UCLA Men's Water Polo Ranked Third in 2006 Preseason Poll

Aug. 30, 2006

Bridgeport, Pa. - The UCLA men's water polo team will begin its 2006 campaign ranked third in the nation, according to the preseason poll released Wednesday afternoon by the Collegiate Water Polo Association. The Bruins received 91 points in the poll and were ranked behind No. 1 California (99) and No. 2 USC (95).

The top six teams in the top-20 poll all compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) - California, USC, UCLA, Stanford, Pacific and Pepperdine. Similarly, all nine MPSF school are ranked within the top 12 teams.

UCLA finished the 2005 season ranked fifth nationally after posting a strong 21-8 record and 5-3 MPSF mark. Led by eighth-year head coach Adam Krikorian, the Bruins hope to capture the ninth NCAA championship in program history. UCLA's regular season begins Thursday, Sept. 14 against Cal Baptist at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center on the UCLA campus. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

2006 Men's Collegiate Preseason Top-20 Poll
RankTeam Points
1California 99
2USC 95
3 UCLA 91
4 Stanford 85
5 Pacific 80
6 Pepperdine 75
7 UC San Diego 68
8t UC Irvine 63
8t Loyola Marymount 63
10 UC Santa Barbara 54
11t St. Francis College (NY) 50
11t Long Beach State 50
13 U.S. Naval Academy 42
14 UC Davis 37
15 Princeton 32
16 Redlands 27
17 Bucknell 20
18 Santa Clara 15
19 Brown 9
20 Cal Baptist 5

EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 05 - 9:20 AM PST
vs. UC Davis
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Sep 05 - 1:20 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:30 AM PST
vs. Concordia
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 1:50 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 8:00 AM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 11:45 AM PST
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 2:15 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 10:20 AM PST
at Redlands
Redlands, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Whittier
Redlands, CA
Saturday, Sep 19 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Saturday, Sep 19 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Sep 20 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Sep 20 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Chapman
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Alumni Match
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 4:00 PM PST
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 03 - 12:00 PM PST
at Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 10 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 10 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - TBA PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 2:00 PM PST
at San Jose State
San Jose, CA
Saturday, Oct 24 - TBA PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Pacific
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 08 - 12:00 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - TBA PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Quarterfinals
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Semifinals
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 22 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. MPSF Championships - ...
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 22 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. MPSF Championships - ...
Los Angeles, CA
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