Gregg Troy
Courtesy of: Peter H. Bick
PHOENIX, Arizona, February 19. THE dual meet season ended with the Florida Gators remaining the top Division I swimming and diving men's team in the College Swim Coaches Association of America.

The goal of the CSCAA rankings committee is to produce an in-season poll of the 25 best-performing teams in rank order at the time of each poll. The poll is not designed to predict the results of the NCAA Championship, but rather which teams would win head-to-head against other teams in the country.

Specifically, the poll committee does not differentiate between the types of meets, or the status of a specific team in terms of rested versus unrested, when considering votes. Further, rankings are only based on performances that have taken place up to that point in the season, with an emphasis on action from the previous poll.


Swimming World has been invited as a media member to participate in the polling process, and has a vote in each poll. Jeff Commings serves as Swimming World's representative on these weekly conference calls. Other participants in the voting include:

Chair: Bill Roberts, United States Naval Academy; Chad Craddock, University of Maryland Baltimore County; Braden Holloway, North Carolina State University; McGee Moody, University of South Carolina; Vic Riggs, West Virginia University; Dan Ross, Purdue University; Brian Schrader, University of Denver; Dorsey Tierney-Walker, Arizona State University

1. Florida (9-0, 5-0 SEC)
Last poll rank: 1

Results

W at All-Florida Invitational (9/27) (First place)
W at Minnesota (10/12), 172-124
W at Missouri (10/17), 169-130
W vs. Georgia (11-1), 179-119
W vs. Alabama (11/7), 169-123
Buckeye Invitational (11/22-24)
W vs. Florida State (1/4), 180-118
SMU Classic (1/17-18)
W at Florida Atlantic (1/18), 166-123
W vs. Auburn (1/25), 180-117
W at Tennessee (2/1), 179-121

Since last poll:
Idle

Next competition: Southeastern Conference championships (Tuesday through Saturday)

2. Michigan (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten)
Last poll rank: 2

Results

W vs. Iowa (9/27), 182-110
W at Dennis Stark Relays, (10/11), First out of five teams
W at Notre Dame and Auburn (10/12); 195-103 vs. Auburn, 201-99 vs. Notre Dame
W at Indiana (10/25), 203-97
W vs. Texas (at Indiana) (10/25), 166-134
Michigan Open (11/22-24)
USA Swimming natioinals (12/5-7)
Orange Bowl Classic (1/3)
W at Purdue (1/10), 176-124
W at Northwestern (1/11), 177-115
SMU Classic (1/17-18)
W at Ohio State (2/1), 151-147

Since last poll:
W vs. Michigan State (2/8), 172-103

Next competition: Big Ten championships (2/26-3/1)

Michigan nearly lost a dual meet to conference rival Ohio State, which hurt the Wolverines' chances to regain the top spot in the poll.

3. California (7-0, 3-0 Pac 12)
Last poll rank: 3

Results

Cal Poly King of the Pool (9/20-21), unscored
W vs. Pacific (10/3), 149-104
W vs. Indiana (10/11), 173-122
W vs. Wisconsin (11/1), 151-131
USA Swimming nationals (12/5-7)
W vs. Arizona State (1/24), 178-113
W vs. Arizona, (1/25), 206-92

Since last poll:
W at CSU Bakersfield (2/6), 140-108
W at Southern California (2/7), 174-125

Next competition: Saturday at Stanford

Cal stays in the top three with dominating conference dual meets in the past month.

4. Stanford (7-0, 3-0 Pac 12)
Last poll rank: 8

Results

W vs. Indiana (10/12), 183-111
W vs. Wisconsin (11/2), 175-116
UNLV Invitational (11/21-23)
W vs. Pacific (1/11), 145-101
W vs. Arizona (1/24), 185-113
W vs. Arizona State (1/25), 135-101

Since last poll:
W at UC-Santa Barbara (2/7), 108-91
W at USC (2/8), 170-128

Next competition: Saturday vs. California

Stanford showed off their strengths in freestyle against USC, beating their rivals in preparation for this weekend's matchup against California.

