A perfect 23-0 mark has Long Beach State hanging on to the No. 1 spot in the AVCA Top 15 poll, but UCLA’s upset of then No. 2 BYU shook up the remainder of the Top 5.
With the victory along with a sweep of Stanford on Wednesday, bumped the Bruins up three spots to No. 2 in this week’s rankings.
BYU, which clinched the MPSF title with a sweep of then No. 4 Pepperdine on Wednesday, dropped two spots to No. 4 in the poll.
No. 3 UC Irvine held strong at No. 3 with a pair of victories over No. 9 Cal State Northridge, besting the Matadors in five sets on Friday and picking up a road sweep on Saturday.
MIVA Champion Ohio State remained at No. 7 in the listings despite falling to then No. 12 Ball State on Saturday. The win did bump the Cardinals up a spot to No. 11.
UC Santa Barbara fell one spot to No. 12 with a pair of losses to No. 6 Hawaii (3-0, 3-1).
Ahead this week, No. 1 LSBU faces a road test with a pair of matches against No. 6 Hawaii. No. 3 UC Irvine is slated for a home and home series with No. 12 UC Santa Barbara.
The MPSF and MIVA kick off postseason tournaments this weekend.
AVCA Division I-II Men’s Top 15 Poll – April 9, 2018
|Rank||School (First-Place Votes)||Total Points Adjusted||2018 Record||Previous
|1||Long Beach State (25)||375||23-0||1|
|12||UC Santa Barbara||115||10-11||11|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: George Mason 7; Penn State 4