2017 M. NCAA Up/Downs: Texas Puts 6 Up to Extend Lead on Day 3

2017 MEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

For those unfamiliar with swimming terminology, the concept of “Ups” and “Downs” is a good way to track which teams performed best at prelims. In prelims, swimmers qualify for one of two finals heats: the top 8 finishers make the A final, while places 9 through 16 make the B final. In finals, swimmers are locked into their respective final, meaning a swimmer in the B heat (spots 9-16) can only place as high as 9th or as low as 16th, even if they put up the fastest or slowest time of any heat in the final.

With that in mind, we’ll be tracking “Ups” and “Downs” after each prelims session at the Men’s NCAA Championships. “Up” refers to swimmers in the A final and “Down” refers to swimmers in the B final.

REFRESHER: TEAM SCORES THROUGH DAY 2

  1. Texas                           225.5   2. California                        143
  3. Florida                         138.5   4. NC State                          123
  5. Indiana                           121   6. Stanford                          105
  7. Southern Cali                      75   8. Univ of Georgia                    73
  9. Missouri                         71.5  10. Auburn                           69.5
 11. Louisville                         57  12. South Carolina                     40
 13. Michigan                           39  14. Arizona State                      34
 15. Purdue                             33  16. Alabama                            32
 17. Texas A&M                          23  18. Wisconsin                          21
 19. Tennessee                          19  20. Ohio St                            17
 21. University of Miami                14  22. Lsu                                12
 22. Notre Dame                         12  24. Arizona                            10
 25. Florida State                       7  26. UNC                                 6
 26. Harvard                             6  28. Kentucky                            4
 28. Virginia Tech                       4  28. Northwestern                        4
 31. Penn St                             2  31. Hawaii                              2
 33. Pittsburgh                          1

After day 3 prelims, the Longhorns are projected to extend their lead to over 100 points. Texas put 6 men into championship finals tonight and 3 men into consolation finals. Cal had the next highest total, putting 4 men into championship finals and 2 into consols. With that, they should be able to hold a lead over Florida for the runner-up spot.

The race for 5th between Indiana, Stanford, and Georgia should be extremely close. Of the 3 teams, Georgia has the most “ups” and scoring swims, but they have a little bit of ground to make up as they were in 8th after day 2.

Below, you can see each team’s individual updown count, their relay updowns, and their projected scores for tonight based on their prelims performances.

**NOTE: UP/DOWNS DO NOT INCLUDE 3-METER DIVING, AS PRELIMS HAVE NOT CONCLUDED**

INDIVIDUAL UP/DOWNS:

Projected Day 3 Place Team Ups Downs Total Projected Day 3 Score
1 Texas 6 3 9 377.5
2 Cal 5 2 7 259
3 Florida 3 1 4 221.5
4 NC State 3 2 5 199
5 Stanford 1 4 5 160
6 Indiana 2 1 3 158
7 Georgia 3 3 6 152
8 USC 3 x 3 137
9 Missouri 2 1 3 132.5
10 Louisville 1 4 5 117
11 Auburn 1 2 3 97.5
12 Alabama 2 1 3 91
13 South Carolina 1 1 2 62
14 ASU 1 2 3 59.5
15 Michigan x 1 1 43
15 Texas A&M x 2 2 43
17 Wisconsin 1 1 2 35
18 Tennessee x 1 1 34
18 Virginia Tech 2 x 2 34
20 Purdue x x x 33
21 Arizona x 2 2 31
22 Ohio State x 1 1 23
23 Harvard 1 x 1 18
24 Miami x x x 14
25 Penn State 1 x 1 13
26 LSU x x x 12
26 Notre Dame x x x 12
28 Duke 1 x 1 11
29 GW x 1 1 9
30 Florida State x x x 7
31 Cornell x 1 1 6
31 Penn x 1 1 6
31 UNC x x x 6
34 Northwestern x x x 4
34 Kentucky x x x 4
36 Denver x 1 1 3.5
37 Hawaii x x x 2
38 Minnesota x 1 1 1
39 Pitt x x x 1

RELAY UP/DOWNS:

Projected Day 3 Place Team 200 Medley Relay Projected Day 3 Score
1 Texas Up 377.5
2 Cal Up 259
3 Florida Up 221.5
4 NC State Up 199
5 Stanford Up 160
6 Indiana Down 158
7 Georgia Down 152
8 USC Down 137
9 Missouri Up 132.5
10 Louisville Up 117
11 Auburn Down 97.5
12 Alabama Up 91
13 South Carolina 62
14 ASU Down 59.5
15 Michigan 43
15 Texas A&M Down 43
17 Wisconsin 35
18 Tennessee Down 34
18 Virginia Tech 34
20 Purdue 33
21 Arizona Down 31
22 Ohio State 23
23 Harvard 18
24 Miami 14
25 Penn State 13
26 LSU 12
26 Notre Dame 12
28 Duke 11
29 GW 9
30 Florida State 7
31 Cornell 6
31 Penn 6
31 UNC 6
34 Northwestern 4
34 Kentucky 4
36 Denver 3.5
37 Hawaii 2
38 Minnesota 1
39 Pitt 1

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Indiana has Hixon and Connor 1st and 3rd after 2 rounds of diving, that could have a major impact on the race for 5th.

If they top 2 they will be in the hunt for 3rd

Indiana will get a big boost from diving if

MIKE IN DALLAS

After Steele Johnson’s performance yesterday, anything can happen n’est pas?

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