2015 Women’s NCAA DI Championships: Graphical Analysis Of Team Race

With two days remaining before the start of the 2015 Women’s NCAA Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, we wanted to put together a few graphs to help keep track of the team race. Each graph is broken up by day to see how strong each team is in an event. We included the top 4 teams after scoring out the psych sheets. California is expected to win the meet, based on the swimming psych sheet alone, but four teams will be within reach. The defending national champions, the Georgia Bulldogs are seeded second, Stanford is expected to finish third, and Virginia is in position to finish fourth.

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.

We will use these graphs throughout the meet to compare how each team does during the meet, comparing their expected points from the psych sheet to the actual points scored in the meet.

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Day 1 200 Fr-R 500 Free 200 IM 50 Free 1M Diving 400 Me-R
California 40 61 115 131 131 163
Georgia 32 67 67 102 102 116
Stanford 34 34 34 54 65 99
Virginia 22 39 81 81 81 121

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Day 2 200 Me-R 400 IM 100 Fly 200 Free 100 Breast 100 Back 3M Diving 800 Fr-R
California 203 216 240 285 285 329 329 369
Georgia 130 165 170 173 173 191 197 231
Stanford 133 133 136 166 193 206 206 238
Virginia 151 160 160 174 187 207 207 231

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Day 3 1650 Free 200 Back 100 Free 200 Breast 200 Fly Platfor 400 Fr-R
California 389 435 452 454 471 471 505
Georgia 258 270 298 304 342 342 374
Stanford 238 238 275 276 280 280 320
Virginia 248 264 264 281 281 281 295

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That’s a pretty cool way to look at the psych sheet! So, it looks like the psych sheet says Cal doesn’t even have to compete on the final day … excited to see what the other top teams bring to NCAAs!

Hugo Miller

This is neat. I would like to see the actual data overlayed on these graphs as the meet progresses to graphically see the deviations of these teams, i.e., who is under and over performing… a great visual!!

Y’all should analyze every meet this way. For visual learners (like me), it’s a really neat way to see the psych sheet. And as far as the team race goes, it makes things MUCH more understandable!

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