2018 NCAA Division II Men’s Championships – Day 4 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)
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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.

Queens went out on a high note on the last morning of heats, placing 6 swimmers in A finals and 1 in a B final. There is still a tight battle going on for second place in the team standings. Cal Baptist, sitting up by 17 points over Indy in our projections, had a strong showing this morning, going 3 up and 1 down with its 400 free relay in the championship final. Indy didn’t give anything away, though; the Greyhounds put 3 up, 2 down.

The biggest point winners of the morning were Fresno Pacific, who added 34 over their seedings with strong performances in the 100 free and 400 free relay. Florida Southern also gained 34 thanks to their 200 backstroke and relay results. Missouri S&T’s relay put the Miners 20 points ahead. Saint Leo, Wayne State, and Cal Baptist also did better than expected.

Men’s Ups/Downs – Day 4

Note: does not include the 1650 freestyle.

Team Individual Ups Individual Downs   Relay Ups Relay Downs
Queens (NC) 6 1 1 0
Grand Valley 3 3 0 1
Indianapolis 3 2 0 1
Cal Baptist 3 1 1 0
Colorado Mesa 3 0 0 0
Oklahoma Baptist 2 3 0 1
Florida Southern 2 1 1 0
Saint Leo 2 1 1 0
Fresno Pacific 2 0 1 0
Delta State 1 2 0 1
Wingate 1 1 1 0
St. Cloud State 1 1 0 0
Florida Tech 1 0 1 0
Northern Michigan 1 0 0 0
Wayne State 1 0 0 0
Drury 0 3 0 0
Bridgeport 0 2 0 0
Lindenwood 0 2 0 1
McKendree 0 2 0 1
Nova Southeastern 0 2 0 1
Carson-Newman 0 1 0 0
Clarion 0 1 0 0
Southern Connecticut 0 1 0 0
Tiffin 0 1 0 0
Truman State 0 1 0 0
Missouri S&T 0 0 1 0

Men’s 100 Yard Freestyle

Team Ups Downs
Queens (NC) 2 1
Cal Baptist 1 0
Delta State 1 0
Florida Tech 1 0
Fresno Pacific 1 0
Indianapolis 1 0
Saint Leo 1 0
Oklahoma Baptist 0 2
Lindenwood 0 1
McKendree 0 1
Nova Southeastern 0 1
Truman State 0 1
Wingate 0 1

Men’s 200 Yard Backstroke

Team Ups Downs
Queens (NC) 2 0
Florida Southern 1 1
Fresno Pacific 1 0
Grand Valley 1 0
Indianapolis 1 0
Northern Michigan 1 0
Wayne State 1 0
Bridgeport 0 1
Delta State 0 1
McKendree 0 1
Oklahoma Baptist 0 1
Saint Leo 0 1
Southern Connecticut 0 1
Tiffin 0 1

Men’s 200 Yard Breaststroke

Team Ups Downs
Queens (NC) 2 0
Cal Baptist 1 0
Florida Southern 1 0
Grand Valley 1 0
Oklahoma Baptist 1 0
Saint Leo 1 0
Wingate 1 0
Drury 0 3
Bridgeport 0 1
Carson-Newman 0 1
Indianapolis 0 1
Lindenwood 0 1
Nova Southeastern 0 1

Men’s 3 Meter Diving

Team Ups Downs
Colorado Mesa 3 0
Grand Valley 1 3
Cal Baptist 1 1
Indianapolis 1 1
St. Cloud State 1 1
Oklahoma Baptist 1 0
Clarion 0 1
Delta State 0 1

Men’s 400 Yard Freestyle Relay

Team Ups Downs
Cal Baptist 1 0
Florida Southern 1 0
Florida Tech 1 0
Fresno Pacific 1 0
Missouri S&T 1 0
Queens (NC) 1 0
Saint Leo 1 0
Wingate 1 0
Delta State 0 1
Grand Valley 0 1
Indianapolis 0 1
Lindenwood 0 1
McKendree 0 1
Nova Southeastern 0 1
Oklahoma Baptist 0 1
Tampa 0 1

Projected Standings

Note: Includes 1650 freestyle projections.

Team Day 1 Actual Day 2 Actual Day 3 Actual Day 4 Prelims Final Projected Standings
Queens (NC) 127 169 118 142 556
Cal Baptist 47 107 61 91 306
Indianapolis 57 104 61 67 289
Florida Southern 41 97 75 63 276
Oklahoma Baptist 79 71 28 71 249
Drury 75 53 73 39 240
Wingate 28 72 50 43 193
Fresno Pacific 64 43 13 51 171
Delta State 24 59 25 50 158
Saint Leo 25 26 44 60 155
Lindenwood 27 29 67 22 145
Grand Valley 8 49 22 59 138
Missouri S&T 20 12 48 44 124
Colorado Mesa 8 49 4 62 123
Wayne State 31 52 26 12 121
Florida Tech 29 35 0 49 113
McKendree 9 35 42 24 110
Nova Southeastern 26 20 16 43 105
Simon Fraser 25 14 41 22 102
Northern Michigan 14 26 43 17 100
UC San Diego 6 28 11 0 45
Truman State 3 28 7 1 39
St. Cloud State 0 18 0 20 38
Findlay 0 6 17 0 23
Tampa 0 13 6 4 23
Carson-Newman 2 0 12 6 20
Clarion 0 11 0 9 20
Southern Connecticut 0 0 14 4 18
Henderson State 0 8 0 0 8
Tiffin 0 0 0 6 6
William Jewell 0 1 4 0 5
Bridgeport 0 0 0 4 4
Bloomsburg 0 2 0 0 2
Catawba 0 0 1 0 1

 

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Anne, we are proud parents of our child / swimmer in the D2 meet
Each evening following the finals session, we would head to our hotel room and I would look for and read your report.
Thanks so much for the coverage.
It was a tremendous help for we parents to process the ups and downs, the records, the team points, the live results.
Thanks again, you do good work.

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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