2018 Men’s NCAA Championships: Day 3 Up/Downs And Prelim Scores

by Andrew Mering 41

March 23rd, 2018 College, News

2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

***UPDATE The Tables below have been updated to include diving prelims. The article text is only up to date though the relay***

Cal led the way this morning with 6 individuals qualifying for tonight’s A final and 4 individuals in B finals. Texas were next with 5 up and 2 down individually followed by Indiana with 5 up 1 down, USC with 4 up 1 down, NC State with 3 up 2 down, and Florida with 3 up 1 down. All five contenders put their 200 medley relay in the final.

The projected scores after tonight (before diving has concluded) remain extremely tight between the top 3 with 2 more teams still in striking distance. With prelims points plus the real score after yesterday Cal lead with 281.5, Indiana are 2nd with 280, followed by Texas with 274.5, NC State with 243.5, and Florida with 239.

The biggest gainers vs the scored psych sheet were USC who picked up 55 points, Cal who added 39, Stanford who added 37.5, and Texas who added 36.5. The biggest drop off came from Grand Canyon who dropped 18 points. Minnesota, Ohio St, and Texas A&M each dropped 17 points.

The highest projected score in any individual event is Cal in the 100 fly with 39, followed by USC in the 100 back with 35, Florida with 34 in the 100 fly, Indiana with 32 in the 100 breast, and Georgia with 31 in the 400 IM.

The below does not include diving as it has not concluded yet. Prelims scores are subject to change tonight, but they give us a good idea of where things stand headed into the night session.

Up/Downs

Individual Relays 400 IM 100 Fly 200 Free 100 Breast 100 Back 200 Medley Relay 3 mtr Diving
Indiana 8/1 1/0 0/0 1/0 2/0 2/0 0/1 1/0 3/0
Texas 7/2 1/0 1/0 1/0 1/2 0/0 2/0 1/0 2/0
California 6/4 1/0 1/1 3/1 1/0 1/1 0/1 1/0 0/0
USC 4/2 1/0 0/0 0/1 1/0 1/0 2/0 1/0 0/1
NC State 3/2 1/0 0/1 1/1 0/0 0/0 2/0 1/0 0/0
Florida 3/1 1/0 0/1 2/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Louisville 2/2 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 1/1 1/0 1/0 0/0
Georgia 2/1 0/0 2/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0
Tennessee 1/4 1/0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0 1/0 1/1
Stanford 1/4 0/1 1/1 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/1 0/0
Michigan 1/4 0/1 1/0 0/1 0/1 0/2 0/0 0/1 0/0
Texas A&M 1/3 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/3
South Carolina 1/2 0/0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0
Arizona 1/1 0/0 1/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Harvard 1/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Minnesota 1/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Auburn 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Cornell 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Denver 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0
LSU 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0
Purdue 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0
Arizona St 0/3 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/2 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/0
Virginia 0/3 0/0 0/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0
Alabama 0/1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/0
Towson 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Ohio St 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Missouri 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
West Virginia 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0
Grand Canyon Uni 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0
SMU 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1
UNC 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1
Penn State 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1
Utah 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Notre Dame 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0

Prelims Points

Prelims Day 3+ Real Score after Day 2 Prelims Score Day 3 Prelims Score Day 3 Swimming Only Psych Points Difference
Indiana 323 154 111 125 -14
Texas 301.5 142.5 115.5 79 36.5
California 281.5 129 129 90 39
NC State 243.5 78.5 78.5 106 -27.5
Florida 239 85 85 92 -7
USC 195 116 114 59 55
Stanford 168.5 52.5 52.5 15 37.5
Louisville 126 64 64 54 10
Michigan 107 37 37 40 -3
Georgia 102 38 38 27 11
Tennessee 97 62 35 40 -5
Auburn 57.5 17 17 29 -12
Alabama 56 18 18 32 -14
Harvard 49 20 20 25 -5
Arizona St 45 17 17 21 -4
Texas A&M 44 25 13 30 -17
Arizona 40 22 22 25 -3
South Carolina 38 18 18 22 -4
Purdue 34 16 0 0 0
Minnesota 33 17 17 34 -17
Missouri 24.5 6.5 6.5 3 3.5
LSU 24 12 0 0 0
Florida St 24 0 0 11 -11
Denver 19 13 13 0 13
Cornell 15 15 15 14 1
Utah 14 14 14 7 7
Notre Dame 13 3 3 5.5 -2.5
Ohio St 12.5 6.5 6.5 23.5 -17
Virginia 12 10 10 22 -12
Penn State 11 6 0 0 0
Grand Canyon Uni 9 9 9 27 -18
UNC 9 9 0 0 0
Virginia Tech 9 0 0 0 0
Towson 4.5 4.5 4.5 0 4.5
Duke 4 0 0 0 0
Iowa 2 0 0 0 0
West Virginia 2 2 2 8 -6
SMU 1 1 0 0 0

