CSCAA Releases Preseason Dual Meet Rankings

PHOENIX, Arizona, October 16. WHILE there are not many results yet in this young 2008-09 season, the pollsters have met and voted for the first time as part of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America dual meet rankings.

The top team in each poll is different than the final poll of 2007-08. The Arizona Wildcats are the voter's favorite on the women's side and the Texas Longhorns hold the opinion of the men's voters. There are a lot of familiar teams throughout the rankings. Forty-four of the combined fifty programs ranked in this inaugural poll were ranked at the end of last season. In fact, Utah's women are the only team that didn't receive a vote throughout the entire 2007-08 season and the Alabama women hasn't received any votes since November 15, 2007.

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.

Special thanks to the CSCAA for contributing this report.

Women's
Rank Women's team Points Final 07-08
1 Arizona (8) 240 4
2 Georgia 229 1 (tie)
3 Stanford 226 1 (tie)
4 Florida 210 3
5 California 203 8
6 Auburn 200 5
7 Texas 198 20
8 Indiana 177 22
9 Texas A&M 170 6
10 Tennessee 169 7
11 Minnesota 169 9
12 Southern Methodist 150 14
13 Virginia 143 10
14 Michigan 127 11
15 North Carolina 121 13
16 Southern California 110 15
17 UCLA 100 16
18 Missouri 95 23
19 Penn State 91 12
20 Arizona State 90 17
21 Arkansas 69 NR
22 Northwestern 64 NR
23 Wisconsin 57 21
24 Utah 47 NR
25 Alabama 42 NR
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Notre Dame 34, Kentucky 31, Princeton 31, Clemson 27, Florida State 24, Santa Barbara 19, Brigham Young 12, Harvard 12, Washington 12, UNLV 6, Kansas 2
DROPPED FROM RANKINGS:

Men's
Rank Men's Team Points Final 07-08
1 Texas (7) 238 2
2 Stanford 228 3 (tie)
3 Arizona (1) 227 1
3 Florida 216 7
5 Michigan 207 3 (tie)
6 Auburn 196 5
7 California 189 11
8 Tennessee 186 8
9 Georgia 173 10
9 Minnesota 173 9
11 Ohio State 159 13
12 Virginia 141 15
13 North Carolina 137 14
14 Indiana 133 6
15 Penn State 123 16
16 Purdue 112 12
17 Louisiana State 86 17
18 Texas A&M 83 20
19 Louisville 79 23
19 Southern Methodist 79 19
21 Missouri 69 21
22 Princeton 66 NR
23 Florida State 64 NR
24 Santa Barbara 64 24
25 Harvard 61 22
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Wisconsin 52, Southern California 34, Notre Dame 32, Brigham Young 23, Northwestern 17, Alabama 16, Virginia Tech 13, Denver 12, Arizona State 8, Missouri State 7, Washington 5, Clemson 4, Hawaii 3, Georgia Tech 2, Pittsburgh 2, Iowa 1
DROPPED FROM RANKINGS: Arizona State (25)

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