Irvine Valley maintains grip on poll's top spot despite loss

2017 Irvine Valley College men's volleyball team.
2017 Irvine Valley College men's volleyball team.

CCCMVCA Poll (Feb. 13)

IRVINE, Calif. - Irvine Valley dropped its only match last week, but remained on top of the California Community College Men’s Volleyball Coaches Association State Poll in the third week. Irvine Valley’s record slipped to 3-1 overall after a three-set loss to four-year, NCAA Division II Concordia. The Lasers get back to a community college opponent this week when they travel to play at Palomar on Thursday.

Orange Coast, which swept at Santa Barbara City on Wednesday, remained second in the poll with Santa Monica moving up a spot to the No. 3 position. The Corsairs improved to 5-1 with wins over Fullerton and Moorpark in the Moorpark quad on Friday.

Long Beach City slipped a spot to No. 4. Pierce was the biggest mover this week, jumping two spots to fifth after beating two Orange Empire Conference schools last week. The Brahmas took down Fullerton in five sets on the road on Wednesday and then beat Golden West in four on Friday at home.

The most intriguing match-up on the state slate this week features the second and fourth teams in the poll. Orange Coast is at Long Beach City on Wednesday night. OCC defeated the Vikings in five sets in its own quad event on Feb. 4.

The full top 10 poll can be viewed below.

CCCMVCA State Top 10
1.  Irvine Valley (3-1)
2.  Orange Coast (3-1)
3.  Santa Monica (5-1)
4.  Long Beach City (3-2)
5.  LA Pierce (3-1)
6.  Golden West (2-1)
7.  Fullerton (3-2)
8.  Santa Barbara City (2-3)
9.  El Camino (0-3)
10.  San Diego Mesa (2-0)