Men’s NCAA Championship Predictions

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By David Rieder

DURHAM, North Carolina, March 26. JUST hours remain until the men’s NCAA Championships kick off from Austin, Texas, a much more temperate venue than the Minnesota locale of the women’s meet a week ago. The Georgia Bulldogs cruised to a victory last week, but expect a much tighter team race this week as the Florida Gators and Cal Bears try to knock off last year’s winners, the Michigan Wolverines.

Check out the latest two episodes of the Morning Swim Show (yesterday’s and today’s) for the insight Jeff Commings and I shared on the meet, but here’s how I see all of the swimming races and the team title chase going down.

200 Free Relay
1. Cal
2. Auburn
3. NC State

500 Free
1. Connor Jaeger, Michigan
2. Dan Wallace, Florida
3. Michael Wynalda, Michigan

200 IM
1. David Nolan, Stanford
2. Kyle Whitaker, Michigan
3. Pavel Sankovich, Florida State

50 Free
1. Marcelo Cherighini, Auburn
2. Brad DeBorde, Florida
3. Brad Tandy, Arizona

400 Medley Relay
1. Arizona
2. Cal
3. Florida State

200 Medley Relay
1. Arizona
2. Cal
3. Michigan

400 IM
1. Chase Kalisz, UGA
2. Sebastien Rousseau, Florida
3. Kyle Whitaker, Michigan

100 Fly
1. Giles Smith, Arizona
2. Tim Phillips, Ohio State
3. Pavel Sankovich, Florida State

200 Free
1. Michael Wynalda, Michigan
2. Joao De Lucca, Louisville
3. Dimitri Colupaev, USC

100 Breast
1. Kevin Cordes, Arizona
2. Nic Fink, UGA
3. Richard Funk, Michigan

100 Back
1. David Nolan, Stanford
2. Ryan Murphy, Cal
3. Shane Ryan, Penn State

800 Free Relay
1. Michigan
2. USC
3. Florida

1650 Free
1. Connor Jaeger, Michigan
2. Andrew Gemmell, UGA
3. Arthur Frayler, Florida

200 Back
1. Ryan Murphy, Cal
2. Andrew teDuits, Wisconsin
3. David Nolan, Stanford

100 Free
1. Marcelo Chierighini, Auburn
2. Joao De Lucca, Louisville
3. Simonas Bilis, NC State

200 Breast
1. Kevin Cordes, Arizona
2. Nic Fink, Georgia
3. Cody Miller, Indiana

200 Fly
1. Dylan Bosch, Michigan
2. Sebastien Rousseau, Florida
3. Marcin Cieslak, Florida

400 Free Relay
1. Auburn
2. NC State
3. Florida

Team Scores
1. Michigan
2. Cal
3. Florida
4. Arizona
5. Auburn

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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder has been a contributor to Swimming World since 2009. A native of Charleston, SC, he currently attends Duke University, where he works as the public address announcer for the varsity swim team.

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