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

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The resurgence for USC continues in the national rankings.

The Trojans following two more conference victories against top-10 ranked team jumped two spots to No. 7 in the latest Off the Block National Media Poll that was released Tuesday.

This is the highest ranking in 2019 for USC, which has won eight of its last night matches and moved within a match of first place in the MPSF.

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 Hawai’i 23-0 130 (13) 1
2 Long Beach State 21-1 117 2
3 UC Santa Barbara 17-5 102 3
4 Pepperdine 17-6 93 4
5 UCLA 17-7 77 5
6 Lewis 20-5 50 7 +1
7 USC 15-8 44 9 +2
8 UC Irvine 14-9 38 8
9 Stanford 14-10 32 6 -3
10 Loyola 17-7 18 RV +1

Others receiving votes: Barton 6; BYU 5; Concordia-Irvine 2
Dropped out of rankings: BYU