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BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — The only constant is change in the early season editions of the National Club Polls as defending National Champion the University of Florida acquires sole possession of the top spot in the National Top 20, while Hartwick College ascends to the lead position in the Division III Top 10 in the Week 2/February 13 Women’s Collegiate Club Polls.

2020 Women’s Club National Top 20 (Week 2)

The defending National Champion Gators of the University of Florida, who were tied with 2019 National Championship runner-up/preseason favorite the University of California-Davis for the top spot in the Week 1/February 6 Women’s Collegiate Club Top 20 Poll, return to standing alone at the top of the national women’s collegiate club water polo scene by taking sole custody of the top spot following the Week 2/February 13 voting.

Florida (98 points), which claimed the 2019 National Championship via a 4-3 defeat of UC-Davis on May 5 during the title game of the 2019 Women’s National Collegiate Club Championship hosted by the University of Notre Dame, top a National Top 20 poll in which only four of the teams ranked last week retain their previous positions.

California Polytechnic State University (95 points). which knocked off UC-Davis (88 points) by an 8-6 score earlier this season, climbs two places to No. 2 with the Aggies dropping back to No. 3.  The University of Michigan (83 points) inches up once spot to No. 4 with San Diego State University (82 points) slipping to No. 5.  The University of California-Los Angeles (71 points) hangs on at No. 6 for another seven-day stretch, while the University of California-Santa Barbara (64 points) takes over at No. 7. 

Lindenwood University (59 points), the University of Washington (54 points) and Grand Valley State University (53 points) complete the Top 10.

Fresno State University (44 points) and the University of California-San Diego (40 points) trade the No. 11 and 12 berths with Boston College (32 points) and Hartwick College (29 points) remaining at No. 13 and 14, respectively. 

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (20 points) moves up to No. 15 with Michigan State University (15 points) and the University of Oregon (15 points) tying at No. 16.

The University of California (14 points) breaks into the Top 20 at No. 18 with Texas A&M University (13 points) and Pennsylvania State University (12 points) concluding the Top 20.

2020 Women’s Club Top 20 (Week 2/February 13)

Rank Team Week 1 Poll
Points
1
University of Florida
1 (T)
98
2
California Polytechnic State University
4 95
3
University of California-Davis
1 (T)
88
4
University of Michigan
5
83
5
San Diego State University
3
82
6
University of California-Los Angeles
6 71
7
University of California-Santa Barbara
8 64
8
Lindenwood University
9 (T)
59
9
University of Washington
7 54
10
Grand Valley State University
9 (T0
53
11
Fresno State University
12 44
12
University of California-San Diego 11
40
13
Boston College
13
32
14
Hartwick College
14
29
15
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
16
20
16 (T)
Michigan State University
15
15
16 (T)
University of Oregon
18 (T)
15
18
University of California
NR 14
19
Texas A&M University
17
13
20
Pennsylvania State University
RV 12
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NR 8
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Illinois State University
RV 7
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University of Virginia
18 (T) 4
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University of Texas
20 4
RV
Columbia University
NR 3
RV
University of Southern California
NR 3
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Florida State University
NR 2
RV
University of Notre Dame
NR 1

 

2020 Women’s Club Division III National Top 10 (Week 2)

Following a 4-0 weekend in New York Division competition, Hartwick College takes over at No. 1 in the Week 2/February 13 Women’s Collegiate Club Top 10 Poll.

Hartwick (98 points), which was tied with Washington University in St. Louis at No. 2 last week, dislodges defending Division III Collegiate Club Champion Middlebury College (91 points) from the top spot.

Middlebury and Washington (Mo.) (89 points) fall back to No. 2 and 3, respectively, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (82 points) rising to No. 4. 

The University of California-Santa Cruz (79 points) slides to No. 5 with Carnegie Mellon University (73 points) and Grinnell College (71 points) holding at No. 6 and 7.

New York University (69 points) and Tufts University (64 points) exchange the No. 8 and 9 berths in front of Carleton College (48 points) which remains at No. 10.

2020 Women’s Club Division III Top 10 (Week 2/February 13)

Rank Team Week 1 Poll Points
1
Hartwick College
2 (T)
98
2
Middlebury College 1 91
3
Washington University in St. Louis
2 (T)
89
4
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5
82
5
University of California-Santa Cruz
2 (T)
79
6 Carnegie Mellon University
6 73
7 Grinnell College
7 71
8
New York University
9 69
9 Tufts York University
8 64
10 Carleton College
10 48
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