Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

There are critical early-season conference matches from coast-to-coast tonight in college men’s volleyball.

No. 1 Pepperdine and No. 5 BYU will attempt to stay undefeated in the MPSF as they both play top-10 nationally ranked teams. In addition, not to be overlooked on the East Coast is a match-up between Mount Olive and Limestone, two of the preseason favorites to represent the Conference Carolinas in the NCAA Tournament.

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Q&A with Pepperdine men’s volleyball coach Marv Dunphy

Being ranked No. 1 in the nation just isn’t that big of a deal for Pepperdine.

Pepperdine coach Marv Dunphy said in an interview with Off the Block earlier this week that while his team is happy to be atop the national rankings for the first time in four years it’s more focused on the big picture and being the best team at the end of the season.

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UC Irvine, USC players named Springbak, Inc. Co-National Freshman of the Week

Freshmen from UC Irvine and USC following career performances last week both earned a share of one of the nation’s top individual weekly awards.

Off the Block announced Monday that UC Irvine outside attacker Tamir Hershko and USC middle attacker Andy Benesh were selected as the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Co-National Freshman of the Week.

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Quick hits: 5 things to take away from this weekend’s college men’s volleyball matches

Another weekend and more upheaval in college men’s volleyball as two of the top-five nationally ranked teams lost and several individuals came close to setting school and conference records.

Check out the five things to take away from this weekend in college men’s volleyball.

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