Delta State, Lindenwood Make Huge Jumps in Final Division II CSCAA Poll

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The results of the third Division II swim Poll are in. Queens University of Charlotte men and the Drury women have kept their number one spots. Though the two programs continued to lead their respective polls, both saw their leads dwindle, thus setting up a showdown for the NCAA Division II Championships in March

In the men’s poll, the defending NCAA Champion Royals maintained a seven-point lead over Drury. Delta State and Lindenwood both made leaps into the top four, moving up nine and seven spots respectively. Grand Valley dropped one to fifth while Indianapolis fell three to sixth. Oklahoma Baptist, Northern Michigan, Cal Baptist and Colorado Mesa rounded out the top ten.

In the women’s poll Drury maintained a two point lead over Queens University of Charlotte. Nova Southeastern moved up three spots to third. Lindenwood made the biggest jump in the poll, leaping fifteen spots to number four. Tampa rose five spots to number five. Rounding out the top ten women’s team were Indianapolis, West Chester, Northern Michigan and West Florida.

The CSCAA / TYR Top 25 aims to measure the top teams in head-to-head competition. The rankings are voted on by CSCAA-member coaches. This is the final Division II dual meet poll of the season.

Women’s top 25:

  1. (1) Drury
  2. (2) Queens
  3. (6) Nova Southeastern
  4. (19) Lindenwood
  5. (10) Tampa
  6. (3) UC San Diego
  7. (4) Indianapolis
  8. (5) West Chester
  9. (7) Northern Michigan
  10. t(9) West Florida
  11. t(8) Fresno Pacific
  12. (10) Colorado Mesa
  13. (14) Cal Baptist
  14. t(13) Wingate
  15. t(12) Grand Valley
  16. (23) Delta State
  17. (18) Minnesota State
  18. (NR) Florida Southern
  19. (16) Carson Newman
  20. (14) Truman State
  21. (21) Cal State East Bay
  22. (24) Wayne State
  23. (21) LIU Post
  24. (17) Oklahoma Baptist
  25. (20) Findlay

Men’s top 25:

  1. (1) Queens
  2. (2) Drury
  3. (12) Delta State
  4. (11) Lindenwood
  5. (4) Grand Valley
  6. (3) Indianapolis
  7. (7) Oklahoma Baptist
  8. (5) Northern Michigan
  9. (8) Cal Baptist
  10. t(6) Colorado Mesa
  11. t(15) Saint Leo
  12. (17) Nova Southeastern
  13. (19) Florida Southern
  14. (9) Wingate
  15. (10) Florida Tech
  16. (13) UC San Diego
  17. t(25) Tampa
  18. t(14) Carson Newman
  19. (24) Missouri S&T
  20. (21) West Chester
  21. (16) Emmanuel
  22. (20) Truman State
  23. (18) McKendree
  24. (23) Limestone
  25. (22) Fresno Pacific

The above press release courtesy of the CSCAA

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