BYU jumps past Stanford to No. 2 in new media poll

BYU received just enough votes to move back into the top two in the national media poll.

BYU gained one more point than Stanford to jump one spot to No. 2 in the newest Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Media Poll released Tuesday.


The Cougars are on a conference-best 10-match winning streak. It also swept a two-match series against CSUN during the weekend to extend its game-winning streak to a school-record 30 games.

BYU and Stanford flipping spots were two of the five teams to move in the new media poll. In addition, Ball State and UC Santa Barbara finished tied for No. 7 and moved ahead of Hawai’i, which dropped to No. 9.

Along with these teams, Long Beach State received all but three first-place votes to remain at No. 1 for the third consecutive week.

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 8)
1. Long Beach State — 117 (9) points
2. BYU — 104 (2) points
3. Stanford — 103 (1) points
4. UCLA — 83 points
5. Penn State — 62 points
6. Ohio State — 56 points
T-7. Ball State — 36 points
T-7. UC Santa Barbara — 36 points
9. Hawai’i — 35 points
10. Pepperdine — 15 points
Others receiving votes: Loyola 5; CSUN 2