Bucknell Earns No. 1 Seed for 2010 Men's ECAC Championship
CAPE COD, Mass. -- The Bison of Bucknell University earned the top seed in the 2010 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Men’s Water Polo Championship which will take place Friday, September 17 through Sunday, September 19 at Blodgett Pool on the campus of Harvard University.
The remaining seeds are No. 2 Princeton University, No. 3 St. Francis College, No. 4 Johns Hopkins University, No. 5 Brown University, No. 6 Fordham University, No. 7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, No. 8 Iona College, No. 9 George Washington University, No. 10 Harvard University, No. 11 Mercyhurst College and No. 12 Washington & Jefferson College.
No. 8 Iona College will face No. 9 George Washington University in the first game of the three day championship on Friday, September 17 at 3:00 p.m. Friday’s schedule also includes No. 7 MIT vs. No. 10 Harvard (4:30 p.m.), No. 6 Fordham vs. No. 11 Mercyhurst (6:00 p.m.) and No. 5 Brown vs. No. 12 Washington & Jefferson (7:30 p.m.). Saturday’s schedule features 10 games with the first game starting at 9:00 a.m. Sunday’s action begins at 9:00 a.m. with the championship match scheduled to start at 3:40 p.m.
In the history of the championship, only Princeton (2003) and St. Francis (2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) hold ECAC men's water polo titles among the 12 teams selected for the 2010 tournament. Since 2000, St. Francis, the University of Massachusetts (2001), Queens College (2002), Princeton and defending champion the United States Naval Academy (2009) have claimed the ECAC title.
Navy, which would have earned a bid to the championship field, elected not to compete at this year's tournament.
No. 1 Bucknell University
No. 2 Princeton University
No. 3 St. Francis College
No. 4 Johns Hopkins University
No. 5 Brown University
No. 6 Fordham University
No. 7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
No. 8 Iona College
No. 9 George Washington University
No. 10 Harvard University
No. 11 Mercyhurst College
No. 12 Washington & Jefferson College
Release & seedings courtesy Eastern College Athletic Conference