2010 Men's Varsity Week 10 Polls Released; California Remains at No. 1 in the Nation

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The University of California garnered 100 points for a fourth week in a row to remain as a unanimous top choice in the Week 10/November 10 Men's Varsity Top 20 poll released today by the Collegiate Water Polo Association. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 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) Top 10 poll for another week.

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 10/November 10 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, September 15, October 20, October 27 and November 3 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 with Stanford University sliding past the UCLA to take over at No. 3.

The University of California-Irvine remains at No. 5, while the University of California-Irvine, University of the Pacific, University of California-Santa Barbara, Loyola Marymount University and Long Beach State University moved around from No. 6 to 9 with Pepperdine University holding at No. 10 to round out the Top 10.

The pattern of teams traded places continues at No. 11-to-17 as the  University of California-San Diego edges past Santa Clara University to take over at No,. 11, St. Francis College (N.Y.) jumps to No. 13 to force the University of California-Davis back to No. 14, California Baptist University improves one place to No. 15, Princeton University moves up to No. 16 and Bucknell University takes over sole possession of the No. 17 spot.

The United States Naval Academy was the biggest mover of the week falling three places to No. 18.  Brown University breaks into the Top 20 at No. 19, while Concordia University (Calif.) and Pomona-Pitzer Colleges round out the poll by tying for the 20th position.

2010 Varsity Top 20 (November 10)

Rank

Team

November 3 Poll

Points

1  University of California 1 100
2  University of Southern California
2 95
3  Stanford University
4 89
4  University of California, Los Angeles
3 87
5  University of California, Irvine 5 79
6  University of the Pacific
7 76
7  University of California, Santa Barbara
6 71
8  Loyola Marymount University
9 63
9  Long Beach State University
8 59
10  Pepperdine University
10 57
11
 University of California, San Diego
12
48
12
 Santa Clara University
11
46
13
 St. Francis College (N.Y.)
14
40
14
 University of California, Davis
13 39
15  California Baptist University
16 29
16  Princeton University
17 (T)
25
17
 Bucknell University
17 (T)
20
18
 United States Naval Academy
15 15
19
 Brown University
RV 6
20 (T)
 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
19 (T) 5
20 (T)  Concordia University (Calif.)
RV 5
RV  United States Air Force Academy
19 (T)
2

 

Men's Varsity Division III Top 10

Pomona-Pitzer Colleges returns to the No. 1 spot in the Week 10/November 10 Men's Varsity Division III Top 10 poll for the first time since October 20.

The Sagehens, who were replaced by the University of Redlands in the standings  as the No. 1 team two weeks ago, return to the top position by outdistancing Redlands by a single point this week (97-to-96).

Johns Hopkins University holds at No. 3 this week, while the Massachusetts Institute of Technology climbs one place to No. 4.  California Lutheran University and Chapman University move up to No. 6 and 7, with Whittier College holding firm at No. 8 

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges slides to No. 8, while Occidental College  and the University of La Verne remain at No. 9 and 10 for another week.

Washington & Jefferson College is the lone newcomer to the balloting as the Presidents received 22 points to miss out on cracking the Top 10.

2010 Division III Poll (November 10)

Rank Team November 3 Poll
Points
1  Pomona Pitzer Colleges
4 97
2  University of Redlands
1 96
3  Johns Hopkins University
2 87
4
 MIT
5 81
5  California Lutheran University
6 80
6
 Chapman University
7
71
7  Whittier College
8 70
8
 Claremont Mudd Scripps Colleges
3
64
9
 Occidental College
9 62
10  University of La Verne
10 45
RV  Washington & Jefferson College
NR 22

 

Men's CWPA Top 10

St. Francis College (N.Y.) retained its position as the No. 1 team in the Week 10/November 10 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Men's Varsity Top 10 poll by becoming a unanimous top selection for the second time in three weeks.

The Northern Division champion Terriers, who were a unanimous pick two weeks ago before holding off a challenge from the United States Naval Academy by a single point last week, now lead the conference by seven points over Southern Division champion Princeton University (100-to-93).

Southern Division runner-up Bucknell University moves up to third, while Southern Division third place finisher Navy falls to fourth and Northern Division runner-up Brown University slides to fifth in the 10th weekly edition of the poll.

Southern Division fourth place finisher Johns Hopkins University and Northern Division third place finisher Fordham University move up to No. 6 and No. 7, respectively, this week, with Northern Division fourth place finisher the Massachusetts Institute of Technology retreating to No. 8.

Mercyhurst College and George Washington University complete the Top 10 at No. 9 and 10, respectively.

2010 CWPA Poll (November 10)

Rank

Team

November 3 Poll

Points

1
 St. Francis College (N.Y.)
1 100
2  Princeton University
3 93
3
 Bucknell University
5
91
4
 United States Naval Academy
2 85
5  Brown University
4 81
6
 Johns Hopkins University
7
73
7
 Fordham University
8 72
8
 MIT
6 65
9
 Mercyhurst College
10
60
10  George Washington University
9 44
RV  Harvard University
NR 11

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