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Michigan Takes Over #1 Spot in Men's College Poll; Auburn remains Atop Women's -- December 2, 2002

By Greg Earhart
(Courtesy collegeswimming.com)

COLORADO SPRINGS, December 2. MICHIGAN took over the top spot in the semimonthly CSCAA swimming poll, achieving a #1 ranking for the first time in several years. Three-time defending champion Texas, which had led all this year, dropped to third behind Stanford.

Auburn was the unanimous choice to retain its top spot in the women's poll, followed by fast-rising Florida and last year's #2 team, Georgia.


College Swim Coaches Association of America
Top 25 Dual Meet Poll

MEN


1. Michigan 172 (5)
2. Stanford 164 (1)
3. Texas 162
4. Auburn 160 (1)
5. California 144
6. Southern Cal 142
7. Florida 133
8. Minnesota 127
9. Tennessee 116
10. Virginia 108
11. Arizona State 106
12. Georgia 103
13. Wisconsin 89
14. North Carolina 83
15. Arizona 77
16. Purdue 71
17. Alabama 59
18. Texas A&M 48
18. Penn State 48
18. Pittsburgh 48
21. Brigham Young 34
22. Harvard 22
23. Georgia Tech. 15
24. Hawaii 13
25. Washington 9

Others Recieving Votes:
Indiana
Northwestern
Virginia Tech.



WOMEN


1. Auburn 200 (8)
2. Florida 192
3. Georgia 180
4. Stanford 173
5. Southern Cal 168
6. SMU 160
7. Texas 159
8. Arizona 141
9. California 139
10. North Carolina 127
11. Virginia 121
12. Wisconsin 107
13. Indiana 102
14. UCLA 95
14. Maryland 95
16. Purdue 71
17. Notre Dame 69
18. Michigan 59
19. Missouri 56
20. Arizona State 47
21. Penn State 39
22. Texas A&M 30
22. South Carolina 30
24. Florida State 16
25. Washington 12
25. Tennessee 12


*: First-place votes in parentheses