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2022 Boys Fall Preseason Poll
The Michigan Water Polo Association (MWPA) has announced the result of the 2022 Boys preseason coaches poll.
On the Boys Side, the four-time defending State Champion Hudsonville Eagles sit atop the preseason poll with a near-perfect score. Their dramatic win over Ann Arbor Pioneer in the 2022 Spring State Title game came just two months ago.
Tied for second were the teams finishing second and third last spring in Ann Arbor Pioneer (2nd) and Ann Arbor Skyline (3rd).
By Region, East and West regions each have five teams in the preseason top 10. The West side opens the poll with a combined total poll-score of 2493. The East side opens the poll with a combined total poll-score of 2170
By District, District 1 has three teams ranked (Hudsonville, Jenison, Grand Haven), District 2 has two (Rockford, East Grand Rapids), District 3 has two teams (Birmingham Groves & Seaholm) and District 4 has three teams ranked (A.A. Huron, A.A. Pioneer, A.A. Skyline).
Understanding the Poll: The poll, open to all MWPA Head Coaches, is ranked via a point-percentage scoring model. The points column is percentage of points scored by voters against the maximum total, which is based on number of voters. The period that would signify percentage has been dropped off the beginning of each number.
Unanimous first place ranking nets a score of 1,000 points.
Coaches vote weekly during the season. Polls will be updated Monday afternoons at 3 pm ET. Inquiries on the poll can be directed to the chat feature on the MWPA website. Answering times may vary.