What Gives in Water Polo?

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What Gives in Water Polo?

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UOP is #3 in the country despite having wins against a couple of D-IIIs, an NAIA, and an exhibition against a juco? How does that work?

And one of those D-IIIs is ranked in the national poll? According to Wikipedia (admittedly not the best source in the world), the poll takes into account ALL divisions. Could you imagine how that would look for football?!?

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There is only one division in Men's Water Polo - not enough teams compete to divide into divisions.


UOP is 11-2, with both losses to #1 Stanford
They have beaten:

#4 USC (twice)
#5 UC-Santa Barbra
#8 Cal
#11 Loyola Marymount
#13 UC-Davis
#19 San Jose State (twice)
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Toughest sport I ever tried to play. Unfuckingreal the stamina that sport took.
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I played 1 year on a club team, what Az said is true.


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css75 wrote:I played 1 year on a club team, what Az said is true.


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AZGrizFan wrote:
css75 wrote:I played 1 year on a club team, what Az said is true.


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I was in the absolute best shape of my life when I played it. Couldn't go more than about 45 seconds in the water without grabbing a rail. Just unreal the amount of energy it took just to stay afloat!!
I don't know about you, but I float a lot better than I used to.

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AZGrizFan wrote:Toughest sport I ever tried to play. Unfuckingreal the stamina that sport took.
Please. It's way more taxing on the horses. :dead:
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AZGrizFan wrote:
css75 wrote:I played 1 year on a club team, what Az said is true.

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I was in the absolute best shape of my life when I played it. Couldn't go more than about 45 seconds in the water without grabbing a rail. Just unreal the amount of energy it took just to stay afloat!!
I once played against a bunch of lifeguards/swim team members while I was in college and held my own just fine and I was stone drunk. I was never fast enough to swim competitively but I could swim for hours without a problem.

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89Hen wrote:
AZGrizFan wrote:Toughest sport I ever tried to play. Unfuckingreal the stamina that sport took.
Please. It's way more taxing on the horses. :dead:

I knew someone would go this route.


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css75 wrote:
89Hen wrote: Please. It's way more taxing on the horses. :dead:

I knew someone would go this route.
I'm not afraid of saying what must be said. :kisswink:

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UNI88 wrote:
AZGrizFan wrote:
I was in the absolute best shape of my life when I played it. Couldn't go more than about 45 seconds in the water without grabbing a rail. Just unreal the amount of energy it took just to stay afloat!!
I once played against a bunch of lifeguards/swim team members while I was in college and held my own just fine and I was stone drunk. I was never fast enough to swim competitively but I could swim for hours without a problem.
How deep was the pool?

And for me it wasn't the swimming part (ok, yes it was). It was the near drowning part time after time after time... :shock: :shock:
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AZGrizFan wrote:
UNI88 wrote:
I once played against a bunch of lifeguards/swim team members while I was in college and held my own just fine and I was stone drunk. I was never fast enough to swim competitively but I could swim for hours without a problem.
How deep was the pool?

And for me it wasn't the swimming part (ok, yes it was). It was the near drowning part time after time after time... :shock: :shock:
What about the Bud Light part? :?
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Ivytalk wrote:
AZGrizFan wrote:
How deep was the pool?

And for me it wasn't the swimming part (ok, yes it was). It was the near drowning part time after time after time... :shock: :shock:
What about the Bud Light part? :?
I was in OCS. There was no Bud Light. :ohno: :ohno: :ohno:
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AZGrizFan wrote:
UNI88 wrote:
I once played against a bunch of lifeguards/swim team members while I was in college and held my own just fine and I was stone drunk. I was never fast enough to swim competitively but I could swim for hours without a problem.
How deep was the pool?

And for me it wasn't the swimming part (ok, yes it was). It was the near drowning part time after time after time... :shock: :shock:
It was probably about 6+ feet deep. You could bounce off the bottom in places but couldn't stand and catch your breath.

I worked maintenance at a swim club outside Philly and I had a rule that I had to sacrifice a lifeguard (throw one in the pool) every week in order to appease the Pool Gods. The swim club had a couple of big parties every summer and this was after one of them where I served the beer. The lifeguards thought it was a great opportunity to get back at me for throwing them in all summer. I think I shocked them with how well I could swim and how physical I could be. It was like underwater rugby for me and I wished we had had a water polo team in high school.

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UNI88 wrote:
AZGrizFan wrote:
How deep was the pool?

And for me it wasn't the swimming part (ok, yes it was). It was the near drowning part time after time after time... :shock: :shock:
It was probably about 6+ feet deep. You could bounce off the bottom in places but couldn't stand and catch your breath.

I worked maintenance at a swim club outside Philly and I had a rule that I had to sacrifice a lifeguard (throw one in the pool) every week in order to appease the Pool Gods. The swim club had a couple of big parties every summer and this was after one of them where I served the beer. The lifeguards thought it was a great opportunity to get back at me for throwing them in all summer. I think I shocked them with how well I could swim and how physical I could be. It was like underwater rugby for me and I wished we had had a water polo team in high school.
Yah. HUGE difference. The pool I played in was 12 feet deep. There was no touching the bottom. Ever. Might as well have been trying to stay afloat in the fucking ocean. Brutal.
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AZGrizFan wrote:Toughest sport I ever tried to play. Unfuckingreal the stamina that sport took.
I can’t imagine the conditioning one would have to do. Looks like it’s completely exhausting


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