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Men’s Water Polo receives votes for CWPA Varsity Poll

Men’s Water Polo receives votes for CWPA Varsity Poll

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Week 2 CWPA Polls

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. – The Week 2 polls were released Wednesday for the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA)Varsity Top 20 and Division III Polls. 

Whittier remains at No. 2 in the Division III rankings but see the gap between them and No. 1 Pomona-Pitzer slip to eight points.  But the big move was in the Men's Varsity Top 20 Poll where Whittier finds a spot in the Rankings by receiving votes joining Santa Clara Uni., United States Air Force Academy, Concordia Uni., Fordham Uni., and San Jose State.

In the Division III polls, Whittier moves into the No. 2 slot by themselves after formerly second-ranked Johns Hopkins University suffered a loss to Chapman University over the weekend at the Princeton University Invitational.

Chapman (88 points) uses its victory over Johns Hopkins to improve three places to No. 3, with the Blue Jays (85 points) sliding two spots to No. 4.

The University of Redlands (84 points) and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (79 points) break out of a tie at No. 4 last week to now stand at No. 5 and 6 respectively, with California Lutheran University (68 points) moving up three places to take over at No. 7.

Occidental College (63 points), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (61 points) and the University of La Verne (49 points) complete the Top 10.        

2017 Men's Varsity Top 20 (Week 2/September 13)

Rank Team Week 1 Poll Points
1  University of California 1 98
2  University of Southern California 2 97
3  Stanford University 3 89
4  University of California-Los Angeles 4 86
5  University of the Pacific 5 80
6  Long Beach State University 6 (T) 73
7  University of California-Santa Barbara 6 (T) 71
8  Pepperdine University 8 65
9  University of California-Davis 9 57
10  University of California-Irvine 11 (T) 54
11  Harvard University 10 51
12  Princeton University 11 (T) 48
13  University of California-San Diego 13 37
14  Brown University 14 35
15  California Baptist University 15 29
16  St. Francis College Brooklyn 18 18
17  George Washington University 17 16
18  Bucknell University 16 15
19  Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 20 14
20  Loyola Marymount University 19 7
RV  Santa Clara University RV 4
RV  United States Air Force Academy RV 3
RV  Concordia University RV 3
RV  Fordham University NR 2
RV  San Jose State University RV 2
RV  Whittier College NR 2

2017 Men's Varsity Division III Top 10 (Week 2/September 13)

Rank Team Week 1 Poll Points
1  Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 1 98
2  Whittier College 3 90
3  Chapman University 6 88
4  Johns Hopkins University 2 85
5  University of Redlands 4 (T) 84
6  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 4 (T) 79
7  California Lutheran University 10 68
8  Occidental College 8 (T) 63
9  Massachusetts Institute of Technology 7 61
10  University of La Verne 8 (T) 49
RV  Connecticut College RV 11