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UCLA Men's Water Polo Jumps To No. 1 In National Poll
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  09/29/1999

Sept. 29, 1999

WESTWOOD, Calif.-- Awarded for its 6-5 upset victory over top-ranked Stanford last weekend, the UCLA men's water polo team has jumped to a No. 1 ranking in the Men's Collegiate Top 20 Poll, United States Water Polo announced today.

The Bruins, previously ranked third through the first three weeks of the season, have a 6-1 overall record and a 1-0 record in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. UCLA completed a sweep of Bay Area foes Stanford and Cal on the road for the fourth time in five years Sept. 25-26, including the come from behind victory over previously No.1 Stanford. Junior Sean Kern scored the game-winner with 22 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Bruins over the Cardinal. UCLA defeated Cal 11-9, behind a five-point performance by senior Matt Armato.

The last time the Bruins ranked No. 1 in the nation came following their NCAA championship title match in 1996.

UCLA will next face No. 7 Long Beach State (4-4 overall) Tuesday, Oct. 5 for a 7 p.m. match at Belmont Plaza before returning to the Bay Area for the Northern California Tournament hosted by Stanford, Oct. 9-10.

Men's Collegiate Top 20 Poll
Week 4, United States Water Polo

Rank School              LW rank  Record
 1.  UCLA                  3       6-1
 2.  Stanford              1       7-1
 3.  USC                   2       7-1
 4.  Univ. of the Pacific  5       7-2
 5.  UC Irvine             4       2-5
 6.  Cal                  T6       3-3
T7.  Pepperdine           T6       2-4
T7.  Long Beach State      8       4-4
 9.  UC Santa Barbara      9       3-4
10.  UC San Diego         10       7-3
11.  St. Francis          11      12-2
12.  UMass                13      12-2
13.  Princeton            14       8-1
14.  Air Force            15       4-4
15.  Queens               12      11-3
16.  Navy                 16       9-6
17.  Loyola Marymount     17       7-4
18.  Bucknell             18      10-3
19.  UC Davis             19       3-9
20.  Santa Clara          NR       2-5


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