Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Rematch is the key word tonight in college men’s volleyball.

No. 1 UCLA looks to complete the season series sweep against Hawai’i in the marquee match of the night, while No. 4 BYU looks to avoid another upset scare against Cal Baptist.

Check out the top five men’s volleyball matches from around the nation to follow tonight.
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LIVE CHAT: Friday night score updates from around the nation

Keep up with all the scores and men’s volleyball news from around the nation as it happens tonight with the Off the Block live chat.

Follow the live chat below for the latest updates from the matches and to interact with other fans. Fans can also post comments or score updates in the live chat or submit questions to Off the Block questions about tonight’s matches
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Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

The marquee matches are throughout the nation tonight with a top-10 team playing in every American time zone.

No. 2 UC Irvine and No. 3 Stanford on the West Coast play for a shot at the top spot in next week’s national rankings, while No. 1 UCLA travels to Hawai’i looking for redemption. In addition, on the East Coast No. 5 Penn State continues its pursuit of a perfect EIVA season.

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My men’s volleyball media poll ballot

Some times change is not need every week with the national rankings.

All but three teams maintained the same ranking from last week in the new top 10 media poll that was released Tuesday. The only changes were Ohio State moving ahead of Pepperdine to No. 8 and Loyola replacing Long Beach State for the final spot in the poll.

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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UC Irvine jumps to No. 1 in new Relative Strength Factor rankings

There is a new team atop the Off the Block Relative Strength Factor rankings for the second consecutive week.

UC Irvine moved up two spots to No. 1 in this week’s new RSF rankings that Off the Block released Monday.

The RSF is a mathematical equation created by Off the Block to give an accurate representation of the best Division I-II men’s volleyball teams in the nation. The formula is similar to the Ratings Percentage Index used in other NCAA sports, but it is customized to reflect the differences in NCAA men’s volleyball.
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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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