2010 Men's Varsity Week 11 Polls Released; California Remains at No. 1 in the Nation

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The University of California garnered 100 points for a fifth week in a row to remain as a unanimous top choice in the Week 11/November 17 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) 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 11/November 17 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, November 3 and November 10 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 in front of a shake-up at No. 3-6.

Due to a 10-9 victory over former No. 3 ranked Stanford University, the University of the Pacific jumps up two places to take over in the No. 4 spot, one place behind new No. 3 the UCLA.  Stanford slips to No. 5, with the University of California-Irvine  being squeezed down to No. 6.

The remainder of the Top 11 remains the same with University of California-Santa Barbara, Loyola Marymount University, Long Beach State University, Pepperdine University and University of California-San Diego remaining at No. 7-11 for another week.

The University of California-Davis rises to No. 12, with St. Francis College (N.Y.) holding at No. 13 and Santa Clara University slipping two places to No. 14.  Princeton University exchanges places with California Baptist University to take over at No. 15, with Bucknell University, the United States Naval Academy, Concordia Univeristy (Calif.) and Brown University completing the 11th weekly Top 20 of the regular season.

2010 Varsity Top 20 (November 17)

Rank

Team

November 10 Poll

Points

1  University of California 1 100
2  University of Southern California
2 95
3  University of California, Los Angeles
4 89
4  University of the Pacific
6 84
5  Stanford University
3 81
6  University of California, Irvine
5 77
7  University of California, Santa Barbara
7 70
8  Loyola Marymount University
8 65
9  Long Beach State University
9 59
10  Pepperdine University
10 57
11
 University of California, San Diego
11
49
12
 University of California, Davis
14
44
13
 St. Francis College (N.Y.)
13
41
14
 Santa Clara University
12 35
15  Princeton University
16 30
16  California Baptist University
15
25
17
 Bucknell University
17
21
18
 United States Naval Academy
18 17
19
 Concordia University (Calif.)
20 (T) 8
20
 Brown University
19 6
RV  Claremont Mudd Scripps Colleges
NR 1
RV  Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 20 (T) 1
RV  United States Air Force Academy
RV
1
RV  Johns Hopkins University RV 1

 

Men's Varsity Division III Top 10

The University of Redlands returns to the No. 1 spot in the Division III poll following a runner-up place mark last week as the Bulldogs garnered 97 points to top the Week 11/November 17 Men's Varsity Division III Top 10 poll.

Redlands, which replaces Pomona-Pitzer Colleges atop the national rankings, is followed by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges, Pomona-Pitzer, Johns Hopkins University and Whittier College in the Top Five.

Pomona-Pitzer drops out of the No. 1 position following a weekend in which the Sagehens dropped games to Whittier (8-5 L) in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) semifinals and a 10-9 defeat in sudden death overtime to Redlands in the third place game.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chapman University, California Lutheran University, Occidental College and the University of La Verne round out the Top 10.

2010 Division III Poll (November 17)

Rank Team November 10 Poll
Points
1  University of Redlands
2 97
2  Claremont Mudd Scripps Colleges
8 95
3  Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
1 86
4
 Johns Hopkins University
3 84
5  Whittier College
7 82
6
 MIT
4
78
7  Chapman University
6 68
8
 California Lutheran University
5
65
9
 Occidental College
9 63
10  University of La Verne
10 57

 

Men's CWPA Top 10

No games means few changes in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) conference poll as St. Francis College (N.Y.) retained its position as a unanimous No. 1 team for the third time in four weeks in the Week 11/November 17 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Top 10 poll.

The Northern Division champion Terriers, who were a unanimous pick three weeks ago before holding off a challenge from the United States Naval Academy by a single point two weeks and returning to being a unanimous choice last week, now lead the conference by five points over Southern Division champion Princeton University (100-to-95).

The remainder of the poll remains unchanged as Bucknell University, the United States Naval Academy, Brown University, Johns Hopkins University, Fordham University, MIT, Mercyhurst College and George Washington University round out the Top 10.

2010 CWPA Poll (November 17)

Rank

Team

November 10 Poll

Points

1
 St. Francis College (N.Y.)
1 100
2  Princeton University
2 95
3
 Bucknell University
3
90
4
 United States Naval Academy
4 84
5  Brown University
5 81
6
 Johns Hopkins University
6
73
7
 Fordham University
7 71
8
 MIT
8 66
9
 Mercyhurst College
9
48
10  George Washington University
10 45
RV  Harvard University
NR 22

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