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The Times Rankings

March 27, 2003|Dan Arritt

A final look at the top 10 girls' water polo teams in the Southland:

Knights won their fourth consecutive Division I title with a thrilling 8-7 victory over Santa Margarita. Won three other major tournaments during season.

*--* 1. FOOTHILL (30-0, SS-DIV. I)

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*--* 2. CORONA DEL MAR (26-5, SS-DIV. II)

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Sea Kings won the Division II title with a 10-5 victory over Villa Park, giving second-year Coach Aaron Chaney a second title.

*--* 3. SANTA MARGARITA (21-9, SS-DIV. I)

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Eagles got hot in the playoffs, upsetting second-seeded Newport Harbor in the Division I semifinals and advancing to their fourth section final.

*--* 4. NEWPORT HARBOR (24-6, SS-DIV. I)

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Sailors gave Foothill its toughest game at the Santa Barbara tournament, holding an 8-5 lead after three quarters before losing in overtime.

*--* 5. SANTA BARBARA (27-4, SS-DIV. IV)

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Dons hammered Lompoc Cabrillo, 18-3, in the Division IV final for their unprecedented fifth section title.

*--* 6. LOS ALAMITOS (24-7, SS-DIV. I)

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After losing by one goal to Long Beach Wilson in final regular-season game, Griffins beat Bruins by a goal in the Division I quarterfinals.

*--* 7. LONG BEACH WILSON (19-10, SS-DIV. I)

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Bruins enjoyed February victories over San Clemente, Villa Park and Los Alamitos before losing in the Division I quarterfinals.

*--* 8. UPLAND (31-2, SS-DIV. V)

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Highlanders made up for two losses to Riverside Poly in regular season by winning in the Division I final, 11-8.

*--* 9. VILLA PARK (22-10, SS-DIV. II)

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Spartans followed their fifth head coach in last four years to the Division II final, where they lost to Corona del Mar.

*--* 10. RIVERSIDE POLY (29-4, SS-DIV. V)

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Bears won first Ivy League title and advanced to Division V final before losing to league rival Upland.

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