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NCAA Division 1 Top 25 Rankings -- November 21, 2000

Though the 2000-2001 swimming season is just about a month old, there are a few individuals who already know that they're going to the 2001 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships. This first list of the CSCAA/Speedo College Best Times list contains results from meets held during the first month of the season.

Men's Individual
Men's Relays
Women's Individual
Women's Relays

Making a huge impact on the list were results from several invitationals held last weekend around the country. Among the invitationals:

¥ Indiana University Invitational, Nov. 17-19: Indiana swam away with both team titles. The women dominated their competition, ending up with 1,151 points to Notre Dame’s 763. The men’s race was much closer, with Indiana scoring 1,037 points to second-place Cincinnati’s 1,002.5

¥ Husker Sprint Classic, Nov. 17-19: Nebraska’s women’s team combined for 363 points, ahead of second-place Nevada (325) and third place UNLV (306). The men’s competition came down to the final event, the 400 free relay, which UNLV won. That gave them a four-point margin of victory over Nebraska (344-340). Washington came in third with 290.

¥ Minnesota Invitational, Nov. 17-19: The host team won both the men’s and women’s team titles. The Gophers scored 997 points to Wisconsin’s 689 points. On the women’s side, Minnesota came from behind on the third day of competition to outscore Wisconsin by 107 points, 944.5-837.5.

¥ Nike Cup, Nov. 16-18: North Carolina’s teams both scored over 1,000 points to come out on top in this thiree-day competition. The men scored 1,113 points to Pittsburgh’s 842 and LSU’s 609. The women’s team was far out in front with 1,161.5 points to second-place Virginia Tech’s 443 and LSU’s 394.

¥ Texas A&M Fall Invitational, Nov. 16-18: Once again, the host team dominated its own invitational. The Texas A&M women’s squad scored 2,550 points to SMU’s 2,296.5 and Kentucky’s 1,892.5. Texas A&M’s men’s team combined to take first place with 1,896 points to Purdue’s 1,667 and Stanford’s 1652.5 points.

The next edition of the College Best Times will appear Tuesday, Dec. 12. If you have additions or corrections to this list, or want to submit new meets, there are several ways to go about it. You can either e-mail results/times to swimworld@aol.com, fax them to 520-284-2477 or send an e-mail telling exactly where your results can be found.