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UCLA Finishes 2017 Season Atop USA Water Polo National Collegiate Rankings


Dec. 4, 2017

Huntington Beach, CA - December 4 - Fresh off winning the 2017 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship the UCLA Bruins finish atop the final USA Water Polo National Collegiate Rankings of the season. The rankings powered by the Freeman Ratings System have the Bruins in at number one, followed by the Cal Bears, USC, Stanford and Pacific. For a complete Top 25 see below. 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 5 W-L Top 25 W-L NCAA Opponents' W-L Schedule Strength Rating
1 UCLA Mountain Pacific 1 21-4 21-4 5-3 18-4 8-3 19-4 471-230 21.3 26.7
2 UC Berkeley Mountain Pacific 1 20-4 20-4 5-4 17-4 5-4 18-4 381-241 21.3 26.4
3 USC Mountain Pacific 1 27-4 27-4 6-4 16-4 6-4 21-4 491-330 19.7 26.3
4 Stanford Mountain Pacific 1 19-5 19-5 3-5 16-5 3-5 17-5 414-245 20.2 25.4
5 Pacific Golden Coast 1 20-6 20-6 10-0 16-6 0-6 19-6 450-277 20.8 24.9
6 Long Beach St Golden Coast 1 15-11 15-11 6-4 11-11 0-9 12-11 451-246 21.3 22.8
7 UC Irvine Golden Coast 1 14-10 14-10 6-5 8-10 1-6 12-10 380-257 21.1 22.6
8 UC Davis Western 1 22-7 22-7 14-0 13-7 0-3 18-7 382-383 17.8 22.1
9 UC Santa Barbara Golden Coast 1 11-11 11-11 5-6 8-11 0-6 10-11 362-224 20.7 21.6
10 Pepperdine Golden Coast 1 18-14 18-14 4-8 9-14 0-8 11-14 524-345 19.6 20.9
11 Princeton Northeast 1 22-6 22-6 9-3 15-6 0-1 13-6 410-376 15.3 18.7
12 San Jose St Golden Coast 1 13-15 13-15 1-9 7-15 0-7 9-15 469-308 19.7 18.4
12 UC San Diego Western 2 11-14 11-14 10-4 2-0 0-4 6-14 385-293 19 18.4
14 Harvard Northeast 1 24-8 24-8 10-3 15-8 0-2 13-8 482-417 15.4 18.2
15 Cal Baptist Western 2 20-14 20-14 7-5 2-2 0-4 7-14 434-474 15.1 16.7
16 Brown Northeast 1 21-12 21-12 8-6 11-11 0-3 10-12 484-441 15.3 16.5
16 Bucknell Mid-Atlantic - East 1 19-12 19-12 11-1 14-10 0-3 10-12 462-393 15.4 16.5
16 St. Francis Northeast 1 12-14 12-14 8-5 10-13 0-4 8-12 449-307 17.2 16.5
19 Pomona-Pitzer Southern Cal 3 23-11 23-11 15-1 18-1 0-4 2-10 429-458 14 15.9
20 George Washington Mid-Atlantic - East 1 17-12 17-12 10-3 9-12 0-1 5-12 438-362 14 15.3
21 Concordia Western 3 12-11 12-11 8-5 7-2 0-1 4-9 279-329 15.3 14.8
22 Air Force Western 1 9-14 9-14 6-9 4-9 0-1 3-13 318-298 16.9 14.7
23 Wagner Mid-Atlantic - East 1 13-17 13-17 6-6 5-16 0-2 2-17 463-367 15.2 14.5
24 Fordham Mid-Atlantic - East 1 17-12 17-12 7-6 6-10 0-0 3-10 365-417 12.3 14.1
25 Santa Clara Western 1 7-17 7-17 3-7 4-12 0-3 3-15 360-306 16.9 14

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