#5 UC Santa Barbara, #7 Pepperdine and #5 USC are looking to avenge earlier season losses to #2 UCLA, #6 Cal and #3 Pacific respectively on water polo Week 6.
Concordia Irvine’s Marius Jakimcikas put in nine goals in the Eagles’ 22-15 win over La Verne, setting the school season record for goals with 56.
Stanford held down the #1 spot for the second straight week after besting #3 Pacific 11-8, while Fordham moved up to #17 with an upset win over Cal Baptist.
Three #1 teams, each suffering a loss while owning the top spot, 35 upsets, and 15 overtime affairs have highlighted the first 5 weeks of college water polo.
Week 5 of collegiate men’s water polo brought four upsets and five overtime contests. #16 Cal Baptist fell twice, while MIT was part of two overtime affairs.
Four Top 10 affairs and the 39-match Gary Troyer Invitational in LaVerne and Claremont, California, highlight the Week 5 collegiate men’s water polo schedule.
Finn Banks tied the Johns Hopkins program record for goals in a game, dropping in 10 in a win over LaSalle on Sunday, the highest tally of Week 4.
With conference play on the horizon in men’s collegiate water polo, SwimSwam looks at the projected standings from each league’s preseason coaches poll.
Stanford regained the #1 spot in the collegiate water polo Top 20 with three Top 10 wins. Whittier College earned its first ranking of 2019 at #20.
Week 4 of collegiate men’s water polo saw 12 upsets and two overtime affairs. #1 UC Santa Barbara lost twice, while #3 Stanford won the So Cal Invite title.
#13 Loyola Marymount topped #11 UC San Diego on Wednesday to start Week 4. Sixteen ranked teams begin the So Cal Invitational on Friday in Los Angeles.
Chapman’s Graham Asalone dropped a 10 goal performance in an exhibition loss against Lindenwood on Week 3, leading all individual efforts.
UC Santa Barbara is the new #1 after knocking off five Top 10 teams, including #1 USC and #1 Stanford. Fordham claims its first Top 20 ranking since 2017.
#2 UC Santa Barbara knocked off newly-minted #1 USC and registered an overtime win over #6 Pepperdine on Week 3 of collegiate men’s water polo play.
Week 3 of the collegiate men’s water polo season kicked off on Wednesday, while 24 matches involving two ranked teams, including 7 Top 10 affairs, await.