INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Men’s Water Polo Committee announced today the six teams vying for the 2015 National Collegiate Men’s Water Polo Championship. The top two seeds have been placed in the bracket; the remaining four teams will compete for the last two berths in the bracket via two play-in games. The play-in games will be contested Dec. 3, hosted by Southern California, and the championship will be held Dec. 5 and 6, hosted by the UCLA.
In the first play-in game No. 4 seed Princeton (22-4) will take on No. 5 seed UC San Diego (14-13). The winner will be placed in the championship bracket to play No. 1 seed UCLA (28-0). In the second-play-in game No. 3 seed Southern California (20-6) will play No. 6 seed Claremont Mudd-Scripps (21-7), with the winner advancing to the championship bracket to play No. 2 seed California (23-6). Game times for the play-in games are yet to be determined. Game times for the semifinals are 7 p.m. ET and 9:12 p.m. on Dec. 5. The third-place game will be played at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6, with the championship game at 9:12 p.m. The four championship games will be played at Spieker Aquatics Center in Los Angeles and streamed live on NCAA.com.
Conferences receiving automatic qualification included the Collegiate Water Polo Association, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the Western Water Polo Association. The remaining two teams were selected at-large without geographical restrictions.
In 2014, UCLA defeated Southern California 9-8 to capture its ninth overall national championship title. For updated championship results, log on to NCAA.com.