2018 Men’s Pac-12 Day 3 Up/Downs: Cal To Build Lead; Arizona Moving Up

2018 MEN’S PAC-12 SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

For those unfamiliar with swimming terminology, the concept of “Ups” and “Downs” is a good way to track which teams performed best at prelims. In prelims, swimmers qualify for one of three finals heats: the top 8 finishers make the A final, places 9 through 16 the B final and places 17 through 24 the C final. In finals, swimmers are locked into their respective final, meaning a swimmer in the B heat (spots 9-16) can only place as high as 9th or as low as 16th, even if they put up the fastest or slowest time of any heat in the final.

With that in mind, we’ll be tracking “Ups” and “Downs” after each prelims session. “Up” refers to swimmers in the A final, and “Downs”  to swimmers in the B final. At the Pac-12 men’s meet, only the A and B finals are scored.

*NOTE: This report does not include relays.*

Heading into day 3 finals at the 2018 Men’s Pac-12 Championships in Federal Way, Washington, the Cal Bears are poised to extend their lead over Stanford. Cal, Stanford, and USC should come out as the top 3 after tonight’s finals, but things get interesting in the 4th place battle. Arizona had a deficit to overcome after diving, and their DQ in the 800 free relay set them back on day 1. Though they’re in 6th after day 2, they may have built up enough momentum this morning to close in on Arizona State in the battle for 4th tonight. At the very least, they should be able to move into 5th ahead of Utah.

OVERALL DAY 3 UP/DOWNS:

Team Ups Downs Total
1 Cal 14 7 21
2 Stanford 9 9 18
3 Arizona 6 6 12
4 USC 5 8 13
5 ASU 3 6 9
6 Utah 3 4 7

MEN’S 400 IM:

Team Ups Downs Total
1 Cal 4 1 5
2 Stanford 3 1 4
3 Arizona 1 2 3
4 USC 0 2 2
5 ASU 0 1 1
6 Utah 0 1 1

MEN’S 100 FLY:

Team Ups Downs Total
1 Cal 4 2 6
2 Stanford 2 1 3
3 Arizona 1 2 3
4 Utah 1 0 1
5 USC 0 2 2
6 ASU 0 1 1

MEN’S 200 FREE:

Team Ups Downs Total
1 Cal 3 0 3
2 ASU 2 1 3
3 Arizona 1 1 2
4 Utah 1 1 2
5 USC 1 1 2
6 Stanford 0 4 4

MEN’S 100 BREAST:

Team Ups Downs Total
1 Stanford 3 0 3
2 Cal 2 3 5
3 USC 2 1 3
4 Arizona 1 1 2
5 ASU 0 2 2
6 Utah 0 1 1

MEN’S 100 BACK:

Team Ups Downs Total
1 USC 2 2 4
2 Arizona 2 0 2
3 Stanford 1 3 4
4 Cal 1 1 2
5 ASU 1 1 2
6 Utah 1 1 2

TEAM SCORES AFTER DAY 2 (INCLUDING ALL DIVING):

  1. Univ of California, Berkeley      379   2. Stanford University               361
  3. University of Southern Calif      254   4. Arizona State University          185
  5. Utah, University of               139   6. University of Arizona             127

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dude

Arizona. Hurting. The Busch bros are terrible.

Oldswimfan

I don’t know what you’re talking about?? Arizona swam well this morning… I was more surprised with ASU performances over the last 3 days. I was expecting more from ASU.

Caleb

Not to say anything about Team Busch but this doesn’t seem like the day to gripe. Arizona is outperforming expectations here; coming into the season they were left for dead behind ASU not to mention Cal/Stanford/USC and yet they had a pretty good morning – more A-finals than USC or ASU. I guess they’ll finish 5th, right where they were last year..

CardinalBetch

you are seriously misinformed. coaching changes take time to show returns- that timeline is exacerbated by impatient fans with no vision ^^

dude

wonder if it is Augie’s doing then why Virginia has done so well this year? Oh wait… no. It’s DeSorbo

dude

I’m not a fan. Apparently just misinformed. Perhaps things will really get clicking for Augie just like they did for Sam at TCU?

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