Auburn Remains Atop Both Men’s and Women’s College Polls; UCLA Moves Up to Tie for 7th While USC Drops Out of Top 10

COLORADO SPRINGS, February 13. IN this, the next to the last poll and one of the more intriguing dual meet polls, the women’s side of things sees three different ties at 5th (Arizona-Stanford), 7th (Texas-ULCA), and 11th (Penn State-USC).

The UCLA women moved up generously after beating Stanford and the Maryland women moved up after their first undefeated season in recent years. This was the first time in some time that USC has moved out of the top 10 in the nation.

The men’s side of things saw the Virginia Cavaliers move up after finishing their season with only one loss (to #1 Auburn). Arizona State dropped to #15 while Pac-10 rival USC also dropped a spot or two.

With all of the movement, there was much talk about who is preparing for the upcoming Olympic Trials in July and who has their sights on the upcoming NCAA Championships in March. The fans will have to wait and see.

The Auburn men and women enjoyed a full season at the #1 spot and with only a few dual meets left in the 2003-4 season, will likely be crowned as the 2003-4 CSCAA Dual Meet Champions in the next poll period and the last dual meet poll of the season on Feb. 26, 2004.

The conference championships begin next week and continue through the end of February and the first weekend in March.

The Women’s NCAA Championship will be at the Texas A&M Natatorium March 18-20, 2004. The Men’s Championship will be held at the Nassau County Natatorium in Long Island, NY March 25-27, 2004.

Because of the Olympic year, both championships will be held in short-course meters as opposed to the traditional short-course yards format. This is being done to allow NCAA swimmers to break and set world records which are only kept in short-course meters and long-course meters (50 meter- Olympic distance) formats.

The next poll will take place Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, and the crowning of the 2003-4 DUAL MEET CHAMPION on Feb. 26th.

College Swim Coaches Association (CSCAA)
Division I Swimming and Diving Team
Dual Meet Rankings for Feb. 12, 2004

MEN’S DIV. I RANKING
( )- indicates #1 votes
1 Auburn (8) 200
2 Stanford 189
3 Texas 188
4 California 176
5 Florida 168
6 Georgia 159
7 Minnesota 151
8 Virginia 143
9 Arizona 137
10 Michigan 130
11 Wisconsin 113
12 Tennessee 109
13 Southern Cal 107
14 Texas A&M 103
15 Arizona State 79
16 Pittsburgh 78
17 Washington 74
18 Northwestern 73
19 Brigham Young 46
20 Hawaii 42
21 Kentucky 34
22 Princeton 27
23 Indiana 21
24 North Carolina 16
25 Harvard 9
25 Clemson 9

Others receiving votes
Purdue 2

Florida State 1

WOMEN’S DIV. I
RANKING
( )- indicates #1 votes
1 Auburn (8) 200
2 Georgia 192
3 Florida 183
4 California 177
5 Stanford 162
5 Arizona 162
7 Texas 150
7 UCLA 150
9 Wisconsin 136
10 SMU 126
11 Southern Cal 115
11 Penn State 115
13 Indiana 107
14 Texas A&M 96
15 Maryland 89
16 North Carolina 79
17 Michigan 71
18 Florida State 65
19 Virginia 57
20 Notre Dame 47
21 Arizona State 34
22 Missouri 24
23 Princeton 22
24 Hawaii 21
25 Minnesota 17

Others receiving votes
Washington 2
Tennessee 1
Illinois 1

Courtesy: Colege Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) and
collegeswimming.com

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