WPP 2014 Preseason Men's Poll

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WPP 2014 Preseason Men's Poll

Postby Trevor » Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:54 pm

1. UCLA
2. Stanford
3. USC
4. Cal
5. Long Beach State
6. Pacific
7. UCSB
8. UCI
9. UCSD
10. Pepperdine
11. Princeton
12. Whittier
13. St. Francis
14. UC Davis
15. Navy
16. Loyola Marymount
17. Brown
18. Harvard
19. Concordia
20. Air Force

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Re: WPP 2014 Preseason Men's Poll

Postby MZone1988 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:04 pm

What do I not know about Whittier that everyone else does?

Not trying to discredit Whittier, but it is unusual for a SCIAC team to receive such a high ranking during the preseason!

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Re: WPP 2014 Preseason Men's Poll

Postby MZone1988 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:00 pm

Massimiliano Mirarchi – Freshman

Hometown: Rome, Italy Previous School: Liceo Scientifico Evangelista Torricelli

Club Team: S.S. Lazio Nuoto Position: Attacker

Height: 6'1" Weight: 175

• Gold Medal European Junior Championship 2011

• Gold Medal 8 Nations in Montenegro 2010


Could this be it?

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Re: WPP 2014 Preseason Men's Poll

Postby stats » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:07 pm

Great fun!

I like to think UC Davis will finish a bit higher, although they didn't look great in summer.

I'm not familiar with this years Navy squad, but it's been a few years since they've looked good enough to merit a #15.

Princeton and Harvard are good bets for top #20 finishes. Players from both teams played in a merged squad in California over summer, beating LBSU and OUP in the final summer tournament. There is great talent on both teams, but I'm not sure about depth.

@MZone1988: Whitter = Euros, with a squad as big as some of the DI schools. [Depth, not starters, is often the issue with SCIAC vs. DI teams.] I doubt they do as well as #12, because they aren't allowed to practice over summer and will likely get whumped during the first month of season while they get in shape. But they have the talent to be #12, perhaps even up to #9.

Air Force lost their best player to graduation. Not sure if they restock well enough to be #20.

I think UCI will do a bit better than predicted. #5 through #8 is up for grabs.

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Re: WPP 2014 Preseason Men's Poll

Postby Apghrenegade » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:08 pm

I am not impartial, but I think Bears (Cal and Brown) will wind up ranked higher than this initial rating

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