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

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There is no surprise that Long Beach State is the new No. 1, but the surprise is that the 49ers did not receive all of the No. 1 votes.

Long Beach State received 11 of the 12 first place votes, while Hawai’i received the other first place vote in the latest Off the Block National Media Poll that was released Tuesday.

Fresh off two victories over then No. 3 UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine jumped three spots in the poll to No. 6. Conversely, the Gauchos dropped four spots to No. 7 in the poll. The other big mover in the poll is No. 10 BYU who re-enters the poll after earning their first conference road win on Saturday at Stanford.

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

RankTeamRecordPointsPreviousTrend
1Long Beach State25-1119 (11)2+1
2Hawai’i25-2108 (1)1-1
3Pepperdine20-6963
4UCLA19-8705+
5USC17-9596+1
6UC Irvine17-10559+3
7UC Santa Barbara17-9533-4
8Lewis23-5527-1
9Loyola20-71910+1
10BYU13-1111RV+3

Others receiving votes: Barton 8; Stanford 6; Princeton 3
Dropped out of rankings: Stanford