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

1 Drury 417
2 Queens 323
3 Wayne State 303
4 Florida Southern 282
5 Grand Valley 231
6 Tampa 213
7 UCSD 209
8 Lindenwood 191
9 West Chester 163
10 Bridgeport 157
11 Missouri S&T 156
12 Wingate 152
13 Delta State 143
14 Ahland 130
15 Nova Southeastern 103
16 Saint Leo 93
17 Indianapolis 79
18 Limestone 73
19 St. Cloud 57
20 Cal Baptist 54
21 Lake Erie 39
22 Colorado Mesa 33
23 Lewis 32
24 Southern Connecticut 25
25 Tiffin 16
26 Fairmont State 13
27 Pfeiffer 13
28 Colorado School of Mines 12
29 Gannon 4
30 IUP 4

Women’s Meet

1 Drury 399
2 Queens 369
3 Wayne State 317
4 West Chester 252
5 Bridgeport 226
6 Wingate 216
7 UCSD 202
8 LIU Post 176
9 Florida Southern 175
10 Delta State 168
11 Cal Baptist 128
12 Grand Valley 107
13 Tampa 105
14 Ashland 96
15 CSU East Bay 95
16 Alaska Fairbanks 81
17 Northern Michigan 80
18 Simon Fraser 68
19 Lindenwood 67
20 IUP 67
21 West Florida 57
22 Limestone 43
23 Truman State 41
24 Indianapolis 27
25 Saint Leo 23
26 Lynn 20
27 Edinboro 20
28 Saint Cloud 15
29 Hillsdale 14
30 Henderson State 13
31 Colorado Mesa 11
32 Bloomsburg 10
33 Lewis 10
34 Clarion 9
35 Findlay 5
36 Nova Southeastern 4
37 Cal. Pa 2
38 MSU Mankato 2

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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