CSCAA Releases Latest Dual Meet Rankings

PHOENIX, Arizona, January 16. THE College Swim Coaches Association of America released its latest college dual meet rankings yesterday accompanied by the following press release:

After most teams completed travel to a winter training destination, the spring semester has begun and dual meet action is back in full swing for the second half of the 2008-09 season. The women’s rankings remained the same through the top eight positions with the Georgia Bulldogs receiving all nine first-place votes. The Bulldogs got off to a great start by defeating # 18 Southern Methodist (139.5-99.5) and #3 Texas (159-141). The only new team in either Top 25 are the women from Princeton at twenty-five. Two women’s teams achieved positive moves in the polls of three spots, Tennessee (10) and Arkansas (19).

The men’s top eight had a bit of shuffling, but after the votes were tabulated the Texas Longhorns are also a unanimous selection. 2009 started with victories on the road for the ‘Horns with meets against SEC opponents at Auburn (139-102) and Georgia (169-126). After the results of the double-dual meet with Michigan, Indiana, and Tennessee the Wolverines moved to the second spot and the Hoosiers have impressed the voters enough to move six slots to eighth while the Volunteers slid to eleventh.

This year’s poll will be published eight times and the champion will be crowned on February 26, 2009. Pollsters representing eight conferences along with two at-large voters have the task of ranking the top dual meet teams in the nation 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.

Women
Rank Team Points Previous
1 Georgia (9) 270 1
2 Stanford 261 2
3 Texas 252 3
4 California 240 4
5 Auburn 235 5
6 Florida 225 6
7 Arizona 214 7
8 Texas A&M 205 8
9 Minnesota 192 10
10 Tennessee 178 13
10 Virginia 178 12
12 Southern California 176 9
13 Indiana 164 11
14 North Carolina 153 14
15 Penn State 146 15
16 UCLA 130 16
17 Wisconsin 128 17
18 SMU 115 18
19 Arkansas 109 22
20 Northwestern 95 21
21 Louisville 86 20
22 Michigan 80 19
23 Virginia Tech 76 24
24 Notre Dame 65 25
25 Princeton 38 NR
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Louisiana State 36, Washington 28, Missouri 19, Kansas 16, Santa Barbara 14, Utah 9, Harvard 8, Kentucky 6, Arizona State 5, South Carolina 5, Miami (OH) 4, Oregon State 2
DROPPED FROM RANKINGS: Missouri 23

Men
Rank Team Points Previous
1 Texas (9) 270 1
2 Michigan 259 4
3 Stanford 254 2
4 Arizona 243 3
5 California 232 5
6 Florida 222 7
7 Auburn 217 8
8 Indiana 208 14
9 Minnesota 192 9
10 Ohio State 189 10
11 Tennessee 186 6
12 Georgia 173 11
13 Virginia 163 12
14 North Carolina 152 13
15 Purdue 137 15
16 Louisville 133 16
17 Florida State 124 18
18 Louisiana State 109 19
19 Penn State 108 17
20 SMU 103 17
21 Southern California 93 22
22 Princeton 69 23
23 Kentucky 68 24
24 Alabama 58 25
25 Missouri 48 22
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Washington 36, Georgia Tech 35, Harvard 30, Wisconsin 26, Navy 14, Santa Barbara 13, Missouri State 10, Iowa 8, Denver 2
DROPPED FROM RANKINGS: Harvard 25

Special thanks to the CSCAA for contributing this report.

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