BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — The University of Southern California remains the No. 1 team in the nation as the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) releases the Week 2/January 29 Women’s Varsity National Top 25, Division III Top 10, CWPA Top Five and CWPA Division III Top Five Polls for the 2020 season.
California Lutheran University (Division III) and the University of Michigan (CWPA Top Five) retain custody of the lead positions in their respective polls, while Macalester College reacquires sole possession of the No. 1 spot in the CWPA Division III Top Five.
Voted on by a panel of coaches from the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA), the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), the Golden Coast Conference, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the Big West Conference, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and the CWPA based on the cumulative results of the season, the polls are compiled and released on Wednesday during the season through the week following the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship.
2020 Women’s Varsity National Top 25 (Week 2)
The University of Southern California remains at No. 1 in the Week 2/January 29 Women’s Varsity National Top 25 Poll.
USC (100 points) becomes a unanimous top selection and holds a four-point lead over fellow Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) program and defending National Champion Stanford University (96 points). The University of Hawaii (89 points) and the University of California-Los Angeles (89 points) both rise into a tie at No. 3, while the University of California-Irvine (85 points) slides back to No. 5.
The University of California (77 points), the University of Michigan (76 points), the University of California-San Diego (72 points), the University of California-Santa Barbara (68 points) and Arizona State University (64 points) round out the Top 10 at No. 6-to-10, respectively.
The University of California-Davis (57 points), Fresno State University (56 points) and San Jose State University (55 points) adjust to No. 11-to-13, while Long Beach State University (43 points) and Princeton University (39 points) break out of a tie at No. 14 to rate at No. 14 and 15 this week.
Loyola Marymount University (37 points) and Harvard University (35 points) hang on at No. 16 and 17 with the duo of Wagner College (28 points) and University of the Pacific (28 points) tying at No. 18.
Indiana University (24 points), California State University-Northridge (23 points), San Diego State University (22 points), Bucknell University (22 points), Marist College (12 points) and Azusa Pacific University (6 points) complete the Top 25.
2020 Women’s Varsity Top 25 (Week 2/January 29)
|Rank||Team||Week 1 Poll
||University of Southern California
||University of California-Los Angeles
|3 (T)||University of Hawaii
|5||University of California-Irvine
||University of California
||University of Michigan
|8||University of California-San Diego
||University of California-Santa Barbara
|10||Arizona State University||10
|11||University of California-Davis
||Fresno State University
||San Jose State University
||Long Beach State University
||Loyola Marymount University
||University of the Pacific
|21||California State University-Northridge||19||23|
|22||San Diego State University
||Azusa Pacific University
|RV||California Baptist University
|RV||California Lutheran University
|RV||California State University-East Bay
2020 Women’s Varsity Division III Top 10 (Week 2)
California Lutheran University remains a unanimous top choice in the Week 2/January 29 Women’s Varsity Division III Top 10 Poll.
Cal Lutheran (100 points) holds a six-point lead over Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (94 points) as the Sagehens attain sole possession of the runner-up spot. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (88 points), which was tied with Pomona-Pitzer last week at No. 2, slips back to No. 3 with Whittier College (87 points) hanging on at No. 4. The University of La Verne (77 points) and the University of Redlands (75 points) break out of a tie at No. 5 to stand at No. 5 and 6.
Chapman University (74 points), Occidental College (64 points), Macalester College (49 points) and Austin College (34 points) finish out the Top 10.
2020 Women’s Varsity Division III Top 10 (Week 2/January 29)
|Rank||Team||Week 1 Poll||Points|
||California Lutheran University
||University of La Verne
|6||University of Redlands
2020 Women’s Varsity Collegiate Water Polo Association Top 5 (Week 2)
Defending Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Champion the University of Michigan remains the top team in the Week 2/January 29 Women’s Varsity CWPA Top Five Poll.
Michigan (100 points) becomes a unanimous No. 1 selection as the Wolverines lead a Top Five which experiences no significant changes from the preseason and Week 1 voting.
Princeton University (95 points), Harvard University (90 points), Bucknell University (85 points) and Brown University (81 points) complete the Top Five at No. 2-to-5, respectively.
2020 Women’s Varsity Collegiate Water Polo Association Top 5 (Week 2/January 29)
|Rank||Team||Week 1 Poll
|1||University of Michigan
2020 Women’s Varsity Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III Top 10 (Week 2)
Macalester College, which captured the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division III Championships, returns to sole custody of the No. 1 berth in the Week 2/January 29 CWPA Division III Top Five Poll.
Macalester (97 points) pulls ahead of Austin College (96 points) by a single point for the top spot as the Scots and Kangaroos were tied at No. 1 in the Week 1 voting.
Monmouth College (71 points) stays at No. 3 with Connecticut College (69 points) rising from the ranks of “receiving votes” to take over at No. 4.
Carthage College (68 points) completes the Top Five in the final position.
2020 Women’s Varsity Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III Top 5 (Week 2/January 29)
|Rank||Team||Week 1 Poll
|RV||Grove City College