Scoring Out DII National Championships

  2 Michael Sanders | March 07th, 2014 | College, College Swimming Previews, Featured, NCAA Division II

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Every year the best of the best of each NCAA division get together to determine what team will reign supreme.  In Division II there has been a lack of uniqueness with the victors as the Drury Panthers have won the past 9 championships on the Men’s side, and 5 out of the last 7 championships on the Women’s Side.  But, a new era of Division II swimmers have entered the ranks and this may prove to be one of the most difficult years for Drury to defend it’s title.

SwimSwam was provided with a breakdown of what the outcome would be for the NCAA Division II Championship would be if everything fell into place just like it says in the Psych Sheet.  This predictions therefore are based off of prior swims and not what we believe that these swimmers will go when they reach Geneva, Ohio next week.  We all know that once you leave the blocks anything can happy; at national level meets .1 can be the difference between 1st and 9th.  So without further a do, here is the break down:

Our predictions put both Drury teams on top once again, but with a smaller margin to work with then they have had in the past.  Queens looks to be a very solid contender for 2nd place on both the men’s and women’s side, and may give Drury a run for their money on the Women’s side in particular.  Wayne State has made a solid comeback in the latter half of the season (due to their times, SwimSwam did not have them in the top 25 of our Mid-season Power Rankings) and looks to contend with Queens for second in the men’s meet.  They are also in a battle for second on the women’s side with Queens, but the Lady Royals have a little cushion to work with.

Men’s Meet

1Drury417
2Queens323
3Wayne State303
4Florida Southern282
5Grand Valley231
6Tampa213
7UCSD209
8Lindenwood191
9West Chester163
10Bridgeport157
11Missouri S&T156
12Wingate152
13Delta State143
14Ahland130
15Nova Southeastern103
16Saint Leo93
17Indianapolis79
18Limestone73
19St. Cloud57
20Cal Baptist54
21Lake Erie39
22Colorado Mesa33
23Lewis32
24Southern Connecticut25
25Tiffin16
26Fairmont State13
27Pfeiffer13
28Colorado School of Mines12
29Gannon4
30IUP4

Women’s Meet

1Drury399
2Queens369
3Wayne State317
4West Chester252
5Bridgeport226
6Wingate216
7UCSD202
8LIU Post176
9Florida Southern175
10Delta State168
11Cal Baptist128
12Grand Valley107
13Tampa105
14Ashland96
15CSU East Bay95
16Alaska Fairbanks81
17Northern Michigan80
18Simon Fraser68
19Lindenwood67
20IUP67
21West Florida57
22Limestone43
23Truman State41
24Indianapolis27
25Saint Leo23
26Lynn20
27Edinboro20
28Saint Cloud15
29Hillsdale14
30Henderson State13
31Colorado Mesa11
32Bloomsburg10
33Lewis10
34Clarion9
35Findlay5
36Nova Southeastern4
37Cal. Pa2
38MSU Mankato2

Comments

  1. Derek Mead says:
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    Did these predictions factor in that studs are entered in more events than they will swim? That can really throw the numbers off.

  2. Hd says:
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    Believe womens teams have all gotten stronger since Birmingham I see a lot closer set up in the top 5 on the womens side, and although it might be the way you score it, see some upsets and lots of different scenarios possibly.
    Should make for a fast meet

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Michael started swimming at the ripe age of 6 with a small neighborhood team.  When he turned 8, a three sport athlete at the time, he started year-round swimming.  Eventually he let go of the other sports and focused his career on swimming.  Growing over the next few years he qualified for his …

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