Media poll voters: College men’s volleyball preseason predictions

With the college men’s volleyball almost here, the time has come for members of the National Media Poll to go out on a limb and make their preseason predictions.

Like any preseason prognostication it’s a best guess at what will happen during the four-month long season. The best thing about college men’s volleyball, though, is all the conference championships and national title will be decided on the court.

The National Media Poll is coordinated by Off the Block and is released every Tuesday during the regular. Check out how some of the media poll voters’ predictions for the upcoming season.


MPSF CHAMPION
Kevin Barnett: Long Beach State
Jonathan Bates: UCLA
Rob Espero: BYU
Kaitlyn Jasnica: BYU
Vinnie Lopes: UCLA
Jerry Strub: UCLA
Sean Walker: BYU
Tanner Walters: BYU
Tiff Wells: UCLA
Brendan Yu: BYU

MIVA CHAMPION
Kevin Barnett: Lewis
Jonathan Bates: Ohio State
Rob Espero: Ohio State
Kaitlyn Jasnica: Ohio State
Vinnie Lopes: Ohio State
Jerry Strub: Lewis
Sean Walker: Ohio State
Tanner Walters: Ohio State
Tiff Wells: Ohio State
Brendan Yu: Ohio State

EIVA CHAMPION
Kevin Barnett: George Mason
Jonathan Bates: George Mason
Rob Espero: George Mason
Kaitlyn Jasnica: George Mason
Vinnie Lopes: George Mason
Jerry Strub: George Mason
Sean Walker: Penn State
Tanner Walters: George Mason
Tiff Wells: George Mason
Brendan Yu: George Mason


CONFCAROLINAS CHAMPION
Kevin Barnett: No Pick
Jonathan Bates: Erskine
Rob Espero: Erskine
Kaitlyn Jasnica: Erskine
Vinnie Lopes: Barton
Jerry Strub: Mount Olive
Sean Walker: Erskine
Tanner Walters: Barton
Tiff Wells: Pfeiffer
Brendan Yu: Barton

NCAA FINALS
Kevin Barnett: UCLA vs. Long Beach State
Jonathan Bates: UCLA vs. Ohio State
Rob Espero: UCLA vs. Ohio State
Kaitlyn Jasnica: Ohio State vs. Long Beach State
Vinnie Lopes: UCLA vs. Ohio State
Jerry Strub: UCLA vs. Lewis
Sean Walker: BYU vs. Ohio State
Tanner Walters: UCLA vs. Ohio State
Tiff Wells: UCLA vs. Ohio State
Brendan Yu: BYU vs. UCLA

NCAA CHAMPION
Kevin Barnett: UCLA
Jonathan Bates: UCLA
Rob Espero: Ohio State
Kaitlyn Jasnica: Ohio State
Vinnie Lopes: Ohio State
Jerry Strub: Lewis
Sean Walker: Ohio State
Tanner Walters: Ohio State
Tiff Wells: UCLA
Brendan Yu: UCLA

NATIONAL PLAYER OF YEAR
Kevin Barnett: Micah Ma’a, UCLA
Jonathan Bates: Nicolas Szerszen, Ohio State
Rob Espero: Nicolas Szerszen, Ohio State
Kaitlyn Jasnica: Nicolas Szerszen, Ohio State
Vinnie Lopes: Nicolas Szerszen, Ohio State
Jerry Strub: No pick
Sean Walker: Nicolas Szerszen, Ohio State
Tanner Walters: Nicolas Szerszen, Ohio State
Tiff Wells: Micah Ma’a, UCLA
Brendan Yu: Brenden Sander, BYU

National Media Poll voting members participating in preseason predications
Kevin Barnett — The Net Live host, Pac-12 Network announcer
Jonathan Bates — Off the Block special contributor
Rob Espero — UC Irvine announcer, The Net Live contributor
Kaitlyn Jasnica — The Herald-News volleyball reporter
Vinnie Lopes — Off the Block founder and editor
Jerry Stub — The Middle Hitter editor
Sean Walker — KSL volleyball reporter
Tanner Walters — Daily Bruin editor-in-chief
Christopher Wells — Hawai’i radio announcer
Brendan Yu — Off the Block special contributor