One week before the end of the regular season and BYU is back to No. 1 in the national media poll
The Cougars received a majority of the first-place votes and jumped up two spots to take the top spot in the latest Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Media Poll that was released Tuesday.
BYU following a two-week absence atop the national media poll climbed back to No. 1 as it swept a two-match road series against then-No. 1/1 UCLA during the weekend. With these victories, BYU remains tied with Stanford for first place in the MPSF.
Stanford received three first-place votes to finish seven points behind BYU at No. 2. In addition, Ohio State was the only other school to earn first-place votes and moved to No. 3 in the national rankings.
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 13)
1. BYU — 104 (6) points
2. Stanford — 97 (3) points
3. Ohio Sate — 93 (2) points
4. UCLA — 77 points
5. Long Beach State — 65 points
6. Pepperdine — 51 points
7. UC Santa Barbara — 42 points
8. Ball State — 34 points
9. Hawai’i — 22 points
10. Penn State — 8 points
Others receiving votes: CSUN 5; Loyola 4; Barton 2