The inaugural USA Water Polo Division III National Championship kicks off Saturday with a pair of semifinal matches in Whittier, California.
#2 USC and #4 Pepperdine punched their tickets to the NCAA Men’s Water Polo Championships semifinals with victories in Stockton, California, on Thursday.
The NCAA water polo championship saw its first upset in the opening round on Nov. 30. The four remaining matches of the tournament begin Thursday.
Although there was only one collegiate men’s water polo match on Week 13, there were small movements across this week’s CWPA Top 20 poll.
The #12 Bucknell Bison snapped #9 Harvard’s 29-match win streak, defeating the Crimson 13-12 in the NCAA first round on Saturday.
The six collegiate men’s water polo conference champions have been decided and the CWPA Top 20 poll has adjusted to reflect the results.
As all six collegiate men’s water polo conference crowned tournament champions, a trio of six-goal efforts led the week’s scoring.
The field is set for the National Collegiate Men’s Water Polo Championships including five automatic berths and two at-large teams. Action begins Nov. 30.
Pepperdine, Bucknell, Stanford, Harvard, Whittier and UC Davis won the six collegiate water polo conference titles as postseason play kicked off.
Championship season begins on Friday as all six collegiate men’s water polo conferences play their postseason tournaments.
Fordham goalie Bailey O’Mara snapped the Rams’ season record for saves and earned Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference defensive player of the week honors.
Heading into conference tournament week, Stanford and USC continue to share the #1 spot in the collegiate water polo poll for the second straight week.
Collegiate men’s water polo regular season play wrapped up with 19 matches, including two Top 20 upsets and two overtime affairs.
The top scoring effort of the week came in an overtime affair between #8 Long Beach State and #13 Loyola Marymount that featured 41 combined goals.
There are only 21 matches on the collegiate men’s water polo Week 11 slate, but the schedule includes three Top 10 affairs on Saturday.