Another week and another No. 1 ranking for UCLA but this time it’s unanimous in the media poll.
The Bruins for the first time this season received every first-place vote to remain atop the newest Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Media Poll that was released Tuesday.
UCLA (8-0, 4-0 MPSF) swept Cal Baptist and defeated its rival USC in four games on Saturday to maintain solo possession of first place in the MPSF. This is the second consecutive week that the Bruins have been ranked No. 1 in the National Media Poll.
Along with UCLA, Long Beach State leaped one spot ahead of BYU to No. 2 in the poll after the teams split their two-match weekend series. In addition, Stanford and the defending-NCAA champions Loyola round-out the top five.
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 3)
1. UCLA — 110 (11) points
2. Long Beach State — 89 points
3. BYU — 78 points
4. Stanford — 73 points
5. Loyola — 60 points
6. Hawai’i — 50 points
7. Pepperdine — 42 points
8. Ohio State — 33 points
9. UC Irvine — 29 points
10. UC Santa Barbara — 21 points
Others receiving votes: Penn State 15; CSUN 7