The top 15 teams remained the same in the Week 9 AVCA poll, but there were some slight shifts in positioning among those squads.
Long Beach State kept the No. 1 spot on lock after moving to a program-best 16-0 start with sweeps of Cal State Northridge on Friday and Sunday.
Hawaii is No. 2 for the second straight week after sweeps of then No. 13 Concordia Irvine on Friday and Sunday. The Rainbow Warriors will face tough tests this week, however, taking on No. 8 Lewis, No. 11 Penn State and No. 4 BYU at the Outrigger Resorts Invitational in Honolulu.
A week off bumped UC Irvine up a spot to No. 3, but the Anteaters hop back into action against a pair of Top 20 squads, facing vote getter Fort Wayne and No. 10 Ball State in Irvine on Wednesday and Thursday.
BYU shifted up to No. 4 with wins over then No. 8 Pepperdine and then No. 3 UCLA on Saturday. The Bruins fell to No. 5.
Other than UCLA’s two-spot drop, no team moved more than one position either up or down on the week.
AVCA Division I-II Top 15 Poll, March 5, 2018
|Rank||School (First-Place Votes)||Total Points Adjusted||2018 Record||Previous
|1||Long Beach State (25)||375||16-0||1|
|T-14||UC Santa Barbara||63||7-5||15|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: George Mason 40; Fort Wayne 7