Top-ranked and Pac-12 Champion UCLA received its first-ever No. 1 overall seed in the 2018 National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship and is looking to claim the its first-ever national title. Among the teams standing in the way is two-time defending national champion USC, the No. 5 seed overall in the eight-team field. The beach volleyball national championship will be competed in Gulf Shores, Ala., May 4-6.