College Swim Coaches Update Dual Meet Rankings

PHOENIX, Arizona, November 15. IN the latest release by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), the coaches shook up their overall dual meet rankings. The Georgia women moved into the top spot after an upset of Stanford, while the Texas men earned unanimous selection as No. 1.

This week's women's poll has quite a bit of movement throughout. There are a total of seven teams that moved at least four spots, up or down, from their previous positions and two previously unranked teams that now find themselves ranked. Highlighted by Georgia's move to the top spot, the women's poll also saw Penn State and Arizona State each move up five spots to #11 and #17, respectively. The biggest slide in the women's rankings belongs to Texas. The Longhorns (who were beaten by #13 Michigan, 214-156) have fallen eight spots to #16.

Aside from Texas becoming a unanimous selection, there are some big moves in the men's poll. The largest climb comes from Texas A&M. After two victories over ranked opponents, the Aggies jump eight spots from #25 all the way to #18. Other sizeable changes came as the result of one particular dual meet. The Tennessee Volunteers take over the #6 position after their impressive victory over then #2 Auburn. With the loss, the Tigers fall to the #8 slot in the new rankings.

This year's poll will be published eight times and the champions will be crowned on February 27, 2008. Pollsters representing eight conferences along with two at-large voters have the task of ranking the top dual meet teams in the nation bi-weekly throughout the season. Additionally, the group of pollsters is completely different for the men's and women's rankings. This poll should not be confused with the results of the NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving championships that will take place in March.

The next poll results will be released on November 29, 2007.

Special thanks to the CSCAA for contributing this report.

Women's Rankings
Rank Team Record Points Previous
1 Georgia (6.5) 6-0 293.5 5
2 Auburn (3.5) 1-0 292.5 1
3 Stanford 2-1 276 2
4 Arizona 4-0 275 4
5 California 3-0 263 3
6 Texas A&M 4-0 249 6
7 Florida 4-1 241 7
8 Tennessee 2-1 229 12
9 Minnesota 3-1 221 9
10 North Carolina 1-2 205 11
11 Penn State 4-0 187 16
12 SMU 2-0 185 10
13 Michigan 3-1 182 17
14 UCLA 5-1 162 14
15 Virginia 4-2 158 13
16 Texas 1-1 156 8
17 Arizona State 4-1 134 22
18 Missouri 5-1 130 20
19 Wisconsin 3-1 126 19
20 Florida State 7-0 111 18
21 Southern California 1-3 96 15
22 Indiana 1-3 79 24
23 Virginia Tech 7-2 78 20
24 Louisiana State 3-1 74 NR
25 Washington 3-2 73 NR

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Kentucky 49, Notre Dame 28, Princeton 27, Brigham Young 23, Santa Barbara 18, Harvard 13, Northwestern 7, Alabama 4, Kansas 4, Pittsburgh 1

DROPPED FROM RANKINGS: Notre Dame (23), Kentucky (25)

Men's Rankings
Rank Team Record Points Previous
1 Texas (10) 2-0 300 1
2 Arizona 3-0 288 4
3 Stanford 2-0 282 3
4 Michigan 3-1 270 5
5 Florida 4-1 258 6
6 Tennessee 4-0 249 11
7 Indiana 2-2 232 7 (tie)
8 Auburn 0-1 231 2
9 Georgia 3-1 222 9
10 Minnesota 2-1 212 10
11 California 2-0 205 7 (tie)
12 Purdue 5-0 190 13 (tie)
13 Ohio State 2-0 170 16
14 Virginia 4-1 167 13 (tie)
15 North Carolina 1-2 162 15
16 Southern California 2-1 151 12
17 Northwestern 1-3 123 18
18 Texas A&M 2-2 116 25
19 Penn State 2-1 114 22
20 Missouri 4-1 101 23
21 Notre Dame 1-3 100 17
21 Louisiana State 3-2 100 19 (tie)
23 Florida State 6-1 72 24
24 Hawaii 2-0 62 19 (tie)
25 Brigham Young 1-0 52 NR

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: UNLV 41, Clemson 36, Santa Barbara 32, Virginia Tech 27, Southern Methodist 25, Arizona State 23, Louisville 9, Wisconsin 9, Harvard 7, Missouri State 4, Pittsburgh 3, California-Irvine 3, Denver 1, Kentucky 1

DROPPED FROM RANKINGS: UNLV (21)

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