5. Southern California (3-2, 2-2 Pac 12)
Last poll rank: 4 (tie)

Results

W at Arizona State (11/8), 171-119
W at Arizona (11/9), 172-128
Texas Invitational (12/5-7)
W vs. Wisconsin (1/11), 151-124
SMU Classic (1/17-18)

Since last poll:
L vs. California (2/7), 174-125
L vs. Stanford (2/8), 170-128

Next competition: Friday vs. Utah

The Trojans drop as Stanford moves ahead of them in the poll.

6. Indiana (6-4, 3-1 Big Ten)
Last poll rank: 7

Results

L at California (10/11), 173-122
L at Stanford (10/12), 183-111
L vs. Michigan (10/25), 203-97
L vs. Texas (10/25), 204-96
W vs. Kentucky (11/1), 208-92
W vs. Tennessee (11/1), 179-121
USA Swimming nationals (12/5-7)
W at Iowa (1/18), 195-102
W vs. Missouri (at Iowa) (1/18), 173-124
W vs. Louisville (1/31), 162-138

Since last poll:
W vs. Purdue (2/8), 186-114

Next competition: Big Ten championships (Feb. 26-March 1)

Indiana continues to move up, ending the dual-meet season just outside the top five with a big win over Purdue.

7. Ohio State (10-1, 3-1 Big Ten)
Last poll rank: 4 (tie)

Results

W at Kentucky (10/11), 176-122
W vs. Kenyon (10/25), 186-101
W vs. Cleveland State (10/25), 201-91
W vs. Denison (10/25), 202-90
W vs. Virginia Tech (10/25), 165.5-135.5
W at Purdue (11/8), 169-131
W vs. Iowa (at Purdue) (11/8), 195-105
W vs. Northwestern (at Purdue) (11/8), 231-69
Buckeye Invitational (11/22-24)
Kenyon Winter Invitational (1/17-18)
W vs. West Virginia (1/31), 177-99
L vs. Michigan (2/1), 151-147

Since last poll:
W vs. Wright State (2/7), 159-106

Next competition: Big Ten championships (Feb. 26-March 1)

Racing a mid-major Division I team to wrap up the season caused Ohip State to slip a bit in the standings, but not enough to drop them out of the top 10.

8. Texas (8-1 1-0 Big 12)
Last poll rank: 6

Results

W vs. North Carolina (10/17), 171.5-126.5
W at Indiana (10/25), 204-96
L vs. Michigan (at Indiana) (10/25), 166-134
W vs. Virginia (11/8-9), 225-128
W vs. Penn State (at Virginia), 185-168
W vs. West Virginia (at Virginia), 259-93
Texas Invitational (12/5-7)
W vs. Auburn (1/9), 162.5-132.5
W vs. Georgia (1/11), 169-126
W vs. Arizona (1/31-2/1), 194-153

Since last poll:
Idle

Next competition: Big 12 championships (Feb. 26-March 1)

9. Auburn (3-3, 2-1 SEC)
Last poll rank: 10

Results

Dennis Stark Relays (10/11), second place
W at Notre Dame (10/ 12), 201-99
L vs. Michigan (10/12), 195-103
At Royals Invite (10/25), unscored
W at LSU (11/2), 151-87
Auburn Invite (11/22-24)
L at Texas (1/9), 162.5-132.5
L at Florida (1/25), 180-117
W vs. South Carolina (2/1), 170-124

Since last poll:
Idle

Next competition: Southeastern Conference championships (Tuesday through Saturday)

10. Georgia (9-2, 5-1 SEC)
Last poll rank: 14

Results

W vs. Kentucky (9/25),162-110
W vs. Wisconsin (10/4-5), 179-139
W vs. Georgia Tech (10/15), 184-109
W at LSU (10/18), 180-112
L at Florida (11/1), 179-119
W vs. Emory (11/15), 137-73
Auburn Invitational (11/22-24)
W vs. North Carolina State (1/4), 156-142
W at Texas A&M (1/10), 173-127
L at Texas (1/11), 169-126
W vs. Tennessee (1/25), 161.5-131.5
W vs. Alabama (2/1), 164.5-116.5

