Cal Takes Over Men’s Water Polo #1 In Week 10

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November 07th, 2017 College, Water Polo

Press Release courtesy of CWPA

The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) releases the Men’s Varsity National Top 20, Division III Top 10, Northeast Water Polo Conference (NEWPC) Top Five and Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) Top Five Week 10/November 8 Polls for the 2017 season.

Defending National Champion the University of California reclaims the No. 1 position in the National Top 20 on the heels of a 6-3 victory over previously top-ranked the University of Southern California.

Minor adjustments occur in the Division III Top 10 Poll with Pomona-Pitzer Colleges sticking at No. 1 and the majority of the teams remaining positioned in their same berths from last week.

Defending Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) Champion Bucknell University hangs onto the top spot in the MAWPC Top Five rankings as a unanimous top selection, while defending the Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) Top Five seesPrinceton University move up to No. 1 and former top-ranked Harvard University slide to No. 3.

Voted on by a panel of coaches from the MAWPC, NEWPC, Golden Coast Conference, Western Water Polo Association (WWPA), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), SCIAC and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the polls will be compiled and released on Wednesday during each week of the season through the week following the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship.

2017 Men’s Varsity National Top 20 (Week 10/November 8)

2016 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Champion the University of California regains its position on top of the national scene as the Golden Bears are a unanimous No. 1 selection in the Week 10/November 8 Men’s Varsity National Top 20 Poll.

California (100 points) terminates a five-week run by the University of Southern California (95 points) as the top team in the land as the Golden Bears downed the Trojans, 6-3, over the weekend to return to the premier position in the National Top 20 Poll for the first time since the Week 3 voting.

One of three teams to hold the No. 1 position this year (Preseason, Week, 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 10) along with USC (Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9) and the University of California-Los Angeles (Week 4), Cal leads a Top 20 which experienced significant change in the Top Four with the top positions all changing hands.

Behind the Golden Bears, USC slips to No. 2 while Stanford University (90 points) surpasses UCLA (86 points) to take over at No. 3.  University of the Pacific (80 points) and the University of California-Irvine (74 points) remain at No. 5 and 6, respectively, while Long Beach State University (68 points) and Pepperdine University (68 points) move into a tie at No. 7.

The University of California-Davis (60 points), the University of California-Santa Barbara (54 points) and San Jose State University (50 points) stick at No. 9-to-11 for another week.

Princeton University (42 points) jumps two spots to tie the University of California-San Diego (42 points) at No. 12 with Brown University (33 points), Harvard University (30 points), St. Francis College Brooklyn (22 points), Bucknell University (18 points) andCalifornia Baptist University (16 points) readjusting to now stand in order at No. 14-to-18.

Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (15 points) and George Washington University (4 points) complete a new look Top 20.

2017 Men’s Varsity Top 20 (Week 10/November 8)

Rank Team Week 9 Poll Points
1 University of California 2 100
2 University of Southern California 1 95
3 Stanford University 4 90
4 University of California-Los Angeles 3 86
5 University of the Pacific 5 80
6 University of California-Irvine 6 74
7 (T) Long Beach State University 7 68
7 (T) Pepperdine University 8 68
9 University of California-Davis 9 60
10 University of California-Santa Barbara 10 54
11 San Jose State University 11 50
12 (T) Princeton University 14 42
12 (T) University of California-San Diego 12 42
14 Brown University 16 (T) 33
15 Harvard University 13 30
16 St. Francis College Brooklyn 15 22
17 Bucknell University 18 18
18 California Baptist University 19 16
19 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 16 (T) 15
20 George Washington University RV 4
RV Whittier College RV 3
RV United States Air Force Academy NR 2
RV Santa Clara University 20 1
RV Fordham University RV 1
RV Concordia University NR 1

2017 Men’s Varsity Division III Top 10 (Week 10/November 8)

The Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer Colleges remain at No. 1 in the Week 10/November 8 Men’s Varsity Division III poll.

Pomona-Pitzer (99 points) leads a Top 10 which experiences minor changes for the second week in a row.

Johns Hopkins University (93 points) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (88 points) stay at No. 2 and 3, while Whittier College (83 points) moves in front of Chapman University (81 points) to take over at No. 4.

Chapman slips back to No. 5 with the University of Redlands (79 points) and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (72 points) exchanging the No. 6 and 7 spots.

California Lutheran University (65 points), the University of La Verne (48 points) and the California Institute of Technology (44 points) hang on at No. 8-to-10 to once again complete the Top 10.

2017 Men’s Varsity Division III Top 10 (Week 10/November 8)

Rank Team Week 9 Poll Points
1 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 1 99
2 Johns Hopkins University 2 93
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3 88
4 Whittier College 5 83
5 Chapman University 4 81
6 University of Redlands 7 79
7 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 6 72
8 California Lutheran University 8 65
9 University of La Verne 9 48
10 California Institute of Technology 10 44
RV Occidental College NR 12
RV Penn State Behrend RV 11

2017 Men’s Varsity Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference Top 5 (Week 10/November 8)

Bucknell University retains its season-long selection as the No. 1 team in the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) as the Bison top the Week 10/November 8 Top Five Poll.

The 2016 MAWPC Champion Bison (100 points) are once again a unanimous top selection after previously earning 100 points in the Preseason, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8 and Week 9 polls.

Behind the Bison, the remainder of the Top Five is dramatically changed from the Week 9/November 1 voting as George Wasington University (95 points) jumps up to No. 2 and drives Fordham University (89 points) back to No. 3.

Wagner College (86 points) remains at No. 4, while the United States Naval Academy (48 points) dislodges Johns Hopkins University(32 points) to achieve the final position in the Top Five.

2017 Men’s Varsity Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference Top 5 (Week 10/November 8)

Rank Team Week 9 Poll Points
1 Bucknell University 1 100
2 George Washington University 3 95
3 Fordham University 2 89
4 Wagner College 4 86
5 United States Naval Academy RV 48
RV Johns Hopkins University 5 32

2017 Men’s Varsity Northeast Water Polo Conference Top 5 (Week 10/November 8)

The water polo equivalent of “hot potato” continues in the Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) as Princeton Universityregains the No. 1 position in the league’s Week 10/November 8 Top Five Poll to continue a five-week long handout between the Tigers, Harvard University and St. Francis College Brooklyn.

Princeton (100 points), which downed St. Francis Brooklyn (92 points) by a 13-9 final score over the weekend to capture the No. 1 seed for the upcoming NWPC Championship at Harvard on November 17-19, returns to the No. 1 position following a one-week reign by Harvard (91 points).

It marks the fourth week in a row that the No. 1 spot in the Top Five changes hands as Princeton (Week 6, Week 8, Week 10), Harvard (Week 9) and St. Francis Brooklyn (Week 7) have traded the top position back-and-forth.  It continues a trade of change in the poll as Harvard ranked at No. 1 in the Preseason, Week 1 (with Princeton), Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4 polls prior to Princeton running off back-to-back top nods in the Week 5 and 6 polls to initiate the back-and-forth string among the Tigers, Crimson and Terriers.

This week, St. Francis Brooklyn moves up to No. 2, while Harvard drops back to No. 3 due to a 13-11 loss to Brown University(87 points).

The Bears and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (80 points) once again round out the Top Five.

2017 Men’s Varsity Northeast Water Polo Conference Top 5 (Week 10/November 8)

Rank Team Week 9 Poll Points
1 Princeton University 2 100
2 St. Francis College Brooklyn 3 92
3 Harvard University 1 91
4 Brown University 4 87
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5 80

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