The Hawaii women's water polo team was seeded fifth in this week's Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship Tournament at UCLA.
The fifth-ranked Wahine (16-11, 5-4) open Friday's competition against top seed and No. 1-ranked USC in the morning, then face eighth-seeded Long Beach State in the afternoon. On Saturday, Hawaii plays UCLA, seeded fourth, and ninth-seed San Jose State.
The tournament, which determines berths in the NCAA championship, concludes Sunday.
Rainbows fallTwo league losses last week equaled a drop in the polls for theHawaii men's volleyball team.
The Rainbows slipped a spot to No. 8 in both the AVCA Coaches' and Volleyball magazine rankings. Brigham Young moved up to No. 1 in both polls.