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

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It’s officially a split decision for the top-ranked team in the nation.

BYU and Hawai’i each received six first-place votes to finish tied for No. 1 in the latest Off the Block National Media Poll that was released Tuesday.

The Cougars and Rainbow Warriors remain the only two undefeated teams in the nation. In addition, Hawai’i following three wins at the Outrigger Invitational received one more first-place vote than last week’s poll to move into a tie for the No. 1 ranking.

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
T-1 BYU 12-0 114 (6) 1
T-1 Hawai’i 12-0 114 (6) 2 +1
3 UC Santa Barbara 8-2 94 3
4 Long Beach State 7-1 79 6 +2
5 UC Irvine 7-4 75 4 +1
6 Lewis 7-4 47 5 +1
7 Pepperdine 4-3 22 T-10 -3
8 UCLA 5-5 20 7 +1
9 Purdue Fort Wayne 6-2 18 RV
T-10 Penn State 4-6 17 8 -2
T-10 Princeton 6-4 17 T-10

Others receiving votes: Grand Canyon 14; UC San Diego 13; Stanford 11; Harvard 3; Concordia-Irvine 1; McKendree 1
Dropped out of rankings: Ohio State