The keywords at the end of the V-League are ‘stop breaking’ and ‘getting better’… Victory Points Matter
The fight for the middle rank in the men’s professional volleyball is fierce. According to the differential scoring system, even if you lose a game,스포츠토토 the rankings go up, and so on. Mid-level teams must bite their opponents to the end to go to spring volleyball.
OK Financial Group won 3-2 (25-21 25-21 22-25 16-25 15-13) in the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League men’s KEPCO home game held at Ansan Sangnoksu Gymnasium on the 16th.
It was common sense that the winner, OK Financial, would rise in the rankings, but it was the opposite.
OK Finance, which had one win, stood shoulder to shoulder with Woori Card (41 points from 14 wins and 14 losses) with 14 wins and 15 losses and 41 points, but was pushed out of the set and failed to raise the rankings and stayed in 5th place.
On the other hand, KEPCO, which added 1 loss, became 13-16, but thanks to the full set, they accumulated 1 point and recorded 42 points, bringing down Woori Card to 4th place and rising to 3rd place.
This happened because of the differential scoring system applied by professional volleyball.
In the V-League, if you win by a set score of 3-1 or 3-0, you can get 3 points, but if you win 3-2 after a full set match, you must share the points with the losing team. After a full set, the winning team gets 2 points instead of 3, and the losing team gets 1 point instead of 0.
According to this calculation method, KEPCO lost the game, but thanks to winning two sets, they added points and rose to third place. However, as Woori Card beat Korean Air 3-0 on the 17th and accumulated 3 points to reach 44 points, KEPCO fell back to 4th place.
The third place in the V-League, where the competition is heating up like this, is a ranking that can go to spring volleyball, that is, the postseason. Under the current rules, if the difference between the 3rd and 4th place teams is 3 points or less, a semi-playoff will be held between the two teams.
3rd has an advantage over 4th. The semi-playoffs are played as a single match, and in the case of the men’s division, it is held at the home stadium of the third place team. If you receive one-sided support from the home crowd at the home stadium, you can gain an advantage in the fight for courage.
As a result, the battle for the middle ranks between the 3rd to 5th teams is expected to become more intense. With only 7 to 8 games left for each team until the end of the regular league, the 3rd to 5th places are so close that the rankings are overturned with just one game. Although 6th-ranked KB Insurance and 7th-ranked Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance are somewhat behind, they could emerge as ambushes if they go on a winning streak.
As a result, it is expected that the key words at the end of this season’s regular season will be ‘Middle Break (the important thing is not to break)’ and ‘I lost but fought well’. Even if you lose the game, you can win up to 2 sets, and if you lose at the end of the full set, you can win 1 point. That way, it can raise its ranking even if it loses like KEPCO on the 16th. In a fierce competition where one victory point is valuable, it is a situation in which the team can lead the team to spring volleyball only if they show the spirit of holding on to the end.