Georgia Dethrones Virginia in Latest CSCAA/TYR Top 25 Women’s NCAA Division I Poll

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After leading the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) / TYR Top 25 Swimming & Diving Poll for much of the year, the University of Virginia was replaced at the top by the University of Georgia. The Bulldogs captured nine of ten #1 votes to regain the lead for the first time since the start of the year.

“The No. 1 ranking is a compliment to our ladies and how they go about their business.” explained Georgia Head Coach Jack Bauerle. “We are proud of what this team is doing, and it means a great deal that others are recognizing our accomplishments.”

The longtime Bulldog coach recognized where the achievement stands in a season with big goals, “What’s important for us right now, however, is to zero in on our last couple of dual meets and continue to trend upward as the SEC and NCAAs approach. Our preparation and competitive spirit have to be at an all-time high over the next several weeks.”

Stanford University also moved past the Cavaliers into second in the poll, dropping UVA to third. Texas made the biggest move in the top ten, moving up two spots to fourth. The next poll will be released January 27th.

The CSCAA Poll Committee produces in-season rankings of the 25 best performing NCAA Swimming and Diving teams in rank order at the time of each poll. The poll is not designed to predict the results of the NCAA Championship, but rather which teams would win head-to-head against other teams in the country. Ranking are based on performances that have taken place since the previous poll and include invites as well as dual meets.

CSCAA/TYR Top 25 Poll

Division I Women

Pos Previous Team Points
1 2 Georgia 249
2 3 Stanford 235
3 1 Virginia 225
4 6 Texas 221
5 4 Southern California 213
6 5 Texas A&M 206
7 8 California 187
8 9 Michigan 176
9 10 Auburn 170
10 11 Louisville 142
11 7 Arizona 141
12 13 Tennessee 138
13 17 NC State 132
14 12 North Carolina 122
15 14 Florida 120
16 15 Indiana 115
17 16 Wisconsin 98
18 18 UCLA 73
19 19 Missouri 71
20 20 Penn State 56
21 22 Purdue 42
22 21 Alabama 39
23 24 Louisiana State 38
24 25 Arkansas 15
25 28 Ohio State 10

Also Receiving Votes: Minnesota 5, Virginia Tech 5, Kentucky 3, Duke 2, Iowa 1

Women’s Poll Committee

Division I Women

Chair: Suzanne Yee – Princeton,  Dan Colella – Duke, Roric Fink – Texas, Naya Higashijima – UCLA, Tanica Jamison – Texas A&M, Mike Keeler – San Diego, Colleen Murphy – Air Force, Sue Novitsky – Illinois, Katie Robinson – Tulane, Colin Shannahan, Wagner University

CSCAA contributed this report.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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