Oct. 10, 2001
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - UCLA climbed one spot in the American Water Polo Coaches' Association poll, rising to No. 2 in the weekly survey released Wednesday. It is the Bruins' highest ranking this season.
Stanford retained all five first-place votes and is atop the poll for the fifth consecutive week. The Bruins racked up 94 points out of 100, three more than new No. 3 Pepperdine. USC's loss to UC San Diego on Sunday dropped the Trojans to fourth, while Cal remained fifth after a loss to Stanford last Saturday.
The rest of the top ten includes Long Beach State, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, and Loyola Marymount. Pacific placed eleventh, marking the first time an MPSF team fell out of the poll's top ten this season.
UCLA meets 17th-ranked Air Force in the first round of the NorCal Tournament at 10:50 a.m. Saturday at Stanford Avery Aquatics Center. The tournament continues all weekend, with the title game set for 4:45 on Sunday afternoon.
Complete poll results can be viewed at www.collegiatewaterpolo.com