Since last poll:
Idle

Next competition: Southeastern Conference championships (Tuesday through Saturday)

11. Minnesota (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten)
Last poll rank: 11

Results

W vs. Arizona State (10/5), 190-95
L vs. Florida (10/12), 172-124
W at Wisconsin (10/18-19), 220-150
W at Iowa (11/1), 174-126
W at North Dakota (11/9), 179-113
Arena Grand Prix (11/14-16)
Jean Freeman Invite (12-6-7)
W at Hawaii (1/4), 134-103
L vs. Michigan (1/11), 176-124
W vs. Michigan State (1/11), 187.5-112.5
SMU Classic (1/17-18)
W vs. Purdue (1/31-2/1), 188-164
W vs. Wisconsin (1/31-2/1), 227-125

Since last poll:
Idle

Next competition: Big Ten championships (Feb. 26-March 1)

12. Louisville (6-2, 1-0 American)
Last poll rank: 15

Results

W vs. Xavier (10/11), 189-70
W vs. Tennessee (10/24), 167-132
L at North Carolina (11/1-2), 186-161
Michigan Open (11/22-24)
USA Swimming nationals (12/5-7)
W at Georgia Tech (1/4), 191.5-70.5
W vs. Cincinnati (1/11), 234-65
SMU Classic (1/17-18)
W vs. Notre Dame (1/24), 186-114
W vs. Kentucky (1/25), 212.5-87.5
L at Indiana (1/31), 162-138

Since last poll:
Idle

Next competition: American Athletic Conference championships (Wednesday through Saturday)

13. Arizona (2-5, 1-4 Pac 12)
Last poll rank: 12

Results

L at Utah (10/19), 152-148
W vs. UNLV (10/25), 208-91
L vs. Southern California (11/9), 172-128
Texas Invitational (12/5-7)
L at Stanford (1/24), 185-113
L at California (1/25), 206-92
L vs. Texas (1/31-2/1), 194-153

Since last poll:
W at Arizona State (2/8), 158.5-116.5

Next competition: Pac 12 championships (March 5-8)

Arizona finished the season with a win over in-state rival Arizona State, but fell a place in the poll.

14. North Carolina (7-2, 3-0 ACC)
Last poll rank: 13

Results

Virginia Tech Swimming Challenge (10/11), second place
L at Texas (10/17), 171-126
W at Texas Christian, 188-109
W vs. Louisville (11/1-2), 186-161
Nike Cup (11/21-23)
Unscored relay meet vs. Penn State (1/3)
W vs. Navy (1/11), 177-118
W vs. Virginia (1/25), 154-145
W vs. North Carolina State (1/31), 154-144
W at Duke (2/1), 172-120

Since last poll:
W vs. College of Charleston (2/8), 180-75

Next competition: Atlantic Coast Conference championships (Feb. 26-March 1)

The Tar Heels stays in the top 15 to close out the dual meet season.

15. Virginia Tech (10-2, 4-0 ACC)
Last poll rank: 18

Results

Virginia Tech Swimming Challenge (10/11), first place
W vs. North Carolina State (10/19), 185-113
L at Ohio State (11/1), 156.5-135.5
W vs. Denison (at Ohio State) (11/1), 251-49
W vs. Cleveland State (at Ohio State) (11/1), 252-48
W at Cincinnati (11/2), 139-93
W at Pittsburgh (11/9), 204-106
W vs. Notre Dame (at Pittsburgh) (11/9), 181-119
Virginia Tech Invitational (11/21-23)
L at Tennessee (1/11), 169-131
W vs. Missouri (at Tennessee) (1/11), 175-125
W vs. Virginia (1/18), 217-153
W vs. Wisconsin (1/18), 264-105
W vs. Harvard (1/18), 232.5-137.5
W at UNC-Wilmington (1/25), 169.5-125.5

