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.