Women's Water Polo Tied For 8th In 1st National Coaches Poll

Rachel Henry is one of five Spartans to score three goals in the Cal State Monterey Bay win.

Jan. 15, 2014

With a 1-0 record heading into the weekend's Bruin Invitational on the UCLA campus, San Jose State University is tied with Princeton for eighth in the first Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) national poll.

The Spartans moved up three spots from their 11th place finish in the final 2013 poll.

Six of the seven Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) teams are ranked in the top-20 led by defending NCAA Tournament champion University of Southern California. Stanford, UCLA, California and Arizona State round out the top five teams.

UC Irvine and Hawaii are the next two teams ahead of the Spartans.

San Jose State takes on #16-Loyola Marymount and unranked Cal Baptist and Concordia at the Bruin Invitational, January 18 & 19, at the Spieker Aquatic Complex on the UCLA campus.

ACWPC national coaches poll January 15, 2014

USC 99 Stanford 96 UCLA 89 California 81 Arizona State 81 UC Irvine 76 Hawaii 70 San Jose State 59 Princeton 59 San Diego State 56 Long Beach State 55 UC San Diego 38 Michigan 36 Cal State Northridge 32 Indiana 28 Loyola Marymount 26 UC Santa Barbara 21 UC Davis 17 Hartwick 15 Pacific 11 Iona 9