May 14, 2008

Week 16 Women's Top 20 Varsity Poll Released; UCLA Completes Perfect Season

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The University of California-Los Angeles completed a perfect season finishing 33-0 and ranking No. 1 since the preseason as the Week 16 and Final National Collegiate Women's Water Polo Top 20 Poll was released today.

The Bruins, who earned their fourth straight water polo championship and the 101st national title in the history of UCLA athletics, became the first team in the known history of the poll to go through an entire season ranked No. 1 in the country. UCLA completed its perfect season by going 3-0 at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship hosted by Stanford University on May 9-11 as the Bruins defeated Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (19-6 W) and the University of California-Davis (10-3 W) before knocking off the University of Southern California (6-3 W) in the national championship game.

USC, which finishes the season ranked second in the poll, is followed by Stanford University and the University of Hawaii in third and fourth place, respectively.

The biggest improvement of the week belongs to UC-Davis which used a fourth place finish at the NCAA Championship to move up three places to fifth in the final poll. The University of California-Berkeley held onto the No. 6 position, while San Diego State University slipped back to seventh after placing fifth at NCAA's.

San Jose State University fell back one place to No. 8, while Arizona State University, University of Michigan, Loyola Marymount University, University of California-Irvine, California State University-Northridge, Hartwick College, Long Beach State University, University of California, San Diego, Princeton University, Santa Clara University, University of California-Santa Barbara and Brown University remained at No. 9-20.

National Collegiate Women's Top 20 Poll

Week 16 - (May 14, 2008 - FINAL)

Rank

School

May 7 Poll

Points

1

University of California, Los Angeles

1

100

2

University of Southern California

2

95

3

Stanford University

3

90

4

University of Hawaii

4

85

5

University of California, Davis

8

77

6

University of California, Berkeley

6

75

7

San Diego State University

5

71

8

San Jose State University

7

65

9

Arizona State University

9

60

10

University of Michigan

10

56

11

Loyola Marymount University

11

48

12

University of California, Irvine

12

44

13

California State University, Northridge

13

41

14

Hartwick College

14

37

15

Long Beach State University

15

31

16

University of California, San Diego

16

24

17

Princeton University

17

20

18

Santa Clara University

18

15

19

University of California, Santa Barbara

19

7

20

Brown University

20

4

RV

Marist College

RV

2

RV

University of Maryland

RV

1

RV

California State University, Bakersfield

19

1

RV

California State University, San Bernardino

RV

1

 


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