2018 NCAA Division II Men’s Championships – Day 3 Ups/Downs

2018 NCAA Division II Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

  • Dates: Wednesday, March 14 – Saturday, March 17
  • Swimming: prelims 10am, finals 6pm; Diving: 2pm
  • Location: Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champions: Queens (results)
  • Psych Sheet
  • Video
  • Live Results
  • Championship Central

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 at the NCAA National Championships, swimmers and divers 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, or score the most diving points, 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.

For the first time in the meet, Queens was shut out of an event. No Royals qualified for the 500 free championship or consolation final. But don’t cry for Queens; they could almost go home tonight and still win the meet. While only placing 2 swimmers in A finals, the Royals led the field with 9 overall finalists, and are still expected to win the team contest by well over 250 points. The race for second place among Indy, Drury, Oklahoma Baptist is heating up. Indy continues to outperform the psych sheet, then outperform their prelims places in finals, which is keeping them in second place for the moment. Missouri S&T (+38) and Simon Fraser (+37) were the big point-winners versus the psych sheet on Friday. McKendree and Southern Connecticut also did better than projected.

Men’s Ups/Downs – Day 3

Note: while the 800 free relay is included here in ups/downs, it is misleading in that it is a timed final, not a prelims/finals race.

Team Individual Ups Individual Downs   Relay Ups Relay Downs
Drury 3 3 1 0
Lindenwood 3 1 0 1
Simon Fraser 3 0 0 0
Queens (NC) 2 7 1 0
Florida Southern 2 3 1 0
Wingate 2 2 1 0
Indianapolis 2 1 1 0
Missouri S&T 2 0 0 1
Wayne State 2 0 0 0
Cal Baptist 1 4 1 0
Oklahoma Baptist 1 3 0 0
Northern Michigan 1 2 0 1
McKendree 1 1 1 0
Grand Valley 1 1 0 0
Saint Leo 1 0 1 0
Delta State 1 0 0 1
Findlay 1 0 0 0
Fresno Pacific 1 0 0 0
Nova Southeastern 1 0 0 0
Southern Connecticut 1 0 0 0
Catawba 0 1 0 0
Colorado Mesa 0 1 0 0
Truman State 0 1 0 0
UC San Diego 0 1 0 1

Men’s 500 Yard Freestyle

Team Ups Downs
Simon Fraser 3 0
Drury 2 1
Indianapolis 1 0
Missouri S&T 1 0
Nova Southeastern 1 0
Florida Southern 0 2
Cal Baptist 0 1
McKendree 0 1
Northern Michigan 0 1
Oklahoma Baptist 0 1
Wingate 0 1

Men’s 100 Yard Backstroke

Team Ups Downs
Queens (NC) 1 3
Northern Michigan 1 1
Delta State 1 0
Florida Southern 1 0
Fresno Pacific 1 0
Grand Valley 1 0
Indianapolis 1 0
Wayne State 1 0
Cal Baptist 0 2
Drury 0 1
Wingate 0 1

Men’s 100 Yard Breaststroke

Team Ups Downs
Oklahoma Baptist 1 1
Cal Baptist 1 0
Drury 1 0
Florida Southern 1 0
Lindenwood 1 0
Saint Leo 1 0
Wayne State 1 0
Wingate 1 0
Queens (NC) 0 3
Colorado Mesa 0 1
Grand Valley 0 1
Indianapolis 0 1
UC San Diego 0 1

Men’s 200 Yard Butterfly

Team Ups Downs
Lindenwood 2 1
Queens (NC) 1 1
Findlay 1 0
McKendree 1 0
Missouri S&T 1 0
Southern Connecticut 1 0
Wingate 1 0
Cal Baptist 0 1
Catawba 0 1
Drury 0 1
Florida Southern 0 1
Oklahoma Baptist 0 1
Truman State 0 1

Men’s 800 Yard Freestyle Relay

Team Ups Downs
Cal Baptist 1 0
Drury 1 0
Florida Southern 1 0
Indianapolis 1 0
McKendree 1 0
Queens (NC) 1 0
Saint Leo 1 0
Wingate 1 0
Carson-Newman 0 1
Delta State 0 1
Lindenwood 0 1
Missouri S&T 0 1
Northern Michigan 0 1
Tampa 0 1
UC San Diego 0 1
William Jewell 0 1

Projected Standings

Note: Includes 800 free relay projections.

Team Day 1 Actual Day 2 Actual Day 3 Prelims Day 4 Psych Final Projected Standings
Queens (NC) 127 169 119.5 139 554.5
Indianapolis 57 104 60 79 300
Cal Baptist 47 107 54 81 289
Drury 75 53 92.5 66 286.5
Oklahoma Baptist 79 71 34 91 275
Florida Southern 41 97 76.5 29 243.5
Wingate 28 72 60 60 220
Delta State 24 59 25 74 182
Fresno Pacific 64 43 14 17 138
Saint Leo 25 26 41 46 138
Lindenwood 27 29 61 17 134
Grand Valley 8 49 19.5 55 131.5
Nova Southeastern 26 20 15 61 122
Colorado Mesa 8 49 1 60 118
Florida Tech 29 35 0 51 115
McKendree 9 35 43 27 114
Northern Michigan 14 26 37 33 110
Wayne State 31 52 27 0 110
Simon Fraser 25 14 45 17 101
Missouri S&T 20 12 42 24 98
UC San Diego 6 28 11 0 45
St. Cloud State 0 18 0 15 33
Truman State 3 28 1 0 32
Tampa 0 13 6 12 31
Clarion 0 11 0 13 24
Findlay 0 6 17 0 23
Carson-Newman 2 0 10 4 16
Tiffin 0 0 0 12 12
Southern Connecticut 0 0 11 0 11
Henderson State 0 8 0 0 8
William Jewell 0 1 4 0 5
Catawba 0 0 3 0 3
Bloomsburg 0 2 0 0 2
Bridgeport 0 0 0 2 2

 

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