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

Photo courtesy of BYU athletics

A match-up between two of the top-three teams in the nation is now officially set.

BYU and UC Santa Barbara days before the start of their weekend non-conference series stayed at No. 2 and No. 3 in the new Off the Block National Media Poll that was released Wednesday.

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 9-0 117 (9) 1
2 BYU 8-0 111 (3) 2
3 UC Santa Barbara 6-0 94 3
4 Long Beach State 5-0 84 4
5 Lewis 5-3 60 7 +2
6 Penn State 4-2 58 9 +3
7 UC Irvine 3-3 55 5 -2
8 UCLA 4-2 37 6 -2
9 Stanford 4-3 12 8 -1
10 Purdue Fort Wayne 4-2 10 RV

Others receiving votes: Pepperdine 9; NJIT 5; Princeton 4; UC San Diego 4
Dropped out of rankings: Pepperdine