Claremont, Calif. (August 18, 2010) – The Collegiate Water Polo Association ranked the Sagehen Men’s Water Polo team #1 in its preseason Men’s Varsity Division III Top 10 Poll.
The Sagehens picked up 97 points to outdistance the University of Redlands (2nd, 92 points), Whittier College (3rd, 89 points), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (Tied 4th, 84 points) and Johns Hopkins University (Tied 4th, 84 points.)
A panel of coaches and administrators from around the country vote during the preseason and each week of the season based on the cumulative results of each team, the polls are released on Wednesday during the season until the week following the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship.
About Pitzer College
Pitzer College is a nationally top-ranked undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution. A member of The Claremont Colleges, Pitzer offers a distinctive approach to a liberal arts education by linking intellectual inquiry with interdisciplinary studies, cultural immersion, social responsibility, and community involvement. For more information, please visit www.pitzer.edu.
About Sagehen Athletics
Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.