Women’s Water Polo Top 25 Sees Small Adjustments after Week 7

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.

USC won its lone contest of the week, besting #13 San Jose State 15-11 as Bayley Weber, Verica Bakoc and Kaylee Brownsberger chimed in with three goals apiece.

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
14 Indiana University 14 46
15 Long Beach State University 15 43
16 San Diego State University 16 41
17 Harvard University 17 38
18 University of California-Davis 18 35
19 Wagner College 19 27
20 Princeton University 20 (T) 23
21 California State University-Northridge 20 (T) 18
22 Bucknell University 22 13
23 University of the Pacific 23 12
24 Marist College 24 8
25 California State University-East Bay RV 4
RV California Baptist University 25 3
RV Brown University RV 2
RV Azusa Pacific University RV 1
RV Sonoma State University RV 1

0
Leave a Reply

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments