2018 NAIA Men’s National Championships – Day 3 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.

Day 3

Keiser University left no doubt on Friday morning; they are serious about taking home the 2018 NAIA national title. The Seahawks put nearly twice as many swimmers in the Day 3 finals as their rivals, ONU and SCAD. SCAD came out slightly ahead of ONU, but with a 54.5-point deficit heading into tonight’s finals, the Bees aren’t likely to make up enough ground to move into second place.

Loyola New Orleans was once again a big winner in prelims, picking up 29 points over their psych sheet seedings. Thomas University (+25) and Union College (+17) had excellent mornings as well.

Men’s Ups/Downs

Team A Finalists B Finalists
Keiser University 11 5
SCAD Savannah 7 4
Olivet Nazarene University 6 1
University of the Cumberlands 4 4
Lindenwood University-Belleville 4 3
The College of Idaho 2 4
Thomas University 2 4
Union College 2 0
Loyola University New Orleans 1 4
West Virginia University – Tech 1 4
Asbury University 1 1
Lindsey Wilson College 0 3
Milligan College 0 1
Morningside College 0 1
St Ambrose University 0 1

Men’s 400 Yard Individual Medley

Team A Finalists B Finalists
Olivet Nazarene University 2 0
SCAD Savannah 2 0
Keiser University 1 3
The College of Idaho 1 1
Lindenwood University-Belleville 1 0
University of the Cumberlands 1 0
Lindsey Wilson College 0 2
Asbury University 0 1
St Ambrose University 0 1

Men’s 100 Yard Butterfly

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

Men’s 200 Yard Freestyle

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

Men’s 100 Yard Breaststroke

Team A Finalists B Finalists
Keiser University 3 1
Olivet Nazarene University 1 1
Thomas University 1 1
SCAD Savannah 1 0
Union College 1 0
West Virginia University – Tech 1 0
University of the Cumberlands 0 3
Loyola University New Orleans 0 2

Men’s 100 Yard Backstroke

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

Men’s 3-Meter Diving

Team A Finalists B Finalists
University of the Cumberlands 1 0

Projected Standings

Team Day 1 Actual Day 2 Actual Day 3 Prelims Day 4 Psych Final Projected Standings
Keiser University 34 177 232 216 659
Olivet Nazarene University 40 167.5 130 130 467.5
SCAD Savannah 32 121 142 141 436
Lindenwood University-Belleville 30 101 85 119 335
University of the Cumberlands 24 75 118 114 311
Thomas University 28 98.5 83 86 295.5
West Virginia University – Tech 26 68 61 76 231
Loyola University New Orleans 10 70 54 40 174
The College of Idaho 22 62 50 27 161
Lindsey Wilson College 18 41 31 54 144
Union College 12 45 47 30 134
Asbury University 14 19 32 39 104
St Ambrose University 8 25 13 6 52
Morningside College 6 18 12 8 44
Life University 0 5 0 13 18
Milligan College 2 0 9 0 11
Campbellsville University 0 4 6 0 10
Midland University 4 4 0 2 10
Bethel University 0 4 0 4 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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