2018 NAIA Men’s National Championships – Day 2 Ups/Downs

2018 NAIA National Championships – Men’s Meet

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 two finals heats: the top 8 finishers make the A final, and places 9 through 16 the B 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, “Down” to swimmers in the B final.

Olivet Nazarene had a strong morning session on Day 2 of the 2018 NAIA National Championships, qualifying 7 swimmers for championship finals. The Tigers picked up 9 points over their psych sheet seedings, but didn’t make much of dent on Keiser who qualified 6 A finalists and 1 B finalist. SCAD, projected to finish third in the men’s meet, had 2 up and 5 down, while Thomas put 3 into tonight’s championship finals.

Loyola New Orleans outperformed the psych sheet by 25 points. Not far behind was St. Ambrose, who picked up 23. Keiser was up 13 points over the psych sheet. Last year, Keiser came in with the top prospects based on the psych sheet, but ONU and SCAD eventually finished first and second, respectively. This year, Keiser hasn’t given up any points in prelims so far, and has held ONU (+9 points) and SCAD (-20 points) in check.

The most exciting team race is shaping up to be for second place between ONU and SCAD.

Men’s Ups/Downs

Team A Finalists B Finalists
Olivet Nazarene University 7 0
Keiser University 6 1
Thomas University 3 0
SCAD Savannah 2 5
Lindenwood University-Belleville 2 2
Loyola University New Orleans 2 1
West Virginia University – Tech 1 3
St Ambrose University 1 0
The College of Idaho 0 5
Lindsey Wilson College 0 2
University of the Cumberlands 0 2
Asbury University 0 1
Life University 0 1
Union College 0 1

Men’s 500 Yard Freestyle

Team A Finalists B Finalists
Olivet Nazarene University 3 0
West Virginia University – Tech 1 2
Keiser University 1 1
Lindenwood University-Belleville 1 1
St Ambrose University 1 0
Thomas University 1 0
SCAD Savannah 0 2
Lindsey Wilson College 0 1
The College of Idaho 0 1

Men’s 200 Yard Individual Medley

Team A Finalists B Finalists
Keiser University 3 0
Olivet Nazarene University 2 0
Lindenwood University-Belleville 1 0
Loyola University New Orleans 1 0
SCAD Savannah 1 0
The College of Idaho 0 2
Asbury University 0 1
Life University 0 1
Lindsey Wilson College 0 1
Union College 0 1
University of the Cumberlands 0 1
West Virginia University – Tech 0 1

Men’s 50 Yard Freestyle

Team A Finalists B Finalists
Keiser University 2 0
Olivet Nazarene University 2 0
Thomas University 2 0
SCAD Savannah 1 3
Loyola University New Orleans 1 1
The College of Idaho 0 2
Lindenwood University-Belleville 0 1
University of the Cumberlands 0 1

Projected Standings

Team Day 1 Actual Day 2 Prelims Day 3 Psych Day 4 Psych Final Projected Standings
Keiser University 34 178 222 214 648
Olivet Nazarene University 40 169 136 129 474
SCAD Savannah 32 117 157 150 456
Lindenwood University-Belleville 30 96 102 117 345
University of the Cumberlands 24 86 129 113 332
Thomas University 28 92 56 86 262
West Virginia University – Tech 26 55 59 76 216
The College of Idaho 22 73 67 26 188
Lindsey Wilson College 18 36 48 53 155
Loyola University New Orleans 10 73 24 40 147
Union College 12 47 30 30 119
Asbury University 14 24 39 38 115
St Ambrose University 8 29 6 6 49
Morningside College 6 16 9 8 39
Life University 0 2 4 13 19
Milligan College 2 0 13 0 15
Campbellsville University 0 6 4 0 10
Bethel University 0 4 0 4 8
Midland University 4 2 0 2 8

 

 

“The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is a governing body of small athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics.

In 2000, the NAIA reaffirmed its purpose to enhance the character building aspects of sport. Through Champions of Character, the NAIA seeks to create an environment in which every student-athlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through five core values.”

 

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