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Stanford Takes Over Top Spot In Latest USA Water Polo National Collegiate Rankings


Jan. 29, 2018

Huntington Beach, CA - January 29 - The Stanford Cardinal, defending NCAA Champions, have taken over the top spot in the latest USA Water Polo National Collegiate Rankings powered by the Freeman Ratings System. The Cardinal went 3-0 this past weekend with wins over UC Irvine, Fresno State and San Jose State to move to 4-0 on the year and claim the number one ranking.

See below for the current top 25 teams, a list that will change as more teams begin their seasons in the coming weeks. California, Arizona State, UCLA and USC round out the top five.

For more on the rankings, click here.  

*Note: League record accounts for all matches between league opponents and not just official conference matches.

Rank School League Division W-L NCAA W-L League W-L* Division W-L Top 10 W-L Top 30 W-L NCAA Opponents' W-L Schedule Strength Rating
1 Stanford Mountain Pacific 1 4-0 4-0 1-0 4-0 2-0 4-0 6-13 17.7 29
2 UC Berkeley Mountain Pacific 1 6-0 6-0 0-0 6-0 3-0 6-0 9-21 16.5 25.6
3 Arizona St Mountain Pacific 1 3-0 3-0 0-0 2-0 1-0 3-0 11-9 15.4 22.6
4 UCLA Mountain Pacific 1 9-0 9-0 0-0 7-0 3-0 9-0 24-32 14.7 22.4
5 USC Mountain Pacific 1 3-0 3-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-0 5-9 11.3 22.1
6 UC Irvine Big West 1 1-2 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-2 1-2 12-3 23.8 21.4
7 Hawaii Big West 1 2-1 2-1 0-0 2-1 0-1 2-1 9-10 16.6 20.6
8 UC Davis Big West 1 2-2 2-2 0-0 2-2 0-2 2-2 13-9 21.1 19.8
8 Pacific Golden Coast 1 3-1 3-1 0-0 3-1 1-1 3-1 16-9 17.6 19.8
10 Michigan Collegiate D1 1 5-4 5-4 0-0 4-4 0-4 5-4 34-18 17.2 18.6
11 Indiana Collegiate D1 1 5-1 5-1 0-0 3-1 0-1 5-1 11-18 12.8 17.9
12 San Jose St Mountain Pacific 1 2-3 2-3 0-1 1-3 0-3 1-3 9-11 18.8 16.6
13 UC Santa Barbara Big West 1 6-3 6-3 0-0 3-3 0-2 6-3 23-26 12.4 15.9
13 Wagner Metro Atlantic 1 1-3 1-3 0-0 1-3 0-3 1-3 18-7 18.6 15.9
15 Loyola Marymount Golden Coast 1 3-4 3-4 0-0 2-4 0-4 1-4 20-11 15.7 13.6
15 Hartwick Collegiate D1 1 1-2 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-1 1-2 4-10 15.4 13.6
17 UC San Diego Western 2 1-3 1-3 0-0 1-0 0-2 1-3 22-7 17 13.5
18 Harvard Collegiate D1 1 2-1 2-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 2-1 6-9 9.1 13.3
19 Fresno St Golden Coast 1 1-6 1-6 0-0 1-6 0-3 1-6 27-11 19.5 13.2
20 Cal St Northridge Big West 1 2-2 2-2 0-0 0-2 0-1 2-2 10-16 12.7 11.7
21 Marist Metro Atlantic 1 0-6 0-6 0-0 0-6 0-4 0-6 26-11 19.1 10.7
22 Cal Baptist Golden Coast 2 1-4 1-4 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-4 14-7 15.2 9.8
23 Azusa Pacific Golden Coast 2 3-2 3-2 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-2 3-13 7.1 9.2
24 Iona Metro Atlantic 1 0-3 0-3 0-0 0-3 0-0 0-3 13-5 15.7 6.5
25 Fresno Pacific Western 2 0-4 0-4 0-1 0-2 0-1 0-3 19-6 14.5 5.5
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