Long Beach State Emerges As New #1 After Ohio State Loses First Match

  0 Carly DeMarque | March 13th, 2017 | College - Men's Indoor, Conference Carolinas, EIVA, MIVA, MPSF, News, Rankings

After what seemed like a to-be perfect season for the Buckeyes, they were finally taken down by #5 UC Irvine in a three set sweep, putting Ohio State at #2 in this weeks poll.

Replacing the Buckeyes as the new #1 is Long Beach State who earned 13 first place votes to Ohio State’s 11. Over the weekend, Long Beach State hosted George Mason and #9 Pepperdine for the Asics Tournament, taking down both teams in straight sets for the 12th consecutive victory.

After taking down the team that hadn’t lost an NCAA contest in 400 days, UC Irvine cracked the top-five once again, replacing Lewis who dropped two positions to #7. Lewis falls to #7 after being upset by then-#14 USC, who slides up two spots to #12 in this weeks poll. UCLA is finally getting their groove back, moving up to #6 this week after taking down Lewis and Harvard.

The biggest change of the week came in a loss of ranking for CSUN who fell three spots to #14 after unranked George Mason and #15 UC Santa Barbara swept them this weekend.

RANK SCHOOL POINTS RECORD PREVIOUS
1 Long Beach State (13) 349 19-2 2
2 Ohio State (11) 344 19-1 1
3 BYU 311 17-2 3
4 Hawai’i 289 20-2 4
5 UC Irvine 267 15-6 6
6 UCLA 238 13-7 7
7 Lewis 205 16-5 5
8 Stanford 200 11-9 8
9 Pepperdine 159 6-9 9
10 Loyola-Chicago 145 11-7 10
11 Ball State 107 15-6 12
12 Southern California 93 7-12 14
13 Penn State 72 12-7 13
14 CSUN 50 12-10 11
15 UC Santa Barbara 45 9-11 15

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Grand Canyon 3

Three teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of three combined points.

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