2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 21 – Saturday, March 24
- Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center – Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Champion: Texas (4x)
- Championship Central
- Live Results
Following the pattern of the rest of the meet, day 4 saw some unexpected results.
Anton Ipsen was a popular choice to win the 1650, picked by 35%. Favorite Felix Auboeck was 2nd. The main surprise was in third where Nick Norman appeared in only 7% of reader’s top 4s. 4th place Zach Yeadon was the second most popular pick at 17% to finish 2nd.
The 200 back mostly played out as people expected. Austin Katz was the favorite of 60% and he ended up winning. John Shebat (2nd place, in 30% of people top 4s) and Patrick Mulcare (3rd, in 40% of top 4’s) were popular picks, but 4th place Bryce Mefford was a surprise. He was picked 4th by only 2 people (well done Daniel O’Connell and Reid).
Caeleb Dressel won the 100 free to the surprise of no one (2 people did pick someone else. Their strategy did not work). Ryan Held was the top pick for 2nd at 69%. Justin Ress was a bit of a dark horse in 4th appearing in only 10% of top 4s. 4th place Blake Pieroni was no surprise appearing in 81% of top 4’s.
The 200 breast was pretty chalk. Co favorite Ian Finnerty (43% picked 1st, 27% picked 2nd) won over other co favorite Andrew Seliskar (49% picked 1st, 33% picked 2nd). Mark Szaranek (36% 3rd) and Connor McHugh (33% 4th) were the most popular picks for 3rd and 4th place.
One event that did not go to plan was the 200 fly. 70% picked Joseph Schooling to win the event and he failed to even get a second swim. 20% picked Zheng Quah who ended up 6th. Winner Andreas Vazaios was picked by only two people to win (well done CavaHOOK’em and AESwimFan) and by only 24% in the top 4. 2nd place Jan Switkowski appeared in only 5% of top 4s. 3rd place Vini Lanza was a popular choice, but 4th place Mike Thomas was picked by only 2% of top 4s.
NC State were able to come through for the 66% that picked them to win. Florida, Texas, and Cal were the consensus pre meet next 4 in this event.
As for the team race 56% correctly picked Texas to win and 48% had Cal. Only 14% correctly picked Indiana 3rd.
There was a tie for the overall championship between DAH and brendanblood who both finished with 236. DAH will claim the prize as brendanblood is not prize eligible. They were followed by MrMEC with 235, BAD PICKS HERE with 234, and SplendidEfficacy with 232.
The final daily winner was MrMEC with an absolutely massive 171 points. They were followed by kooter with 147, DAH with 146, the ironically named BAD PICKS HERE with 145, and SplendidEfficacy with 143.
|Entry||Total||Day 1&2||Day 3||Day 4|
|4||BAD PICKS HERE||234||54||35||145|
|Entry||Day 4 Points|
|4||BAD PICKS HERE||145|