Pepperdine has emerged as the new #1 beach squad in the nation after taking wins over former #1 USC and UCLA this past week. The Wave squeaked by in each of their wins over the Trojans while splitting with the Bruins on the week.
Hawaii fell back to #3 from #2 while UCLA and Florida did the same to round out the top-5. Cal Poly continues to climb the rankings to the #6 spot from #8 while LSU fell back to #9 from #6. South Carolina also moved forward in the top-10 in the rankings to #8 from #9 as they hold a 7-1 record on the year.
In the back half of the rankings, Stanford moved up to #14 from #16 while Florida Atlantic also jumped forward two positions to #15. Loyola Marymount made a four-spot leap to#17 while TCU fell back to #20 from #14.
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Others receiving votes: Arizona State, California, Saint Mary’s, College of Charleston, Houston Baptist, Florida Southern, New Mexico, Boise State, Coastal Carolina, Oregon, Cal State-Northridge