Virginia Cavaliers Hold Narrow Lead In CSCAA Division I Women’s Rankings

Photo Courtesy: UVa Media Relations

The third week of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) NCAA Division I Team Rankings of the Year saw the women of the University of Virginia still on top. They hold a narrow lead, however, with ACC rival North Carolina sitting only two points behind after picking up a few first place votes. After previously being ranked second, Georgia slips to third.

The CSCAA reached out to UNC Head Coach Rich DeSelm, who commented,

“Anytime our team is recognized by CSCAA or any other rankings it is a positive thing for The University of North Carolina.”

The Tarheels have risen in each of the past two polls following wins over several ranked opponents. DeSelm added,

“We understand how early in the season it is. We set up a challenging fall meet schedule and the team responded extremely well.  Our team dynamic is the best I can remember, which is saying a lot as it has always been outstanding. So, we will enjoy this now, but we know the most important time of the season is next February, March and, obviously, next summer.”

The CSCAA Division I Poll Committee will produce in-season rankings of the 25 best performing NCAA Division I 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.

         Division I – Women

Rank Previous Team Points
1 1 Virginia 243
2 3 North Carolina 241
3 2 Georgia 226
4 6 Texas 219
5 5 Stanford 204
5 4 Michigan 204
7 14 Texas A & M 180
8 11 Auburn 176
9 8 California 174
10 7 NC State 166
11 9 Indiana 154
12 12 Louisville 135
13 16 Southern California 116
14 10 Florida 114
15 19 Arizona 86
16 13 Tennessee 85
17 21 Missouri 81
18 23 Minnesota 72
19 19 UCLA 69
19 15 Penn State 69
21 NR Arkansas 57
21 17 Duke 57
21 18 Wisconsin 57
24 22 Purdue 34
25 NR Louisiana State 14
Also Receiving Votes
Ohio State 13, Florida Gulf Coast 12, Penn 7, Kentucky 3, Nevada 2

Poll Committee

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

The CSCAA contributed this report. 

2 Comments

2 comments

  1. Robin Hiddemen

    Diane Schober Morini have you been to any meets yet?

Author: Taylor Brien

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Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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