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NCAA Division 1 Top 25 Rankings (as of 01/09/01) -- January 9, 2001

The traditional winter break for college swimmers means travel to exotic locations (Hawaii and Puerto Rico, for example) and lots of hard training sessions. But this edition of the Speedo/CSCAA Top 25 list shows that some fast times were, nonetheless, turned in by swimmers in early January.
Probably the biggest upset of the weekend was the last-event upset of No. 1 Texas men's squad by No. 6 Tennessee. The Volunteers were down by eight points when the 200 yard free relay began. They placed first in that event (1:20.20), gained nine points and squeaked out a 1-point victory over the Longhorns (121-120). Chris Kemp of Texas owns the top time in the nation in the 200 free (1:36.40). Other top 10 times were turned in by Texas' Nate Dusing (third, 200 IM, 1:48.87) and Matt Ulrickson (seventh, 200 back, 1:46.16), as well as Tennessee's Brendan Hansen (ninth, 200 breast, 2:00.13).
Auburn made a clean sweep of two dual meets and one tri-meet against Florida and Arizona State last weekend. On Jan. 5, Auburn defeated Florida's teams (131-110, women; 137-106, men). The tri-meet, held the next day, saw the No. 5 Auburn women score 151.5 points to No. 10 Florida's 127 and No. 13 Arizona State's 73.5. On the men's side, No. 4 Auburn scored 155 points, No. 10 Florida posted 125 and No. 12 Arizona State came away with 72 points. On Sunday, Auburn improved their record to 5-0 by deafeating Arizona State (131-106, women; 128-115, men). Over the weekend, Janelle Atkinson of Florida recorded a No. 1 time in the 1000 free (9:41.77), as did Maggie Bowen in the 400 IM (4:12.37). Michigan's men's team traveled to Northern California and lost two dual meets. On Friday, despite Chris Thompson's nation-leading time in the 1000 free (8:57.18), the Wolverines lost to Stanford by a score of 135-100. The next day, Michigan traveled to Berkeley, where they were defeated by the Golden Bears 130-113.
USC's Erik Vendt has the No. 2 time in the 1000 yard free (9:00.91) and teammate Mark Warkentin is ninth in the same event (9:12.76). Both times were swum at the USC-UCSB meet in Santa Barbara. USC defeated UCSB's men's squad 182-80. The Trojan women also were victorious over UCSB (158-104).
The next edition of the Speedo/CSCAA Top 25 list will be published Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001. Please e-mail all corrections to swimworld@aol.com no later than noon Mountain Standard Time Monday, Jan. 22, or fax results/corrections to 520-284-2477.


Men's Individual Rankings

Men's Relay Rankings

Women's Individual Rankings

Women's Relay Rankings