The top seven teams in the VolleyballMag.com Mid-Major Poll stayed the same this week, as San Diego, Western Kentucky, Creighton, BYU, Hawai’i, Long Beach State and Dayton all won all their matches.
The first change was at No. 8, where Marquette moved up one spot and Wichita State moved down one. Marquette split its Big East matches last week, beating Providence and losing to No. 3 Creighton.
Wichita State lost its only match of the week — to Missouri State, the team with which it’s tied for the lead in the Missouri Valley Conference — to go from 8th to No. 9.
Unanimous No. 1 San Diego is 19-2 and 10-0 in the West Coast Conference, two games ahead of No. 4 BYU (19-3, 8-2).
No. 2 WKU has won 13 matches in a row and 22-2 overall, 9-0 in Conference USA.
No. 3 Creighton is 16-6, 10-0 in the Big East. Two teams from the Big West, Hawai’i and Long Beach State, stayed at Nos. 5 and 6, respectively. And Dayton, which has the nation’s best record at 22-1, 9-0 in the Atlantic 10, is No. 7.
SMU moved into the poll at No. 24. The Mustangs are 16-6 and at 9-1 lead the American Athletic Conference.
There were no big leaps or drops as the NCAA regular season reached the mid-point.
|Rank||School||Total Points Adjusted||First Place Votes Adjusted||Win/Loss Record||Previous Rank|
|6||Long Beach State||198||0||15-7||6|
|18||UT San Antonio||71||0||15-5||19|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Florida Gulf Coast 15, UCF 13, Santa Clara 7, Cincinnati 6, UC Santa Barbara 5.
6 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 21 combined points.
Dropped Out: Santa Clara 20.
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.
— 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
— Conference USA
— Horizon League
— Metro Atlantic
— Missouri Valley
— Mountain West
— Ohio Valley
— Sun Belt
— West Coast
— Western Athletic