Defending SCIAC Champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is the top ranked Division III men's water polo team in the preseason Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) poll. The Stags received 95 points in the poll which is voted on by a panel of coaches from the CWPA, Western Water Polo Association (WWPA), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The polls are compiled and released on Wednesday during each week of the season through the week following the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship.
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The Stags open their season this weekend with a tough pair of games. They will play at UCLA at 8:00 am on Saturday, September 3. They will play Pepperdine University at UCLA later that afternoon at 2:15 pm. In the CWPA Preseason Varsity Top 20 poll, UCLA is ranked third and Pepperdine is ranked ninth.