2015 Men’s NCAA Championships: Day 2 Finals Preview

2015 MEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

400 IM

The 400 IM will be a fun battle between the defending champion and American record holder, Chase Kalisz, and Texas star Will Licon. The best part about the 400 IM is that you know everyone will be faster in finals. Kalisz had the fastest time of the morning, but Licon wasn’t letting him go very far. Licon has been pushing the limit all weekend. Last night he had the third fastest time in history in the 200 IM with a second place finish.

Other names to watch for are Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz and Michigan’s Dylan Bosch. Bentz is the junior world champion in the 400 LCM IM and could be a factor in tonight’s final. Bosch is also a household name with big scoring potential. He currently holds the NCAA record in the 200 butterfly, and is seeded fourth after his morning swim.

100 Butterfly

Hook’em! Need I say more?

100 Breaststroke

Kevin Cordes is looking for a collegiate sweep of the 100 breaststroke after winning the event as a freshman, sophomore, and junior. He is the second seed going into finals behind Chuck Katis, who has been on fire all weekend. In the 400 medley relay, Katis had the faster split, but only by a few hundreths of a second. Katis split 50.12 and Cordes was 50.17.

Cordes holds the American record with his time of 50.04, set last year at the NCAA Championships.

100 Backstroke

David Nolan was the only swimmer under 45 seconds this morning during prelims, but Ryan Murphy broke the NCAA record yesterday with a 44.17 leading off the 400 medley relay. We know both swimmers will be faster tonight, but the question is how much faster? Nolan was able to drop two seconds between prelim and finals of the 200 IM, but will he have enough tonight to run down Murphy? I expect the winner tonight will be under Thoman’s American record of 44.07.

Price Fishback Scoring Analysis:

 

Obs

TEAM

Score Thursday Night (Swim and Dive)

Today New Swimming and Dive Points Based on Swim Prelim, Dive Semi

Friday swimming Scoring from Psych Sheet

Friday Swim/Dive  Prelim/Semi Minus Psych Swim

Saturday Swimming Psych

Final Score Prediction Thu Actual + Fri Prelim + Sat Psych

Psych Sheet Final Score Prediction

Gain in Score Thursday (Swim & Dive)

1

tx

171

225

129

96

101

497

331

70

2

cal

119

149

106

43

61

329

260

26

3

mi

105

114

130

-16

80

299

310

5

4

socal

77

128

149

-21

85

290

332

-21

5

fl

108

95

136

-41

83

286

320

7

6

ga

61.5

87

111

-24

84

232.5

262

-5.5

7

au

67

76

89

-13

72

215

229

-1

8

ncst

53.5

55

81

-26

106

214.5

291

-50.5

9

st

75

87

58

29

44

206

147

30

10

al

79

48

45

3

66

193

210

-20

11

0

0

155

-155

155

155

465

-155

12

tn

12

77

67

10

41

130

126

-6

13

in

29

66

39

27

26

121

73

21

14

mo

49

26

23

3

33

108

72

33

15

az

54.5

28

13

15

14

96.5

47

34.5

16

ohst

17

67

41

26

7

91

54

11

17

lou

9

57

39

18

14

80

75

-13

18

nc

18.5

24

6

18

13

55.5

45

-7.5

19

wi

10

22

22

0

19

51

54

-3

20

mifl

29

14

0

14

0

43

0

29

21

gt

14

0

0

0

21

35

32

3

22

pu

20

9

0

9

6

35

6

20

23

socar

2

9

4

5

23

34

30

-1

24

fsu

1

13

3

10

14

28

17

1

25

psu

0

19

16

3

6

25

26

-4

26

byu

0

15

13

2

7

22

20

0

27

nw

2

0

0

0

20

22

26

-4

28

ut

12.5

0

2

-2

9

21.5

18

5.5

29

va

0

9

3

6

7

16

10

0

30

penn

0

0

0

0

13

13

13

0

31

wky

0

13

6

7

0

13

6

0

32

unlv

12

0

0

0

0

12

27

-15

33

vt

2

8

8

0

0

10

8

2

34

mn

4

0

1

-1

2

6

3

4

35

yale

0

0

0

0

6

6

6

0

36

tam

4.5

0

0

0

0

4.5

3

1.5

37

duke

0

4

22

-18

0

4

22

0

38

nd

0

4

1

3

0

4

1

0

39

pr

0

0

12

-12

2

2

33

-19

40

smu

0

2

0

2

0

2

0

0

41

col

0

0

9

-9

0

0

9

0

42

io

0

0

11

-11

0

0

11

0

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