Since dropping a pair of games on February 13th, Michigan's water polo team has been absolutely unstoppable, racking up an astounding 20 straight wins, including 5 against ranked opponents. Now ranked #6 in the nation, the team gets a bit of a break before heading off to the CWPA Eastern playoffs which run from April 29 through May 1, where they will seek their 4th straight Eastern title.
After that, NCAA playoffs will provide the final test of the season for the Wolverines, who should be making their 6th appearance and seeking their first title. Michigan's water polo program, though younger than the softball one, is in some ways analogous to it. The power in the sport is heavily concentrated out West, primarily in California. A quick scan of the current rankings reveals something like 15 of the top 20 teams in the nation located in Cali. The Wolverines' success of the years has been achieved against substantial regional odds. Now it is time to make that parallel with softball one bit better and start adding some titles!