Since last poll:
Idle

Next competition: Atlantic Coast Conference championships (Feb. 26-March 1)

16. Harvard (8-2, 7-0 Ivy League)
Last poll rank: 9

Results

W at Dartmouth (11/15), 211.5-88.5
W vs. Cornell (at Dartmouth) (11/15), 229-71
W vs Columbia (11/22), 170-130
Texas Invitational (12/5-7)
W vs. Brown (1/11), 194-101
L at Virginia Tech (1/17), 232.5-137.5
L vs. Virginia (at Virginia Tech), (1/17), 222.5-147.5
W vs. Wisconsin (at Virginia Tech) (1/17), 221.5-145.5
W vs. Yale (1/31), 203-150
W vs. Princeton (at Yale) (1/31), 213-140

Since last poll:
W vs. Penn (2/8), 182.5-115.5

Next competition: Ivy League championships (Feb. 27-March 1)

Harvard closes out their impressive dual meet season with another conference win against Penn.

17. Tennessee (5-4, 3-2 SEC)
Last poll rank: 21

Results

W vs. UNC-Wilmington (9/27), 167-133
W vs. South Carolina (10/18), 172-128
L at Louisville (10/24), 167.5-132.5
L at Indiana (11/1), 179-121
W vs. Kentucky (at Indiana) (11/1), 177-123
Georgia Tech Invitational (11/22-24)
USA Swimming nationals (12-5-7)
W vs. Virginia Tech (1/11), 169-131
W vs. Missouri (1/11), 192-108
L at Georgia (1/25), 161.5-135.5
L at Florida (2/1), 179-121

Since last poll:
Idle

Next competition: Southeastern Conference Championships (Feb. 18-22)

18. North Carolina State (3-2, 2-2 ACC)
Last poll rank: 20

Results

All-North Carolina Invitational (10/4-5), first place
L at Virginia Tech (10/19), 185-113
W vs. Georgia Tech (10/25), 193-95
L vs. Florida State (10/25), 162-136
W vs. Duke (11/8), 177-115
W vs. UNC-Wilmington (11/9), 193-97
Dowd Nike Cup (11/21-23)
L at Georgia (1/4), 156-142
W vs. Villanova (1/10), 166-101
L at Minnesota (1/24-25), 192-159
L at North Carolina (1/31), 154-144
W vs. Virginia (2/1), 157-141

Since last poll:
Idle

Next competition: Atlantic Coast Conference championships (Feb. 26-March 1)

19. Florida State (5-1, 3-0 ACC)
Last poll rank: 17

Results

All-Florida Invite (9/27-29), second place
W at Alabama (10/12), 179-121
W vs. North Carolina State (10/25), 162-136
W vs. Georgia Tech (10/25), 213-65
Auburn Invitational (11/22-24)
L at Florida (1/4), 180-118
W vs. Florida Atlantic (1/17), 176-113
W vs. Miami (1/31), 174-113

Since last poll:
Idle

Next competition: Atlantic Coast Conference championships (Feb. 26-March 1)

20. Virginia (5-5, 1-3 ACC)
Last poll rank: 22

Results

W at Navy (10/25), 212-88
L vs. Penn State (11/8-9), 191-162
L vs. Texas (11/8-9), 225-128
W vs. West Virginia (11/8-9), 241-111
Buckeye Invitational (11/22-24)
L at Virginia Tech (1/18), 217-153
W vs. Wisconsin (at Virginia Tech) (1/18), 240-127
W vs. Harvard (at Virginia Tech) (1/18), 225.5-137.5
W at Duke (1/24), 178-119
L at North Carolina (1/25), 154-145
L at North Carolina State (2/1), 157-141

Since last poll:
W vs. Pittsburgh (2/8), 179-112

Next competition: Atlantic Coast Conference championships (Feb. 26-March 1)

The Cavaliers wrapped up a strong dual meet season with a win over Pittsburgh to give them momentum going into the ACC championships.

