Off the Block releases new college men’s volleyball national media poll

Photo courtesy of UC Santa Barbara athletics

UC Santa Barbara is back in the Off the Block National Media Poll.

The Gauchos following two home victories against top-10 ranked teams during the weekend jumped to No. 9 in the latest media poll that was released on Tuesday.

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

Rank Team Record Points Previous Trend
1 Long Beach State 7-0 120 (12) 1
2 Hawai’i 3-0 102 2
3 BYU 4-0 99 3
4 UC Irvine 8-2 82 4
5 UCLA 6-2 61 6 +1
6 Loyola 6-2 55 5 -1
7 Pepperdine 5-2 51 7
8 Stanford 7-1 46 8
9 UC Santa Barbara 7-3 26 RV +2
10 Lewis 6-3 11 9 -1

Others receiving votes: Barton 2; USC 2; Ball State 1; CSUN 1; George Mason 1
Dropped out of rankings: CSUN