Off the Block releases new college men’s volleyball national media poll

Photo courtesy of UCLA athletics

The Bruins are back atop the national rankings.

UCLA received seven first-place votes to jump one spot to No. 1 in the latest Off the Block National Media Poll that was released Tuesday.

This climb in the poll comes after the previous No. 1 Penn State lost to Ohio State last week. UCLA edged out No. 2 Hawai’i for the top spot by six points, while Penn State dropped to No. 3.


The National Media Poll is the only rankings in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball solely determined by media members. The 10 teams receiving the most votes are ranked in the National Media Poll, while other schools earning votes but finishing outside of the top 10 are considered teams receiving votes.

A new national media poll is released every Tuesday during the regular season on Off the Block’s website.

Off the Block National Media Poll

1UCLA21-2132 (7)2+1
2Hawai’i20-2126 (7)3+1
3Penn State18-31131-2
4Long Beach State14-31044
5Grand Canyon21-2785
6UC Irvine14-6716

Others receiving votes: Ohio State 7; Stanford 7; Lincoln Memorial 1
Dropped out of rankings: N/A