Off the Block/Springbak National Media Poll

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Media Poll started in 2016 and is the only national rankings in college 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. Teams eligible for this weekly poll must compete at the NCAA Division I-II level or must be in the process of transitioning to the NCAA Division I-II level. The voting committee for the National Media Poll is comprised of college men’s volleyball media members from around the nation and were selected by Off the Block. A new National Media Poll will be released on the Off the Block website every Tuesday during the regular season.

Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Media Poll (2018 final)

Rank Team Record Points Previous Trend
1 Long Beach State 28-1 100 (10) 1
2 UCLA 26-8 90 4 +2
3 BYU 22-7 78 2 -1
4 Ohio State 25-6 72 6 +2
5 UC Irvine 21-10 56 2 -3
6 Hawai’i 19-8 54 6
7 Loyola 23-7 37 8 +1
8 Pepperdine 15-8 30 5 -3
9 CSUN 16-11 12 9
10 Lewis 19-11 6 RV +1

Others receiving votes: Ball State 5; UC Santa Barbara 5; Concordia-Irvine 2; George Mason 1; King 1
Dropped out of rankings: Ball State

2018 National Media Poll week results: Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10 | Week 11 | Week 12 | Week 13

Previous National Media Poll results: 2016 season | 2017 season

National Media Poll voting committee
Kevin Barnett — The Net Live host, Pac-12 Network announcer
Jonathan Bates — Off the Block associate editor
Rob Espero — UC Irvine announcer, The Net Live contributor
Kaitlyn Jasnica — The Herald-News volleyball reporter
Brandon Johnson – Off the Block special contributor
Jarom Jordan — BYUtv volleyball announcer, BYU Sports Nation host
Vinnie Lopes — Off the Block editor
Jerry Stub — The Middle Hitter editor
Ted Wang — Off the Block special contributor
Christopher Wells — Hawai’i radio announcer
Brendan Yu — Off the Block special contributor
Melissa Zhang — Daily Bruin assistant sports editor