Denison Men, Kenyon Women Top CSCAA Division III Poll

SOMERS, Wisconsin, January 30. WITH seventeen first-place votes the Denison University men's and Kenyon College women's (twenty-one first-place votes) swimming and diving teams remained atop the CollegeSwimming.com/ CSCAA Division III Poll. Both squads have led the respective polls since the start of the season.

In the men's poll there were no changes among the top four teams. Following Denison, Kenyon received six first-place votes to rank second. Johns Hopkins and Emory – which will face one another Saturday – rank third and fourth. men's programs. Kenyon, which suffered a 123-120 loss to Denison in the Fall semester ranked second. Johns Hopkins and Emory, ranked third and fourth respectively, will face one another this Saturday. Washington University (5th) and Williams (6th) traded places. The voters rewarded Washington & Lee for a strong showing against Johns Hopkins by moving the Generals past St. Olaf to 7th. De Pauw remained in 9th while the University of Chicago made the biggest move. The Maroons cracked the top ten with wins over Kalamazoo and Carthage (both ranked 13th).

There was no change among the top six women's teams though there was considerable consolidation. Denison moved into a tie with Emory for second in the poll while Amherst, with one first-place vote, sits in fourth just two points behind. The Lord Jeffs already posted wins over NESCAC rivals Williams and Middlebury which ranked fifth and sixth respectively. Washington University moved up two places into a tie with Johns Hopkins for seventh place. Wheaton College slipped a spot to ninth while Calvin College remained in tenth.

Four teams made their first appearance in the twenty-five debut. On the men's side, the Coast Guard Academy beat MIT (which fell to 18th) to debut at twenty-fourth while Westminster's upset of PAC rival Grove City (previously ranked-19th) moved the Titans into the for the first time. Whitworth entered the poll at 21st while a win over SUNY-New Paltz propelled SUNY-Geneseo into the top twenty-five.

The CollegeSwimming.com / CSCAA Division III Dual Meet Poll is voted on by members of the Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America and released four times throughout the season – November 21 (pre-invitational, December 12 (post-invitational), January 29 (pre-conference) and March 6 (post-conference).

Special thanks to CollegeSwimming.com for contributing this report.

Men's Teams
1 Denison 611
2 Kenyon 598
3 Johns Hopkins 579
4 Emory 554
5 Washington University 471
6 Williams 469
7 Washington & Lee 453
8 St. Olaf 437
9 De Pauw 399
10 Chicago 330
11 Gustavus Adolphus 297
12 UW-Stevens Point 285
13 Kalamazoo 279
14 Carthage 279
15 Carnegie Mellon 270
16 New York University 228
17 The College of New Jersey 222
18 M. I. T. 212
19 UC Santa Cruz 185
20 Amherst 179
21 Wabash College 168
22 Hope 114
23 Middlebury 103
24 U.S. Coast Guard Academy 93
25 Westminster 64

Women's Teams
1 Kenyon 549
2 Denison 498
3 Emory 498
4 Amherst 496
5 Williams 456
6 Middlebury 409
7 Johns Hopkins 371
8 Washington University 371
9 Wheaton (IL) 365
10 Calvin College 334
11 Hope 291
12 C-M-S 250
13 Carnegie Mellon 247
14 Mary Washington 234
15 De Pauw 230
16 UC Santa Cruz 160
17 Washington & Jefferson 146
18 UW-Stevens Point 140
19 New York University 135
20 M. I. T. 106
21 Whitworth 103
22 UW-La Crosse 101
23 SUNY-Geneseo 63
24 SUNY-New Paltz 62
25 Carthage 56

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