2016 NCAA Division II Championships – Day 2 Ups/Downs

Division II Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Women’s Ups/Downs – Day Two

The big winners in the women’s meet on Day Two were UC San Diego, Nova Southeastern, Wayne State, Findlay and Wingate, all of whom improved their seedings relative to the psych sheet. Drury had a disappointing morning; in addition to being disqualified in the 400 medley relay, the Panthers didn’t have as many points in the 100 fly and 200 free as expected, although they did move up some in the 400 IM.

Wayne State, Wingate and Findlay had strong relay performances, while UCSD and Nova S’eastern surprised to the upside in the 100 fly and 200 free, respectively.

Below are the Ups (“A” finalists) / Downs (“B” finalists) at the conclusion of Day 2 prelims.

Team 200FR 400im 100fl 200fr 400MR Day2 Indiv Total Day2 Relay Total
Queens (NC) 1/0 2/1 1/0 2/0 1/0 5/1 2/0
UC San Diego 1/0 0/0 2/0 2/0 1/0 4/0 2/0
Drury 1/0 1/1 1/1 0/2 0/0 2/4 1/0
Wingate 1/0 1/0 1/1 0/1 1/0 2/2 2/0
Grand Valley 0/1 1/0 0/0 1/0 1/0 2/0 1/1
West Florida 0/1 0/1 1/1 0/0 0/1 1/2 0/2
Delta State 0/1 1/1 0/0 0/0 1/0 1/1 1/1
Fresno Pacific 0/0 0/1 1/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 0/0
Lynn 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 1/1 0/0
LIU Post 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 1/0 2/0
Lindenwood 0/1 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 1/0 0/2
Nova Southeastern 0/1 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/1 1/0 0/2
Carson-Newman 0/1 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/1
Western State Colorado 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Cal Baptist 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/2 0/1 0/4 0/1
Northern Michigan 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/2 0/0
Florida Southern 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/1 0/2
Truman State 1/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/1 1/1
West Chester 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0
Azusa Pacific 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Saint Leo 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
William Jewell 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Wayne State 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 2/0
Bridgeport 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0
Findlay 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0
MSU Mankato 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/2
Simon Fraser 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1
8/8 8/8 8/8 8/8 8/8 24/24 16/16

 

Team Projected Standings +/- from Previous Projection
Queens (NC) 571 14
Wingate 344 13
UC San Diego 332 12
Drury 284 -40
Grand Valley 211 -3
Wayne State 209 36
Lindenwood 195 -7
Delta State 187 1
LIU Post 180 -15
West Florida 173 -8
Cal Baptist 165 -8

 

Men’s Ups/Downs – Day Two

Queens continued to outscore the psych sheet on Day Two, but they weren’t alone. Drury, Indianapolis, Limestone, Saint Leo, Tampa, Findlay and Wingate also had big mornings, and while most of the point increases relative to the psych seedings came from relays, Saint Leo, Limestone, Drury, and Findlay all did well with individual swimmers in the 100 fly. Cal Baptist and Lindenwood did better than expected in the IM.

Still, as they say, races are won in finals while championships are won in prelims, and so far Queens has done everything right – after the initial relay DQ. It’s a zero sum game, so every point Queens earns while making a final must be a negative hit to someone else. It now looks like the Royals are in a strong position to repeat their team title. Meanwhile the second tier of teams vying for third through ninth is still locked in a tight race.

Below are the Ups (“A” finalists) / Downs (“B” finalists) at the conclusion of Day 2 prelims.

Team 200FR 400im 100fl 200fr 1mtr 400MR Day2 Indiv Total Day2 Relay Total
Grand Valley 0/1 0/0 2/0 0/0 2/2 1/0 4/2 1/1
Lindenwood 1/0 2/1 1/0 0/0 0/1 1/0 3/2 2/0
Queens (NC) 0/1 1/1 0/1 2/0 0/0 1/0 3/2 1/1
West Chester 0/1 1/0 0/0 1/1 0/2 0/1 2/3 0/2
Drury 1/0 0/0 1/1 1/0 0/0 1/0 2/1 2/0
Cal Baptist 0/1 1/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 0/0 2/1 0/1
Colorado Mesa 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2/0 0/0 2/1 0/0
Nova Southeastern 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 2/0 1/0
Florida Southern 1/0 0/1 1/0 0/1 0/0 1/0 1/2 2/0
Saint Leo 1/0 0/1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/2 1/0
Wingate 0/1 0/0 0/0 1/2 0/0 0/1 1/2 0/2
UC San Diego 0/0 0/1 1/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1/2 0/0
Indianapolis 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 1/0 0/1 1/1 0/1
Missouri S&T 1/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1/1 1/0
Simon Fraser 0/0 0/0 0/1 1/0 0/0 0/1 1/1 0/1
Clarion 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Northern Michigan 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
St. Cloud State 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Truman State 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Findlay 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Florida Tech 1/0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/2 1/0
Tampa 1/0 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/2 1/1
Delta State 1/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/1 2/0
Fresno Pacific 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 1/0 0/1 1/0
Limestone 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/2
Wayne State 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/2
Saginaw Valley 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0
Bloomsburg 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/2
8/8 8/8 8/8 8/8 8/8 8/8 32/32 16/16

 

Team Projected Finish +/- from Previous Projection
Queens 407 +52
Lindenwood 371.5 -19.5
Nova Southeastern 247 -14
Florida Southern 242.5 +5.5
Grand Valley 238 -19
Delta State 238 -9
Tampa 219 +12
Drury 215 +29
Saint Leo 203 +17
Cal Baptist 175 -9

 

 

 

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JP358

I’ve found the best way to judge meets as they go from a team perspective is to look at numbers of “empty swims.” Texas had and has studs, don’t get me wrong, but they ran away and hid at DI NCAAs last year because they left the fewest points on the table. In the same way, Queens just isn’t wasting any swims. 6 individual swims this morning, 5 coming back tonight. Only thing they botched a bit was missing the 200 FR big final. Compare that to Lindenwood who has 5 scores on 9 entries. GVSU with the surge today but they don’t have the swimming numbers and diving is only 2 events. NSU and FSC get stronger as the… Read more »

Lillian\'s Dad

Totally agree, just didn’t know the term for it. However, Lindenwood has a lot more room for improvement in their relays and are taking advantage of it.

Swim

With Jason Owen not recruiting for Drury any more you can see what is happening.

Awesome to see a different team in 1st place.

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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