2013 NCAA preseason rankings: Stanford is the unanimous No. 1

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

No shock, that Stanford is the preseason No 1 team for the 2013 season.

The preseason women's water polo rankings were released earlier this week, and to no surprise to anyone, the Stanford Cardinal are the unanimous No. 1 team in the country. Stanford returns three Olympians who took the year off to train full time, and that 2012 still was able to win the NCAA title.

USC is the No. 2 team and earns every second place vote out there, and then rounding out the top five is UCLA, Cal and Arizona State.

Teams outside of California are receiving extremely high preseason rankings this year with the Princeton Tigers being ranked No. 10 and Michigan Wolverines at No. 11.

Here is the 2013 preseason CWPA rankings:

Rank

Team

Final 2012 Poll

Points

1 Stanford University
1 100
2 University of Southern California
2 95
3
University of California-Los Angeles
3 88
4 University of California
4 85
5 Arizona State University
5 78
6 University of California-Irvine
6 77
7 San Diego State University
8 66
8 Loyola Marymount University
7 64
9 San Jose State University
9 59
10 Princeton University
10
54
11 University of Michigan
13
50
12 University of California-Davis
11
43
13
University of Hawaii
15 41
14 Indiana University
14 39
15 University of California-Santa Barbara
16
33
16 (T)
California State University-Northridge 17
22
16 (T)
Hartwick College
18 22
18 (T)
California Baptist University
19 12
18 (T)
Brown University
RV
12
20 University of California-San Diego
RV 6
RV Long Beach State University
RV
5
RV Iona College
20
3

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