2018 NCAA Division II Men’s Championships – Ups/Downs Day 1

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.

The biggest Day 1 gains relative to the psych sheet came from Fresno Pacific (+35), Cal Baptist (+26), Indy (+21), Lindenwood (+15), Saint Leo (+15), and UC San Diego (+10). At the opposite end of the scale, Nova S’eastern, Florida Southern, Delta State, Florida Tech, Oklahoma Baptist, and Wayne State will fewer point-scoring opportunities in tonight’s finals session than predicted.

Men’s Ups/Downs – Day 1

Note: does not include 1000 freestyle.

Team Individual Ups Individual Downs   Relay Ups Relay Downs
Queens (NC) 5 2 1 0
Fresno Pacific 2 1 1 0
Oklahoma Baptist 2 1 1 0
Florida Southern 1 1 0 1
Delta State 1 0 0 1
Drury 1 0 1 0
Florida Tech 1 0 0 1
Indianapolis 1 0 1 0
Northern Michigan 1 0 0 0
Saint Leo 1 0 0 1
Cal Baptist 0 3 1 0
Wingate 0 2 0 1
Carson-Newman 0 1 0 0
Colorado Mesa 0 1 0 1
Lindenwood 0 1 1 0
Nova Southeastern 0 1 0 0
Truman State 0 1 0 0
Wayne State 0 1 1 0

Men’s 200 Yard Individual Medley

Team Ups Downs
Queens (NC) 3 0
Florida Southern 1 1
Drury 1 0
Fresno Pacific 1 0
Indianapolis 1 0
Northern Michigan 1 0
Cal Baptist 0 2
Carson-Newman 0 1
Colorado Mesa 0 1
Truman State 0 1
Wayne State 0 1
Wingate 0 1

Men’s 50 Yard Freestyle

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

Men’s 200 Yard Medley Relay

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

Projected Standings

(Includes 1000 freestyle from psych sheet)

Team Day 1 Prelims Day 2 Psych Day 3 Psych Day 4 Psych Final Projected Standings
Queens (NC) 138 155 146 139 578
Oklahoma Baptist 71 96 33 91 291
Drury 57 64 96 66 283
Indianapolis 54 80 47 79 260
Cal Baptist 52 73 46 81 252
Florida Southern 46 72 81 29 228
Delta State 28 95 29 74 226
Wingate 26 66 63 60 215
Nova Southeastern 29 49 48 61 187
Lindenwood 23 59 59 17 158
Saint Leo 34 30 46 46 156
Colorado Mesa 13 48 31 60 152
Grand Valley 14 54 27 55 150
Fresno Pacific 65 34 16 17 132
Florida Tech 25 50 0 51 126
McKendree 11 46 33 27 117
Wayne State 31 37 22 0 90
Northern Michigan 16 4 27 33 80
Missouri S&T 15 10 4 24 53
Tampa 0 16 23 12 51
UC San Diego 10 24 14 0 48
Simon Fraser 7 6 8 17 38
Truman State 7 24 0 0 31
Clarion 0 15 0 13 28
St. Cloud State 0 13 0 15 28
Findlay 0 6 14 0 20
Tiffin 0 0 0 12 12
Carson-Newman 3 4 0 4 11
Henderson State 0 7 3 0 10
Bridgeport 0 0 6 2 8
Saginaw Valley 0 0 4 0 4
William Jewell 0 1 2 0 3
Catawba 0 0 2 0 2
UT Permian Basin 0 2 0 0 2

 

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Anne Lepesant

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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