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    Pacific Men's Water Polo: Pacific Men's Water Polo Picked No. 10 in CWPA Top-20 Poll

    Aug 24, 2010

    In the first national poll of the season, Pacific's men's water polo team has been ranked No. 10 in the top-20 preseason rankings, compiled by the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA). Additionally the Tigers have been picked to finish eighth in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation's (MPSF) preseason coaches poll.

    Last season the Tigers finished tied for seventh in the MPSF during the regular season and ended the year No. 13 in the CWPA National Poll. This season the Tigers return 16 letter winners and will be led by seniors Joey Gullikson (Sonoma, Calif.) and Austin Delong(Houston, Texas) and sophomore Goran Tomasevic (Split, Croatia).

    Pacific kicks off the 2010 season Sept. 4-5 in San Diego, Calif., at UC San Diego's Triton Invitational.

    CWPA Top 20 Poll

    Rank

    Team

    2009 Final Poll

    Points

    1

    University of California

    3

    95

    2

    University of California, Los Angeles

    2

    94

    3

    Stanford University

    4

    91

    4

    University of Southern California

    1

    90

    5

    University of California, Irvine

    5

    76

    6

    Loyola Marymount University

    9

    74

    7

    University of California, Santa Barbara

    7

    71

    8

    Pepperdine University

    6

    68

    9

    Long Beach State University

    8

    62

    10

    University of the Pacific

    13

    49

    11

    University of California, San Diego

    11

    45

    12

    Concordia University (Calif.)

    12

    37

    13

    Santa Clara University

    12

    34

    14 (T)

    Princeton University

    10

    31

    14 (T)

    United States Naval Academy

    15

    31

    14 (T)

    St. Francis College (NY)

    18

    31

    17

    University of California, Davis

    16

    23

    18

    Bucknell University

    20

    20

    19

    United States Air Force Academy

    17

    17

    20

    California Baptist University

    19

    8

    RV

    Brown University

    NR

    5

    RV

    University of Redlands

    RV

    2

    RV

    Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges

    NR

    1

    RV

    Johns Hopkins University

    RV

    1

    MPSF  2010 Preseaon Coaches Poll

    Rank

    Team

    Points (1st Place)

    2009 MPSF Record (Regular Season Finish)

    1

    California

    58 (4)

    6-2 (3rd)

    2

    UCLA

    55 (2)

    5-3 (4th/MPSF Tournament Champions)

    3

    Stanford

    54 (2)

    7-1 (2nd)

    4

    USC

    44 (1)

    8-0 (1st/NCAA Champions)

    5

    UC Irvine

    32

    3-5 (6th)

    6

    UC Santa Barbara

    31

    1-7 (T-7th)

    7

    Long Beach State

    18

    1-7 (T-7th)

    8

    Pacific

    17

    1-7 (T-7th)

    9

    Pepperdine

    15

    4-4 (5th)