Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor
No. 5 Loyola was the biggest mover in the latest National Media Poll released on Tuesday. The Ramblers moved up two spots after beating No. 7 Pepperdine in five games, and sweeping UC San Diego.
Conversely, No. 4 UC Irvine dropped two spots after splitting a pair of matches this weekend at No. 8 Stanford. Six of the teams ranked in the poll dropped a match last week, including two teams who lost their first matches of the season – UC Irvine and Pepperdine. Shakeup in this week’s poll was expected – only No. 1 Long Beach State and No. 10 CSUN stayed in the same position they were in last week’s poll.
The 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.
Off the Block National Media Poll
|1||Long Beach State||6-0||130 (13)||1||—|
Others receiving votes: UC Santa Barbara 8, Barton 4, George Mason 2, Ball State 1, Ohio State 1
Dropped out of rankings: None