Long Beach State picked up its 10th straight win with a Friday sweep of Concordia-Irvine, maintaining its stranglehold on No. 1 spot in the AVCA Top 15 poll for the fourth straight week.
The remainder of the Top 5, comprised of UCLA, Hawaii, UC Irvine and Ohio State, also stood pat from last week.
No team moved more than one spot up or down among the Top 15.
Loyola and BYU traded spots, with the Ramblers moving up to No. 6 after besting then No. 13 USC on Saturday. The Cougars split weekend matches with then No. 14 UC Santa Barbara. The Gauchos climbed a spot to No. 13 with the split.
Pepperdine moved from 12 to 11 with a sweep of Princeton.
The one surprise in the poll is that USC remains among the Top 15 in a tie with Fort Wayne at No. 14, despite standing just 3-7 on the year. No other ranked team is under .500 for the season.
In addition to the loss to Loyola, the Trojans also fell via sweep to No. 8 Lewis on the road.
|Rank||School (First-Place Votes)||Total Points Adjusted||2018 Record||Previous
|1||Long Beach State (23)||373||10-0||1|
|13||UC Santa Barbara||87||4-4||14|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Ball State 8; George Mason 5; UC San Diego 4