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 1234110417
2018SemiBYU LogoWCC3129314
2018SemiOr Illini? B1G32410032
2017FinalsFlorida GatorsSEC3029224
2017SemiPenn State

2017SemiPac 123049923
2016ChampPac 122778937
2016FinalsBig 122848832
2016SemiGolden Gophers logoB1G2959531
2015FinalsBig 123039123
Big 122738530
2015SemiGolden Gophers logoB1G3059732
2014ChampPenn State

2014FinalsBYU LogoWCC3059526
2014SemiPac 1233210127
2014SemiBig 122738421
2013ChampPenn State

2013FinalsOn Wisconsin? B1G28109453
2013SemiWashingtonPac 123039128
2013SemiBig 122738330
2012ChampBig 123149823
2012FinalsOregon DuckPac 123059629
2012SemiPenn State

2011ChampPac 123069731
2011FinalsOr Illini? B1G32510043
2011SemiPac 122959125
2010ChampPenn State

2010Finals500px-University_of_California,_Berkeley_athletic_logo_svgPac 123049523
2010SemiBig 122868934
2010SemiPac 122959136
2009ChampPenn State

2009FinalsBig 122929113
2009SemiGolden Gophers logoB1G2898841
2008ChampPenn State

2008FinalsPac 103149523
2008SemiNebraskaBig 123139721
2008SemiBig 122949424
2007ChampPenn State

2007FinalsPac 1032310124
2007Semi500px-University_of_California,_Berkeley_athletic_logo_svgPac 102688736
2007SemiPac 102959135
2006ChampNebraskaBig 1233110114
2006FinalsPac 103049219
2006SemiPac 1033410424
2006SemiWashingtonPac 102959226
2005ChampWashingtonPac 103219810
2005FinalsNebraskaBig 1233210115
2005SemiSanta ClaraWCC2758830
2004ChampPac 103069835
2004FinalsGolden Gophers logoB1G33510534
2004SemiWashingtonPac 102838923
2004SemiPac 102367632
2003ChampPac 1035010508
2003FinalsFlorida GatorsSEC36210908
2003SemiGolden Gophers logoB1G26118549
2002ChampPac 103119512
2002FinalsPac 1032510227
2002SemiFlorida GatorsSEC34310517
2001ChampPac 1033210121
2001FinalsLong Beach StateBig West331NANA
2001SemiNebraskaBig 123129414
2001SemiArizonaPac 102557925
2000ChampNebraskaBig 1234010213
2000FinalsOn Wisconsin? B1G334NANA
2000SemiPac 102938720
1999ChampPenn State

1999FinalsPac 103139518
1999SemiPacificBig West323NANA
1999SemiLong Beach StateBig West3149523
1998ChampLong Beach StateBig West36010808
1998FinalsPenn State

1998SemiNebraskaBig 123229916
1998SemiFlorida GatorsSEC35310724