Voting now open for Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Month

Off the Block selected the 10 finalists, and now it is up to the fans to determine who should win the Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Month for March.

The Player of the Month award recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the month and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance to determine who was the best player.
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Finalists selected for March Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Month

Ten players have been selected as finalists for the Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Month.

The Player of the Month award recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the month and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance to determine who was the best player.
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My men’s volleyball media poll ballot

The team on the nation’s longest winning streak has climbed its way to the top of the national rankings.

USC after extending its winning streak to 12 matches with two victories during the weekend jumped one spot to No. 1 in the new national media poll released Tuesday.

Check out this week’s top 10 men’s volleyball media poll and my ballot with explanations on why I ranked each team where I did.
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Deeper look at men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament selection criteria

USC is in third place in the MPSF, but a deeper look into the NCAA Tournament selection committee criteria shows the Trojans faring more favorably than other teams in contention for the at-large bid.

With less than one month until Selection Sunday, the race for the lone at-large bid and seeding for the NCAA Tournament remains tight among the nation’s top teams. In addition, the Trojans’ nation-best 13-match winning streak and several upsets last week has resulted in that gap continuing to narrow.
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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 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

It doesn’t get much bigger than this in regular season play.

Two matches between top-five nationally ranked teams highlight this weekend. No. 1 UC Irvine and No. 3 UCLA meet with first place in the MPSF on the line, while No. 2 USC and No. 5 Stanford play each other with both teams trying to bolster their resume for the NCAA Tournament selection committee.

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

The biggest weekend of the regular season will begin with several critical matches occurring across the nation.

No. 10 Ohio State will try to move back into the top three of the MIVA standings as it plays host to Loyola in a nationally televised match. In addition, out on the West Coast two top 10 teams face each other as No. 5 Stanford travels to No. 8 Pepperdine.

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