Wolverines Tabbed No. 11 in Preseason Rankings
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Jan. 16, 2013

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The University of Michigan water polo team earned the No. 11 ranking in the 2013 Women's Varsity Preseason Top 20 poll, released today (Wednesday, Jan. 16). The Wolverines, who have been ranked in every national poll in the modern era, also begin the season with the No. 2 ranking in the Collegiate Water Polo Association's Top 10 poll.

Michigan will face at least nine teams listed among the preseason top 20 during the 2013 regular season, including three top-10 opponents -- No. 3 UCLA, No. 7 San Diego State and No. 9 San Jose State -- at this weekend's Michigan Kick-Off. U-M will also play single-game road slates at No. 1 Stanford, No. 3 California, No. 13 Hawaii and No. 14 Indiana.

Four other CWPA schools earned top-20 rankings. Princeton ranks the highest at No. 10, with Indiana coming in at No. 14, Hartwick at No. 16 and Brown coming in at No. 18.

The Maize and Blue hosts the Michigan Kick-Off this weekend (Sat-Sun., Jan. 19-20) at Canham Natatorium, beginning with Colorado State at 9 a.m. and No. 3 UCLA at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The Wolverines will face No. 9 San Jose State at 8 a.m. on Sunday before closing out the opening weekend against No. 7 San Diego State at 12:15 p.m.

2013 Varsity Top 20 (Preseason)

Rank Team Final 2012 Poll Points
1. Stanford 1 100
2. Southern Cal 2 95
3. UCLA 3 88
4. California 4 85
5. Arizona State 5 78
6. UC-Irvine 6 77
7. San Diego State 8 66
8. Loyola Marymount 7 64
9. San Jose State 9 59
10. Princeton 10 54
11. MICHIGAN 13 50
12. UC-Davis 11 43
13. Hawaii 15 41
14. Indiana 14 39
15. UC-Santa Barbara 16 33
16. Cal State-Northridge 17 22
Hartwick 18 22
18. Cal Baptist 19 12
Brown RV 12
20. UC-San Diego RV 6
Receiving Votes: Long Beach State, Iona

2013 CWPA Top 10 (Preseason)

Rank School Final 2012 Points
1. Princeton 1 100
2. MICHIGAN 3 94
3. Indiana 5 89
4. Hartwick 6 85
5. Brown 4 82
6. Bucknell 8 72
Harvard 7 72
8. George Washington 9 66
9. Mercyhurst 10 60
10. Gannon NR 44

Contact: Leah Howard (734) 763-4423

   

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