Just as we did with the women’s NCAA Championship meet, we created three graphs to breakdown the team race. The men’s meet is expected to much closer than the women’s meet was. There are seven teams in the men’s team race this year. USC is the favorite if you only look at the psych sheet, but we expect the meet to very close with Texas after diving is added in. The top seven teams include USC, Texas, Florida, Michigan, NC State, California, and Georgia.
Texas should have three divers at the meet, compared to USC’s four, if they choose to bring all of their divers. It is always challenging to predict diving without a psych sheet, but as you can see in the third graph, we expect Texas’s divers to bump Texas into first place this weekend. We made our best effort to predict the results of diving as well based on last year’s results and the results from the Zone Championships. Below is a picture of a graph for each day and below it is a chart with the specific numbers for the above graph.
NCAA Men’s Championships – Day 1
|Teams||200 Fr Relay||500 Free||200 IM||50 Free||1M Diving||400 medley|
NCAA Men’s Championships – Day 2
|Teams||200 medley||400 IM||100 Fly||200 Free||100 breast||100 back||3m Diving||800 fr relay|
NCAA Men’s Championships – Day 3
|Teams||1650 free||200 back||100 free||200 breast||200 fly||Platform||400 fr relay|