Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Spring break is finally here and that means a big weekend of non-conference matches in college men’s volleyball.

No. 3 Penn State looks to rebound from its first loss in more than a month as plays No. 5 USC tonight in Los Angeles, while IPFW hopes to beat No. 10 Long Beach State and send a message that it belongs among the nationally ranked teams.

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My men’s volleyball media poll ballot

Penn State’s climb in the national rankings continues.

The Nittany Lions after winning their 11th consecutive match during the weekend jumped to No. 3 in the new top 10 national media poll released Tuesday afternoon — the highest ranking for a non-West Coast team this season. In addition, UCLA remained No. 1 in the national rankings for the second straight week, while UC Irvine moved up to No. 2 following its victory against No. 4 Stanford.

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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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’s the midway mark of the regular season and several teams are looking to make statement victories tonight.

No. 2 Stanford and No. 3 UC Irvine will play each other in a match that could have ramifications at the end of the season when the selection committee determines the Final Four field. In addition, No. 6 Penn State after a perfect February looks to get a signature victory against its Big Ten brother No. 9 Ohio State.

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