracketologist. He offers the following as we head into the home stretch of the NCAA season.
He picked the top 16 seeds, which will be the hosts for first- and second-round matches. Then he lists what he thinks are currently the No. 2, 3 and 4 seeds in what will be 16 pools of four teams each.
He’ll give us another bracket just before the actual NCAA field is announced on Sunday, November 27. And, as they say, this is for entertainment only for those of us who enjoy forecasting the field. A conference breakdown is included at the end. Of course, with conferences getting automatic bids and many conferences having league tournaments to decide the winners, Walton is projecting who he thinks will win those leagues.