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Stanford Tops Women's, Men's NCAA Polls -- November 5, 2001

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 5. STANFORD UNIVERSITY tops both the men's and women's rankings in the season's first poll of the nation's top college swim teams. The poll wsa released today by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).

The Cardinal women ranked first with 199 points, with the triple defending champion Georgia Bulldogs second with 188. The Cardinal defeated the Dawgs in a dual meet last week.

Fast-rising Auburn is ranked third (182) while Texas, which will host the NCAA Championships in March, is fourth (171).

The Cardinal men rank first with a perfect 200 points, eight ahead of double defending champion Texas. Tennessee, with 178, is ranked just two points ahead of USC for the third spot.


College Swim Coaches Association of America
Top 25 Pre-NCAA Championship Poll

Women

1 Stanford 199 (7)
2 Georgia 188 (1)
3 Auburn 182
4 Texas 171
5 Arizona 170
6 USC 159
7 California 154
8 Florida 153
9 UCLA 130
10 Penn State 125
11 SMU 121
12 Virginia 105
13 Arizona State 102
14 North Carolina 97
15 Notre Dame 83
16 Michigan 77
17 Indiana 75
18 Miami 66
19 Alabama 48
20 LSU 37
21 Northwestern 32
22 Rice 26
23 Villanova 23
24 Minnesota 13
25 Princeton 12
Wisconsin 12
Florida State 12


Men
1 Stanford 200 (8)
2 Texas 192
3 Tennessee 178
4 USC 176
5 Auburn 167
6 California 158
7 Arizona 146
8 Minnesota 143
9 Michigan 138
10 Virginia 118
11 Florida 114
12 Georgia 111
13 ASU 108
14 Texas A&M 94
15 Wisconsin 92
16 Penn State 83
17 South Carolina 67
18 Pittsburgh 57
19 SMU 54
20 Northwestern 39
21 Harvard 31
22 Alabama 27
23 UNLV 26
24 Purdue 25
25 LSU 21