There is a tie at the No. 1 ranking for the first time in the inaugural year of the national media poll.
Both Ohio State and UCLA received 106 points to finish tied atop the new Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Media Poll that was released Tuesday.
Ohio State received three first-place votes and jumped up one spot in the national media poll after defeating Ball State and IPFW during the weekend to take sole possession of first-place in the MIVA. UCLA earned a nation-best five first-place votes and moved up two spots following wins against CSUN and Long Beach State last week.
Four teams received first-place votes in the national media this media poll.
BYU picked up two first-place votes and dropped from No. 1 to No. 3 in the new media poll with five fewer points than Ohio State and UCLA. In addition, Stanford had two first-place votes and finished at No. 4.
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 12)
T-1. Ohio State — 106 (3) points
T-1. UCLA — 106 (5) points
3. BYU — 101 (2) points
4. Stanford — 95 (2) points
5. Long Beach State — 72 points
6. Pepperdine — 58 points
7. Hawai’i — 38 points
8. UC Santa Barbara — 36 points
9. Ball State — 28 points
10. Penn State — 9 points
Others receiving votes: CSUN 7; Loyola 3; St. Francis 2