Mason Stands Ground in Week 2 of AVCA Poll
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Mason Stands Ground in Week 2 of AVCA Poll

FAIRFAX, Va. – George Mason University's men's volleyball team made its third-straight appearance in this season's American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I-II Men's Poll by keeping their 11th spot in Week 2's edition.

Mason had another busy week in which it posted a 1-1 record – which included a sweep at Charleston (W.Va.) in its Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) opener – to improve to 3-1 for the best season start since 2011.

Ohio State, the team that has inflicted the Patriots' only loss in 2017, remains atop the poll for third consecutive week and received all 24 first-place votes and 360 total points for the second week running.

UCLA, another team which has only fallen to the Buckeyes so far this season (4-1) remained second in the poll with 336 points. The other two teams that neither gained nor lost places in the poll this week are No. 10 Stanford (3-2; 144) and No. 12 UC Santa Barbara (4-1; 90).

The biggest gainer of the week was Ball State, which moved two spots to No. 13 after losing only a set in the wins over Mason's EIVA rivals Saint Francis and Penn State at home. Pepperdine, on the other hand, was the only team to drop two places, resulting in the Waves dropping out of the top five of the poll Their spot there was taken by No. 5 Hawai'i, the only other unbeaten team (5-0; 256). No. 3 BYU (4-1 record; 303 points) and No. 4 Long Beach State (4-1; 262) switched places from last week in the other top-five change.
 
AVCA Division I-II Men's Week #2 Poll
Rank School (First-Place Votes) Points 2017 Record Previous Week
1 Ohio State (24) 360 5-0 1
2 UCLA 336 4-1 2
3 BYU 303 4-1 4
4 Long Beach State 262 4-1 3
5 Hawai'i 256 5-0 6
6 UC Irvine 237 5-1 7
7 Pepperdine 223 2-1 5
8 Lewis 211 3-1 9
9 Loyola-Chicago 167 3-2 8
10 Stanford 144 3-2 10
11 George Mason 104 3-1 11
12 UC Santa Barbara 90 4-1 12
13 Ball State 78 4-1 15
14 CSUN 57 6-1 13
15 Penn State 31 2-2 14


 
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