2018 Men’s B1G Ten Championships: Day 4 Ups/Mids/Downs


Michigan and Indiana are set for a showdown on the final night of the Big Ten Championships, with the teams separated by just 10.5 points. Indiana put ten swimmers into A-finals tonight, with Michigan getting nine. With Indiana holding the slight lead, that would appear to give them the slight advantage. This of course doesn’t include either the 1650, a strength for Michigan, or the platform diving, which is a strength for Indiana.

In the battle for 5th, Minnesota holds just a half point lead over Wisconsin. The Gophers advanced three men into A-finals over the Badgers two, but Wisconsin has two more total finals swims (10).

Note: Ups refer to swimmers in the A final, who can finish no lower than 8th barring a DQ; Mids refer to swimmers in the B final, who can finish no higher than 9th and no lower than 16th (again, barring a DQ on the low end); and Downs refer to swimmers in the C final, who can finish no higher than 17th and no lower than 24th (again, barring a DQ on the low end).

Platform diving and the 1650 free are not included in the ups/mids/downs below.

Indiana 3/1/0 3/3/0 2/1/1 2/0/0 10/5/1
Michigan 1/2/0 2/3/0 4/0/0 2/1/1 9/6/1
Ohio State 0/1/1 1/1/2 0/4/0 3/0/1 4/6/4
Purdue 1/1/2 0/0/0 1/0/2 0/1/1 2/2/5
Minnesota 0/0/2 1/0/0 1/0/2 1/1/0 3/1/4
Wisconsin 2/1/1 0/1/1 0/1/1 0/2/0 2/5/3
Iowa 1/1/0 1/0/4 0/1/1 0/2/1 2/4/6
Penn State 0/0/0 0/0/1 0/1/1 0/0/2 0/1/4
Northwestern 0/1/1 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/1 0/1/2
Michigan State 0/0/1 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/1/1 0/1/2

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3 years ago

Mike Bottom always likes to battle & a battle is what this finals session will be!! Probably will come down to relay

3 years ago

Wow. Indiana doesn’t get any divers into A final. Michigan puts one up. Going to be close tonight.

Reply to  Grrr
3 years ago

I think they had one each?

B1G Daddy
Reply to  Jackman
3 years ago

Andrew Capobianco is 5th for IU, Toss Ross is 8th for MICH. IU adds 13/14/20/23. MICH also with 17 & 19. Advantage IU, but a smaller one than on the other boards.

B1G Daddy
Reply to  B1G Daddy
3 years ago

Ross Todd.

Reply to  B1G Daddy
3 years ago

Mi has big advantage in mile thou. With IN divers not getting the top diving pts we thought they would, I say MI wins!!

IU fan
Reply to  Grrr
3 years ago

Both IU and Michigan got one in the A final. IU has 2 diving in the B right now, and both IU and Michigan had 2 score in the C.

Reply to  IU fan
3 years ago

You’re right, I missed Capabianco. I think Indiana has the advantage but I still think it’ll come down to the last relay. You don’t see big meets like this that are close very often.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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