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Collegiate Spikeball

We're pumped for the 2017 - 2018 Collegiate Season. This year will include new formats, new rivalries, and many more tournaments throughout the season. 

Our Goal

We aim to generate more local competition, create greater access to tournaments, and support the growth of clubs that recruit, practice, and compete against other colleges. 

How You Can Help

Register for the 2017 -2018 Season

Fill out this short survey to officially register (please do this even if you signed up and participated last year). All players must be enrolled full-time pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree to represent their school.

Add your college to your team profile

  1. Log in to spikeballroundnet.com
  2. In the top navigation, click on "Teams" and then select your college team (if you don't already have your team set up, you can add it)
  3. After selecting the team, scroll down to the admin menu on the bottom left and select "Edit Team"
  4. Click "select a college" and then choose your college from the drop-down menu. 
Play Spikeball!
  • Build your University’s club!  Minimum 2 members per club, no max!
  • Compete in any Spikeball Roundnet sanctioned events.  
  • Host a College Tournament or head-to-head match.  
  • Join our “Spikeball College Clubs” group on Facebook for the latest updates on the program.

Tournament Info

Fall Semester

During the fall semester, we will have 9 sectional tournaments (1 for each section). Team from any section are allowed to compete in any of the fall tournaments. Outside of the official tournaments sanctioned by Spikeball, we encourage schools to set up their own events and help build the competition. 

Spring Semester

During the spring we will have 9 Sectional tournaments and a National championship. For the Spring Sectionals, only colleges from that section can compete. This means there will be 9 Sectional winners and 1 National champion. Again, we encourage schools to set up their own events outside of the ones officially sanctioned by Spikeball. 

Tournament Format

The structure for the college division will have a new format this season.

All college divisions will start out with a standard Individual team tournament (pool play then bracket play) consisting of college teams from different schools. After the completion of the individual tournament, the new addition will come into play: the Club tournament. A Club tournament team will consist of 2-3 individual teams that compete together as a squad.

The Club tournament will begin in bracket play and the squad's seeding will be determined by the squads combined points based on final placements of the teams from the Individual Bracket. See points below in rankings section.The matchups in the Club Bracket will put the squads’ 3 teams (1v1 2v2 3v3) against the other squads’ 3 teams.*

The squad that wins 2 out of the 3 matches continues on to the next round of the bracket. If a school with only 2 teams plays a school with all 3 teams then the 2-team school must win both of their matchups to continue. If both schools only have 2 teams then point differential will be the tie-breaker in the case of the clubs splitting matches.

*If two teams from the same squad are knocked out in the same round of the Individual Bracket, the point differential in that round will determine which team is seeded higher. If point differential is the same then whichever team had the higher seed entering bracket play is the higher team. If two squads have the same combined point total then the squad with the higher finishing team in the Individual Bracket gets the higher seed.

Because the team count is limited to 3 in order to compete, a school may have multiple squads compete in the Club tournament. (i.e. if a school has 8 teams playing in the Individual tournament, they can send two squads of 3 and one squad of 2 to compete in the Club tournament). But, squads must be declared before the start of the Individual tournament (i.e. UGA has 6 teams and must declare which teams are a part of UGA Red and UGA Black before the individual tournament). The order of the individual teams as part of the squad will be determined by the placement of the teams in Individual Bracket play. 

Spring Schedule


For spring play, teams may only compete in the Sectional in which their school is located. 

The top two teams in the Individual team tournament of each Sectional will be placed in one of two even power pools at Nationals.


Spikeball Roundnet College Nationals will be held at the Ohio State University. We have the Lincoln Tower Park fields reserved, in the shadow of the 'Horseshoe' stadium! More information on lodging, transportation, etc. will come on the event page.

A team does not have to attend Sectionals before Nationals, all teams may compete at Nationals. There is no limit on the amount teams to represent each school.


There will be both individual team and club rankings. This year, only college specific tournaments will count toward your ranking. We are very focused on advancing the club competition aspect as we feel this does the most to strengthen the sport and build a lasting tradition on campuses. 

Individual Team Ranking

Independent College Tournament

Teams 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Round of 8 Round of 16 Round of 32
16-31 50 30 20 15 8 4 n/a
32-63 125 75 50 38 20 10 5
64+ 175 105 70 53 30 15 8

Sanctioned College Tournament

Type 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Round of 8 Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64
Sectional 325 195 130 95 50 25 12 6
National 750 450 300 225 112.5 57 30 15


Power Rankings

*Determined by a panel following the 2017 Fall College Sectionals - check out the reveal video here*

Top 25 Teams

  1. Spicy Rubi (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  2. Easily Dug (University of Tennessee Chattanooga)
  3. Coup d'Etat (University of Texas Dallas)
  4. Double B's (California State University, Chico)
  5. Recrem (Mercer University)
  6. Arthecio (University of Tennessee Chattanooga)
  7. dantowitz_gross (University of Rochester)
  8. PB&J (State University of New York, Albany)
  9. Daddy's Crackers (University of Tennessee Chattanooga)
  10. Spicy Hands (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  11. Model_Todi (Yale University)
  12. Bear Necessities (University of Texas)
  13. Whift Cream (Grand Canyon University)
  14. Chocolate Milk (University of Tennessee Knoxville)
  15. Quad Gods (University of Georgia)
  16. Redbird (Illinois State University)
  17. Filthy Falcons (Messiah College)
  18. Foxy Men (George Fox College)
  19. Newton Dogs (University of California Los Angeles)
  20. MKE Skoes Bros Milwaukee School of Engineering
  21. Minor 216 (Hamilton College)
  22. Unsalted Meat (Kairos Discipleship School)
  23. The Blue Guys (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 
  24. Beef Supreme (University of Connecticut)
  25. Mr. Clean (Western Washington University)

Top 10 Clubs

  1. University of Tennessee Chattanooga (Atlantic Coast)
  2. University of Massachusetts Amherst (New England)
  3. University of Georgia (Tropic South)
  4. Messiah College (East Bay)
  5. University of Rochester (New England)
  6. Clemson University (Atlantic Coast)
  7. Grand Canyon University (Southwest)
  8. University of Texas Dallas (South Central)
  9. University of California Los Angeles (Southwest)
  10. Mercer University (Tropic South)

Note about Rankings and Development of the Sport

As we collect more data points we will be able to create more accurately rankings. We understand that in the beginning stages these rankings may not accurately represent the skill of certain teams and clubs. Collegiate Spikeball is very new and we're testing out different formats and systems that we think will move the sport in the right direction. You should have two goals this season:

Your goals for the season should be to develop your club (recruit players, practice, host and travel to tournaments), win your sectional championship, and win the national championship. The rankings are just a way to help keep score, but they're not the end goal. 

Please bear with us as we learn what works and what doesn't. Please don't hesitate to give us your suggestions, ideas, and feedback. It's only as a community that we can make roundnet the next great American sport.