Projected preseason top 10 national rankings: No. 1 BYU

BYU is projected by Off the Block to be No. 1 in the preseason national rankings.

Off the Block throughout December and January will reveal its projected men’s volleyball preseason top 10 national rankings and will profile a top-10 team each day. The Off the Block projected preseason rankings were created independently of the AVCA Coaches Poll and the Volleyball Magazine Top 10 Media Poll.

The college men’s volleyball season begins this week and concludes with the Final Four in May.
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Projected preseason top 10 national rankings: No. 2 UC Irvine

UC Irvine is projected by Off the Block to be No. 2 in the preseason national rankings.

Off the Block throughout December and January will reveal its projected men’s volleyball preseason top 10 national rankings and will profile a top-10 team each day. The Off the Block projected preseason rankings were created independently of the AVCA Coaches Poll and the Volleyball Magazine Top 10 Media Poll.

The college men’s volleyball season begins this week and concludes with the Final Four in May.
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Projected preseason top 10 national rankings: No. 3 UCLA

UCLA is projected by Off the Block to be No. 3 in the preseason national rankings.

Off the Block throughout December will reveal its projected men’s volleyball preseason top 10 national rankings and will profile a top-10 team each day. The Off the Block projected preseason rankings were created independently of the AVCA Coaches Poll and the Volleyball Magazine Top 10 Media Poll.

The college men’s volleyball season begins on Jan. 3 and concludes with the Final Four in May.
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Commentary: Finally putting a ring on it to end 2011

For a reporter, sometimes the best thing that happens during a big game has nothing to do with what takes place on the court.

This was the case for me when I was working for The Ball State Daily News in 2008 and covering the Ball State men’s volleyball team. No. 6 Ball State was on an 11-match winning streak and playing a road match against No. 1 Penn State.

It was one of the biggest matches of the season, and I had decided earlier that week that I wanted to make the 10-hour drive from Muncie, Ind., to University Park, Pa., to cover the match.
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Projected preseason top 10 national rankings: No. 4 Penn State

Penn State is projected by Off the Block to be No. 4 in the preseason national rankings.

Off the Block throughout December will reveal its projected men’s volleyball preseason top 10 national rankings and will profile a top-10 team each day. The Off the Block projected preseason rankings were created independently of the AVCA Coaches Poll and the Volleyball Magazine Top 10 Media Poll.

The college men’s volleyball season begins on Jan. 3 and concludes with the Final Four in May.
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Projected preseason top 10 national rankings: No. 5 Stanford

Stanford is projected by Off the Block to be No. 5 in the preseason national rankings.

Off the Block throughout December will reveal its projected men’s volleyball preseason top 10 national rankings and will profile a top-10 team each day. The Off the Block projected preseason rankings were created independently of the AVCA Coaches Poll and the Volleyball Magazine Top 10 Media Poll.

The college men’s volleyball season begins on Jan. 3 and concludes with the Final Four in May.
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Projected preseason top 10 national rankings: No. 6 USC

USC is projected by Off the Block to be No. 6 in the preseason national rankings.

Off the Block throughout December will reveal its projected men’s volleyball preseason top 10 national rankings and will profile a top-10 team each day. The Off the Block projected preseason rankings were created independently of the AVCA Coaches Poll and the Volleyball Magazine Top 10 Media Poll.

The college men’s volleyball season begins on Jan. 3 and concludes with the Final Four in May.
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Projected preseason top 10 national rankings: No. 7 Long Beach State

Long Beach State is projected by Off the Block to be No. 7 in the preseason national rankings.

Off the Block throughout December will reveal its projected men’s volleyball preseason top 10 national rankings and will profile a top-10 team each day. The Off the Block projected preseason rankings were created independently of the AVCA Coaches Poll and the Volleyball Magazine Top 10 Media Poll.

The college men’s volleyball season begins on Jan. 3 and concludes with the Final Four in May.
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Projected preseason top 10 national rankings: No. 8 Ohio State

Ohio State is projected by Off the Block to be No. 8 in the preseason national rankings.

Off the Block throughout December will reveal its projected men’s volleyball preseason top 10 national rankings and will profile a top-10 team each day. The Off the Block projected preseason rankings were created independently of the AVCA Coaches Poll and the Volleyball Magazine Top 10 Media Poll.

The college men’s volleyball season begins on Jan. 3 and concludes with the Final Four in May.
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Projected preseason top 10 national rankings: No. 9 Loyola

Loyola is projected by Off the Block to be No. 9 in the preseason national rankings.

Off the Block throughout December will reveal its projected men’s volleyball preseason top 10 national rankings and will profile a top-10 team each day. The Off the Block projected preseason rankings were created independently of the AVCA Coaches Poll and the Volleyball Magazine Top 10 Media Poll.

The college men’s volleyball season begins on Jan. 3 and concludes with the Final Four in May.
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