UCLA Men Remain No. 1 In CWPA Men’s Varsity WP Polls For Week 7

Courtesy: Collegiate Water Polo

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — The University of California-Los Angeles remains at No. 1 as the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) releases the 2021 Week 7/October 20 Men’s Varsity National Top 20, Division III Top 10, Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) Top Five and Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) Top Five Polls.

UCLA, which solely held or shared the No. 1 spot in the Preseason and Week 1-to-3 polls prior to reclaiming the top spot last week, holds a narrow two-point lead over the University of California in clinging to the lead position for another week.  Pomona-Pitzer Colleges retains sole custody of the top spot in the Division III Top 10 ranking, with Fordham University continuing as a unanimous No. 1 in the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) Top Five.  Harvard University and Princeton University are tied at No. 1 in the Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) Top Five ranking.

Voted on by a panel of coaches from the MAWPC, NWPC, 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.

2021 MEN’S VARSITY NATIONAL TOP 20 (WEEK 7)

For the first time this season the National Top 20 Poll remains mostly unchanged with the University of California-Los Angeles retaining the top spot in the 2021 Week 6/October 13 rankings.

UCLA (98 points) – which shared the No. 1 berth in the Week 2 Poll with sole custody of the rating in the Preseason, Week 1 and Week 3 voting prior to returning to the lead position last week – holds a two-point lead over the University of California (96 points).

The University of Southern California (91 points), Stanford University (86 points) and Long Beach State University (79 points) follow at No. 2-to-5, respectively, as the Top Five remains unchanged from the Week 6 voting.

University of the Pacific (73 points) surpasses the University of California-Santa Barbara (71 points) to take over at No. 6, while UC-Santa Barbara, the University of California-Davis (65 points), Pepperdine University (61 points), San Jose State University (52 points), the University of California-San Diego (48 points), Princeton University (46 points), Harvard University (42 points), the University of California-Irvine (32 points) and Loyola Marymount University (25 points) rate at No. 7-to-15.

Fordham University (23 points) and Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (23 points) are tied at No. 16 with California Baptist University (21 points) and the United States Air Force Academy (11 points) standing at No. 18 and 19.

The final position in the Top 20 is shared by the United States Naval Academy (4 points) and St. Francis College Brooklyn (4 points).

2021 MEN’S VARSITY TOP 20 (WEEK 7/OCTOBER 20)

Rank Team Week 6 Poll Points
1 University of California-Los Angeles 1 98
2 University of California 2 96
3 University of Southern California 3 91
4 Stanford University 4 86
5 Long Beach State University 5 79
6 University of the Pacific 7 73
7 University of California-Santa Barbara 6 71
8 University of California-Davis 8 65
9 Pepperdine University 9 61
10 San Jose State University 10 52
11 University of California-San Diego 11 48
12 Princeton University 12 46
13 Harvard University 13 42
14 University of California-Irvine 14 32
15 Loyola Marymount University 15 25
16 (T) Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 17 23
16 (T) Fordham University 16 23
18 California Baptist University 18 21
19 United States Air Force Academy 19 (T) 11
20 (T) United States Naval Academy RV 4
20 (T) St. Francis College Brooklyn 19 (T) 4
RV Brown University NR 3
RV Santa Clara University RV 3
RV Bucknell University RV 2

 

2021 MEN’S VARSITY DIVISION III TOP 10 (WEEK 7)

The Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer Colleges remain the undisputed top team in the 2021 Week 7/October 20 Men’s Varsity Division III Top 10 Poll.

Pomona-Pitzer (100 points), which was ranked at No. 3 in the Preseason balloting, is a unanimous top selection for the seventh week in a row.  California Lutheran University (95 points) stays at No. 2, while Whittier College (90 points) bypasses Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (85 points) to take over at No. 3.

The remainder of the Top 10 remains unchanged as Chapman University (80 points), Occidental College (73 points), the University of Redlands (70 points), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (66 points), Austin College (61 points) and Johns Hopkins University (33 points) remain at No. 5-10, respectively, for another seven-day run.

2021 MEN’S VARSITY DIVISION III TOP 10 (WEEK 7/OCTOBER 20)

Rank Team Week 6 Poll Points
1 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 1 100
2 California Lutheran University 2 95
3 Whittier College 4 90
4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 3 85
5 Chapman University 5 80
6 Occidental College 6 73
7 University of Redlands 7 70
8 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 8 66
9 Austin College 9 61
10 Johns Hopkins University 10 33
RV University of La Verne RV 22

2021 MEN’S VARSITY MID-ATLANTIC WATER POLO CONFERENCE TOP 5 (WEEK 7)

The squad from the Bronx continues its 2021 dynasty as Fordham University remains on top in the 2021 Week 7/October 20 Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) Top Five Poll.

The Rams (100 points) remain a unanimous No. 1 selection with the United States Naval Academy (95 points), Bucknell University (90 points), George Washington University (83 points) and Wagner College (82 points) following at No. 2-to-5 for another week.

The largest collegiate water polo conference, the MAWPC features 12 teams as Bucknell, Fordham, George Washington, Navy, Johns Hopkins University, Wagner and Mount St. Mary’s University comprise the Eastern Region, with Gannon UniversityMercyhurst UniversitySalem UniversityWashington & Jefferson College and McKendree University competing in the Western Region.

2021 MEN’S VARSITY MID-ATLANTIC WATER POLO CONFERENCE TOP 5 (WEEK 7/OCTOBER 20)

Rank Team Week 6 Poll Points
1 Fordham University 1 100
2 United States Naval Academy 2 95
3 Bucknell University 3 90
4 George Washington University 4 83
5 Wagner College 5 82

2021 MEN’S VARSITY NORTHEAST WATER POLO CONFERENCE TOP 5 (WEEK 7)

The 2021 Week 7/October 20 Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) Top Five Poll experiences a change as Princeton University pulls even with Harvard University as the Tigers and Crimson share possession of the No. 1 berth.

Tied at No. 1 two weeks ago prior to Harvard taking a 98-97 lead last week, the Crimson (97 points) and Tigers (97 points) lead a Top Five which experiences no other changes with St. Francis College Brooklyn (90 points), Brown University (86 points) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (64 points) staying at No. 3-to-5.

A seven-team conference, the NWPA is comprised of Brown, Connecticut College, Harvard, Iona College, MIT, Princeton and St. Francis Brooklyn for the 2021 season.

2021 MEN’S VARSITY NORTHEAST WATER POLO CONFERENCE TOP 5 (WEEK 7/OCTOBER 20)

Rank Team Week 6 Poll Points
1 (T) Harvard University 1 97
1 (T) Princeton University 2 97
3 St. Francis College Brooklyn 3 90
4 Brown University 4 86
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5 64
RV Iona College RV 16

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