21. Princeton (6-2, 6-2 Ivy League)
Last poll rank: 16

Results

Princeton Open (11/15-16)
W vs. Penn (11/23), 172-123
W vs. Cornell (11/23) 203-92
W vs. Dartmouth (12/6-8), 203.5-94.5
W vs. Brown (12/6-8), 192-103
L at Navy (1/4), 157-143
W at Yale (1/31-2/1), 194-159
L vs. Harvard (at Yale) (1/31-2/1), 213-140

Since last poll:
W vs. Columbia (2/8), 186-94

Next competition: Ivy League championships (Feb. 27-March 1)

Princeton says in the poll with a win over Columbia to finish the dual meet season.

22. Purdue (7-4, 4-4 Big Ten)
Last poll rank: 23

Results

Indiana Intercollegiates (10/26), first place
W vs. Notre Dame (11/1), 208-92
W vs. Iowa (11/8), 173-127
W vs. Northwestern (11/8), 209.5-90.5
L vs. Ohio State (11/8), 169-131
Arena Grand Prix (11/14-16)
W vs. Miami (Ohio), (11/22), 151.5-145.5
W at Hawaii (1/4), 134-103
L vs. Michigan (1/10), 176-124
W vs. Michigan State (1/11), 187.5-112.5
SMU Classic (1/17-18)
L vs. Minnesota (1/31-2/1), 188-164
W vs. Wisconsin (at Minnesota) (1/31-2/1), 230-122

Since last poll:
L at Indiana (2/8), 186-114

Next competition: Big Ten championships (Feb. 26-March 1)

23. Yale (7-3, 3-3 Ivy League)
Last poll rank: 19

Results

W vs. Southern Connecticut State (11/8), 210-88
L at Columbia (11/16), 153-147
Bucknell Invitational (11/22-24)
W at Boston University (12/7), 186-114
W vs. Cornell (1/7-8), 181-119
W vs. Dartmouth (1/11), 196-104
W vs. Penn (1/11), 155-145
W at Fordham (1/25), 205-93
W at Rider (1/25), 209-90
L vs Harvard (1/31-2/1), 203-150
L vs. Princeton (1/31-2/1), 194-159

Since last poll:
W at Brown (2/8), 175-125

Next competition: Ivy League championships (Feb. 26-March 1)

Yale's win against Brown keeps it from slipping out of the top 25 in the final poll of the season.

24. Missouri (4-1, 2-1 SEC)
Last poll rank: Not ranked

Results

Show-Me-Showdown (10/4), first place
L vs. Florida (10/17), 169-130
W at Southern Illinois (10/24-25), 333-106
W vs. Kentucky (at Southern Illinois) (10/24-25), 267.5-177.5
W vs. Texas A&M (11/1), 186-114
W at Missouri State (11/8), 155-88
Mizzou Invitational (11/21-23)
L vs. Virginia Tech (1/11), 164-136
L vs. Tennessee (1/11), 175-125
W at Iowa (1/18), 168-131
W vs. Indiana (at Iowa) (1/18), 173-124
W vs. Drury (1/25), 149-92

Since last poll:
Idle

Next competition: Southeastern Conference championships (Tuesday through Saturday)

25. Penn State (4-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
Last poll rank: 24

Results

W vs. West Virginia (10/18), 153-129
W at Buffalo (11/2), 155-137
W at Virginia (11/8-9), 191-162
L vs. Texas (at Virginia) (11/8-9), 185-168
Texas Invitational (12/5-7)
Unscored relay meet vs. North Carolina (1/3)
W at Villanova (1/17), 191-96
W at Navy (1/25), 171-127
W vs. Towson (2/1), 183-114
W vs. St. Bonaventure (2/1), 200-95

Since last poll:
Idle

Next competition: Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-March 1)