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UCLA Men's Water Polo Tabbed Third in 2006 MPSF Preseason Coaches' Poll

Aug. 21, 2006

Woodland, Calif. - UCLA's men's water polo team has been ranked third in the MPSF preseason coaches' poll, the MPSF conference announced Monday afternoon. The Bruins earned 54 points in the poll and one first-place vote. UCLA is ranked behind defending national champion USC and California, respectively.

USC and Cal each accumulated four first-place votes and finished one point apart in the preseason poll (USC, 58; Cal, 57). The Trojans return as the reigning MPSF and NCA Champions from the 2005 season. California, who comes out of the shoot ranked No. 2 for the second-consecutive year, finished fifth in the MPSF last season.

Stanford earns the No. 4 spot after finishing third in the conference last year. Pepperdine is ranked fifth after finishing sixth in 2005, followed by No. 6 Pacific and last year's MPSF runner-up UC Irvine in the No. 7 slot. Eighth-ranked Santa Barbara moves up one notch above the Gauchos' ninth-place finish from 2006, and Long Beach State comes in with the No. 9 ranking after an eighth-place finish last season.

RankTeamPoints 20052005 MPSF Finish
No. 1USC58 (4)24-1 (8-0)#1
No. 2California57 (4)21-7 (5-3)#5
No. 3UCLA54 (1)21-8 (5-3)#4
No. 4Stanford4519-6 (6-2)#3
No. 5Pepperdine3018-11 (3-5)#6
No. 6Pacific2919-14 (2-6)#7
No. 7UC Irvine2318-12 (6-2)#2
No. 8UC Santa Barbara1613-17 (0-8)#9
No. 9Long Beach State1217-18 (1-7)#8

parenthesis after points denotes first-place votes
parenthesis after 2005 record denotes final 2005 MPSF record

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