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

Photo courtesy of UC Santa Barbara athletics

Another marquee non-conference victory has landed UC Santa Barbara in the top five of the national rankings for the first time this season.

UC Santa Barbara following a five-game victory against UCLA jumped one spot to No. 5 in the latest Off the Block National 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 14-0 130 (13) 1
2 Hawai’i 10-0 116 2
3 UC Irvine 13-2 105 3
4 Pepperdine 10-2 86 5 +1
5 UC Santa Barbara 13-3 77 6 +1
6 UCLA 10-4 69 4 -2
7 Loyola 11-3 53 7
8 Stanford 9-5 33 9 +1
9 Lewis 11-4 21 8 -1
10 BYU 6-4 20 10

Others receiving votes: CSUN 4; Barton 1
Dropped out of rankings: None