Updated: Final 4 Records 1998-2017 (Click logos for more team info)

Below is our updated table, showing the W-L records (matches and sets) for the Final Four teams in the NCAA Tournament 1998 through 2017.  Depending on your point of view, Penn State fans might take some solace from the fact that this year’s team won more matches (33) and lost fewer sets (22) than any of the other Final Four teams.  That doesn’t change the fact that they lost their last match, but it does highlight what a great season they had.   And Penn State fans can take pride at the Nittany Lions’ very impressive records during the 2007 to 2010 period, coming close to perfection in 2008, with a 38-0 record and dropping only two sets all season (those two coming in the classic NCAA Semifinal match against Nebraska in Omaha), en route to winning a second consecutive NCAA Division 1 Women’s Volleyball National Championship. The 2009 Penn State team extended the Nittany Lions’ streak of consecutive sets without a loss to 141, before losing a set to Iowa at Rec Hall on October 2, 2009.

There’s also the fact that only four NCAA Champions in this sample dropped fewer than 10 sets in their Championship season — and two of those were Penn State teams during its four-year run.  The Nittany Lions won 114 sets and dropped only 2 in 2008, and won 114 sets in 2009, while dropping only 8.  In 1998, Long Beach State went 108-8, and in 2003, USC went 105-8. The most sets lost by a Final Four team through 2016? Wisconsin’s 2013 Finalist, with 53.

But you don’t need us to compare the statistics — you can do that for yourself by taking a look at the table below, which lists the records of all the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Final Four teams from 1998 on — total wins, total losses, sets won, and sets lost. If you click on a team’s logo, it should take you straight to the team’s website. (Let us know if a link is broken)

If you find an error . . .

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A final note. We tried our best to ensure that these statistics are accurate, but to err is human, and we are decidedly human, so if sharp-eyed readers notice any mistakes in this table, please let us know. We’ll be very grateful.




Final 4 Team Records: 1998-2018 (Click logos for more team info)

2018ChampPac 12340110417
2018SemiBYU LogoWCC31029314
2018SemiOr Illini? B1G320410032
2017FinalsFlorida GatorsSEC30029224
2017SemiPenn State

2017SemiPac 1230049923
2016ChampPac 1227078937
2016FinalsBig 1228048832
2016SemiGolden Gophers logoB1G29059531
2015FinalsBig 1230039123
Big 1227038530
2015SemiGolden Gophers logoB1G30059732
2014ChampPenn State

2014FinalsBYU LogoWCC30059526
2014SemiPac 12330210127
2014SemiBig 1227038421
2013ChampPenn State

2013FinalsOn Wisconsin? B1G28109453
2013SemiWashingtonPac 1230039128
2013SemiBig 1227038330
2012ChampBig 1231049823
2012FinalsOregon DuckPac 1230059629
2012SemiPenn State

2011ChampPac 1230069731
2011FinalsOr Illini? B1G320510043
2011SemiPac 1229059125
2010ChampPenn State

2010Finals500px-University_of_California,_Berkeley_athletic_logo_svgPac 1230049523
2010SemiBig 1228068934
2010SemiPac 1229059136
2009ChampPenn State

2009FinalsBig 1229029113
2009SemiGolden Gophers logoB1G28098841
2008ChampPenn State

2008FinalsPac 1031049523
2008SemiNebraskaBig 1231039721
2008SemiBig 1229049424
2007ChampPenn State

2007FinalsPac 10320310124
2007Semi500px-University_of_California,_Berkeley_athletic_logo_svgPac 1026088736
2007SemiPac 1029059135
2006ChampNebraskaBig 12330110114
2006FinalsPac 1030049219
2006SemiPac 10330410424
2006SemiWashingtonPac 1029059226
2005ChampWashingtonPac 1032019810
2005FinalsNebraskaBig 12330210115
2005SemiSanta ClaraWCC27058830
2004ChampPac 1030069835
2004FinalsGolden Gophers logoB1G330510534
2004SemiWashingtonPac 1028038923
2004SemiPac 1023067632
2003ChampPac 10350010508
2003FinalsFlorida GatorsSEC360210908
2003SemiGolden Gophers logoB1G26118549
2002ChampPac 1031019512
2002FinalsPac 10320510227
2002SemiFlorida GatorsSEC340310517
2001ChampPac 10330210121
2001FinalsLong Beach StateBig West3301NANA
2001SemiNebraskaBig 1231029414
2001SemiArizonaPac 1025057925
2000ChampNebraskaBig 12340010213
2000FinalsOn Wisconsin? B1G3304NANA
2000SemiPac 1029038720
1999ChampPenn State

1999FinalsPac 1031039518
1999SemiPacificBig West3203NANA
1999SemiLong Beach StateBig West31049523
1998ChampLong Beach StateBig West360010808
1998FinalsPenn State

1998SemiNebraskaBig 1232029916
1998SemiFlorida GatorsSEC350310724