Five teams earn first-place votes in new media poll

A season-high five teams received a first-place vote but BYU remained atop the national media poll.

BYU received three first-place votes to maintain its No. 1 ranking for the second consecutive week in the new Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Media Poll released Tuesday.


The Cougars entered the weekend on a nation-best 12-match winning streak before the team split a two-match home series against Pepperdine. The loss also dropped BYU into a four-way tie for first place in the MPSF.

Ohio State received two first-place votes to jump two spots to No. 2 and came within two points of tying BYU for the top spot in the national rankings.

UCLA tied BYU for the most first-place votes but finished nine points behind the Cougars at No. 3. In addition, Stanford picked up two first-place votes to earn tbe No. 4 ranking, while Long Beach State receiving one first-place vote rounded-out the top five of the national media poll.

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 11)
1. BYU — 94 (3) points
2. Ohio State — 92 (2) points
3. UCLA — 85 (3) points
4. Stanford — 84 (2) points
5. Long Beach State — 83 (1) points
6. Pepperdine — 50 points
7. UC Santa Barbara — 29 points
8. Ball State — 26 points
9. Hawai’i — 21 points
T- 10. CSUN — 18 points
T- 10. Penn State — 18 points
Others receiving votes: Loyola 5