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.
Fordham’s Jake Miller-Tolt and UC Irvine’s Jason Evezard were the top individual game scorers of collegiate water polo Week 2, each with a 9-goal effort.
Among 10 upsets on Week 2 of the collegiate water polo season, Stanford took over the #1 slot in the CWPA poll, followed by #2 UCLA and UC Santa Barbara.
Defending champion USC suffered one of three Top 10 upsets on Week 2 of collegiate men’s water polo action. The week also featured three overtime affairs.
Russia won its third World Women’s Junior Water Polo crown on Sunday with an 11-5 victory over the Netherlands, following titles in 2009 and 2017.
Russia claimed its second straight World Women’s Junior Water Polo crown with an 11-5 victory over the Netherlands on Sunday.
The 2019 World Women’s Junior Water Polo title will go to either the defending champion Russia or the 2017 bronze medalists from the Netherlands.
Italy, the Netherlands, 2017 champion Russia and Greece advanced to Saturday’s World Women’s Junior Water Polo semifinals with quarterfinal wins on Friday.
Hungary, Australia, Italy and China claimed the four remaining quarterfinal spots at the World Women’s Junior Water Polo Championships with Thursday wins.
Loyola Marymount’s Blazo Mitrovic and Bucknell’s Rade Joksimovic each notched an 8-goal effort to lead 171 hat tricks on Week 1 of men’s college water polo.
After four days of pool play, the United States, Netherlands, Russia and Greece topped the four groups, earning free passes to Friday’s quarterfinal round.
Still remaining on the week’s slate are 19 head-to-head matchups between teams listed on the Sept. 11 Top 20 poll, including three Top 10 contests on Sunday.
UC Santa Barbara moved into the Top 5, UC Irvine climbed into the Top 10 and St. Francis Brooklyn joined the rankings in the CWPA men’s water polo poll.