2016 NCAA Division II Championships – Day 3 Standings and Outlook

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

There were no big surprises on Day Three of the 2016 NCAA Division II Championships. Queens continued to use its depth to distance itself from the rest of the field and there were no big misses among the next tier. Wingate had an excellent day culminating in a national NCAA DII record for Sofia Petrenko in the 200 fly, while San Diego advanced steadily to remain third in the team standings.

There is still quite a bit of jockeying for position going on among Grand Valley, Wayne State, LIU Post, West Florida, Lindenwood, and Delta State for fifth through tenth.

Women’s Team Scores – Day Three

Rank Team Points Vs Prelims Vs Psych   Projected Total
1 Queens (NC) 424 9 8 551
2 Wingate 300 11 43 370
3 UC San Diego 243 -8 -9 325
4 Drury 229 10 -14 291
5 Grand Valley 196 4 23 230
6 Wayne State 176.5 0.5 44.5 192.5
7 LIU Post 166 10 3 197
8 West Florida 158 2 41 198
9 Lindenwood 129 -21 -13 175
10 Delta State 110 10 -16 177
11 Nova Southeastern 104 1 33 125
12 Cal Baptist 98 15 -48 142
13 Truman State 78 -3 -16 119
14 Bridgeport 63 16 -4 120
15 Carson-Newman 62 5 -23 84
16 Findlay 62 2.5 39 66
17 Florida Southern 59 -18 -18 88
18 Clarion 48 0 -8 48
19 Northern Michigan 48 6 -11 64
20 Lynn 46 0 -2 74
21 MSU Mankato 36 -5 -16 40
22 West Chester 36 5 12 40
23 Fresno Pacific 31 -8 -3 48
24 Colorado Mesa 27 -3 4 44
25 Tiffin 22 0 10 22
26 Henderson State 20 -5 -16 20
27 Simon Fraser 20 -21 -20 20
28 William Jewell 19 -4 7 19
29 Tampa 17 -2 -5 17
30 California University of PA 16 0 3 16
31 Western State Colorado 14 -1 1 26
32 Bentley 13 2 -2 13
33 Bloomsburg 6.5 -0.5 4.5 6.5
34 Azusa Pacific 6 4 4 6
35 Ashland 5 -1 5 9
36 MSU Moorhead 4 -3 -9 4
37 Saginaw Valley 4 -0.5 -12 16
38 Saint Leo 3 -1 -9 23
39 Southern Connecticut 1 -8 -5 4

 

The question a week ago was whether or not a Queens team without Matt Josa could win the 2016 NCAA title. It appears the answer is yes. The Royals are much more than their 2015 stars; they are even more than their 2016 stars. Queens has depth, and they have done a superb job of getting the most out of every swimmer: winning swimoffs, sneaking in at 16th place… After three days of competition it is safe to say the 2016 NCAA title is the Royals’ to lose.

Beyond the title race between Queens and projected runner-up Lindenwood, there has been a lot of movement in the battle for third. Florida Southern currently occupies the position but Delta State and Nova Southeastern are holding steady in their positions of challenge. Drury, were it not for a relay DQ, would have been a big threat as well.

Men’s Team Scores – Day Three

Rank Team Points Vs Prelims Vs Psych   Projected Total
1 Queens (NC) 327 19.5 64 419
2 Lindenwood 262.5 -21.5 -44.5 360.5
3 Florida Southern 233.5 23 71.5 279.5
4 Nova Southeastern 199 17 17 255
5 Delta State 171 24 65 277
6 Drury 167 11 51 233
7 Grand Valley 148 -27 -45 210
8 Saint Leo 146 -9 3 194
9 Tampa 129 -15 -1 209
10 West Chester 120.5 -31.5 -25.5 144.5
11 Simon Fraser 119 26 24 141
12 Cal Baptist 99 -19 -26 162
13 Missouri S&T 87 -2 -37 136
14 Wingate 83 -15 11 117
15 Wayne State 75 17 21 85
16 Indianapolis 71.5 -12.5 3.5 103.5
17 UC San Diego 68 -12 -22 85
18 Bloomsburg 65 25 -4 75
19 Fresno Pacific 65 -5 5 93
20 Colorado Mesa 65 -27 -101 105
21 Florida Tech 41 2 -13 67
22 Limestone 39 9 -7 39
23 Findlay 31 1 15 31
24 Northern Michigan 30 3 4 47
25 Truman State 25 2 -5 25
26 Clarion 17 -3 -3 34
27 Bridgeport 17 -2 8 17
28 St. Cloud State 16 0 -9 32
29 Saginaw Valley 5 0 -8 10
30 Ouachita Baptist 1 0 0 13

 

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Godelta

Go Delta! Coach has done an amazing job building that program. Great staff, incredible facilities (the very best of D2 and way nicer than most D1 pools) and there kids keep getting faster and faster. Can’t wait to see how the last day goes

D2 DAD

I wouldn’t use the term “kids”. Delta is very good, no doubt, but the “kids” are grown men, who start college a “bit” later than their American counterparts

beachair

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to (swim) free..”

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