Kenyon Women Take Over Top Spot in Penultimate CSCAA Division III Poll; Denison Men Still Lead

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Photo Courtesy: Mike Munden

January 29, 2019 – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) have released their third TYR Top 25 Dual Meet Swimming and Diving Poll of the 2018-19 season.  The Denison men and Kenyon women claimed the number one spot.

On the women’s side Kenyon moved up after two polls ahead of Denison and Emory. Emory, Denison, Williams, and Johns Hopkins complete the top 5. On the men’s side Kenyon, Emory, Johns Hopkins, and MIT complete the top five.  In total, twenty-nine men’s and thirty women’s teams earned votes.

The poll aims to measure the top teams in head-to-head competition.

The rankings are voted on by CSCAA-member coaches and the next polls are scheduled for release on February 27th.

Previous Polls:

Men’s Top 25 (Previous)

  1. Denison (1)
  2. Kenyon (2)
  3. Emory (3)
  4. Johns Hopkins (4)
  5. MIT (6)
  6. Wash U (5)
  7. Chicago (7)
  8. tCarnegie Mellon (8)
  9. tPomona-Pitzer (10)
  10. NYU (9)
  11. Amherst (14)
  12. Calvin (11)
  13. CMS (12)
  14. tSwarthmore (24)
  15. tRowan (13)
  16. Coast Guard (16)
  17. WPI (18)
  18. UW Stevens-Point (15)
  19. Williams (19)
  20. Tufts (22)
  21. Case Western Reserve (17)
  22. Trinity (TX) (23)
  23. Birmingham Southern (21)
  24. Stevens (20)
  25. Albion (NR)

Also receiving votes: Gettysburg (11), UW-La Crosse (7), RPI (6), Wabash (2)

Men’s Poll Committee:

  • Sean Tedesco, USMMA (Chair)
  • Justin Anderson, Mary Washington
  • Paul Bennett, WPI
  • Brad Bowser, Rowan
  • Peter Casares, Bates
  • Karin Colby, Swarthmore
  • Keith Crawford, Rose-Hulman
  • David Dow, TCNJ
  • Matt Emmert, Roger Williams
  • Mark Fino, John Carrol
  • Jean-Paul Gowdy, Pomona-Pitzer
  • Kyle Kimball, Linfield
  • Nate Parsley, Arcadia
  • Juliet Suess, CMS
  • Jason Weber, Chicago

Women’s Top 25 (Previous)

  1. Kenyon (2)
  2. Emory (3)
  3. Denison (1)
  4. Williams (6)
  5. Johns Hopkins (5)
  6. NYU (4)
  7. MIT (7)
  8. Chicago (9)
  9. Wash U (8)
  10. Amherst (17)
  11. SUNY Geneseo (13)
  12. CMS (10)
  13. Carnegie Mellon (15)
  14. Tufts (11)
  15. Saint Catherine’s (20)
  16. Pomona-Pitzer (12)
  17. Rowan (21)
  18. Bowdoin (23)
  19. Washington & Lee (14)
  20. Case Western Reserve (16)
  21. Ursinus (18)
  22. Bates (25)
  23. Saint Thomas (24)
  24. Conn College (NR)
  25. Hope (NR)

Also receiving votes: RIT (28), Birmingham Southern (5), Albion/Coast Guard/Trinity (TX) (1)

Women’s Poll Committee:

  • Jake Taber, Hope (Chair)
  • Dean Brownley, Centre
  • Jay Daniels, Kalmazoo
  • Beth DeLaRosby, Carthage
  • Ben Delia, Franklin & Marshall
  • Jon Duncan, Southwestern
  • Dani Korman, MIT
  • Meg French, Pomona-Pitzer
  • Brad Burnham, Bowdoin
  • Jay Daniels, Kalmazoo
  • Kyle Garase, Hope
  • Shannon O’Brien, Rensselaer Poly Tech
  • Bob Rueppel, Middlebury
  • Paul Waas, Catholic
  • Jason Weber, Chicago
  • Scott Whitbeck, Nazareth, St. Kate’s

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