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No. 1 UCLA Heads to Michigan to Open Season
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  01/27/2005

Jan. 27, 2005

In the first women's water polo poll of the 2005 season, UCLA has been ranked as the number one team in the country. The Collegiate Water Polo Association released their rankings on January 26, 2005. UCLA looks to improve on their 3rd place MPSF finish and 4th place overall as they open their season this weekend at the Michigan Invitational.

UCLA finished with a 22-5 overall record in 2004 and only had losses to USC and Stanford. USC, who won the national championship last season, is now ranked second followed by Stanford at third.

The Bruins start their season on Saturday at the Michigan Invitational hosted by the University of Michigan, who will also host the National Championships in May. On January 29th at 10:15 a.m., UCLA will face No. 11 Indiana. Following that game, UCLA plays Colorado State at 12:30 a.m. On Sunday, UCLA challenges No.9 Michigan at 9:45 a.m.

About the Opponents: No. 11 Indiana, Colorado State, No. 9 Michigan

Indiana had a 20-9 record for the 2004 season, finishing third in the CWPA. UCLA has never faced Indiana. This is the inaugural season for Colorado State's women's water polo team and they will play their first games at this tournament. The Michigan Wolverines posted a 30-9 record in 2004. UCLA is 3-0 against Michigan in the past.

Collegiate Water Polo Association Top 20 Poll (1/26/05)

Rank, School               Points   Prev*
 1. UCLA                     98       4
 2. Southern Cal             95       1
 3. Stanford                 88       3
 4. Loyola Marymount         83       2
 5. Long Beach State         81       5
 6. California               75       6
 7. Hawaii                   70       9
 8. San Diego State          67       7
 9. MICHIGAN                 57      12
10. UC Santa Barbara         55       8
11. Indiana                  47      13
12. San Jose State           44      10
13. UC Davis                 38      14
14. Hartwick                 36      10
15. UC San Diego             17      33
16. Arizona State            16      27
17. Cal State Northridge     19      15
18. UC Irvine                16      18
19. Princeton                12      NR
20. Brown                     6      19

* 2004 final ranking


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