Five takeaways from early rounds

Originally Published: December 9, 2013
By Mechelle Voepel | espnW.com

The NCAA women's volleyball tournament field was pared down to 16 teams over the weekend. The SEC was eliminated, the Big Ten was vindicated (not that it needed to be), and there was a very happy visiting team flying out of Hawaii, which doesn't happen all that much.

Here are five takeaways from the early rounds as we look back on that and look ahead to this weekend's regional action.

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