2017 SEC Championships: Georgia Men lead Day 4 Up/Mid/Downs

  1 Lauren Neidigh | February 17th, 2017 | College, News, Previews & Recaps, SEC

2017 SEC SWIMMING & DIVING 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 three finals heats: the top 8 finishers make the A final, places 9 through 16 the B final and places 17 through 24 the C 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,” “Mids” and “Downs” after each prelims session. “Up” refers to swimmers in the A final, “Mid” to swimmers in the B final and “Down” to swimmers in the C final.

Georgia is staged to put a dent in the Aggies’ lead on the women’s side. Both teams are tied for the most “ups” with 4 each, but Georgia has 10 total scoring swims to Texas A&M’s 6. Tennessee and Missouri will play catch up to Auburn with 7 and 8 scoring swims respectively. Kentucky will continue to battle for a top 5 spot with 9 scoring swims.

DAY 4 WOMEN’S UP/MID/DOWNS:

NOTE: Does not include results from women’s platform diving prelims.

Team (Current Score) Ups Mids Downs Total
Texas A&M (729) 4 2 0 6
Georgia (601) 4 3 3 10
Auburn (493) 2 1 2 5
Tennessee (454) 3 2 2 7
Missouri (430) 3 1 4 8
Kentucky (406) 3 4 2 9
Florida (331) 2 2 1 5
LSU (291) 2 2 3 7
South Carolina (248) 0 3 0 3
Alabama (221) 1 1 5 7
Arkansas (146) 0 2 2 4
Vanderbilt (30) 0 1 0 1

Georgia and Alabama are tied for the most “ups” with 5 each on the men’s side, but the Bulldogs lead the overall scoring swims with 11 total to Missouri’s 10 and Auburn’s 9. The Crimson Tide will try and cut into Auburn’s lead over them. Auburn has 3 more total swims than Bama, but the Tide have 3 more championship final swims that the Tigers. Missouri should continue to move up, as they’re in position to close in on LSU and South Carolina tonight.

DAY 4 MEN’S UP/MID/DOWNS:

Team Ups Mids Downs Total
Florida (759.5) 3 2 0 5
Georgia (537) 5 4 2 11
Auburn (495.5) 2 2 5 9
Alabama (415.5) 5 1 0 6
Texas A&M (414) 1 4 0 5
Tennessee (409.5) 1 2 4 7
South Carolina (380) 2 1 2 5
LSU (340) 2 3 2 7
Missouri (326.5) 3 3 4 10
Kentucky (248.5) 0 1 5 6

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MEN – UF GOLD, UGA SILVER, AU BRONZE – BAMA 4th, then 5-9 up for grabs!!! Great to see the SEC tightening up from top to bottom. WOMEN seem a little down across the board but AU and UK is coming on strong, great to see. Best wishes to all of the swimmers who have made NCAAs at this point and to those “on the bubble” stay focused and make the next meet!

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Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona and the University of Florida. She's currently working on her Ph.D. in Criminology at Florida State University, but seems exceptionally confused about which team she should be cheering for during the college football season. Lauren hopes to pursue …

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