BRIDGEPORT, Pa. —
The undisputed top team in the land through the first six weeks of competition during the 2015 Men’s Varsity season, the Bruins are once again a unanimous top selection. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, which captured the Division III title two weekends back at the Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament via a 16-14 victory over then No. 1 Whittier College, remains at No. 1 in the Division III rankings.
In the CWPA Top 10 league poll, the Tigers of Princeton University expand their lead over runner-up Bucknell Universityshrink from one to three points this week.
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 Men’s Varsity National Top 20 (Week 6/October 14)
The 2014 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Champion Bruins of theUniversity of California-Los Angeles retain the No. 1 position in the 2015 Week 6/October 14 National Top 20 Poll .
Similar to the Week 1, 3, 4 and 5 Polls, the Bruins (100 points) are once again a consensus top pick after tallying 99 points in the Week 2 balloting.
Change comes to the upper echelon of the Top 10 this week as the University of Southern California (95 points) stays at No. 2, while the University of California (89 points) edges in front of Stanford University (86 points) to take over at No. 3.
The University of the Pacific (80 points), the University of California-Santa Barbara (75 points), the University of California-Irvine (70 points), Long Beach State University (65 points) and Pepperdine University (60 points) retain their spots at No. 5-to-nine, while the trio of the University of California-Davis (48 points), Princeton University (48 points) andBrown University (48 points) move into a three-way tie at No. 10.
Bucknell University (43 points), the United States Air Force Academy (37 points) and the University of California-San Diego (29 points) hold firm at No. 13-to-15, respectively, with Santa Clara University (23 points) acquiring sole possession of the No. 16 slot after tying for the position last week.
Loyola Marymount University (14 points) and St. Francis College Brooklyn (13 points) both inch up one position to No. 17 and 18, while Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (11 points) and Whittier College (8 points) complete the Top 20.
Outside the Top 20, three schools received two or more votes as a total of 23 institutions garnered notice in this week’s poll.
2015 Varsity Top 20 (Week 5/October 7)
|Rank||Team||Week 5 Poll||Points|
|1||University of California-Los Angeles||1||100|
|2||University of Southern California||2||95|
|3||University of California||4||89|
|5||University of the Pacific||5||80|
|6||University of California-Santa Barbara||6||75|
|7||University of California-Irvine||7||70|
|8||Long Beach State University||8||65|
|10 (T)||Princeton University||11||48|
|10 (T)||University of California-Davis||10||48|
|10 (T)||Brown University||12||48|
|14||United States Air Force Academy||14||37|
|15||University of California-San Diego||15||29|
|16||Santa Clara University||16 (T)||23|
|17||Loyola Marymount University||18||14|
|18||St. Francis College Brooklyn||19 (T)||13|
|19||Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges||16 (T)||11|
|20||Whittier College||19 (T)||18|
|RV||California Baptist University||RV||4|
|RV||Johns Hopkins University||RV||4|
|RV||United States Naval Academy||RV||2|
2015 Men’s Varsity Division III Top 10 (Week 6/October 14)
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (100 points) maintains top billing at No. 1 in the Week 6/October 14 National Division III Top 10 Poll.
The Stags retain the top position following victories over former Division III No. 1 teams Whittier College (16-14 W) and Johns Hopkins University (11-9 W) two weekends ago at the Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament at home and on the campus of Pomona-Pitzer Colleges.
Whittier (92 points) stays at No. 2, while the duo of Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (83 points) andJohns Hopkins University (83 points) surpass the University of Redlands (81 points) to climb into a tie at No. 3.
Redlands falls back to No. 5 with Chapman University (78 points) ascending to No. 6. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (75 points) drops to No. 7, while California Lutheran University (68 points), which was tied with Chapman at No. 7 last week, slips to No. 8.
The University of La Verne (48 points) stays at No. 9 and Washington & Jefferson College (34 points) assumes sole control over the No. 10 slot to complete the Division III rankings.
Occidental College (33 points) also received votes to miss out on tying W&J for the No. 10 position by a single point.
2015 Varsity Division III Top 10 (Week 6/October 14)
|Rank||Team||Week 5 Poll||Points|
|3 (T)||Pomona-Pitzer Colleges||5||83|
|3 (T)||Johns Hopkins University||4||83|
|5||University of Redlands||3||81|
|6||Chapman University||7 (T)||78|
|7||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||6||75|
|8||California Lutheran University||7 (T)||68|
|9||University of La Verne||9||48|
|10||Washington & Jefferson College||10 (T)||34|
|RV||Occidental College||10 (T)||33|
2015 Men’s Varsity CWPA Top 10 (Week 6/October 14)
Princeton University maintains its position as the top team in the league according to the Week 6/October 14 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Top 10 Poll.
The Tigers (98 points) now hold a three-point lead over Bucknell University (95 points) as Princeton expanded the gap from a one-point advantage last week thanks in part to a 6-4 victory over the Bison during the weekend. Reigning CWPA Champion Brown University (91 points) remains at No. 3 as the Bears stay within striking distance of the Tigers and Bison.
St. Francis College Brooklyn (85 points), Johns Hopkins University (78 points) and Harvard University (77 points) cling to the No. 4-to-6 spots, respectively, for another week, while theUnited States Naval Academy (71 points) and Fordham University (59 points) hold on at No. 7 and 8. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (50 points) maintains its previous position at No. 9.
Iona College (49 points), which was unranked last week, jumps into the final slot in the Top 10 to bump Mercyhurst University (11 points) out of the rankings. Washington & Jefferson College (11 points) also received votes.
2015 Varsity CWPA Top 10 (Week 6/October 14)
|Rank||Team||Week 5 Poll||Points|
|4||St. Francis College Brooklyn||4||85|
|5||Johns Hopkins University||5||78|
|7||United States Naval Academy||7||71|
|9||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||9||50|
|RV||Washington & Jefferson College||NR||11|
Swimming news courtesy of Collegiate Water Polo Association.