2018 D3 Swimulator Rankings

by Kevin Hallman 1

January 07th, 2018 College, NCAA Division III, News

Now that pretty much all teams will have completed their mid-season tapers, let’s check in on the Swimulator’s top 25 rankings for division III NCAA swimming. On both the Men’s and Women’s side, the top rankings were dominated by Kenyon, Emory, Denison, and schools from the UAA. Since the rankings are strongly driven by top swims so far, the strong mid-season taper meets from each of those schools push them up the rankings. Check out the site for the full rankings and team rosters:

Womens Rankings

The national title looks like it is mostly a two-horse race between Kenyon and Emory with Dennison still lurking in the background. Notable drop offs from last year on the women’s side include Williams, the second place finisher, and Bates, last year’s 13th place finisher. Partially, these are driven by lack of a mid season taper by these teams, those strong graduating senior classes also contributed.

Rank Team National Win % (delta) Conference Conference Win % (delta) Invite Strength Dual Strength
1 Kenyon 42.2 (2.4) North Coast Athletic 69.6 (3) 707.0 121.0
2 Emory 30.6 (-1.8) University Athletic 80 (-3) 706.0 116.0
3 Denison 18.2 (0.4) North Coast Athletic 30.4 (-3) 653.0 106.0
4 Johns Hopkins 5 (-0.4) Bluegrass Mountain 13.2 (2.4) 570.0 99.0
5 CMU 0.6 (-0.6) University Athletic 4.2 (-1) 520.0 88.0
6 Chicago 0.6 (-0.2) University Athletic 5.6 (1.8) 508.0 87.0
7 MIT 1 (0) New England 89.8 (-1.8) 505.0 87.0
8 NYU 1.2 (-0.2) University Athletic 6.8 (2.8) 499.0 85.0
9 Wash U. MO 0.4 (0.2) University Athletic 3 (-1) 470.0 83.0
10 W&L 0 (0) Old Dominion Athletic 99.6 (-0.4) 442.0 73.0
11 Tufts 0.2 (0.2) 0 (0) 421.0 70.0
12 Calvin 0 (0) Michigan Intercollegiate 79.6 (-1.6) 416.0 66.0
13 Case Western 0 (0) University Athletic 0.4 (0.4) 413.0 63.0
14 Ursinus 0 (0) Centennial 70.4 (-6) 410.0 66.0
15 Williams 0 (0) NESCAC 0 (0) 408.0 75.0
16 St. Thomas 0 (0) MIAC 96.2 (0.8) 386.0 64.0
17 Claremont MS 0 (0) Southern California 30.6 (-5.8) 380.0 66.0
18 SUNY Geneseo 0 (0) State Univ of New York 97.8 (0) 378.0 59.0
19 Pomona-Pitzer 0 (0) Southern California 69.4 (5.8) 375.0 65.0
20 Franklin 0 (0) Heartland Collegiate 100 (0) 357.0 55.0
21 Trinity U. 0 (0) Southern Collegiate 90.8 (-0.6) 350.0 58.0
22 Rowan 0 (0) New Jersey Athletic 67.2 (-2.6) 345.0 57.0
23 Rensselaer 0 (0) Liberty League 68 (-3.6) 344.0 58.0
24 Rochester 0 (0) University Athletic 0 (0) 331.0 54.0
25 Hope College 0 (0) 0 (0) 328.0 55.0

Men’s Rankings

The men’s side looks to be tighter this year than on the women’s side. Six teams are currently listed with over a 5% chance of winning. Dennison and Kenyon lead the rankings as they have in many years past. Emory looks to have taken a small step down from last year’s victory due to their top swimmer, Andrew Wilson‘s, graduation. The NCAC and UAA conference meets are both shaping up to be particularly competitive this year.

Rank Team National Win % (delta) Conference Conference Win % (delta) Invite Strength Dual Strength
1 Denison 26.8 (0.4) North Coast Athletic 50 (-2.4) 702.0 117.0
2 Kenyon 23.4 (2) North Coast Athletic 50 (2.4) 672.0 116.0
3 Emory 14.4 (-3.8) University Athletic 49.8 (-2.2) 652.0 109.0
4 Johns Hopkins 14.2 (0) Bluegrass Mountain 32.2 (-0.6) 610.0 108.0
5 MIT 7.2 (-1) New England 99.4 (-0.6) 603.0 101.0
6 NYU 5.4 (1.6) University Athletic 15.8 (-0.8) 562.0 101.0
7 Wash U. MO 3.4 (-1) University Athletic 18.6 (-0.4) 560.0 102.0
8 Chicago 5 (2.2) University Athletic 14.4 (3.8) 526.0 93.0
9 CMU 0 (-0.4) University Athletic 1.4 (-0.2) 486.0 75.0
10 Claremont MS 0.2 (0) Southern California 64 (-5.6) 452.0 77.0
11 UW-Stevens Point 0 (0) Wisconsin Intercollegiate 73.4 (-0.2) 439.0 70.0
12 Pomona-Pitzer 0 (0) Southern California 35.8 (5.4) 434.0 79.0
13 Calvin 0 (0) Michigan Intercollegiate 77.4 (-3.8) 427.0 70.0
14 TCNJ 0 (0) New Jersey Athletic 51.4 (-5.8) 415.0 70.0
15 Tufts 0 (0) 0 (0) 405.0 68.0
16 Rowan 0 (0) New Jersey Athletic 48.4 (5.6) 397.0 67.0
17 DePauw 0 (0) North Coast Athletic 0 (0) 390.0 67.0
18 Case Western 0 (0) University Athletic 0 (-0.2) 387.0 62.0
19 Carthage 0 (0) College of Illinois/Wisc 71.4 (-7.8) 385.0 61.0
20 BSC 0 (0) Southern Athletic Associa 99.2 (1) 379.0 64.0
21 Gettysburg 0 (0) Centennial 79 (-1.4) 379.0 64.0
22 Rose-Hulman 0 (0) Heartland Collegiate 85.8 (0.2) 367.0 58.0
23 Wabash 0 (0) North Coast Athletic 0 (0) 363.0 60.0
24 SUNY Geneseo 0 (0) State Univ of New York 99.8 (0.8) 363.0 58.0
25 Trinity U. 0 (0) Southern Collegiate 100 (0.2) 360.0 62.0

Look for the rankings to remain mostly stable for the next month or so up until closer to the team’s conference meets and we see another round of tapered and drop-tapered swimmers. Next up will be rankings for NCAA DII schools.

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