Pac-12 Weekly Preview: Arizona State Faces USC; Stars Back in Action

Dylan Carter. Photo Courtesy: Andy Ringgold / Aringo Photos

By Dan D’Addona.

Now fully recovered from the USA College Challenge, the Pac-12 Conference star swimmers are back with their teams and ready for a full slate of competition.

There will be plenty of stars in action, but also plenty of interesting meets with many teams doubling up, having two meets throughout the weekend.

On Thursday, the No. 1 Stanford women face Oregon State as Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel look to shift gears into the conference season. Stanford then faces North Carolina State in a non-conference battle on Friday.

On Friday, USC hosts Arizona State for a dual. The Sun Devils are coming off of an impressive upset victory over Florida State and will look to keep that momentum rolling against the Trojans. This one will be a little tougher as the Trojans are ranked No. 4 in the country.

On the men’s side, USC is No. 10 and Arizona State is No. 8. This could be a statement meet for either team as stars like Arizona State’s Cameron Craig goes head-to-head with USC’s Dylan Carter.

On Friday, Cal will face Oregon State for a women’s dual meet and UCLA will face Arizona in a women’s dual. Cal will then face North Carolina State on Saturday, while Arizona will face USC on Saturday.

On Saturday, Utah faces UNLV and UCLA faces Arizona State.

It should be an interesting week as Stanford and Cal look to keep the momentum going as top teams in the country. Meanwhile, Arizona State, USC and Arizona will look to make a big move and show just how deep the Pac-12 Conference is top to bottom.

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    According to the ASU website both the ASU meet with USC (men and women) on Friday , Nov 3, and women only against UCLA will be at the ASU Mona Plumer facility this weekend. Both meets are scheduled to be broadcast on the PAC 12 network

Author: Daniel D'Addona

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Dan D'Addona is the lead college swim writer for Swimming World. He has covered swimming at all levels since 2003, including the NCAA championships, USA nationals, Duel in the Pool and Olympic trials. He is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan, where he also is the Sports Editor at The Holland Sentinel.

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