UCLA surpasses BYU as new No. 1 in media poll

UCLA is undefeated and now the top ranked team in the weekly college men’s volleyball national media poll.

The Bruins received all received all but one first-place vote to move up a spot to No. 1 in the latest Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Media Poll that was released Tuesday morning.


UCLA (5-0, 2-0 MPSF) defeated No. 4/3 UC Irvine and UC San Diego during the weekend to become one of the first teams in the nation to reach five victories so far this season.

BYU, which received the only other first-place vote, dropped from atop the inaugural poll to No. 2 after splitting a two-match weekend series against Stanford. That road upset versus BYU, though, helped result in Stanford making the biggest jump in the poll as it went from receiving votes to No. 5.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Media Poll is the only national rankings in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball solely determined by media members. The 10 teams receiving the most votes are ranked in National Media Poll, while other schools earning votes but finishing outside of the top 10 are considered teams receiving votes.

OFF THE BLOCK/SPRINGBAK NATIONAL MEDIA POLL (Week 2)
1. UCLA — 109 (10) points
2. BYU — 90 (1) points
3. Long Beach State — 88 points
4. UC Irvine — 65 points
5. Stanford — 50 points
6. Loyola — 48 points
7. Hawai’i — 44 points
8. Ohio State — 33 points
9. UC Santa Barbara — 30 points
10. Pepperdine — 22 points
Others receiving votes: Penn State 16; CSUN 10
Dropped from rankings: Lewis