The average Aces in a National Volleyball Championship Set

Published on April 16, 2019, by Daejuh Goodwin

Research Question

What is the average number of aces in a national championship volleyball set? An ace is a serve which lands in the opponent’s court without being touched or is touched, but unable to be kept in play by one or more receiving team players. You have different types of serves to get an ace.  These different serves are underhand, overhand, floater, topspin, and jump serve. This is one of the various ways to score a point in a volleyball set.

Analysis

 I have collected data from the national volleyball championships from 2015-2018. The four teams that played in the time frame that I collected data from were Nebraska, Stanford, Texas, and Florida. Each one of these teams come from a different conference. The conferences are the Big Ten, Pac-twelve, Big Twelve, and the SEC. In the year 2015 Nebraska and Texas made it to the national volleyball championship. With looking at the data that I collected Nebraska had an average number of aces of zero point two. While Texas had an average number of aces of zero point one. The difference between the two teams is zero point one ace. Looking at the year 2016 Stanford had an average of zero aces. In 2016 Texas had an average number of aces of zero point eighteen. From the year 2015 to 2016 Texas average number of aces increased by zero point seventeen. Nebraska made it again in 2017 and the average number of aces was zero point four. Nebraska average number of aces increased by zero point two from 2015 to 2017. The opponent team was Florida with an average number of aces at zero point thirty-six. Stanford in 2018 had the average number aces of one in the national volleyball championship. While Nebraska had an average of zero point two aces.  Nebraska average number of aces decreased zero point two from 2017 to 2018. Stanford average number of aces increased by one from the year 2016 to 2018.  If you look at Nebraska average number of aces from the year of 2015-2016 it is one point zero nine. 

Looking at the data just for Nebraska as a team is one point twenty-one as an average number of aces in the year of 2016-2017. Once you look at it from 2018-2019 the average number of aces changes to one point sixty-two. Over the years from 2015-2019, the average number of aces increased by point seventy-two for Nebraska. When you look at Stanford as a team the average number of aces per set for 2016-2017 is zero point ninety-four. From 2018-2019 the average number of aces for Stanford changes to one point four. From 2016-2019 the average number of aces changed zero point forty-six.

 Relative Finding

This article gives you data and analysis on a specific type of serve, which is the floater. As I previously mentioned a floater is a serve that does not spin. It is called a floater because it moves in unpredictable ways, making it difficult to pass. In this article, it is saying how he wants to get aces, but he must find out the best way for him to do so. He wishes he could do it all the time, but the only problem is that he does not remember how he got the last one. There is no way to know where the ball is going to go once it leaves your hands you just let physics take over and hope for an ace.  The data in this article is mainly focused on what you need to do in order to increase your ace average. There is not a lot of relative findings for my topic when researching. I mainly just found the NCAA where I collected my data.
(https://volleyballmag.com/floatserve/)

sources

https://www.sdhsaa.com/Athletics/GirlsSports/Volleyball/StatisticalGuidelinesandDefinitions.aspx
https://www.thoughtco.com/types-of-volleyball-serves-3428919
https://stats.ncaa.org/teams/448812
https://stats.ncaa.org/teams/448901

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