2017 W. NCAA Up/Downs: Texas, Georgia Battle Closely for 4th on Day 4

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 3

  1. Stanford                        374.5   2. California                        255
  3. Texas A&M                         209   4. Georgia                           170
  5. Texas                             168   6. Louisville                      141.5
  7. Minnesota                         134   8. Indiana                           125
  9. Southern Cali                     117   9. NC State                          117
 11. Missouri                          116  12. Michigan                          111
 13. Virginia                           88  14. Arizona                          78.5
 15. Kentucky                           61  16. Wisconsin                          59
 17. UNC                                53  18. Ohio St                            52
 19. Auburn                             38  20. UCLA                               36
 21. Miami (Oh)                         29  22. Tennessee                          27
 23. Nevada                             25  24. Florida St                         21
 25. Denver                             18  26. Virginia Tech                      17
 27. Lsu                                14  27. Umbc (W)                           14
 29. Iowa                               13  30. Cincinnati                         12
 31. Northwestern                       11  32. Boise St                           10
 33. Purdue                              7  34. Arizona St                          6
 35. Miami (Fl)                          5  36. Florida Gulf                        4
 36. South Carolina                      4  36. Pittsburgh                          4
 39. Alabama                           3.5  40. Penn St                             3
 41. Massachusetts                       2  41. Notre Dame                          2
 41. San Diego State University          2  44. Rutgers                             1
 44. Drexel                              1  44. Air Force (W)                       1

Following day 4 prelims at the 2017 Women’s NCAA Championships, the Cardinal is set to reach a sizeable lead, securing their 2017 NCAA Championship title. After putting 8 swimmers into finals, Cal looks safe to hold off Texas A&M for the runner-up spot.

The battle for 4th, however, will be a close one between Texas and Georgia. As of now, the Bulldogs are projected to take 4th by just 13 points over the Longhorns.

**NOTE: UP/DOWNS DO NOT INCLUDE PLATFORM DIVING OR TIMED FINALS OF THE 1650 FREE, AS THE EVENTS HAVE NOT CONCLUDED. The 1650, however, has been factored into the predicted scores based on seeds**

INDIVIDUAL UP/DOWNS:

Projected Final Place Team Ups Downs Total Swims Projected Final Score
1 Stanford 3 2 5 513.5
2 Cal 4 4 8 359
3 Texas A&M 4 2 6 304
4 Georgia 2 3 5 258
5 Texas 4 2 6 245
6 Louisville 2 0 2 192.5
7 NC State 2 1 3 188
8 USC 1 2 3 181
9 Michigan 1 2 3 177
10 Minnesota 1 1 2 175
11 Indiana 2 1 3 157
12 Virginia 2 1 3 150
13 Missouri 0 3 3 128
14 Kentucky 3 1 4 109
15 Wisconsin 0 0 0 103
16 Arizona 0 0 0 87.5
17 UNC 0 2 2 73
18 Ohio State 0 0 0 58
19 Auburn 0 1 1 57
20 UCLA 0 1 1 39
21 Tennessee 0 0 0 31
22 UMBC 1 0 1 30
23 Miami (OH) 0 0 0 29
24 Nevada 0 0 0 25
25 Florida State 0 0 0 21
26 Denver 0 1 1 20
27 Virginia Tech 0 1 1 18
28 LSU 0 0 0 14
29 Iowa 0 0 0 13
30 Arizona State 0 1 1 12
30 Cincinnati 0 0 0 12
30 Northwestern 0 0 0 12
33 Boise State 0 0 0 10
34 Purdue 0 0 0 7
35 Air Force 0 0 0 5
35 Miami (FL) 0 0 0 5
37 FGCU 0 0 0 4
37 Pitt 0 0 0 4
37 South Carolina 0 0 0 4
40 Alabama 0 0 0 3.5
41 Penn State 0 0 0 3
42 UMASS 0 0 0 2
42 Notre Dame 0 0 0 2
42 SDSU 0 0 0 2
45 Drexel 0 0 0 1
45 Rutgers 0 0 0 1

RELAY UP/DOWNS:

Projected Final Place Team Up/Down Projected Final Score
1 Stanford Up 513.5
2 Cal Up 359
3 Texas A&M Up 304
4 Georgia Up 258
5 Texas Down 245
6 Louisville Up 192.5
7 NC State Up 188
8 USC Up 181
9 Michigan Down 177
10 Minnesota 0 175
11 Indiana 0 157
12 Virginia Down 150
13 Missouri 0 128
14 Kentucky 0 109
15 Wisconsin Up 103
16 Arizona Down 87.5
17 UNC Down 73
18 Ohio State 0 58
19 Auburn Down 57
20 UCLA Down 39
21 Tennessee Down 31
22 UMBC 0 30
23 Miami (OH) 0 29
24 Nevada 0 25
25 Florida State 0 21
26 Denver 0 20
27 Virginia Tech 0 18
28 LSU 0 14
29 Iowa 0 13
30 Arizona State 0 12
30 Cincinnati 0 12
30 Northwestern 0 12
33 Boise State 0 10
34 Purdue 0 7
35 Air Force 0 5
35 Miami (FL) 0 5
37 FGCU 0 4
37 Pitt 0 4
37 South Carolina 0 4
40 Alabama 0 3.5
41 Penn State 0 3
42 UMASS 0 2
42 Notre Dame 0 2
42 SDSU 0 2
45 Drexel 0 1
45 Rutgers 0 1

Predicted scores courtesy of Price Fishback.

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