2010 Men's Varsity Week 8 Polls Released; California Remains at No. 1 in the Nation
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The University of California garnered 100 points for a second week in a row to remain as a unanimous top choice in the Week 8/October 27 Men's Varsity Top 20 poll released today by the Collegiate Water Polo Association. The University of Redlands takes over at No. 1 in the Division III Top 10 poll, while St. Francis College (N.Y.) held onto the No. 1 ranking in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) conference for another week as a unanimous choice.
Voted on by a panel of coaches and administrators from around the country during the preseason and each week of the season based on the cumulative results of each team, the Varsity Top 20, Division III Top 10 and Collegiate Water Polo Association Top 10 polls are released on Wednesday during the season until the week following the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship.
Men's Varsity Top 20
The University of California remains at No. 1 for another week as the Golden Bears once again garnered 100 points to top the Week 8/October 27 Men's Varsity National Top 20.
California, which garnered 95 points to edge out the University of California-Los Angeles by a single point (95-to-94) in the preseason rankings, previously ranked No. 1 as a unanimous choice in the September 8 and 15 and October 20 polls.
The University of Southern California, which held the No. 1 ranking in the September 22, September 29, October 6 and October 13 polls, stays at No. 2 this week as the Top 10 in the balloting remains unchanged from the October 20 poll.
UCLA, Stanford University, the University of California-Irvine, the University of California-Santa Barbara, University of the Pacific, Long Beach State University, Loyola Marymount University and Pepperdine University complete the Top 10.
Unlike the Top 10, the No. 11-20 positions underwent significant changes.
Santa Clara University climbs to No. 11 and the University of California-San Diego holds firm at No. 12 to start the last 10 positions. The University of California-Davis slips into a tie with St. Francis College (N.Y.) at No. 13, with the United States Naval Academy and California Baptist University exchanging positions from last week's poll to rate at No. 15 and 16, respectively.
The biggest mover of the week is Bucknell University which rises from a tie for 20th to take over at No. 17 on the heels of an upset victory against formerly No. 11 ranked UC-Davis.
Princeton University, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges and the United States Air Force Academy round out the Top 20 with Concordia University (Calif.), Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology receiving votes.
October 20 Poll
|1||University of California||1||100|
|2|| University of Southern California
|3|| University of California, Los Angeles
|4|| Stanford University
|5||University of California, Irvine||5||80|
|6|| University of California, Santa Barbara
|7|| University of the Pacific
|8|| Long Beach State University
|9|| Loyola Marymount University
|10|| Pepperdine University
|| Santa Clara University
|| University of California, San Diego
|| University of California-Davis
|| St. Francis College (N.Y.)
|15|| United States Naval Academy
|16|| California Baptist University
|17|| Bucknell University
|18|| Princeton University
|19|| Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
|| United States Air Force Academy
|RV|| Concordia University (Calif.)
|RV|| Brown University
|RV|| Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Men's Varsity Division III Top 10
The University of Redlands returns to the top of the Division III world for the first time in five weeks as the Bulldogs garnered 98 points to edge out former No. 1 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 98-to-95 in the Week 8/October 27 Men's Varsity Division III Top 10 poll.
The Bulldogs return to the top of the standings after a four-week reign by the Sagehens thanks to a 6-5 victory by Whittier College over Pomona-Pitzer last week.
Johns Hopkins University and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges holds at No. 3 and 4, respectively, while 2010 Division III Eastern Champion the Massachusetts Institute of Technology breaks into the Top Five.
Whittier, Chapman University, Occidental College, California Lutheran University and the University of La Verne complete the Top 10.
|Rank||Team||October 20 Poll
|1|| University of Redlands
|2|| Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
|3|| Johns Hopkins University
|| Claremont Mudd Scripps Colleges
|| Whittier College
|7|| Chapman University
|| Occidental College
|| California Lutheran University
|10|| University of La Verne
|RV||Washington & Jefferson College||RV||11|
Men's CWPA Top 10
St. Francis College (N.Y.) continues to roll along on top of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) as the Terriers retained their position as the No. 1 team in the Week 8/October 27 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Men's Varsity Top 10 poll.
The United States Naval Academy, Princeton University and Brown University rank No. 2-4, respectively, for another week with Bucknell University cracking the Top Five after ranking sixth last week.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University, which split at the Division III Eastern Championship over the weekend with the Engineers claiming the title, are fittingly tied for sixth, with George Washington University, Fordham University and Queens College (N.Y.) rounding out the poll.
October 20 Poll
|| St. Francis College (N.Y.)
|2|| United States Naval Academy
|| Brown University
|5|| Bucknell University
|| Johns Hopkins University
|| George Washington University
|10|| Queens College