There were only a few small changes to the collegiate women’s water polo Top 25 poll after Week 7 produced just one upset.
USC still tops the poll at #1, while Stanford and UCLA are tied for second, followed by Hawaii and UC Irvine. UCLA moves into the tie with Stanford after ranking third in the February 26 poll.
Stanford topped #10 UC San Diego 11-2 and LIU Brooklyn 19-2 on Sunday. UCLA and Hawaii did not play on Week 7. UC Irvine registered a 12-8 win over #16 San Diego State as Tara Prentice put in a career-high five goals.
The Bruins will have their new ranking tested against #7 Cal on Saturday and #23 Pacific on Sunday.
The next change in the Top 25 saw Cal State Northridge drop to #21 after tying Princeton for the #20 spot a week ago. The Matadors split Saturday matches with #10 UC San Diego (L 12-9) and LIU Brooklyn (W 13-9).
Cal State East Bay takes over the #25 position, dropping last week’s #25 Cal Baptist into the group of four vote getters outside of the Top 25. East Bay, which received votes in the Feb. 26 poll, scored the lone upset of Week 7, edging Cal Baptist 11-8 at the Tina Finali Invitational in Thousand Oaks, California, on Friday.
The Pioneers topped the Lancers 11-8 behind two-goal efforts by Tahnee Trew, Adrien Van Dyke, Ivanna Anderson and Payton Bosque. East Bay went 3-1 at the Finali Invitational, topping Lindenwood (15-5), CBU and Austin College (16-7), before falling to #14 Indiana (17-10).
Cal Baptist wrapped up the weekend with three wins after the loss to East Bay. The Lancers bested Fresno Pacific (8-6), Cal State Monterey Bay (16-5) and RV Sonoma State (12-9).
Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Top 25
March 4, 2020 Poll
|Rank||Team||Week 6 Poll||Points|
|1||University of Southern California||1||100|
|2 (T)||Stanford University||2||94|
|2 (T)||University of California-Los Angeles||3||94|
|4||University of Hawaii||4||88|
|5||University of California-Irvine||5||84|
|6||Arizona State University||6||79|
|7||University of Michigan||7||77|
|8 (T)||University of California||8 (T)||70|
|8 (T)||University of California-Santa Barbara||8 (T)||70|
|10||University of California-San Diego||10||64|
|11||Fresno State University||11||59|
|12||Loyola Marymount University||12||56|
|13||San Jose State University||13||50|
|15||Long Beach State University||15||43|
|16||San Diego State University||16||41|
|18||University of California-Davis||18||35|
|20||Princeton University||20 (T)||23|
|21||California State University-Northridge||20 (T)||18|
|23||University of the Pacific||23||12|
|25||California State University-East Bay||RV||4|
|RV||California Baptist University||25||3|
|RV||Azusa Pacific University||RV||1|
|RV||Sonoma State University||RV||1|