OTB, Springbak release new college men’s volleyball national media poll

One point is all that separates BYU, UC Irvine and UCLA in the final media poll of the regular season.

BYU and UC Irvine both received 71 points to finish tied at No. 2, while UCLA maintained its No. 4 ranking with 70 points in the newest Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Media Poll that was released on Tuesday.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Media Poll is the only rankings in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball solely determined by media members. The 10 teams receiving the most votes are ranked in the National Media Poll, while other schools earning votes but finishing outside of the top 10 are considered teams receiving votes.

A new national media poll is released every Tuesday during the regular season on Off the Block’s website. The next media poll will be released in May following the conference tournaments and the NCAA Tournament.

Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Media Poll

Rank Team Record Points Previous Trend
1 Long Beach State 23-0 90 (9) 1
T-2 BYU 20-6 71 2
T-2 UC Irvine 19-7 71 3 +1
4 UCLA 22-6 70 4
5 Pepperdine 15-7 48 5
T-6 Hawai’i 17-6 38 6 +2
T-6 Ohio State 20-5 38 6
8 Loyola 21-6 31 7 -1
9 CSUN 13-10 11 9
10 Ball State 17-11 10 RV +1

Others receiving votes: Lewis 6; Concordia-Irvine 2
Dropped out of rankings: Lewis