The polls are administrated by the Collegiate Water Polo Association. United States Water Polo Inc., USA Today, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and CBS Sports have permission to reprint the poll on their websites. Anyone else wishing to do so must receive written permission from the CWPA prior to publishing.
Varsity polls are released to nationwide media outlets (USA Today, Sports Illustrated, CBS/NBC/ABC Sports, ESPN, the Associated Press, etc.) and posted on the CWPA website every Wednesday by 5:00 PM EST. Collegiate Club polls are posted on the CWPA website and are released to media outlets.