waterpolo-men-nc flag

NCAA.com | November 20, 2017

UCLA, Cal headline eight-team Water Polo Championship field

  The NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship field was announced Monday.

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Men’s Water Polo Committee announced today the eight teams vying for the 2017 National Collegiate Men’s Water Polo Championship. The top two seeds have been placed in the bracket; the remaining six teams will compete for the last two berths in the bracket via four opening round games. The opening round games will be contested Nov. 25, hosted by Harvard and Pacific, and Nov. 30, hosted by Southern California, which will also host the championship will be held Dec. 2 and 3. The semifinal and championship games will be played at Uytengsu Aquatics Center in Los Angeles and streamed live on NCAA.com.

RELATED: Interactive bracket | Printable bracket

In the first opening round game, Pacific (19-5) will host Pomona-Pitzer (24-10). The winner will advance to the third opening round game to play UC Davis (22-6), with the winner advancing to the championship bracket to play UCLA (19-4) at Southern California. In the second opening round game, Harvard (23-7) will host George Washington (17-11). The winner will advance to the fourth opening round game to play Southern California (25-3), with the winner advancing to the championship bracket to play California (20-3). Game times for the opening round games are yet to be determined. Game times for the semifinals are 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. ET Dec. 2, and the championship game will be played at 6 p.m. ET Dec. 3.

Conferences receiving automatic qualification included the Collegiate Water Polo Association, Golden Coast Conference, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Northeast Water Polo Conference, Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the Western Water Polo Association. The remaining two teams were selected at-large without geographical restrictions.

In 2016, California defeated Southern California, 11-8 to capture its 14th national championship title. For updated championship results, log on to NCAA.com.

UCLA softball will be dominant in 2021 with the return of Rachel Garcia and Bubba Nickles

UCLA was 25-1 when the 2020 season came to an end. Now, with the return of several premier arms and bats, the Bruins don’t appear to be letting off the gas in 2021.
READ MORE

College basketball rankings: Alabama, Ohio State and UCLA all rise in this week's Power 36

Alabama, Ohio State and UCLA all made gains in the Power 36 college basketball rankings for Jan. 11.
READ MORE

College basketball rankings: Michigan, UCLA, Clemson take big steps forward in first Power 36 of 2021

College basketball's first Power 36 rankings of 2021 are out. Michigan, UCLA and Clemson all took big steps forward. Find out which other teams are trending upward in the latest rankings.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners