CSCAA Division III Poll: Kenyon Men, Denison Women Remain First

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Can the Denison women end Emory's streak? Photo Courtesy: Linda Striggo

The CSCAA Division III Top 25 Dual Meet poll keeps Kenyon and Denison in the top position as teams prepare for their conference championships later this month.

The Kenyon men were unanimously picked number one by the committee. Denison men held their rank at number two from the last poll, but share the second place ranking with Johns Hopkins.  MIT is fourth for the second time in a row while Carnegie Mellon moved into the top 5 for the first time this season taking the fifth spot on the men’s side.

The women’s side is deja vu all over again.  This edition of the Top 25 has the exact same rankings as the last poll with Denison, Emory and Kenyon  holding at first, second and third, respectively. These three teams have remained in the top five all season. Number 4 Williams moves back into the top 5 for the third time this year, and MIT makes its first appearance in the top five moving up three positions from eighth.

The poll aims to measure the top teams in head-to-head competition. The rankings are voted on by CSCAA-member coaches. From Committee Chair, Jake Taber: “The Committee saw a little bit of movement this week and had some very healthy dialogue about the poll and its intent.  While voting, we try to keep in mind: if the meet took place today, who would win?  We have been intentional to reward the real life wins here.”

Men’s CSCAA Division III Poll

Kenyon College competes during the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships at the Conroe Natatorium on Saturday March 18, 2017 in Shenandoah, Texas. Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher

Kieran Allsop; Photo Courtesy: Aaron M. Sprecher; Kenyon Athletics

  1. Kenyon
  2. Denison
  3. Johns Hopkins
  4. MIT
  5. Carnegie Mellon
  6. Wash U
  7. Emory
  8. Williams
  9. Chicago
  10. Tufts
  11. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
  12. Amherst
  13. Pomona-Pitzer
  14. NYU
  15. Coast Guard
  16. Gustavus
  17. Merchant Marine
  18. Rowan
  19. TCNJ
  20. Case Western Reserve
  21. Franklin & Marshall
  22. Calvin
  23. Washington & Lee
  24. Bates
  25. California Lutheran

Women’s Poll

  1. Denison
  2. Emory
  3. Kenyon
  4. Williams
  5. Johns Hopkins
  6. MIT
  7. Chicago
  8. Tufts
  9. Wash U
  10. NYU
  11. Carnegie Mellon
  12. Amherst
  13. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
  14. Saint Kate’s
  15. Pomona-Pitzer
  16. Bates
  17. Washington & Lee
  18. Bowdoin
  19. SUNY Geneseo
  20. Case Western Reserve
  21. Swarthmore
  22. Calvin
  23. Birmingham Southern
  24. Rowan
  25. Trinity (TX)

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