UCLA Men's Water Polo Among Top Four Teams in Preseason Polls

Aug. 20, 2009

WOODLAND, Calif. - The UCLA men's water polo team has been ranked third in the national top-20 preseason rankings, as compiled by the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA). Additionally, the Bruins have been selected fourth in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) preseason coaches' poll.

UCLA received 42 points in the preseason poll. The Bruins were selected to finish behind USC, Stanford and California, respectively. USC collected six first-place votes, and Stanford registered three first-place votes.

UC Santa Barbara was selected fifth in the coaches' poll, while Pepperdine and UC Irvine tied for the sixth-place slot. Long Beach State and Pacific rounded out the nine-team poll, respectively.

The national top-20 preseason rankings list USC and Stanford as the top two teams, respectively, ahead of No. 3 UCLA and No. 4 California. Pepperdine has been selected fifth, while Loyola Marymount, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, Long Beach State and UC San Diego round out the top 10 teams.

UCLA returns 12 letterwinners this fall, after having gone 16-8 in 2008. Last season, UCLA finished fourth at the MPSF Tournament and ended the season ranked No. 4 nationally.

2009 MPSF PRESEASON COACHES' POLL

Rank Team Points (First-Place) 2007 Record 2007 MPSF Record (Finish)
1 USC 61 (6) 29-0 8-0 (1st/MPSF, NCAA Champions)
2 Stanford 59 (3) 25-6 6-2 (t-2nd)
3 California 51 19-9 4-4 (t-5th)
4 UCLA 42 16-8 5-3 (4th)
5 UC Santa Barbara 32 17-11 4-4 (t-5th)
t-6 Pepperdine 26 21-7 6-2 (t-2nd)
t-6 UC Irvine 26 11-15 1-7 (8th)
8 Long Beach State 16 14-18 2-6 (7th)
9 Pacific 11 10-20 0-8 (9th)


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
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Stanford, CA
Sunday, Sep 20 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
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Saturday, Sep 26 - 11:00 AM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Chapman
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Saturday, Sep 26 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Alumni Match
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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
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Malibu, CA
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vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
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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
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Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
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