Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Just consider tonight’s top matches the sequel to Friday.

No. 1 BYU and No. 6 USC headline the night as they conclude their two-match series after the Cougars won the opening match in four games. In addition, No. 5 Penn State continues its Midwest road trip as plays No. 7 Lewis tonight.

Check out the top five men’s volleyball matches from around the nation to follow tonight.
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Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

For the first time this season, a large chunk of the men’s volleyball national spotlight shifts away from California for the night.

No. 1 BYU opening a two-match series against No. 6 USC in Provo, Utah, and No. 5 Penn State going on the road to play Loyola highlights several of the big matches tonight outside of California. Inside the Golden State, though, two top-five ranked play each other No. 3 UCLA plays host to No. 4 Stanford.

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VIDEO: Q&A with USC coach Bill Ferguson

The undefeated Trojans will get its biggest test of the season so far this weekend.

No. 6 USC will play No. 1 BYU in a conference two-match series on Friday and Saturday in Provo, Utah. USC (3-0) defeated Long Beach State and Cal State Northridge last week to open MPSF play, while BYU (5-1) swept then-No. 1 UC Irvine in a two-match series last week to move back atop the national rankings.

Check out this video interview with USC coach Bill Ferguson as he discusses his team’s play last week and preparing to to travel to BYU.
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My men’s volleyball media poll ballot

For the second straight week there is a new No. 1 in the men’s volleyball national media poll.

BYU’s two victories against then-No. 1 UC Irvine was enough to move the Cougars back to No. 1 after a one-week absence from the top spot in the rankings. Despite the two losses, UC Irvine didn’t fall far the top and finished at No. 2.

Check out this week’s top 10 men’s volleyball media poll and my ballot with explanations on why ranked each team where I did.
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