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CSCAA Coaches Poll Keeps Georgia Women on Top But Welcomes Stanford as New Men’s Leader -- January 14, 2005

PITTSBURGH, PA, January 14. ALL things were a-jumble in Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving this last month as ranked team after ranked team was upset changing almost every spot in the top 25-- solidifying the Top 25 men’s rankings as a work in flux, reported Pittsburgh Head Coach Chuck Knoles Thursday on behalf of the CSCAA.

Meanwhile, on the women’s side of the sport, steady team performances seemed to be the norm and the Top 25 rankings showed few changes.

The Cardinal Men from Stanford made an impressive flight from fifth-place ranking in the last poll to land the number one spot in this, the sixth dual meet poll of the season. For the women, the Georgia Bulldogs settled into their loft at #1 over the women’s dual meet team poll with solid performances throughout December and the season so far.

The seventh dual meet poll is scheduled for publication on Jan. 27, as teams begin their annual “rivalry” competitions across the nation. Just as the Thanksgiving week in November in football brings out the big-time rivalries in football, so too Division I Swimming and Diving “gets into it” in late January and February just two months out from the NCAA Championships with the best of cross-state and in-state match-ups.

The CSCAA Dual Meet Poll is an indication of a team’s ability to win dual meets during the season and is not a predictor of any team’s end-of-the-season placement at the NCAA Championships-- although for most of the ranked teams there is a high correlation between their dual meet strength and the school’s ability to score at the Championship meets in March.

There will be nine (9) dual meet polls this year produced every two to three weeks throughout the college swimming season, which is one of the NCAA’s longest continuous seasons of any of the NCAA sponsored sports. The swimming season begins in September and ends in late March for most of the NCAA schools that sponsor the sport.

This season’s NCAA Championships “March Mania”, college swimming’s version of “March Madness” will take place March 17-18-19, 2005 at Purdue University in Indiana for the women. The men’s championship will take place the following week March 24-25-26, 2005 at the University of Minnesota. The College Swimming Coaches’ Association (CSCAA) has sponsored the dual meet poll for 20 plus years now. The CSCAA dual meet Champions will be crowned at the conclusion of the dual meet season in early March, 2005

College Swim Coaches Association (CSCAA)
Division I Swimming and Diving Team
Dual Meet Rankings for the 2004-5 Season, Jan. 13, 2005

Rank MEN’S DIV. IRANKING( )- indicates #1 votes Jan. 13, 2005
1 Stanford 200 (8)
2 Florida 190
3 Auburn 184
4 California 170
5 Arizona 164
6 Southern Cal 163
7 Minnesota 156
8 Michigan 149
9 Texas 136
10 Virginia 127
11 Kentucky 118
12 Georgia 108
13 Indiana 105
14 Northwestern 96
15 Tennessee 90
16 Purdue 78
17 Wisconsin 67
18 Texas A&M 60
19 North Carolina 53
20 BYU 48
21 Notre Dame 36
22 Hawaii 34
23 Florida State 25
24 Ohio State 11
24 Alabama 11
Others receiving votes
Princeton 10
Arizona State 9
Harvard 2

Rank WOMEN’S DIV. IRANKING( )- indicates #1 votes Jan. 13, 2005
1 Georgia 175 (7*)
2 Auburn 168
3 Florida 159
4 Arizona 156
5 Texas 146
6 SMU 141
7 California 133
8 Stanford 124
9 Wisconsin 118
10 Texas A&M 115
11 UCLA 104
12 Maryland 96
13 Michigan 89
14 Penn State 83
15 North Carolina 74
15 Virginia 74
17 Arizona State 64
18 Southern Cal 56
19 Purdue 46
20 Hawai’i 45
21 Florida State 28
21 Notre Dame 28
23 Northwestern 20
24 Indiana 8
24 Washington 8
Others receiving votes
Minnesota 7
Tennessee 6
Last First Email Office Fax School/Conference

MEN
Bernardino Mark PMB6Z@virginia.edu 434-982-5755 434-982-5271 U.Va. / ACC
Dale Dennis dalex001@umn.edu 612-625-1883 612-624-4560 Minnesota / Big 10
Hoffer Brian hofferb@missouri.edu 573-882-4669 573-884-7577 Missouri / Big 12
Wender Mickey mwender@u.washington.edu 206-685-1536 206-685-1677 Washington / Pac-10
Johnson Tom tomj@uwyo.edu 307-766-6265 307-766-2346 Wyoming / Mt.West / WAC
Schrader Brian schrader@sports.uga.edu 706-542-7953 706-542-2566 Georgia / SEC
Welsh Tim timothy.f.welsh.1@nd.edu 574-631-7042 574-631-3650 Notre Dame / IVY & Wild Card
Knoles Chuck cknoles@pitt.edu 412-648-8342 412-648-1264 Pitt / Big East & Wild Card
Knoles will serve as moderator Voting member
WOMEN
Onken Chad chad_onken@ncsu.edu 919-513-2961 919-513-7834 NC State / ACC
Novitsky Sue novitsky@uiuc.edu 217-333-7670 217-333-4853 Illinois / Big 10
Bultman Steve sbultman@athletics.tamu.edu 979-862-4058 979-862-1036 Texas A&M / Big 12
Meehan Greg gmeehan@athletics.ucla.edu 310-206-6412 310-825-9536 UCLA / Pac-10
Humphries Harvey harveyh@sports.uga.edu 706-542-7953 706-542-2566 Georgia / SEC
Weathers Bailey weathers.3@nd.edu 574-631-8359 574-631-3650 Notre Dame / Big East & Wild Card
Huston Seth shuston@rice.edu 713-348-4710 713-348-6019 Rice / WAC & Ivy League
Hoffer Brian hofferb@missouri.edu 573-882-4669 573-884-7577 Missouri / Big West & Wild Card
Hoffer will serve as moderator. Voting member










CSCAA Top 25 Pollsters
For Dual Meet Rankings, 2004-2005



Call Dates Targeted Posting Dates for Web Site Posting
Women- 11am-EST/Men 12noon EST
Oct. 19, Tuesday (Best Guess- Dual Meet Strength) Oct. 21, Thursday – Published Oct. 22, 2004
Nov. 2, Tuesday Nov. 4, Thursday – Published Nov. 4, 2004
Nov. 16, Tuesday Nov. 18, Thursday
Nov. 30, Tuesday Dec. 2, Thursday
Dec. 14, Tuesday Dec. 16, Thursday
Jan. 11, Tuesday Jan. 13, Thursday
Jan. 25, Tuesday Jan. 27, Thursday
Feb. 7, MONDAY Feb. 10, Thursday
Feb. 21, MONDAY Feb. 24, Thursday
March 7, MONDAY (Finalize Dual Meet Poll) March 10, Thursday (DUAL MEET CHAMP CROWNED)