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NCAA Div. I: Texas, Arizona Top Pre-Season College Polls -- October 26, 2000

OCTOBER 26. THE University of Texas men's team and the University of Arizona women's team top the national rankings in the pre-season 2000-01 Speedo America poll conducted by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. The poll was released Thursday morning by the CSCAA.

The Texas Longhorns are the defending men's champions while the Arizona Wildcats finished second at last season's women's championships.

Auburn, second last year among the men, occupies the number two spot in this year's pre-season poll. Georgia, which won the last two women's titles but lost seniors Kristy Kowal and Courtney Shealy--co-winners of the Outstanding Swimmer of the Year award last season--dropped to fourth.

Here are the complete men's and women's swimming and diving polls for October 26, 2000:

MEN
Rank, School Points
1. Texas 180
2. Auburn 161
3. Stanford 158
4. Arizona 156
5. California 154
6. USC 133
7. Florida 125
8. Tennessee 120
9. Texas A&M 114
10. Minnesota 113
11. Virginia 111
12. Michigan 105
13. Ariz. State 99
14. Georgia 80
15. SMU 63
16. Hawaii 53
17. Penn State 46
18. Nebraska 44
19. Harvard 38
19. So.Carolina 38
21. Wisconsin 31
22. No. Carolina 27
23. Alabama 21
23. Miami (Fla.) 21
25. Florida St. 19

WOMEN
Rank, School Points
1. Arizona 180
2. California 163
3. Stanford 162
4. Georgia 149
5. USC 148
6. Auburn 146
7. Texas 128
8. Florida 118
9. No.Carolina 112
9. Michigan 112
11. UCLA 105
12. Virginia 100
13. SMU 96
14. Wisconsin 70
14. Northwestern 70
16. Minnesota 52
17. Miami (Fla.) 47
18. Notre Dame 40
19. Ariz. State 39
20. Villanova 37
21. Nebraska 31
22. Penn State 30
23. Tennessee 29
24. Maryland 27
25. Indiana 23