UCLA/BYU, Hawaii/UC Irvine Switch Spots in Final AVCA Men’s Poll

  1 Wendy Mayer | May 07th, 2018 | Big West, College - Men's Indoor, EIVA, MIVA, MPSF, News, Rankings

The 2018 season came to an end Saturday with Long Beach State taking the NCAA title in a five-set win over UCLA.

On Monday, the 49ers’ win was reflected in the final AVCA Top 15 rankings as LBSU capped a 15-poll reign atop the listings. Long Beach State took over the No. 1 spot in the poll on Week 2 (Jan. 15) and maintained it throughout the rest of the season.

NCAA runner-up UCLA moved into the No. 2 spot, while Final Four participant BYU dropped one spot to No. 3. Ohio State, which wrapped the season with a semifinal loss to LBSU, moved up two spots from No. 6 to No. 4.

Hawaii, which was left out of the seven team NCAA field got some peace in being ranked at No. 5, ahead of UC Irvine, which dropped to No. 6.

Harvard, which challenged UCLA in the NCAA final six, received votes in the final poll, but fell three points short of breaking into the rankings behind No. 15 Fort Wayne (22).

The remainder of the rankings No. 7 through No. 15 stayed the same from the Week 15-16 poll.

AVCA Division I-II Men’s Final Poll – May 7, 2018

Rank School (First-Place Votes) Total Points Adjusted 2018 Record Previous
Week
1 Long Beach State (25) 375 28-1 1
2 UCLA 349 26-8 3
3 BYU 317 22-7 2
4 Ohio State 296 25-6 6
5 Hawai’i 268 19-8 4
6 UC Irvine 265 21-10 5
7 Loyola-Chicago 216 23-7 7
8 Pepperdine 200 15-8 8
9 CSUN 166 16-11 9
10 Lewis 145 19-11 10
11 Ball State 124 18-12 11
12 UC Santa Barbara 101 11-13 12
13 Concordia Irvine 87 16-15 13
14 Grand Canyon 36 18-11 14
15 Fort Wayne 22 18-11 15

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Harvard 19; King 7; Southern California 5

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Rankings should reflect performance, so being ranked ahead of some team that shouldn’t have been there in the first place, I find no peace with that. MHO

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Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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