CSCAA Releases Latest Set of Dual Meet Rankings

PHOENIX, Arizona, October 31. THE College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) have released its latest set of dual meet rankings for Division I programs.

In a very impressive early-season performance, Stanford's women traveled to Ann Arbor and defeated both host Michigan (218-82) and Florida (178-122) in a double dual meet. With the two victories, Stanford is now 4-0 in dual meet competition this year and has won 21 of its last 22 head-to-head battles.

The Women of Troy powered USC to the overall title at SMU's Swimming and Diving Classic last week. USC (327) finished ahead of North Carolina (301), SMU (301) and Wisconsin (258) to go from 16th to No. 11. Texas leaped three spots to No. 4.
Michigan's men edged Florida, 182-115, as the two flipped spots in the top 10. Georgia held off North Carolina by a 152-148 margin and moved up one spot to ninth. Auburn dropped from sixth to ninth and Florida State jumped three spots to No. 20.

This year's poll will be published eight times and the champion will be crowned on February 26, 2009. Pollsters representing eight conferences along with two at-large voters have the task of ranking the top dual meet teams in the nation throughout the season. Additionally, the group of pollsters is completely different for the men's and women's rankings. This poll should not be confused with the results of the NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships that will take place in March.

Special thanks to the CSCAA for contributing this report.

Women
Rank Team Points Previous
1 Arizona (10) 300 1
2 Georgia 286 2
3 Stanford 284 3
4 Texas 266 7
5 Florida 260 4
6 California 244 5
7 Auburn 242 6
8 Texas A&M 227 9
9 Indiana 214 8
10 Tennessee 201 10
11 Southern California 198 16
12 Minnesota 192 10
13 Virginia 187 13
14 SMU 174 12
15 North Carolina 171 15
16 Michigan 136 14
17 Wisconsin 123 23
18 Penn State 110 19
19 UCLA 107 17
20 Northwestern 101 22
21 Missouri 91 18
22 Arkansas 69 21
23 Kansas 63 NR
24 Notre Dame 61 NR
25 Arizona State 56 20
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Louisville 51, Florida State 50, Utah, 49, Princeton 31, Santa Barbara 22, Clemson 21, Washington 18, Alabama 17, Harvard 13, Kentucky 12, South Carolina 3
DROPPED FROM RANKINGS: Utah 24, Alabama 25

Men
Rank Team Points Previous
1 Texas (10) 300 1
2 Stanford 290 2
3 Arizona 278 3
3 Michigan 270 5
5 Florida 258 4
6 California 241 7
7 Auburn 228 6
7 Tennessee 228 8
9 Georgia 220 9 (tie)
10 Minnesota 209 9 (tie)
11 Ohio State 207 11
12 North Carolina 186 13
13 Virginia 181 12
14 Indiana 174 14
15 Penn State 154 15
16 Purdue 150 16
17 Louisiana State 139 17
18 Louisville 126 19 (tie)
19 Florida State 102 23
19 Missouri 98 21
21 SMU 97 19 (tie)
22 Southern California 92 NR
22 Princeton 92 22
24 Santa Barbara 57 24
25 Harvard 55 25
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Iowa 50, Texas A&M 38, Brigham Young 24, Virginia Tech 19, Alabama 18, Wisconsin 18, Missouri State 15, Denver 14, Northwestern 9, Georgia Tech 5, Notre Dame 5, Hawaii 3
DROPPED FROM RANKINGS: Texas A&M 18