 

Event Scores

400 IM 100 Fly 200 Free 100 Breast 100 Back 200 Medley Relay 3 mtr Diving
Indiana 0 17 27 32 5 30 43
Texas 17 16 27 0 27.5 28 27
California 23 39 11 18 4 34 0
USC 0 7 16 16 35 40 2
Florida 6 34 13 0 0 32 0
NC State 5 21 0 0 28.5 24 0
Louisville 0 0 9 19 14 22 0
Tennessee 1 2 0 6 0 26 27
Stanford 23 4.5 0 4 3 18 0
Georgia 31 0 0 0 7 0 0
Michigan 12 1 1 13 0 10 0
Texas A&M 0 0 0 13 0 0 12
Arizona 13 9 0 0 0 0 0
Harvard 0 0 14 0 0 6 0
South Carolina 15 0 0 3 0 0 0
Alabama 0 0 0 0 6 12 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 14 0 3 0
Arizona St 0 0 7 0 2 8 0
Auburn 0 0 17 0 0 0 0
Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
Cornell 0 0 0 15 0 0 0
Utah 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Denver 0 0 0 0 13 0 0
LSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Virginia 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
Grand Canyon Uni 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
UNC 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Ohio St 0 0 6.5 0 0 0 0
Missouri 0 0 6.5 0 0 0 0
Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Towson 0 4.5 0 0 0 0 0
Notre Dame 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
West Virginia 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
SMU 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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#STATEment
3 years ago

N-C STATE!!!
NC STATE!!!

N-C STATE!!!
NC STATE!!!

N-C STATE!!!
NC STATE!!!

Hmmm....
Reply to  #STATEment
3 years ago

lot of enthusiasm for the fourth-place team

Pennsylvania Tuxedo
3 years ago

When was the last time it was this close between more than 2 teams?

Also, have you swimheads ever remember being so excited for diving prelims to end so you can see who picks up those much needed points?

Really fun meet sofar!

JP input is too short
Reply to  Pennsylvania Tuxedo
3 years ago

The diving is a huge part here, definitely! Texas has 2 good ones that might negate Cal’s advantage in numbers, and Indiana’s 3 good divers plus the fact that out of 7 swims today they only had 1 not score and 1 B final… NC St going only 3/2 with no divers is really going to put them at a disadvantage.

Silent Observer
Reply to  JP input is too short
3 years ago

State has a diver, James Brady. His strongest dives are 3mtr and platform. (today and tomorrow)

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Reply to  Silent Observer
3 years ago

He’s going to have to make a jump if he wants to score though… 23rd halfway through prelims…

Swimming Fan
Reply to  JP input is too short
3 years ago

If I remember correctly, Hixon, Indiana’s best diver, is a transfer from Texas. That would be a story if he were to be the reason why Indiana dethrones UT.

PKWater
Reply to  Swimming Fan
3 years ago

You are correct. Won the 1M and 3M as a freshman for Texas. That might be one of the biggest transfers ever in mens S&D

Steve Nolan
3 years ago

And Indiana and Texas’ll probably be the teams that add the most from diving, yes? Sorta getting a little separation tonight, though I don’t know how NC State and Florida’s Saturday swims compare to the top 3.

Silent Observer
Reply to  Steve Nolan
3 years ago

I think NC Sate’s strongest events, the 100 Free and the 400 FR, will help.
They also have a pretty solid Sophomore diver coming onto the scene in the Platform and 3mtr diving

Rafael
Reply to  Silent Observer
3 years ago

But IU will have the 200 BR and fly tomorrow..

JP input is too short
Reply to  Rafael
3 years ago

And Texas has 200 back and 200 fly.

Plus 3 100 free guys that all could score – granted, probably not 3 A finals like NC State could perhaps do.

This is still Cal’s to lose IMO. They have the numbers and are swimming well.

SwimGeek
Reply to  Andrew Mering
3 years ago

That suggests a big final day for TX since they typically exceed seeds more than other teams

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Andrew Mering
3 years ago

Hmm, so Florida seems most likely to bow out. But the rest…damn.

THIS IS SO FUN YOU GUYS.

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Reply to  Steve Nolan
3 years ago

Florida is hurt really badly by Rooney and Taylor not being anywhere near where they have been.