CWPA Releases Men’s Varsity Week 10 Polls

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — The University of California-Los Angeles, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges and Brown University retain the No. 1 positions as the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) releases the 2015 Men’s Varsity Week 10/November 11 National Top 20, Division III Top 10 and Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Top 10 Polls.

The undisputed top team in the land, the Bruins are once again a unanimous top selection.  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, which captured the Division III title 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 Nothern Division Champion Bears of Brown Universitywithstand another try by Princeton University and Harvard University to take over the top position on the East Coast.

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 10/November 11)

The 2014 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Champion Bruins of the University of California-Los Angelesmaintain the No. 1 position in the 2015 Week 10/November 11National Top 20 Poll .

Similar to the Week 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 Polls, the Bruins (100 points) are once again a consensus top pick after tallying 99 points in the Week 2 balloting.

For the third week in a row, change comes to the Top 10 as theUniversity of the Pacific (94 points) moves up to acquire sole possession of the No. 2 spot, with the University of California (91 points) dropping back to No. 3.

The University of Southern California (86 points), Stanford University (80 points), the University of California-Santa Barbara (75 points), the University of California-Irvine (70 points) and Long Beach State University (65 points) remain at No. 4-to-8, respectively, while the University of California-Davis (57 points) and Princeton University (52 points) both improve one place to round out the Top 10.

Brown University (48 points) jumps to No. 11 with Harvard University (43 points) and Pepperdine University (43 points) tying at No. 12.

Loyola Marymount University (33 points), Santa Clara University (23 points), the University of California-San Diego (22 points), the United States Air Force Academy (19 points), Bucknell University (18 points) and California Baptist University (12 points) rate at No. 14-to-19, respectively.  The trio of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (7 points), the United States Naval Academy (7 points) and Johns Hopkins University (7 points) complete the Top 20 in a three-way tie for the final position.

2015 Varsity Top 20 (Week 10/November 11)

Rank Team Week 9 Poll Points
1  University of California-Los Angeles 1 100
2  University of the Pacific 2 (T) 94
3  University of California 2 (T) 91
4  University of Southern California 4 86
5  Stanford University 5 80
6  University of California-Santa Barbara 6 75
7  University of California-Irvine 7 70
8  Long Beach State University 8 65
9  University of California-Davis 10 57
10  Princeton University 11 52
11  Brown University 12 (T) 48
12 (T)  Harvard University 12 (T) 43
12 (T)  Pepperdine University 9 43
14  Loyola Marymount University 14 33
15  Santa Clara University 17 23
16  University of California-San Diego 16 22
17  United States Air Force Academy 18 19
18  Bucknell University 15 18
19  California Baptist University 19 12
20 (T)  Johns Hopkins University RV 7
20 (T)  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 20 7
20 (T)  United States Naval Academy RV 7
RV  Fresno Pacific University NR 2
RV  Whittier College RV 1

 

2015 Men’s Varsity Division III Top 10 (Week 10/November 11)

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (97 points) maintains top billing at No. 1 in the Week 10/November 11 National Division III Top 10 Poll.

Whittier College (92 points) follows to remain at No. 2 for another week, while Johns Hopkins University (89 points) holds firm at No. 3.  TheUniversity of Redlands (83 points) inches in front of Chapman University (82 points) for the No. 4 spot, while Pomona-Pitzer Colleges(79 points) stays at No. 6.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (70 points), California Lutheran University (68 points), the University of La Verne (58 points) and Washington & Jefferson College (46 points) complete the Division III rankings.

Connecticut College (11 points) also received votes.

2015 Varsity Division III Top 10 (Week 10/November 11)

Rank Team Week 9 Poll Points
1  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 1 97
2  Whittier College 2 92
3  Johns Hopkins University 3 89
4  University of Redlands 4 (T) 83
5  Chapman University 4 (T) 82
6  Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 6 79
7  Massachusetts Institute of Technology 7 70
8  California Lutheran University 8 68
9  University of La Verne 9 58
10  Washington & Jefferson College 10 46
RV  Connecticut College RV 11

 

2015 Men’s Varsity CWPA Top 10 (Week 10/November 11)

The National Top 20 and Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Top 10 polls do not agree this week as defending league champion and newly crowned Northern Division winner Brown University hangs on as the top team on the East Coast according to the Week 10/November 11 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Top 10 Poll.

The Bears (98 points) remain on top of the league standings by a widening margin as Brown, which topped the CWPA Poll by a point last week, now leads Southern Division Champion Princeton University (94 points) and Northern Division runner-up Harvard University (93 points) by four and five points, respectively.

Southern Division runner-up Johns Hopkins University (84 points) and Southern Division Third Place finisher the United States Naval Academy (78 points) both rise one spot to No. 4 and 5, whileBucknell University (76 points) drops back to No. 6.

St. Francis College Brooklyn (72 points) stays at No. 7, while the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (61 points) and Fordham University (50 points) exchange the No. 8 and 9 slots. George Washington University (49 points) completes the Top 10 with Mercyhurst University (11 points) and Washington & Jefferson College (11 points) also receiving votes.

2015 Varsity CWPA Top 10 (Week 10/November 11)

Rank Team Week 9 Poll Points
1  Brown University 1 98
2  Princeton University 3 94
3  Harvard University 2 93
4  Johns Hopkins University 5 84
5  United States Naval Academy 6 78
6  Bucknell University 4 76
7  St. Francis College Brooklyn 7 72
8  Massachusetts Institute of Technology 9 61
9  Fordham University 8 50
10  George Washington University RV 49
RV  Washington & Jefferson College RV 11
RV  Mercyhurst University 10 11

 

Swimming news courtesy of CWPA.

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