The Austin College women’s water polo team has earned a top-10 ranking as the 2020 NCAA women’s season approaches. The ‘Roos are ranked 10th among all Division III schools in the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s pre-season poll released on Wednesday.

RankTeam2019 Final PollPoints
1California Lutheran University199
2Pomona-Pitzer Colleges292
3Whittier College489
4Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges686
5University of La Verne381
6University of Redlands576
7Chapman University771
8Occidental College951
9Macalester College849
10Austin College1047
RVMonmouth CollegeRV24
RVConnecticut CollegeRV11

Austin College finished its inaugural season with an 8-9 record and a second place finish in the CWPA Division III Championship. They start the 2020 season ranked second among the teams that comprise the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s D III division.

The ‘Roos are headed to the East Coast and will face Bruno Invitational hosts Brown in an ESPN+ streamed match on January 31.

The University of Southern California enters the season atop the overall rankings followed by 2019 NCAA Champions Stanford and UCLA, who are tied for second.

RankTeam2019 Final PollPoints
1University of Southern California298
2 (T)Stanford University195
2 (T)University of California-Los Angeles395
4University of California488
5University of California-Irvine781
6University of Hawaii580
7University of Michigan674
8Arizona State University1070
9University of the Pacific867
10University of California-Davis1164
11University of California-Santa Barbara963
12Loyola Marymount University1251
13University of California-San Diego1449
14Fresno State University1646
15 (T)Princeton University1541
15 (T)Long Beach State University1341
17Harvard University20 (T)38
18San Jose State University20 (T)31
19San Diego State University1828
20Bucknell University1724
21Wagner College1922
22California State University-Northridge22 (T)13
23 (T)Indiana UniversityRV12
23 (T)Marist College2412
25Azusa Pacific University22 (T)9
RVCalifornia Baptist University258
RVCalifornia State University-East BayNR1


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