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UCLA Men's Water Polo Ranked No. 3 in Preseason Poll
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  08/20/2007

Aug. 20, 2007

LOS ANGELES - The UCLA men's water polo team has captured the No. 3 spot in the national collegiate poll, as announced this week by the Collegiate Water Polo Association. The Bruins earned 89 total points, as USC and defending national champion California have been ranked first and second, respectively.

For the second consecutive season, the preseason poll features USC, California and UCLA ahead of No. 4 Stanford. UC Irvine captured the fifth spot, while Pepperdine was slotted sixth and UC Santa Barbara, seventh. Rounding out the top 10 include UC San Diego, Long Beach State and Loyola Marymount.

The Bruins open their 2007 campaign at Loyola Marymount on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 3 p.m. UCLA returns third-team All-America selection Krsto Sbutega as well as honorable mention All-Americans Marco Santos and Chay Lapin. One year ago, UCLA finished the season 17-6 with a 6-2 MPSF record and third-place conference finish.

MEN'S NATIONAL COLLEGIATE TOP 20 POLL

No. School Points
1. USC 100
2. California 95
3. UCLA 89
4. Stanford 86
5. UC Irvine 75
6. Pepperdine 74
7. UC Santa Barbara 71
8. UC San Diego 67
9. Long Beach State 56
10. Loyola Marymount 55
11. UC Davis 49
11. Navy 49
13. Pacific 39
14. St. Francis (NY) 35
15. Princeton 31
16. Santa Clara 28
17. Air Force 20
18. Bucknell 14
19. Pomona Pitzer 8
20. UC Santa Cruz 5

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