2017 W. NCAA Up/Downs: Battle Brewing For 2nd Between Bears & Aggies

2017 WOMEN’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 Women’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. Stanford                          213   2. California                        136
  3. Texas                             119   4. Georgia                           112
  5. Texas A&M                         108   6. Louisville                         93
  7. Michigan                           74   8. NC State                           71
  9. Southern Cali                      68  10. Indiana                            61
 11. Virginia                           57  12. Minnesota                          52
 13. Wisconsin                          49  14. Arizona                          47.5
 15. Kentucky                           46  16. Missouri                           34
 17. Auburn                             29  18. Ohio St                            27
 19. UCLA                               22  20. UNC                                18
 21. Lsu                                14  22. Nevada                             13
 23. Miami (Oh)                         12  24. Tennessee                          11
 25. Boise St                           10  26. Purdue                              7
 27. Umbc (W)                            5  28. Denver                              4
 28. Florida Gulf                        4  30. Alabama                           3.5
 31. Massachusetts                       2  31. Virginia Tech                       2
 33. Air Force (W)                       1  33. Florida St                          1

Following day 3 prelims at the 2017 Women’s NCAA Championships, Stanford is in position to possibly build their lead to triple digits. With 10 individual scoring swims, the Cardinal will start to run away with it. Behind them, Cal and Texas A&M will battle for the runner up spot. Each team has 6 individual scoring swims, but the Aggies have 4 “ups” to Cal’s 3.

Missouri has chance to break into the top 10 tonight with their 4 “ups,” as they’re now projected to be tied with USC for 9th. They’ll have Michigan hot on their heals though, as the Wolverines look to hold onto a top 10 spot with their 2 “ups.”

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

INDIVIDUAL UP/DOWNS:

Projected Day 3 Place Team Ups Downs Total Swims Projected Day 3 Score
1 Stanford 6 4 10 347.5
2 Cal 3 3 6 243.5
3 Texas A&M 4 2 6 216.5
4 Texas 2 2 4 173
5 Georgia 1 4 5 167
6 Louisville 2 1 3 135
7 NC State 1 2 3 130.5
8 Indiana 2 0 2 121
9 Missouri 4 0 4 112
9 USC 1 2 3 112
11 Michigan 2 0 2 100
12 Virginia 2 1 3 90
13 Arizona 0 1 1 82.5
14 Minnesota 1 1 2 82
15 Wisconsin 0 0 0 57
16 Kentucky 0 4 4 54
17 Ohio State 2 0 2 51
18 UNC 2 0 2 46.5
19 Auburn 0 1 1 39
20 Tennessee 0 3 3 33.5
21 Florida State 1 1 2 32
22 UCLA 0 0 0 22
23 Virginia Tech 1 1 2 19
24 Denver 1 0 1 18
25 LSU 0 0 0 14
26 Nevada 0 0 0 13
26 Cincinnati 1 0 1 13
28 Miami (OH) 0 0 0 12
28 UMBC 0 1 1 12
30 Iowa 1 0 1 11
31 Boise State 0 0 0 10
32 Purdue 0 0 0 7
32 South Carolina 0 1 1 7
34 Arizona State 0 1 1 4.5
34 Pitt 0 1 1 4.5
36 FGCU 0 0 0 4
37 Alabama 0 0 0 3.5
38 Drexel 0 1 1 3
38 Penn State 0 1 1 3
40 UMASS 0 0 0 2
40 Notre Dame 0 1 1 2
42 Air Force 0 0 0 1

RELAY UP/DOWNS:

Projected Day 3 Place Team Up/Down Projected Day 3 Score
1 Stanford Up 347.5
2 Cal Up 243.5
3 Texas A&M Up 216.5
4 Texas Down 173
5 Georgia Down 167
6 Louisville Down 135
7 NC State Up 130.5
8 Indiana Up 121
9 Missouri Up 112
9 USC Up 112
11 Michigan 0 100
12 Virginia 0 90
13 Arizona Up 82.5
14 Minnesota Down 82
15 Wisconsin Down 57
16 Kentucky 0 54
17 Ohio State 0 51
18 UNC 0 46.5
19 Auburn Down 39
20 Tennessee Down 33.5
21 Florida State Down 32
22 UCLA 0 22
23 Virginia Tech 0 19
24 Denver 0 18
25 LSU 0 14
26 Nevada 0 13
26 Cincinnati 0 13
28 Miami (OH) 0 12
28 UMBC 0 12
30 Iowa 0 11
31 Boise State 0 10
32 Purdue 0 7
32 South Carolina 0 7
34 Arizona State 0 4.5
34 Pitt 0 4.5
36 FGCU 0 4
37 Alabama 0 3.5
38 Drexel 0 3
38 Penn State 0 3
40 UMASS 0 2
40 Notre Dame 0 2
42 Air Force 0 1

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