January 22, 2014

Collegiate Water Polo Association Releases 2014 Women's Varsity Week 1/January 22 Polls; University of Southern California Stays at No. 1

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The University of Southern California remains the No. 1 team in the land by topping the Women's National Top 20 to highlight the 2014 Women's Varsity Top 20, Division III Top 10, CWPA Top 10 and CWPA Division III Top Five Week 1/January 22 Polls released by the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA).

The top teams in each ranking remain unchanged from the final balloting of 2013 and the 2014 preseason poll as USC (National Top 20), Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (Division III Top 10), Princeton University (CWPA Top 10) and Connecticut College (CWPA Division III Top Five) hold on at No. 1.

Voted on by a panel of coaches from the CWPA, Western Water Polo Association (WWPA), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), Big West Conference, Golden Coast Conference, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the polls are compiled and released on Wednesday during the season through the week following the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship.

2014 Women's Varsity National Top 20 (Week 1)

The University of Southern California, which knocked off Stanford University 10-9 in triple sudden death overtime for the 2013 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship at Harvard University, remains the top-ranked team in the country as the Women of Troy top the 2014 Women's Varsity National Top 20 Week 1/January 22 Poll.

Behind USC (99 points), Stanford (96 points) and the University of California-Los Angeles (89 points) hold onto their final rankings from the preseason balloting, while the Golden Bears of the University of California (83 points) inch up to acquire sole possession of the No. 4 spot after tying with the Sun Devils of Arizona State University (79 points) last week.

The University of California-Irvine (78 points) and the University of Hawaii (69 points) hold on at No. 6 and 7, while Princeton University (60 points) takes over possession of the No. 8 slot after tying with San Jose State University seven days ago.

Long Beach State University (52 points) cracks the Top 10 after ranking at No. 11 last week, with Loyola Marymount University (51 points) and San Jose State (47 points) move to No. 11 and 12, respectively.

Indiana University (39 points) jumps two places to No. 13, with the University of California-San Diego (38 points) and California State University-Northridge (34 points) completing the Top 15.

The University of Michigan (24 points) drops back to No. 16, with the University of California-Santa Barbara (19 points), the University of California-Davis (16 points), Hartwick College (14 points) and the University of the Pacific (11 points) completing the Top 20.

2014 Varsity Top 20 (Week 1)

Rank

 Team

2014 Preseason

Points

1  University of Southern California
1 99
2  Stanford University
2 96
3
 University of California-Los Angeles
3 89
4
 University of California
4 (T)
83
5  Arizona State University
4 (T) 79
6  University of California-Irvine
6 78
7  University of Hawaii
7 69
8
 Princeton University
8 (T) 60
9  San Diego State University
10 57
10  Long Beach State University
11
52
11  Loyola Marymount University
16
51
12  San Jose State University
8 (T)
47
13
 Indiana University
15 39
14  University of California-San Diego
12
36
15  California State University-Northridge 14
34
16
 University of Michigan
13
24
17
 University of California-Santa Barbara
17 19
18
 University of California-Davis
18 16
19
 Hartwick College
19
14
20  University of the Pacific
20 11

 

2014 Women's Varsity Division III Top 10 (Week 1)

Defending Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) champion Pomona-Pitzer Colleges remains on top of the small college teams as the Sagehens open the 2014 season at No. 1 in the Women's Varsity Division III Top 10 Week 1/January 22 Poll.

The Sagehens (98 points) expand their lead to eight-points over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (90 points) for the top spot in the rankings, while the University of Redlands (87 points), Occidental College (85 points) and California Lutheran University (78 points) complete an All-California Top Five for the second week in a row.

Whittier College (76 points) and Chapman University (75 points) move up to No. 6 and 7, respectively, while 2013 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division III champion Connecticut College (67 points) drops back to No. 8

The University of La Verne (50 points) and Grove City College (47 points) rounding out the Top 10.

Washington & Jefferson College (22 points) also received votes.

2014 Division III Poll (Week 1)

Rank  Team 2014 Preseason
Points
1  Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
1 98
2  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 2 90
3
 University of Redlands
3
87
4
 Occidental College
4 85
5  California Lutheran University
5
78
6  Whittier College
7 76
7  Chapman University
8 75
8
 Connecticut College
6 67
9  University of La Verne
9 50
10  Grove City College
10 47
RV  Washington & Jefferson College
RV 22

 

2014 Women's CWPA Top 10 (Week 1)

The 2012 and 2013 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) champion Tigers of Princeton University, which finished in Fifth Place at the 2013 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship with a 12-10 overtime victory against the University of California-San Diego, picks up 99 points to remain the top team in the CWPA Top 10 Week 1/January 22 Poll.

In the wake of a 10-5 victory by Indiana University (96 points) over the University of Michigan (88 points) in non-league competition last week, the Hoosiers gain sole possession of the No. 2 spot in the rankings, while the Wolverines slide to No. 3.

Hartwick College (87 points) stays at No. 4, with Harvard University (78 points) surpassing Brown University (77 points) for the No. 5 position.

Brown, Bucknell University (68 points), George Washington University (67 points), Mercyhurst University (47 points) and Gannon University (45 points) complete the Top 10, with Connecticut College (23 points) also receiving votes.

2014 CWPA Top 10 Poll (Week 1)

Rank  Team 2014 Preseason
Points
1
 Princeton University
1 99
2
 Indiana University
2 (T)
96
3
 University of Michigan
2 (T) 88
4  Hartwick College
4 87
5  Harvard University
6 78
6
 Brown University
5 77
7
 Bucknell University
7 68
8
 George Washington University
8 67
9  Mercyhurst University RV 47
10  Gannon University
9 45
RV  Connecticut College
10 23

 

2014 Women's CWPA Division III Top 5 (Week 1)

Connecticut College, which claimed the 2013 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division III Championship, maintains the No. 1 position in the CWPA Division III Top Five Week 1/January 22 Poll.  

The Camels (99 points) lead a Top Five which experienced no changes from last week as Washington & Jefferson College (94 points) holds on at No. 2.

Grove City College (92 points), Macalester College (83 points) and Carthage College (82 points) continue to rate at No. 3-to-5, respectively, to complete the league's Division III rankings.

2014 CWPA Division III Poll (Week 1)

Rank  Team 2014 Preseason
Points
1  Connecticut College
1 99
2
 Washington & Jefferson College
2 94
3  Grove City College
3 92
4  Macalester College
4 83
5  Carthage College
5 82

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