Michigan Bringing Back 20 Swimmers, Indiana 19 To Big Ten Day 3 Finals

Michigan overtook Indiana for the team lead through day 2, although the battle has just begun between the Wolverines and the Hoosiers for first place:

Top 5 Teams After Day 2:

1. Michigan  423.5
2. Indiana  406.5
3. Ohio State  328
4. Minnesota  298.5
5. Wisconsin  272.5

Indiana claimed 1-2 seeds in both the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke events, yet Michigan is bringing back 4 swimmers in just the A-Final of the women’s 100 backstroke alone. Sheer numbers point to Michigan bringing back 20 total swimmers with Indiana right behind with 19. The next closest is Purdue with 16. Regardless, a huge point kitty is at stake with the top 3 teams ready to pounce to try to pull away headed into day 3.

In terms of looking at where the points may fall come tonight’s finals, we’ve broken each team’s returning swimmers into a category of either ‘up’, ‘mid’ or ‘down’. For those unfamiliar with the terminology: “Up” means a swimmer who is in the A-final, as those swimmers cannot fall lower than 8th barring a DQ. “Mid” is what we’ll call teams in the “B” final, who are bound from 9th-16th places. “Down” will mean C-finalists, who are between 17th-24th place.

Again, here is the scoring break-down for this meet:

Final Scoring: 32-28-27-26-25-24-23-22
B Final Scoring: 20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11
C Final Scoring: 9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Relay Scoring: 64-56-54-52-50-48-46-44-40-34-32-30-28

 

Team Ups Mids Downs Total
Michigan 10 5 5 20
Indiana 9 6 4 19
Purdue 4 2 10 16
Ohio State 4 6 3 13
Penn State 2 5 5 12
Minnesota 5 2 2 9
Wisconsin 2 5 0 7
Northwestern 0 2 5 7
Rutgers 2 1 2 5
Nebraska 1 3 0 4
Iowa 1 2 1 4
Illinois 0 0 3 3
Michigan State 0 0 1 1

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dmswim

Liz Li swims for Ohio State, not Purdue.

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