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Bruins Open 2006 Season at Northridge
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  01/31/2006

Jan. 31, 2006

During the last five years since women's water polo has been recognized by the NCAA, the Bruins have won the NCAA championship three times. UCLA looks to defend last years 33-0 mark and 33 game winning streak. Currently the longest inter-season winning streak for UCLA is 38 games between the 1997-1998 seasons.

UCLA has its first matches on Friday, February third, against Cal State Bakersfield and Cal State Northridge. The Bruins continue play on Sunday with an MPSF matchup at UC Santa Barbara. In the first Collegiate Water Polo Assocation top 20 poll, UCLA is in first place followed by USC and Stanford.

About the Opponents: Feb. 3, Feb. 5

On Friday, UCLA competes in two matchups, against Cal State Bakersfield and No. 18 Cal State Northridge. The unranked CSUB Roadrunners are in the WWPA conference and finished 14-22 for the 2005 season. The Bruins have never faced CSUB. No. 18Cal State Northridge finished 2005 with a 17-18 record. Overall, UCLA is 3-0 against the Matadors.

This Sunday, UCLA travels to Santa Barbara to take on the No. 10 UCSB Gauchos. In 2005, UCSB was 17-12. UCLA has a 30-1 record against UCSB in the past.

Collegiate Water Polo Association Top 20 Poll Preseason

Rank, School                Points
 1. UCLA                 	100
 2. USC                 	93
 3. Stanford                 	92
 4. Hawaii                 	84
 5. Loyola Marymount     	77
 6. California               	74
 7. Long Beach State     	67
 8. Michigan                 	64
 9. San Diego State      	61
10. UC Santa Barbara    	57
11. Indiana                  	49
12. San Jose State      	47
13. Hartwick            	36
14. UC Davis              	36
15. UC Irvine                 	34
16. Arizona State           	24
17. UC San Diego           	19
18. Cal State Northridge   	15
19. Princeton                	13
20. Santa Clara               	5

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