G-Scalpex, which is desperate to break into the 40-point range, and IBK, which has been steadily racking up wins lately, will likely be fighting for the spring volleyball ticket until the end of the season.
In contrast to the tightening of the competition in the mid-table, rebounding from the bottom of the standings is unlikely to be easy.
The men’s bottom-ranked KB Insurance Stars (17-4 W-18 L) snapped a six-game losing streak with a win over Korean Air on Sept. 9, but the gap between them and sixth-ranked KEPCO Big Storm (29-10 W-11 L) is significant.
The bottom-ranked Pepper Savings Bank AI Peppers (7-2 W19 L) have now lost 14 straight games.
They are on the verge of finishing last for the third consecutive season.