CSCAA Releases Latest Dual Meet Rankings

PHOENIX, Arizona, February 13. THE College Swimming Coaches Association of America has released its latest coaches dual meet rankings poll.

Here is the full release:

There are very few dual meets remaining in the 2008-09 season. In fact, many conference champions will be decided before the final poll of the year and our dual meet champions are crowned. The Georgia women have concluded an undefeated dual meet season and will be competing at the SEC Championship Meet beginning on February 18, 2009. Three new teams have entered the rankings this week. Rivals from the Ivy League, No. 19 Princeton and No. 25 Harvard join No. 25 Michigan as this week’s additions.

The top spot in the men’s rankings has changed hands for the first time in weeks. The Stanford Cardinal has elevated to the top spot for the first time this season. The Cardinal has a dual meet remaining against Pac 10 foe and No. 6 California on February 21 in Berkeley, Calif. The meet promises to be an exciting end to the dual meet season. In other action since the last poll, the Arizona Wildcats knocked off former No.1 and the current No. 3 Texas Longhorns in Austin, Texas, 204-149 in a two-day meet.

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 (10) 300 1
2 Stanford 290 2
3 Texas 280 3
4 Arizona 267 4
5 Florida 263 5
6 Auburn 249 6
7 Tennessee 240 7
8 Texas A&M 228 8
9 Southern California 222 12
10 Minnesota 205 10
11 California 204 9
12 Virginia 189 11
13 Indiana 181 13
14 Wisconsin 166 16
15 Penn State 154 14
16 North Carolina 144 15
17 SMU 143 17
18 Arkansas 124 18
19 Princeton 101 NR
19 UCLA 101 20
20 Virginia Tech 100 20
22 Louisville 96 22
23 Northwestern 82 22
24 Washington 64 24
25 Harvard 54 NR
25 Michigan 54 NR
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Missouri 41, Kentucky 31, Notre Dame 22, Brigham Young 11, Louisiana State 9, Kansas 7, Santa Barbara 7, Arizona State 4, Oregon State 1
DROPPED FROM RANKINGS: Kentucky 19, Notre Dame 25

Men
Rank Team Points Previous
1 Stanford (10) 300 2
2 Arizona 290 4
3 Texas 280 1
4 Michigan 268 3
5 Auburn 257 5
6 California 255 6
7 Indiana 236 7
8 Florida 234 8
9 Ohio State 214 9
9 Tennessee 214 10
11 Minnesota 200 11
12 Georgia 189 12
13 Louisville 176 13
14 Purdue 169 16
15 Virginia 168 14
16 North Carolina 150 15
17 Princeton 129 21
18 Louisiana State 127 17
19 SMU 116 20
20 Penn State 102 19
21 Florida State 100 18
22 Harvard 96 25
23 Kentucky 77 22
24 UNLV 45 NR
25 Washington 40 NR
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Southern California 38, Navy 35, Missouri 30, Wisconsin 30, Alabama 26, Iowa 23, Texas A&M 11, Missouri State 10, Notre Dame 6, Wyoming 5, Denver 4
DROPPED FROM RANKINGS: Southern California 23, Missouri 24

Comments Off

Author: Archive Team

Current Swimming World Issue


Trouble Viewing on Smart Phones, Tablets or iPads? Click Here