VBM Mid-Major Poll: 1. USD, 2. BYU, 3. WKU, SDSU breaks in

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San Diego (15-2) was the unanimous No. 1 in this week’s VolleyballMag.com Mid-Major Poll, getting all 10 first-place votes from a diverse panel of coaches from different conferences around the country.

West Coast Conference rival BYU (16-2) regained the second spot.

Western Kentucky (17-2) moved up from No. 4 to third, and Creighton (12-6) took over the fourth spot. Hawai’i (12-5), last week’s No. 2, dropped to fifth after losing at Long Beach State. Long Beach (12-7) is tied for sixth with Dayton, which has the best record in the poll at 18-1.

UNLV (16-2) stayed at No. 20.

San Diego State (12-7), which went 3-0 last week in the Mountain West, joined the poll at No. 25.

Rank School Total Points Adjusted First Place Votes Adjusted Win/Loss Record Previous Rank
1 San Diego 250 10 15-2 1
2 BYU 238 0 16-2 3
3 Western Kentucky 225 0 17-2 4
4 Creighton 217 0 12-6 5
5 Hawai’i 205 0 12-5 2
T-6 Dayton 196 0 18-1 6
T-6 Long Beach State 196 0 12-7 7
8 Wichita State 185 0 12-5 8
9 Marquette 168 0 15-4 9
10 Missouri State 148 0 13-7 11
11 Colorado State 146 0 11-5 13
12 Coastal Carolina 112 0 13-4 15
13 Southern Illinois 102 0 15-6 17
14 Northern Iowa 101 0 13-7 16
15 Arkansas State 95 0 13-7 12
16 Loyola Marymount 89 0 12-6 10
17 Cal Poly 86 0 10-6 21
18 Santa Clara 77 0 11-7 18
19 UT San Antonio 73 0 12-4 14
20 UNLV 69 0 16-2 20
21 Lipscomb 39 0 10-6 19
T-22 Miami, Ohio 35 0 13-4 25
T-22 South Dakota 35 0 17-2 24
24 UC Santa Barbara 31 0 11-7 23
25 San Diego State 23 0 12-7 NR

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Boise State 20, Northern Arizona 19, Villanova 14, Kennesaw State 9, UCF 6.

9 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 41 combined points.

Dropped Out: Northern Arizona 22.

The VolleyballMag.com Mid-Major Poll includes all teams not in the “power-five” conferences, the ACC, SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12.

The pollsters

— Dan Conners, UC Davis

— Brian Doyon, Montana

— Greg Goral, Campbell University

— Kris Grunwald, UConn

— Justin Ingram, Southern Illinois University

— Steve Loeswick, North Florida

— Kent Miller, Saint Louis University

— Coley Pawlikowski, Stony Brook

— Jennifer Petrie, University of San Diego

— Dave Rehr, Arkansas State University

The conferences from which the teams will come:

— America East

— American Athletic

— Atlantic Sun

— Atlantic 10

— Big East

— Big Sky

— Big South

— Big West

— Colonial

— Conference USA

— Horizon League

— Ivy

— Metro Atlantic

— Mid-American

— Mid-Eastern

— Missouri Valley

— Mountain West

— Northeast

— Ohio Valley

— Patriot

— Southern

— Southland

— Southwestern

— Summit

— Sun Belt

— West Coast

— Western Athletic

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