2018 M. NCAA Division I Pre-Selection Sheets Released

The pre-selection list for the 2018 Men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships was released this morning, and you can peruse the full document here.

While this is not the official psych sheet, it does tell exactly what three events some of the more versatile swimmers have decided to go after, and we’ll be spending the rest of the day breaking down some of the more notable entries.

We’ll also be crunching the numbers to predict exactly who will end up with a NCAA invite, but typically the “cut line” falls roughly along the 29th-ranked swimmer in each event.

The NCAA will go through, event by event, and add one swimmer to each, until a certain “line” (aka, all 25th-ranked swimmers) puts the field over the maximum 235 individual entries (270 total minus 35 places for divers. Swimmers with more than one entry under the cut line only count once towards the cap). At that point, swimmers will be invited based on who is the closest to the NCAA Championship Record in their event. If you want to look at the full procedure, check section 2.4 of the NCAA Pre Championship Manual.

Coaches have today to review the sheets, and the initial psych sheet should be out Wednesday.

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No 100 back for Dean Farris. Interesting


Man I really wanted to see a sub-50 100 breast from Caeleb. I guess the Schooling-Dressel rematch will be a good one to watch too.

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Maybe we will get a 48.9 or something crazy in the 400 Medley Relay.


I wouldn’t count IU Finnerty out…appears IU Breaststroke group tends to pop!


Dean Farris swimming 50 Free, 200 Back and 200 Free. Opting for one event per day instead of trying to double 100 back and 200 free.


honestly that’s pretty surprising; he’d have had a good chance to final in the 100 back (even on the double) and I don’t like his odds in the 50. Probably either a) they want to give him his best shot to win the 200; b) they think he has more taper speed left over in the 50 than anyone else knows; c) they’re really just going to put him on all 5 relays. Although if they were considering that, they could have just left him entered in the backstroke.

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