CWPA Releases 2015 Men’s Varsity Week 2 Polls

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — The University of California-Los Angeles remains at No. 1 in the nation, while Johns Hopkins University gains company from Whittier College in Division III and Princeton University clings to the top spot in the league rankings as the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) releases the 2015 Men’s Varsity Week 2/September 16 National Top 20, Division III Top 10 and Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Top 10 Polls.

Unlike last week in which UCLA was a unanimous No. 1 selection, the Bruins are no longer the consensus top team in the nation after two weeks of competition.  In Division III, the East Coast and West Coast can now both lay claim to the No. 1 team in the land as the Blue Jays of Johns Hopkins, who ranked at No. 1 last week, and the Poets of Whittier, who topped the Preseason ranking, now share the preeminent position in the division.  Finally, the Tigers of Princeton become the unanimous top team in the CWPA as the Tigers pick up 100 points.

Voted on by a panel of coaches from the CWPA, Western Water Polo Association (WWPA), MPSF, Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (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.

2015 Varsity Top 20 (Week 1/September 16)

Rank Team Week 1 Poll Points
1  University of California-Los Angeles 1 99
2  University of Southern California 2 95
3  University of California 3 90
4  Stanford University 4 86
5  University of the Pacific 5 82
6  University of California-Santa Barbara 6 74
7  Long Beach State University 7 69
8  University of California-Irvine 8 62
9  Pepperdine University 10 56
10 (T)  University of California-San Diego 9 53
10 (T)  University of California-Davis 12 53
12  Princeton University 11 49
13 (T)  Brown University 13 32
13 (T)  San Jose State University 14 32
15  United States Naval Academy 15 28
16  United States Air Force Academy 16 24
17  Bucknell University 17 20
18  Johns Hopkins University 18 (T) 11
19  Whittier College 18 (T) 8
20 (T)  Massachusetts Institute of Technology 20 5
20 (T)  California Baptist University RV 5
RV  St. Francis College Brooklyn RV 4
RV  Santa Clara University RV 4
RV  Loyola Marymount University RV 3
RV  Harvard University RV 3
RV  Pomona-Pitzer Colleges RV 3
RV  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges RV 1

 

2015 Varsity Division III Top 10 (Week 2/September 16)

Rank Team Week 1 Poll Points
1 (T)  Whittier College 2 97
1 (T)  Johns Hopkins University 1 97
3  Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3 87
4  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 4 86
5 (T)  University of Redlands 5 79
5 (T)  Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 6 79
7  University of La Verne 10 64
8  Chapman University 7 55
9  California Lutheran University 8 48
10  Occidental College 9 45
RV  Washington & Jefferson College RV 25
RV  Connecticut College RV 13

 

2015 Varsity CWPA Top 10 (Week 2/September 16)

Rank Team Week 1 Poll Points
1  Princeton University 1 100
2 (T)  United States Naval Academy 3 90
2 (T)  Bucknell University 5 90
4  Brown University 2 86
5  Johns Hopkins University 4 84
6  Massachusetts Institute of Technology 6 74
7  Harvard Unviersity 7 (T) 69
8  Fordham University 9 64
9  St. Francis College Brooklyn 7 (T) 49
10  George Washington University 10 47
RV  Mercyhurst University RV 22

Swimming news courtesy of Collegiate Water Polo Association.

 

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