WPP Alternative Poll-2014 Women's Season-Week Four

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WPP Alternative Poll-2014 Women's Season-Week Four

Postby Trevor » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:58 pm

1. USC
2. Stanford
3. UCLA
4. Cal
5. UCI
6. Hawaii
7. Loyola Marymount
8. Arizona State
9. Northridge
10. Long Beach State
11. UCSD
12. San Jose State
13. Princeton
14. UCD
15. Indiana
16. UCSB
17. Santa Clara
18. Cal Baptist
19. San Diego State
20. Pacific

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Re: WPP Alternative Poll-2014 Women's Season-Week Four

Postby oneeyeddeacon » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:53 pm

LMU is one lucky team.

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Re: WPP Alternative Poll-2014 Women's Season-Week Four

Postby Blissful » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:17 pm

Oneeye:

Why do you consider LMU lucky?

Arizona did defeat LMU at the Triton Tournament; so I placed them at #8 with Arizona at #6, followed by Hawaii at #7. I think Hawaii might be a soft #6 in the WPP Poll, but this will all shake out at the upcoming UCI Tournament. The UCI Tournament should have a lot of great games to watch since so many teams seem evenly matched.

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Re: WPP Alternative Poll-2014 Women's Season-Week Four

Postby oneeyeddeacon » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:15 am

Arizona beat LMU quite badly at the triton tournament, yet LMU is ranked above them. If that's not luck, I don't know what is.

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Re: WPP Alternative Poll-2014 Women's Season-Week Four

Postby GoalTime » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:27 pm

More like a flawed poll. Let's see what the next CWPA poll shows...

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Re: WPP Alternative Poll-2014 Women's Season-Week Four

Postby Doc » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:29 pm

Hey Gang,

It is easy to criticize from the bleachers but not so easy to criticize if you’re in the pool playing. Instead of taking pot shots at those who do the ranking why don’t you do something positive and join the committee who does the WPP rankings. All you have to do is use the email or private message button on one of Trevor's postings and he will be only too happy to place you on the committee that does the WPP rankings. Thanks!

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Re: WPP Alternative Poll-2014 Women's Season-Week Four

Postby MARKO » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:23 pm

oneeyeddeacon wrote:Arizona beat LMU quite badly at the triton tournament, yet LMU is ranked above them. If that's not luck, I don't know what is.

Just to let you know, I had ...

6. Hawaii
7. ASU
8. LMU

... due to ASU beating LMU last weekend. LMU does have 2 wins over UCSD and SJS while ASU lost to UCSD, so other pollsters must have had LMU over ASU in their inputs somehow to offset the two WPP rankings' inputs mentioned here and above. As someone said, UCI tourney later this month is always a good, large gathering of 16 teams that continues to sort things out. First place to see both USC and Stanford at same site too, as USC skipped the Stanford tourney.

We all do our best ... some are better than others :razz:

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Re: WPP Alternative Poll-2014 Women's Season-Week Four

Postby Blissful » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:15 pm

I thought the purpose of posting the WWP Alternative Poll is to generate discussion for fun, and to solicit opinions from the water polo community? I know my opinions are just that, and they are not intended at all to be critical of Marko or the committee helping prepare the poll. I am glad we are at least generating some discussion since we have a lot of good teams to watch this year, and I expect to witness a lot of competitive games. We have already had a lot of one or two goal games, and some overtime games at the Triton Tournament. I expect to see the same at the UCI tournament.

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Re: WPP Alternative Poll-2014 Women's Season-Week Four

Postby Doc » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:10 am

Not very Blissful,

You said, “… generate discussion for fun.” For whose fun – yours because it is certainly not fun for the people who do the rankings for free!

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