MIT Makes Big Vault to No. 1 in CSCAA Men’s Division III Poll; Emory Women Remain At Top

PHOENIX, Arizona, December 13. EMORY University remains the unanimous number one team in Division III Women's Swimming and Diving, while on the men's side M.I.T. vaults to number one from fifth position in the previous College Swimming Coaches Association of America ranking.

The top five women's programs remain unchanged, but Stevens Institute of Technology and The College of New Jersey have both moved into the top ten at number six and nine respectively. The University of Rochester, Grove City College and Carthage College all make their season debut in the top twenty.

For the men, DePauw University moves up five spots into the top ten, while Washington University (MO), The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Keene State College, Kalamazoo, Gettysburg and Ohio Northern University all enter the top twenty for the first time.

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division 3 Swimming and Diving Team Rankings are voted on by six CSCAA member coaches. The rankings will be released three times during 2012-13 season.

The CSCAA D3 Poll Committee will produce in-season rankings of the 20 best performing NCAA Division 3 Swimming and Diving teams in rank order at the time of each poll. The poll is not designed to predict the results of the NCAA Championship, but rather which teams would win head-to-head against other teams in the country.

NCAA Division 3 Swimming and Diving Ranking as of December 13, 2012

DIII Women's Teams (number after school indicates previous rank)
1. Emory University, 1
2. Denison University, 2
3. Kenyon College, 3
4. Johns Hopkins University, 4
5. M.I.T, 5
6. Stevens Institute of Technology, 14
7. Carnegie Mellon University, 8
8. University of Chicago, 6
9. The College of New Jersey, 11
T10. Williams College, 7
T10. Washington University, 9
12. Wheaton College (IL), 13
13. Amherst College, 10
14. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 17
15. Keene State College, 16
16. Grove City College, NR
17. Connecticut College, 14
18. Calvin College, 19
19. University of Rochester, NR
20. Carthage College , NR

Also receiving votes: Gustavus Adolphus College, DePauw University, St. Olaf College, Pomona-Pitzer, Wittenberg University, University of Mary Washington, Whitworth University, Springfield College, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, SUNY Geneseo

DIII Men's Teams
1. M.I.T., 5
2. Denison University, 1
T3. Johns Hopkins University, 2
T3. Kenyon College, 3
5. Emory University, 4
6. Stevens Institute of Technology, 7
7. The College of New Jersey, 10
8. University of Chicago, 6
9. DePauw University, 14
10. Amherst College, 8
11. Williams College, 12
12. Washington University, NR
13. Carnegie Mellon University, 8
14. Univ. of Wisconsin Stevens Point, NR
15. Claremont- Mudd- Scripps, 11
16. Keene State College, NR
17. Kalamazoo, NR
18. Gettysburg College, NR
19. Ohio Northern University, NR
20. University of Redlands, 14
Also receiving votes: St. Olaf College, Case Western Reserve, Hartwick College, University of Puget Sound, University of Mary Washington, Washington and Lee University, Connecticut College, Calvin College

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