Week 10 of collegiate men’s water poll saw the #1 team fall for the second straight week and also featured another Top 10 upset and three overtime affairs.
Bucknell’s Rade Joksimovic and Andu Vlasceanu garnered MAWPC accolades, while USC’s Nic Porter and Marcus Longston were honored by the MPSF.
#15 Bucknell’s Rade Joksimovic rattled the cage nine times in a 15-7 win over Johns Hopkins on Sunday to lead all individual scoring efforts on Week 9.
#9 Harvard went 4-0 at the Julian Fraser Memorial Tournament to move to 22-0, while RV Cal Baptist and Santa Clara each posted two water polo Week 8 upsets.
Six upsets highlighted the Week 7 slate, including a Top 10 result that saw #6 Pepperdine edge past #4 USC and two surprise results for RV Brown.
Although there were just 49 matches on Week 6, there were 51 occurrences of four or more goals, plus another 89 hat tricks.
The lone Top 10 upset saw #7 Pepperdine edge out #6 Cal 13-12 in overtime on the road Saturday. It marked the Waves first win of the Bears since 2008.
Three #1 teams, each suffering a loss while owning the top spot, 35 upsets, and 15 overtime affairs have highlighted the first 5 weeks of college water polo.
With conference play on the horizon in men’s collegiate water polo, SwimSwam looks at the projected standings from each league’s preseason coaches poll.
Chapman’s Graham Asalone dropped a 10 goal performance in an exhibition loss against Lindenwood on Week 3, leading all individual efforts.
#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.
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.
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.