Georgia Women, Stanford Men Crowned NCAA Dual Meet Champions for 2005-2006 Season

SEATTLE, Wash., March 9. THE Georgia women and Stanford men have been voted the champion of the 2005-2006 dual meet season in the final S.R.Smith – CSCAA Top 25 Poll.

The Lady Bulldogs earned all 8 first place votes. SEC rival Auburn finished second, followed by California, Arizona, and Florida. The top 8 spots on the final poll are held by members of the SEC and the Pac-10, which should lead to a very exciting conference battle at the upcoming NCAA Championships in Athens, GA.

On the men’s side, the Stanford Cardinal split the first place votes with Auburn, but earned slightly more points to be crowned dual meet champion for the year. Following second place Auburn were California, Southern Cal, and Florida. This year’s dual meet season was marked by tremendous parity and a lot of movement of teams throughout the year, which should make for a thrilling and wide-open NCAA Championships in Atlanta, GA in two weeks.

The CSCAA Dual Meet Poll is an indication of a team’s ability to win dual meets during the season and is not a predictor of any team’s end-of-the-season placement at the NCAA Championships — although, for most of the ranked teams there is a high correlation between their dual meet strength and the school’s ability to score at the championship meets in March.

This season’s NCAA Championships “March Mania”, college swimming’s version of “March Madness”, will take place March 16-17-18, 2006 at the University of Georgia for the women. The men’s championships will take place the following week, March 23-24-25, 2006 at Georgia Tech University.

S.R. Smith – College Swim Coaches Association (CSCAA)
NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving
DUAL MEET RANKINGS FOR 2005-2006 SEASON
March 11, 2006

MEN; Top 25 Teams

() indicates 1st place votes
1 Stanford 196(4)
2 Auburn 194(4)
3 California 184
4 Southern California 174
5 Florida 171
6 Arizona 160
7 Texas 150
8 Michigan 146
9 Minnesota 135
10 Georgia 127
11 Indiana 122
12 Tennessee 111
13 Virginia 99
14 Purdue 94
15 Northwestern 88
16 Southern Methodist 83
17 Kentucky 71
18 Florida State 62
19 Ohio State 61
20 Alabama 42
21 Notre Dame 38
22 Harvard 35
23 North Carolina 25
24 Penn State 18
25 Arizona State 9

Other Teams Receiving Votes
Brigham Young 2
Texas A&M 2
Pittsburgh 1

WOMEN: Top 25 Teams
1 Georgia 200(8)
2 Auburn 192
3 California 184
4 Arizona 167
5 Florida 165
6 Southern California 164
7 UCLA 157
8 Stanford 141
9 Southern Methodist 140
10 Texas 130
11 Texas A&M 115
12 Wisconsin 112
13 Rutgers 101
14 Penn State 100
15 Tennessee 90
16 Indiana 75
17 Purdue 71
18 Florida State 68
19 Virginia 57
20 Notre Dame 47
21 Harvard 38
22 Michigan 35
23 Minnesota 21
24 North Carolina 20
25 Missouri 7

Other Teams Receiving Votes
Washington 2
Hawaii 1
Pittsburgh 1

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