After winning the national championship last year, and debuting in the preseason as #1, after the first week of competition the Cajuns have fallen to #2 in the National Collegiate Water Ski Association weekly poll.

Some big shake-ups took place in the Top 20 after Week 1 in the NCWSA.

Biggest Move Up: Wisconsin LaCrosse Eagles jump 11 spots from 17th to a tie for 6th.

Biggest Move Down: Iowa State Cyclones fell 8 spots from 12th to a tie for 20th.

New Members to the poll: UC Davis, Grand Valley State, Iowa and San Diego State

Fallen out of the poll: Michigan, Sacramento State, Cal Poly

RANK - PREV - TEAM - COMMENT

1 - 2 - LOUISIANA MONROE The Warhawks held off the ULL last weekend without having Worden jump. They appear to be the team to beat.

2 - 1 - LOUISIANA The Ragin' Cajuns fall just one spot off the top of the leaderboard, if the Warhawks slip up, UL will be nipping at their heels. There are also 2 injured skiers who might be back later in the season.

3 - 5 - FLORIDA SOUTHERN The Mocs are living dangerously with no 5th seeded skier to back up their scores. But if everyone skis to the top of their game, they are a force.

4 - 8 - ROLLINS The Tars are clearly a step below Florida Southern, but how they will stack up against the rest of the country remains to be seen. They were missing their top female this weekend as well.

5 - 3 - ALABAMA The Crimson Tide did not send their full team to the first tournament of the year. What will that full team look like? We will have to wait and see.

T-6 - 17  - WISCONSIN LACROSSE The Eagles are the biggest surprise and biggest movers of the poll, shooting up 11 spots to #6. They have terrific depth and really crushed the rest of the field in the season opener in Iowa. Can they do it again this weekend? Will their first nationals be in Division 1?

T-6 - 4 - ARIZONA STATE The Sun Devils have not skied yet this season. This weekend will tell us more about life without Storm in the desert.

8 - 6 - PURDUE The Boilermakers were able to thoroughly beat their competition in Michigan this past weekend. Trick and Slalom are deep and consistent. How will that jump team hold up when facing the rest of the Midwest?

9 - 15 - TEXAS STATE The Bobcats also looked quite good in the season opener. Their men's team is solid and the women didn't ski to potential last weekend. Can they put it all together for a Division 1 invitation?

10 - T-18 - CLEMSON The Tigers also made a big jump in the poll this week with a 8 spot leap into the top 10. The men's team is strong, and actually has more firepower than what was shown in the first week. The women will determine just how far they go.

11 - 7 - WISCONSIN MADISON The Badgers took home 2nd place last weekend, behind their in-state rivals. Men's team is looking solid, just how much more can the women improve before Regionals? They are still sitting in Division 1 right now, but not by very much.

12 - 10 - TEXAS A&M The Aggies men's team has more in the tank, let's see if they show it this week. They also lack a depth after the 3rd rotation. Women's team needs to step up to challenge the Bobcats for Division 1.

13 - NR - UC DAVIS The Aggies went from unranked to number 13 in the poll, after their win at the Chico State Opener. Rumor has it that Nason their best skier is considering not skiing Regionals. Could be the difference between them getting to Division 1, or not.

14 - 16 - MISSOURI STATE The Fighting Golden Panda Bears once again are a force to be reckoned with fresh off their season opening win in the tournament that they hosted as well. Paul Tierney's 2 at 38off was the second best slalom score in the whole country on opening weekend.

15 - 9 - OHIO STATE The Buckeyes also were missing from last week's tournaments. We will have to see what they bring this week as the tournament comes to their home state in Ohio.

16 - NR - GRAND VALLEY STATE The Lakers have blasted on to the scene with an eye-opening 2nd place finish at the Jepawhit Collegiate Ski Fest. Their jump team may carry them to Nationals.

17 - 11 - TEXAS The Longhorns are pretty far behind their instate rivals A&M and Texas State. We will see if this was a bad tournament, or if the power has shifted in the South Central.

18 - NR - IOWA The Hawkeyes are appearing in the National Poll for the first time this week. They are extremely balanced between the men and women and across all three events. This balance could take them to their first every nationals.

19 - NR - SAN DIEGO STATE The Aztecs have a stud in Robert Morris. Apparently their men's team will bring even more firepower in future tournaments.

T-20 - 14 - CINCINNATI The Bearcats are being carried by their women's team. The men need to step it up or they will be on the outside looking in come Regionals time.
T-20 - 12 - IOWA STATE The Cyclones should enjoy their time in the top 20, because with only one girl on the roster currently, they aren't built to last.

Also Receiving Votes
4 CAL POLY; 4 KANSAS STATE; 4 MIAMI OHIO; 4 CHICO STATE; 2 MICHIGAN; 1 NORTH CAROLINA; 1 HOPE COLLEGE


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