November 24, 2010

2010 Men's Varsity Week 12 Polls Released; California Remains at No. 1 in the Nation

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The University of California garnered 100 points for a sixth week in a row to remain as a unanimous top choice in the Week 12/November 24 Men's Varsity Top 20 poll released today by the Collegiate Water Polo Association. The University of Redlands and Johns Hopkins University are tied at No. 1 in the Division III Top 10 poll, while CWPA Eastern Champion St. Francis College (N.Y.) held onto the No. 1 ranking in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Top 10 poll.

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 12/November 24 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, November 10 and November 17 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 first eight positions in the poll remain unchange from the November 17 ballot.

The University of the Pacific, Stanford University, University of California-Irvine, University of California-Santa Barbara and Loyola Marymount University remain locked at No. 3-8, while Pepperdine University edged in front of Long Beach State University to take over at No. 9.

Positions No. 11-20 in the poll underwent a radical shake-up as only No. 14 Santa Clara University and No. 20 Brown University held their spots from last week's poll.

The University of California-Davis and St. Francis College (N.Y.) move up to No. 11 and 12, respectively, while the University of California-San Diego, Santa Clara and the United States Naval Academy complete the Top 15.

Behind Navy, Princeton University, California Baptist University, Bucknell University and the United States Air Force Academy moved around to take over at No. 16-19 with Brown completing this week's poll.

2010 Varsity Top 20 (November 24)

Rank

Team

November 17 Poll

Points

1  University of California 1 100
2  University of Southern California
2 95
3  University of California, Los Angeles
3 90
4  University of the Pacific
4 82
5  Stanford University
5 81
6  University of California, Irvine
6 77
7  University of California, Santa Barbara
7 71
8  Loyola Marymount University
8 65
9  Pepperdine University
10 60
10  Long Beach State University
9 56
11
 University of California, Davis
12
49
12
 St. Francis College (N.Y.)
13
42
13
 University of California, San Diego
11
40
14
 Santa Clara University
14 39
15  United States Naval Academy
18 28
16  Princeton University
15
23
17
 California Baptist University
16
21
18
 Bucknell University
17 17
19
 United States Air Force Academy
RV 5
20
 Brown University
20 4
RV  Concordia University (Calif.)
19 2
RV  Pomona-Pitzer Colleges RV 2
RV  Johns Hopkins University RV 1

 

Men's Varsity Division III Top 10

The University of Redlands remains at No. 1 in the Division III poll this week, but with company as Johns Hopkins University garnered 93 points to tie the Bulldogs for the top spot in the Week 12/November 24 Men's Varsity Division III Top 10 poll.

Redlands, which replaced Pomona-Pitzer Colleges atop the national rankings last week, went 2-1 last week falling to No. 8 Loyola Marymount University (13-6 L) and defeating Whittier College (9-8 W) and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (10-7 W).

 Johns Hopkins also went 1-2 last week falling to No. 13 St. Francis College (9-8 L) and No. 20 Brown University (10-5 L) with a victory over Fordham University (11-8 W).

is followed by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges, Pomona-Pitzer, Johns Hopkins University and Whittier College in the Top Five.

Behind Redlands and JHU, Pomona-Pitzer remains No. 3 with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps dropping back to No. 4. 

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

2010 Division III Poll (November 24 - FINAL)

Rank Team November 17 Poll
Points
1 (T)
 University of Redlands
1 93
1 (T)  Johns Hopkins University
4 93
3  Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
3 92
4
 Claremont Mudd Scripps Colleges
2 90
5  MIT
6 77
6
 Chapman University
7
75
7  Whittier College
5 73
8 (T)
 California Lutheran University
8
63
8 (T)
 Occidental College
9 63
10  University of La Verne
10 56

 

Men's CWPA Top 10

St. Francis College (N.Y.) retained its position as a unanimous No. 1 team for the fourth time in five weeks in the Week 12/November 24 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Top 10 poll as the Terriers rolled to the CWPA Eastern Championship title over the weekend at Bucknell University.

The Northern Division champion Terriers defeated No. 2-ranked the United States Naval Academy 8-4 in the title tilt to return to the NCAA Championship tournament for the first time since 2005.

The remainder of the poll also relects the order of finish at the Eastern Championship as Princeton University, Bucknell Univeristy, Brown University, Johns Hopkins University, MIT and Fordham University rate at No. 3-8, with Mercyhurst College and George Washington University completing the Top 10.

2010 CWPA Poll (November 24 - FINAL)

Rank

Team

November 17 Poll

Points

1
 St. Francis College (N.Y.)
1 100
2  United States Naval Academy
4 95
3
 Princeton University
2
90
4
 Bucknell University
3 85
5  Brown University
5 80
6
 Johns Hopkins University
6
75
7
 MIT
8 68
8
 Fordham University
7 67
9
 Mercyhurst College
9
60
10  George Washington University
10 55

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