My men’s volleyball media poll ballot

UCLA was able to defeat UC Irvine during the weekend but wasn’t able to bypass the Anteaters in the polls.

UCLA following its four-game upset victory jumped one spot to No. 3 and finished one vote behind No. 2 UC Irvine in the newest national media poll released Tuesday.

Check out this week’s top 10 men’s volleyball media poll and the video breakdown of my ballot with explanations on why I ranked each team where I did.
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Off the Block unveils new national Server of the Year award

A new national award will be introduced this season to recognize the best college men’s volleyball server in the country.

Off the Block announced Monday that at the end of this regular season it will present the inaugural national Server of the Year award to honor the top NCAA Division I-II player from behind the service line this year.
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Deeper look at men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament selection criteria

A weekend of upsets has changed the field dynamic and made things much closer for the selection committee to decide the lone at-large bid and seeding for the upcoming NCAA Tournament in May.

Below is the entry from the 2013 NCAA men’s volleyball championship handbook on how the three-person volleyball selection committee determines the at-large team and seeding for the NCAA Tournament.
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The top 5 men’s volleyball stories of the week

It’s your top five men’s volleyball story list, but with a twist.

Every Sunday during the men’s volleyball regular season, Off the Block will post the top five best men’s volleyball stories of the week from around the nation. The list, though, is based more on how well the reporter wrote and covered the story rather than just what happened on the court.
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Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Seeding for the conference tournaments is starting to come into focus and could be a whole lot clearer after tonight.

Five of the top six nationally ranked teams are in action tonight, including No. 2 UC Irvine playing host to No. 4 UCLA. In addition, Penn State will play George Mason with a chance to win the out-right EIVA regular season championship once again.

Check out the top-five men’s volleyball matches from around the nation to follow tonight.
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