Stockton, Calif. - The No. 3 Pacific men's water polo team faces No. 4 Cal on Saturday on the Pac-12 Network after repeating the program's highest ever ranking. The Tigers and Bears face each other at Cal at 10:30 am, in a nationally televised contest.
In the new release, Pacific checks in at number three in the Collegiate Water Polo Association poll Wednesday, tying the highest ranking in program history set two weeks ago after Pacific opened the year 5-0. Pacific stands at 9-1 on the year, and 1-0 in the MPSF.
Pacific's ranking dipped to No. 5 after falling to Stanford (then No. 5) at the NorCal quarterfinals for the Tigers' lone loss of the season. The Tigers atoned for the 9-8 overtime loss with a 14-12 win over the No. 3 Cardinal on Sunday.
Sunday's game featured one of the largest crowds in program history, with 758 fans filling the stands entirely and spilling over into the concourse much of the available standing room.
With the highest ranking in program history, the Tigers appear on national TV for the first time, Sunday at Spieker Pool against No. 4 Cal. The Golden Bears are 8-2 on the season and will be playing their first MPSF match of the year.
Jim Watson and Greg Mescall have the call on Pac-12 Network, which is available in Stockton on AT&T and Comcast. To see if you get Pac-12 Network in your area, use the Pac-12 channel finder.