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USC Takes Over Top Spot In USA Water Polo National Collegiate Rankings


April 23, 2018

Huntington Beach, CA - April 23 - USC closed out the regular season with a convincing win over UCLA, it was enough to vault them into the top spot in the USA Water Polo National Collegiate Rankings, powered by the Freeman Ratings System. That ends Stanford's run of 12 weeks in the top spot. They move back one place to the second position followed by California, UCLA and Hawaii. 

For more on the rankings, click here.  

*Note: League record accounts for all matches between league opponents and not just official conference matches. Teams with less than three games played are not ranked. 


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 USC Mountain Pacific 1 21-1 21-1 9-1 18-1 12-1 20-1 348-200 27.5 35.3
2 Stanford Mountain Pacific 1 16-2 16-2 7-2 16-2 10-2 16-2 263-164 28.4 35.1
3 UC Berkeley Mountain Pacific 1 18-4 18-4 5-4 18-4 11-4 18-4 357-211 27.9 33.1
4 UCLA Mountain Pacific 1 21-5 21-5 4-5 18-5 9-5 19-5 450-236 27.4 32.1
5 Hawaii Big West 1 20-4 20-4 5-0 16-4 5-4 18-4 376-266 25.7 31
6 Arizona St Mountain Pacific 1 13-8 13-8 1-6 9-8 3-8 13-8 391-164 27.7 30
7 Pacific Golden Coast 1 15-7 15-7 7-0 12-7 5-7 13-7 384-212 26.4 29.1
8 Michigan Collegiate D1 1 29-8 29-8 11-1 24-8 1-7 24-8 597-445 23.7 28.3
9 UC Irvine Big West 1 11-12 11-12 4-2 10-12 0-12 10-12 379-212 27.7 27.9
10 UC Davis Big West 1 18-10 18-10 4-2 12-10 2-8 14-10 388-327 24.7 26.7
11 UC San Diego Western 2 21-11 21-11 4-0 7-0 0-10 16-11 502-375 23.3 25.7
12 Princeton Collegiate D1 1 21-7 21-7 11-2 18-6 1-4 14-7 463-354 22.2 25.3
13 Indiana Collegiate D1 1 23-7 23-7 7-3 18-6 1-3 13-7 433-419 21 24.5
14 Loyola Marymount Golden Coast 1 16-14 16-14 6-1 11-12 0-10 12-14 486-322 24.3 24.4
15 Long Beach St Big West 1 11-13 11-13 2-6 10-13 0-10 8-13 387-277 24.8 24.2
16 UC Santa Barbara Big West 1 14-12 14-12 3-3 8-12 1-7 8-12 396-320 23 23.9
16 Hartwick Collegiate D1 1 28-10 28-10 8-4 19-10 0-6 11-10 564-480 19.5 23.9
18 Wagner Metro Atlantic 1 22-6 22-6 14-0 21-6 0-3 9-6 380-420 18.5 23.7
19 San Jose St Mountain Pacific 1 9-17 9-17 0-8 7-16 0-13 6-17 445-246 26.4 23.5
20 San Diego St Golden Coast 1 13-15 13-15 5-2 8-14 0-7 8-15 418-339 23.4 22.6
21 Cal St Northridge Big West 1 14-16 14-16 1-6 6-14 0-7 10-16 445-393 22.4 22.1
22 Harvard Collegiate D1 1 15-17 15-17 4-7 11-16 0-3 7-16 500-426 20.9 21.4
23 Cal Baptist Golden Coast 2 14-15 14-15 3-4 4-2 0-5 5-15 433-388 21.3 20.6
24 Fresno St Golden Coast 1 6-16 6-16 3-5 2-13 0-6 3-15 333-251 23.6 20.2
25 Azusa Pacific Golden Coast 2 15-14 15-14 3-4 6-2 0-3 4-11 390-401 19.1 19.9
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