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NCAA water polo rankings, Week 7: UCLA moves up to No. 2 spot

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There was more movement in the Week 7 poll with a shakeup in the top five, as well as the bottom five spots.

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The Week 7 CWPA poll was released and there was more movement than expected due to some upsets. The two big upsets of the week were Stanford defeating UCSB 9-7. With that result, UCSB dropped from the second spot to the third spot, and Stanford moved up one spot to No. 4.

Not sure why Stanford did not jump UCSB in the polls, Stanford has a 2-1 record over UCSB this year. While there was just a three point difference in the polls, it would make sense for Stanford to be ranked ahead of UCSB. Maybe there will be a poll correction next week.

The other major shakeup in the polls was when previously unranked Bucknell defeated then-No. 16 Princeton, 10-9 last weekend. The win for Bucknell put them at No. 17 in the polls, and in a tie with Princeton.

Here are the Week 7 rankings:

Rank Team October 10 Poll Points
1 University of Southern California
1 100
2 University of California-Los Angeles
3 92
3 University of California-Santa Barbara
2 90
4 Stanford University
5 87
5 University of the Pacific
6 78
6 University of California-Irvine
4 74
7 University of California
7 71
8 Pepperdine University
8 69
9 Loyola Marymount University
9 60
10 Long Beach State University
10 55
11 University of California-San Diego
11 50
12 Brown University
12 45
13 United States Air Force Academy
13 40
14 (T)
St. Francis College 15 32
14 (T)
United States Naval Academy
14 32
16 University of California-Davis
17 24
17 (T)
Bucknell University
NR 13
17 (T)
Princeton University
16 13
19 Santa Clara University
18 10
20
Concordia University
19 7
RV
California Baptist University
20 (T) 6
RV Johns Hopkins University
RV 3
RV Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
20 (T) 2
RV Pomona-Pitzer Colleges RV 1