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Daily Bruin: NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship Central

The 2016 men's water polo championship is down to four teams – No. 1 USC, No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 Cal and No. 11 Harvard. The three highest ranked teams have seen each other a combined seven times this year, but it remains to be seen what will happen this weekend. The Bruins have played the Bears twice in their home pool this year, both times taking the victory. Cal's 1-1 against USC this season, its one win coming in Berkeley, but USC hasn't lost since – and not one of the top three teams has played Harvard, who's in the Final Four for the first time in school history.

Scouting Report

The Cogs of the System

UCLA prides itself on it's “system” – they don't lean on any one player, they trust everyone to step up when the moment calls on them. But who are the people who make up the “system,” and what are their stories?

Timeline & Visualization

It's been a long and winding road to the NCAAs, and the Daily Bruin has compiled the stories of the 2016 season into a special timeline. Not only that, but the sports section has also collected shot and block data for over two months, check out where the team is hot and cold.