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California & USC Hold Top Two Spots In National Collegiate Rankings With Head-To-Head Meeting Coming Up


Oct. 30, 2017

Huntington Beach, CA - October 30 - The California Golden Bears maintain the number one spot in the latest USA Water Polo National Collegiate Rankings powered by the Freeman Ratings System. The top four teams will get together this weekend with California hosting USC and Stanford hosting UCLA. Pacific rounds out the top five. See below for the complete Top 25. For more information on the rankings and the Freeman Ratings System, click here

Rank School League Division W-L NCAA W-L League W-L* Division W-L Top 5 W-L Top 25 W-L NCAA Opponents' W-L Schedule Strength Rating
1 UC Berkeley Mountain Pacific 1 17-1 17-1 2-1 (2nd) 15-1 3-1 16-1 209-158 21.8 28.1
2 USC Mountain Pacific 1 21-1 21-1 2-1 (3rd) 11-1 2-1 16-1 259-223 19.2 27.2
3 UCLA Mountain Pacific 1 16-2 16-2 2-1 (1st) 13-2 4-1 14-2 253-149 20.9 27.1
4 Stanford Mountain Pacific 1 15-3 15-3 0-3 (5th) 13-3 1-3 14-3 253-153 21 26.6
5 Pacific Golden Coast 1 13-4 13-4 6-0 (1st) 10-4 0-4 12-4 233-151 21.2 26
6 Long Beach St Golden Coast 1 11-10 11-10 3-3 (3rd) 7-10 0-9 9-10 301-131 22.7 23.8
7 UC Irvine Golden Coast 1 11-8 11-8 4-3 (2nd) 6-8 1-5 9-8 244-151 21.8 23.4
8 UC Davis Western 1 17-5 17-5 9-0 (1st) 11-5 0-1 15-5 242-235 18.6 23.2
9 UC Santa Barbara Golden Coast 1 9-10 9-10 3-5 (5th) 6-10 0-5 8-10 250-144 21.5 22.4
10 Pepperdine Golden Coast 1 17-10 17-10 3-4 (4th) 8-10 0-7 10-10 355-229 20 22.2
11 Princeton Northeast 1 19-5 19-5 6-2 (t 2nd) 12-5 0-1 11-5 277-269 16 19.5
12 San Jose St Golden Coast 1 13-10 13-10 1-5 (6th) 7-10 0-5 9-10 308-204 19.8 19.3
13 UC San Diego Western 2 9-11 9-11 8-2 (2nd) 1-0 0-4 4-11 243-179 19.9 19.2
14 Harvard Northeast 1 19-6 19-6 6-2 (t 2nd) 11-6 0-1 10-6 302-275 15.8 18.8
15 St. Francis Northeast 1 12-10 12-10 8-2 (1st) 10-9 0-4 8-8 291-225 18 18
16 Cal Baptist Western 2 18-12 18-12 5-3 (3rd) 2-1 0-4 6-12 310-337 15.7 17.5
17 Bucknell Mid-Atlantic - East 1 16-11 16-11 9-0 (1st) 12-9 0-3 8-11 333-270 16.7 17.4
18 Brown Northeast 1 16-11 16-11 4-5 (4th) 9-10 0-3 8-11 331-292 16.5 17.1
19 Pomona-Pitzer Southern Cal 3 16-10 16-10 8-1 (1st) 11-1 0-3 2-9 282-279 15.5 16.7
20 George Washington Mid-Atlantic - East 1 12-11 12-11 6-3 (3rd) 5-11 0-1 1-11 279-239 14.7 15.6
21 Concordia Western 3 9-9 9-9 5-3 (4th) 6-2 0-1 3-7 185-199 16.3 15.4
22 Santa Clara Western 1 5-13 5-13 1-4 (6th) 3-10 0-2 3-11 245-173 18 15.1
23 Fordham Mid-Atlantic - East 1 13-7 13-7 4-1 (2nd) 4-5 0-0 2-5 189-249 12 15
24 Wagner Mid-Atlantic - East 1 9-15 9-15 2-4 (4th) 2-14 0-2 0-15 307-232 16.3 14.9
25 Air Force Western 1 5-13 5-13 2-8 (7th) 3-8 0-1 0-12 205-180 18.1 14.8
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