A shakeup hit the Off the Block National Media Poll with Pepperdine and BYU being the biggest beneficiaries.
Both the Waves and Cougars jumped two spots and were among the six teams that changed rankings in the top-10 poll that was released Tuesday.
BYU following conference upsets against UCLA and Pepperdine moved to No. 7 in the National Media Poll. Despite the road loss to BYU, Pepperdine was still able to climb to No. 4 in the new national rankings.
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||19-0||107 (8)||1||—|
|3||UC Santa Barbara||15-5||85||3||—|
Others receiving votes: Barton 4; USC 2; Concordia-Irvine 1
Dropped out of rankings: USC