2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Pre-Selection Psych Sheets: Casas in 400 IM Over 100 Back; Smith in 200 Free Over 400 IM

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Shaine Casas. Photo Courtesy: Connor Trimble

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The pre-selection psych sheets for the 2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships have been posted. The official psych sheet will be released on Wednesday. The line for the cut-off is usually around 29th or 30th place. Swimming World will publish the official psych sheet when it comes available.

The biggest revelations were that of sophomores Kieran Smith and Shaine Casas. Smith will be doing the 200 free rather than the 400 IM like he did at the SEC Championships. The sophomore is the top seed in the 200 and 500 free after setting the American record in the latter. Casas will be swimming the 400 IM rather than the 100 backstroke because he is seeded higher in the 4IM than he would have been in the 100 back. Casas has never made a championship final in his short college career.

Top Seeds:

  • 50 free: Ryan Hoffer, California, 18.87
  • 100 free: Daniel Krueger, Texas, 41.26
  • 200 free: Kieran Smith, Florida, 1:30.11
  • 500 free: Kieran Smith, Florida, 4:06.32
  • 1650 free: Bobby Finke, Florida, 14:12.08
  • 100 back: Coleman Stewart, NC State, 44.04
  • 200 back: Shaine Casas, Texas A&M, 1:37.20
  • 100 breast: Max McHugh, Minnesota, 50.67
  • 200 breast: Reece Whitley, California, 1:49.85
  • 100 fly: Nick Albiero, Louisville; Maxime Rooney, Texas, 44.83
  • 200 fly: Nick Albiero, Louisville, 1:38.65
  • 200 IM: Shaine Casas, Texas A&M, 1:39.91
  • 400 IM: Hugo Gonzalez, California, 3:36.60

Relays:

  • 200 free: California, 1:15.54
  • 400 free: Texas, 2:46.57
  • 800 free: Texas, 6:08.40
  • 200 medley: California, 1:22.16
  • 400 medley: Texas, 3:01.51

Notable Swimmer’s Lineups:

  • Nick Albiero: 100 fly, 100 back, 200 fly
  • Shaine Casas: 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 back
  • Hugo Gonzalez: 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 breast
  • Zheng Quah: 200 IM, 100 fly, 200 fly
  • Maxime Rooney: 50 free, 100 fly, 100 free
  • Kieran Smith: 500 free, 200 free, 100 free
  • Coleman Stewart: 100 fly, 100 back, 200 back

Observations:

  • Texas and Cal are head and shoulders ahead of the rest of the country based on the psych sheet scoring.
  • NC State is seeded to finish outside the top four for the first time since 2015.
  • Florida is seeded to finish in the top four for the first time since 2017.
  • Kieran Smith is in the 200 free after swimming the 400 IM at SEC’s.
  • Shaine Casas is in the 400 IM after swimming the 100 back at SEC’s.
  • Maxime Rooney is swimming the 50 free at NCAAs for the first time in his career.
  • Hugo Gonzalez is doing the 200 breast after doing the 200 back as a freshman.
  • William & Mary’s Colin Wright is making his first appearance at NCAAs as a senior and is seeded to score in the 50 and 100 free.

Scoring Projections (based on psych sheets)

  1. Texas, 474.5
  2. California, 442
  3. Florida, 269
  4. Indiana, 251.5
  5. Michigan, 249.5
  6. Texas A&M, 243.33
  7. Arizona State, 178
  8. Alabama, 177
  9. NC State, 177
  10. Louisville, 176.5
  11. Ohio State, 170
  12. Arizona, 86.5
  13. Florida State, 77
  14. Notre Dame, 67
  15. Missouri, 61
  16. Virginia, 54
  17. Georgia, 39
  18. Virginia Tech, 39
  19. Minnesota, 36
  20. Tennessee, 34
  21. LSU, 32
  22. William & Mary, 26
  23. South Carolina, 22.5
  24. Penn State, 21
  25. Denver, 20.5
  26. Purdue, 20.5

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4 comments

  1. avatar
    Anonymous

    It only takes an early take off or two, a couple DQs to change that score.