CWPA Releases Week 10/March 28 Women's Varsity Polls
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The University of California-Los Angeles, Grove City College, University of Michigan and Occidental College hold onto their No. 1 rankings in the National Top 20, Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division III, Collegiate Water Polo Association Division I/II and National Top 10 Division III weekly polls for another week as the national rankings were released for games through Monday, March 26.
Voted on by a panel of coaches from the Collegiate Water Polo Association, Western Water Polo Association (WWPA), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), Big West Conference, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the polls are compiled and released on each Wednesday during the season through the week following the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship.
2012 Women's Varsity National Top 20
The Bruins continue to dominate the Women's Varsity National Top 20 ranking as the University of California-Los Angeles picked up 99 points in the Week 10/March 28 National Poll.
UCLA, which took over the top spot four weeks ago, tops a poll which experienced few changes in the Top 10 and minor shifts at No. 11-to-20.
Stanford University (96 points), the University of Southern California (90 points), Arizona State University (85 points), University of California (80 points), University of California-Irvine (75 points), Loyola Marymount University (70 points) and San Diego State University (62 points) retain their previous positions at No. 2-to-10, while the University of Michigan (59 points) and San Jose State University (57 points) exchange spots at No. 9 and 10 to complete the upper-half of the Top 20.
The University of California-Davis (49 points) begins the next 10 positions as the Aggies hold on at No. 11 for another week. Princeton University (44 points) and the University of Maryland (44 points) move into a tie at No. 12, while Indiana University (33 points) improves one place to take over at No. 14.
The University of California-Santa Barbara (29 points) falls back to No. 15, with the University of Hawaii (25 points), California State University-Northridge (24 points), the University of California-San Diego (13 points), Hartwick College (11 points) and California Baptist University (7 points) rounding out the Top 20.
2012 Varsity Top 20 (Week 10 - March 28)
March 21 Poll
|1||University of California, Los Angeles||1||99|
|3||University of Southern California||3||90|
|4|| Arizona State University
|5||University of California||5||80|
|| University of California, Irvine
|7||Loyola Marymount University||7
|8|| San Diego State University
|9||University of Michigan||10||59|
|10|| San Jose State University
|11|| University of California, Davis
||University of Maryland||13||44|
|| Princeton University
|14|| Indiana University
|15||University of California, Santa Barbara||14||29|
||University of Hawaii||17 (T)
|| California State University, Northridge
||University of California, San Diego||19
|19|| Hartwick College
|20|| California Baptist University
|RV|| Wagner College
2012 Women's Varsity Division III Top 10
The Women's Varsity Division III Week 10/March 28 Top 10 poll experienced one change as Occidental College (99 points) continues to hold a lock on the No. 1 spot among small colleges.
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (94 points) holds at No. 2 for another week, with California Lutheran University (90 points) and the University of Redlands (87 points) and Whittier College (77 points) retaining their previous positions at No. 3-to-5, respectively.
The sole change in the poll comes at No. 6 and 7 as Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (75 points) inches in front of Chapman University (72 points).
University of La Verne (65 points), Grove City College (61 points) and Washington & Jefferson College (55 points) complete the Top 10.
2012 Division III Poll (Week 10 - March 28)
|Rank||Team||March 21 Poll||Points|
|1|| Occidental College
|2||Pomona Pitzer Colleges||2||94|
|3||California Lutheran University||3
|4|| University of Redlands
|5|| Whittier College
|6|| Claremont Mudd Scripps Colleges
|8||University of La Verne||8||65|
|9||Grove City College||9||61|
||Washington & Jefferson College||10||55|
2012 Women's CWPA Division I/II Top 10
The University of Michigan continues to lead the league standings as the Wolverines garnered 99 points and retains the No. 1 position in the Week 10/March 28 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division I/II Top 10 Poll.
The Wolverines, who were ranked in fifth place two weeks ago, hold a five point lead in the rankings over newly crowned runner-up Princeton University (94 points), which moves up one place from a third-place ranking last week.
The University of Maryland (91 points) slips one place to No. 3 as the Tigers and Terrapins shift at No. 2 and 3 accounts for the only change from the Week 9/March 21 poll.
Indiana University (86 points) and Hartwick College (79 points) complete the Top Five, while Harvard University (75 points), Brown University (71 points), Bucknell University (65 points), George Washington University (60 points) and Mercyhurst University (55 points) hold on at No. 6-to-10, respectively.
2012 CWPA Division I/II Poll (Week 10 - March 28)
|Rank||Team||March 21 Poll
||University of Michigan||1||99|
|| Princeton University
|| University of Maryland
|| Indiana University
|9||George Washington University||9||60|
2012 Women's CWPA Division III Top 5
Grove City College remains a unanimous selection as the No. 1 team in the Week 10/March 28 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division III Top Five Poll for the 11th consecutive week dating back to the preseason balloting.
Overall, the rankings remain unchanged from the March 21 poll as Washington & Jefferson College (95 points), Wheaton College (90 points), Macalester College (85 points) and Carthage College (64 points) retain their previous positions in the league's Division III rankings.
2012 CWPA Division III Poll (Week 10 - March 28)
|Rank||Team||March 21 Poll
|1||Grove City College||1||100|
|2||Washington & Jefferson College||2||95|
|3|| Wheaton College