Top 6 — WKU, BYU, USD, Creighton, Hawai’i, Dayton — stay the same in VBM Mid-Major Poll

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The vote is still split, with five different teams getting first-place nods, but the top six teams all stayed the same in the VolleyballMag.com Mid-Major Poll.

Western Kentucky is No. 1, followed by BYU, San Diego, Creighton, Hawai’i and Dayton. All of those teams won both their matches last week. WKU, 13-0 in Conference USA, is 26-2 with the second-best overall record in the nation, behind Dayton, which is 26-1, 12-0 in the Atlantic 10.

Missouri State is No. 7, trading places with No. 8 Marquette.

There were no major jumps, but Cleveland State, which has ruled the Horizon League this season at 22-4 overall and 13-1 in the conference, broke in at No. 25.

Rank School Total Points Adjusted First Place Votes Adjusted Win/Loss Record Previous Rank
1 Western Kentucky 239 4 26-2 1
2 BYU 237 1 22-3 2
3 San Diego 230 3 21-3 3
4 Creighton 224 1 20-6 4
5 Hawai’i 209 1 18-5 5
6 Dayton 204 0 26-1 6
7 Missouri State 183 0 21-7 8
8 Marquette 180 0 21-5 7
9 Wichita State 162 0 18-7 10
10 Long Beach State 158 0 17-9 9
11 Coastal Carolina 151 0 21-4 11
12 Northern Iowa 140 0 19-8 12
13 Arkansas State 135 0 22-7 13
14 Colorado State 114 0 17-7 14
15 Loyola Marymount 93 0 17-9 15
16 Boise State 83 0 20-6 19
17 Lipscomb 80 0 18-7 19
18 Southern Illinois 75 0 20-9 17
19 Miami, Ohio 64 0 20-5 16
20 Cal Poly 51 0 15-8 22
T-21 SMU 38 0 19-7 21
T-21 UNLV 38 0 21-5 17
23 UT San Antonio 33 0 18-6 24
24 UC Santa Barbara 24 0 16-9 25
25 Cleveland State 21 0 22-4 NR

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Northern Illinois 16, UCF 15, Cincinnati 14, Northern Arizona 11, Florida Gulf Coast 9, Wyoming 4.

4 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 16 combined points.

Dropped Out: South Dakota 23.

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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