2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 21 – Saturday, March 24
- Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center – Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Prelims 10 AM / Finals 6 PM (Central Time)
- Defending champion: Texas (3x) (results)
- Psych Sheet
- Championship Central
- Event-by-Event Previews
- Team Power Rankings: Final Edition
- Live Stream
- Live Results
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Summary of everyone’s entries
There were some surprises on day 3 of the men’s NCAA championships, but for the most part, the favorites came through.
The 400 IM was won by Abrahm Devine who was picked to win by only 2 entries out of over 600 (well done Brewsterscratt and Jimswim22). He only appeared in 10% of people’s top 4’s. Second place Nick Thorne was picked by only one person anywhere in the top 4 (no1swimfreak had him 4th).
Caeleb Dressel was no surprise in first place (picked by 76%), but behind him was less predictable. Jan Switkowski was picked in the top 4 by only 7% of entries and picked higher than 3rd by no one. 4th place Joseph Schooling was picked lower than 2nd by only 5%. Vini Lanza at 19% picked for 3rd was a relative favorite. Ryan Held, who was 5th, was the 3rd place favorite at 60%.
The 200 free was the first event where the predicted top 2 panned out. Townley Haas was picked by 59% to win and Blake Pieroni was picked by 47% for 2nd. Zach Apple and Mohamed Samy were surprises at 3rd and 4th, picked by only 4% and 5% in the top 4.
The 100 breast also was relatively to form. Heavy favorite Ian Finnerty (88%) won the 100 breast, and relatively popular second place pick Connor Hoppe (13%) was 2nd. More favored Brock Levi and Connor McHugh were 4th and 5th. The biggest surprise was Alex Evdokimov who appeared in only 8% of top 4’s.
Despite his 7th seed out of prelims, 100 back champion Coleman Stewart was the favorite (61%). 2nd place John Shebat was a popular pick for 2nd (20%) but because of doubts due to his nagging injury, only 56% of entries had him anywhere in their top 4.
In perhaps the upset of the meet USC won the 200 medley relay after being picked in 1 person’s top 4. BD JP had them 4th. Cal was a popular pick for 2nd with 41%.
There was a tie atop the daily standings between MacMachine and DSMSWIMMER. SwimSwam’s Lauren Neidigh was tied for 3rd with jdsmitty with 59 points.
After day 3 Dan G is leading the overall competition with 119 points. aceiknow is 2nd with 116. Neptunian Merman, Deekay, and SwimSwam’s Lauren Neidigh are tied for 3rd with 112.
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