CSCAA Division I Poll: Cal Men, Stanford Women Lead Pre-Season Poll

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The Cal men's swimming and diving team are on top of the pre-season CSCAA Division I poll. Photo Courtesy: Connor Trimble

CSCAA Division I poll

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) released the first TYR Top 25 Dual Meet Swimming and Diving Poll of the 2019-2020 season. Unique to the other polls, the CSCAA Division I poll includes both teams that have competed and those still waiting to race in their first meet of the year.

The Stanford women and California men, both defending national champions, sit atop the preseason poll this year. While the teams under Coach Greg Meehan (Stanford) and Coach Dave Durden (Cal) can enjoy the top spot, there is little doubt that they will be challenged as the season unfolds.The margin between the number one and three spot is small in both the women and the men’s polls, just 22 and 24 points, respectively.

On the women’s side, Virginia, California, NC State, and Texas round out the top five spots. On the men’s side Texas, NC State, Virginia and The Ohio State University complete the top five.  In total, 31 women’s and 33 men’s teams earned votes. In future polls, the teams will be evaluated on their meet results from the current year as the poll aims to measure the top teams in head-to-head competition.

The rankings are voted on by CSCAA-member coaches. Each committee includes 9 spots from the Power Five leagues and five at-large spots from non-P5 leagues. The women and men committee chairs are Naya Higashijima (SMU) and Bill Roberts (Navy). The next poll is scheduled for release on October 23rd.

CSCAA Division I Poll (Women’s)

  1. Stanford
  2. Virginia
  3. California
  4. NC State
  5. Texas
  6. Missouri
  7. Southern Cal
  8. Georgia
  9. Indiana
  10. Florida
  11. Michigan
  12. Texas A&M
  13. Auburn
  14. Ohio State
  15. Tennessee
  16. Notre Dame
  17. Alabama
  18. Minnesota
  19. Kentucky
  20. Wisconsin
  21. Louisville
  22. Duke
  23. UCLA
  24. Florida State
  25. Arizona State

CSCAA Division I Poll (Men’s)

  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. NC State
  4. Virginia
  5. Ohio State
  6. Indiana
  7. Florida
  8. Michigan
  9. Louisville
  10. Stanford
  11. Texas A&M
  12. Notre Dame
  13. Missouri
  14. Arizona State
  15. Georgia
  16. Tennessee
  17. Florida State
  18. Arizona
  19. Iowa
  20. Alabama
  21. Wisconsin
  22. Virginia Tech
  23. Southern Cal
  24. Pittsburgh
  25. Auburn

Women’s Poll Committee

  • Dan Colella, Duke
  • Niko Fantakis, Brown
  • Chris Hansen, CSU Bakersfield
  • Neil Harper, Arkansas
  • Naya Higashijima, Southern Methodist
  • Nathan Lavery, Texas Christian
  • Matthew Leach, Washington State
  • Sergio Lopez, Virginia Tech
  • Christine Mabile, Boise State
  • Jonathan Maccoll, Rutgers
  • Jesse Moore, Minnesota
  • Jeff Poppell, Florida
  • Jos Smith, Utah

Men’s Poll Committee

  • Steve Barnes, Penn State
  • Chase Bloch, Southern California
  • Jason Calanog, Texas A&M
  • Chad Cradock, UMBC
  • Daniel Dozier, West Virginia
  • John Hargis, Pittsburgh
  • Jamie Holder, Dartmouth
  • Lars Jorgensen, Kentucky
  • Craig Nisgor, Seattle
  • Bill Roberts, Navy
  • Rachel Stratton Mills, Arizona State
  • Neal Studd, Florida State

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