Long Beach State moved to 6-0 on the season, including wins over two other Top 15 teams in No. 7 Loyola and No. 11 Lewis, setting the 49ers up to take over the top spot as last week’s No. 1 Ohio State faltered against No. 6 BYU.
UCLA, which won its lone match of the week against then No. 5 UC Irvine, bumped up a spot to No. 2 followed by the Buckeyes. Undefeated Hawaii (6-0) and BYU (3-1) round out the Top 5.
No team moved more than one spot either up or down from the Jan. 8 poll.
AVCA Division I-II Poll – Jan. 15, 2018
|Rank||School (First-Place Votes)||Total Points Adjusted||2018 Record||Previous
|1||Long Beach State (22)||372||6-0||2|
|3||Ohio State (1)||313||2-1||1|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Stanford 15; UC Santa Barbara 12; Fort Wayne 2; UC San Diego 2