Water Polo Tied For 8th In First National Coaches Poll

Rachel Henry was one of three Spartans to score three goals in the opener.

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

Rank, Team Points
1. USC 99
2.  Stanford 96
3.  UCLA 89
4, tie.  California 81
4, tie.  Arizona State 81
6.  UC Irvine 76
7.  Hawaii 70
8, tied.  San Jose State 59
8, tied. Princeton 59
10. San Diego State 56
11. Long Beach State 55
12. UC San Diego 38
13. Michigan 36
14. Cal State Northridge  32
15. Indiana 28
16. Loyola Marymount 26
17. UC Santa Barbara 21
18. UC Davis 17
19. Hartwick 15
20. Pacific 11