San Diego, BYU, Hawai’i remain top VBM Mid-Major Poll

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The top three teams stayed the same in this week’s VolleyballMag.com Mid-Major Poll.

San Diego, with eight of 10 first-place votes, is No. 1, followed by BYU and Hawai’i, which got the other two first-place votes.

Western Kentucky moved up a notch to fourth, while Creighton went from No. 7 to fifth.

There were no quantum leaps, but both Colorado State (15) and UT San Antonio (16) moved up four spots each.

Northern Arizona (23), Boise State (24) and UCF (25) joined the rankings this week.

Rank School Total Points Adjusted First Place Votes Adjusted Win/Loss Record Previous Rank
1 San Diego 248 8 11-2 1
2 BYU 236 0 13-1 2
3 Hawai’i 235 2 9-4 3
4 Western Kentucky 213 0 14-2 5
5 Creighton 204 0 8-6 7
6 Marquette 186 0 11-3 4
7 Loyola Marymount 185 0 10-3 7
8 Dayton 183 0 15-1 6
9 Wichita State 179 0 8-4 9
10 Missouri State 152 0 9-6 9
11 Santa Clara 149 0 9-5 11
12 Long Beach State 120 0 8-7 12
13 Arkansas State 119 0 10-6 16
14 Southern Illinois 95 0 11-5 17
15 Colorado State 91 0 8-5 19
16 UT San Antonio 86 0 10-3 20
17 Coastal Carolina 77 0 10-4 13
18 Cal Poly 76 0 7-5 18
19 Northern Iowa 74 0 10-6 13
20 Lipscomb 66 0 7-5 15
21 UNLV 61 0 13-1 21
22 UC Santa Barbara 38 0 9-5 22
23 Northern Arizona 24 0 12-3 NR
24 Boise State 23 0 10-5 NR
25 UCF 21 0 12-3 NR

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: San Diego State 20, Tulsa 16, South Dakota 14, Pepperdine 11, Wyoming 9, Miami (OH) 8, Villanova 5, Xavier 5.

5 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 21 combined points.

Dropped Out: Tulsa (23), Xavier (23) Villanova (25)

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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