CSCAA Announces First 2009-10 Dual Meet Poll

EVANSTON, Illinois, November 17. EDDIE Reese's Texas Longhorns garnered the most votes in the CSCAA's inaugural Division I Coaches poll. The Pac 10's Stanford and California are close behind. SEC's Florida and Auburn are next. The closeness of the poll shows that the coaches aren't quite sure yet who the best team would be if these teams met head to head.

It is important to note that this poll reflects a team's dual meet strength and is not a prediction of how these teams will fare at the NCAA Championships. All the Conferences are well represented with the SEC and Big 10 having six ranked teams each followed by the PAC 10 and ACC's four each. Texas A&M joins Poll leading Texas for the Big XII.

This first time poll got very good results despite the fact it is the first time the CSCAA has used this format for its Division I poll. More voters and better information to the voters should make the poll improve in participation and accuracy as we move through the season.

Thanks to the coaches for their enthusiastic participation in this first real CSCAA Division I Coaches poll.

The Bulldogs of Georgia sit atop the inaugural Division I Coaches poll for the Women. Coaches see this talented and deep team as tough to beat in head to head competition. Stanford, Cal and Texas gained many votes but aren't able to match up with Georgia's ladies.

Stanford, Arizona and Texas are all close by the coach's votes and picking a winner in a dual meet between those teams would be a flip of the coin. All have great individuals and have strong lineups from the Medley Relay to the Free.

Again Conferences are well represented. The PAC 10 only has four but all are ranked in the top 10. The Big 10 leads the way with seven followed by the SEC with six and the ACC with 4.

The CollegeSwimming.com rankings are based on each team's best dual meet lineup as judged by voting coaches. Rankings are announced four times. In both polls over 50 teams were represented.

Men
1 Texas (12) 546
2 Stanford (3) 527
3 California (1) 490
4 Florida (3) 486
5 Auburn (3) 475
6 Arizona 435
7 Michigan (1) 434
8 Virginia 354
9 Georgia 333
10 Tennessee 330
11 Minnesota 325
12 Southern Cal 279
13 North Carolina 249
14 Ohio State 224
15 LSU 161
16 Purdue 159
17 Louisville 151
18 Indiana 136
19 Kentucky 111
20 Florida State 104
21 Alabama 103
22 Texas A&M 93
23 Virginia Tech 70
24 UNLV 67
25 Penn State 55

Also Receiving Votes: Harvard 54, Princeton 46, Southern Methodist 46, Iowa 41, Georgia Tech 35, Wisconsin 31, Brigham Young 25, Missouri 24, Northwestern 22, Notre Dame 13, Clemson 12, South Carolina 11, Missouri State 11, Cincinnati 8, West Virginia 7, Pittsburgh 6, Pennsylvania 5, Duke 4, Arizona State 3, UC-Santa Barbara 3, NC State 2, UNC-Wilmington 2, Denver , Navy 1, Maryland 1, Illinois-Chicago 1

Women
1 Georgia (12) 458
2 Stanford (2) 439
3 Arizona (2) 420
4 Texas (1) 419
5 Florida 405
6 California (3) 402
7 Auburn 364
8 Texas A&M 339
9 Indiana 300
10 Southern Cal 278
11 Virginia 238
12 Minnesota 226
13 Tennessee 205
14 North Carolina 160
15 Louisville 157
16 Wisconsin 142
17 Virginia Tech 73
18 Arkansas 69
19 Southern Methodist 68
19 Michigan 68
21 Louisiana State 67
22 Purdue 62
23 Northwestern 57
24 Penn State 46
25 Florida State 44

Also Receiving Votes: Alabama 39, Missouri 38, Arizona State 36, UCLA 31, Notre Dame 23, Princeton 21, Harvard 19, Ohio State 18, Utah 16, Kentucky 11, Brigham Young 8, Michigan State 5, Hawaii 5, Western Kentucky 5, Yale 5, Penn 4, UC-Santa Barbara 4, Clemson 3, Iowa 2, Duke 2, Pittsburgh 2, Maryland 2, Rutgers 1, San Diego State 1, Toledo 1, Wyoming 1

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