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

2018 NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

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.

Denison dominated the first day of heats at 2018 NCAA Division III Championships, putting at least 2 swimmers in the championship finals of each of the individual events, and 3 in the 500 free. The Big Red also scored 2 B-finalists, nearly doubling the finalists of the next-best performer, Kenyon. Denison beat the projections by 39 points thanks to excellent morning swims in the 500 free and 200 IM.

Emory had a strong showing, too, outscoring their psych sheet seedings by 20 points. The Eagles are creeping up on Kenyon in the battle for the second spot in the team standings. Eau Claire gained 20 points with Collin Miller’s 200 IM performance. Tufts and Coast Guard improved their standings, too.

Men’s Ups/Downs – Day 1

Team Individual Ups Individual Downs   Relay Ups Relay Downs
Denison University 7 2 1 0
Kenyon College 3 2 1 0
Emory University 3 1 1 0
Johns Hopkins University 2 2 1 0
New York University 2 0 0 1
Pomona-Pitzer 1 2 1 0
Washington University (MO) 1 2 1 0
UW-Stevens Point 1 1 1 0
Union College (NY) 1 1 0 0
Tufts University 1 0 1 0
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 1 0 0 0
John Carroll University 1 0 0 0
Lake Forest College 1 0 0 0
Loras College 1 0 0 0
Springfield College 1 0 0 0
SUNY Geneseo 1 0 0 0
University of Chicago 1 0 0 0
UW-Eau Claire 1 0 0 0
Washington & Lee University 1 0 0 0
Westminster College 1 0 0 0
Mass Institute of Technology 0 4 0 1
Williams College 0 3 0 1
Albion College 0 1 0 0
Birmingham-Southern College 0 1 0 0
Carnegie Mellon University 0 1 0 0
Middlebury College 0 1 0 0
Nebraska Wesleyan University 0 1 0 0
Rowan University 0 1 0 0
SUNY Fredonia 0 1 0 0
SUNY Geneseo 0 1 0 0
U.S. Coast Guard Academy 0 1 0 1
University of St. Thomas 0 1 0 0
Wheaton College (IL) 0 1 0 1
Widener University 0 1 0 0

Men’s 500 Yard Freestyle

Team Up Down
Denison University 3 1
Kenyon College 2 1
Johns Hopkins University 1 1
Emory University 1 0
University of Chicago 1 0
Williams College 0 3
Birmingham-Southern College 0 1
Pomona-Pitzer 0 1

Men’s 200 Yard Individual Medley

Team Ups Downs
Denison University 2 1
Johns Hopkins University 1 1
Kenyon College 1 1
Washington University (MO) 1 1
New York University 1 0
Pomona-Pitzer 1 0
UW-Eau Claire 1 0
Mass Institute of Technology 0 1
Nebraska Wesleyan University 0 1
SUNY Geneseo 0 1
Wheaton College (IL) 0 1

Men’s 50 Yard Freestyle

Team Ups Downs
Emory University 2 1
Denison University 2 0
UW-Stevens Point 1 1
Loras College 1 0
Tufts University 1 0
Washington & Lee University 1 0
Mass Institute of Technology 0 2
Pomona-Pitzer 0 1
U.S. Coast Guard Academy 0 1
Washington University (MO) 0 1
Widener University 0 1

Men’s 3 Meter Diving

Team Ups Downs
Union College (NY) 1 1
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 1 0
John Carroll University 1 0
Lake Forest College 1 0
New York University 1 0
Springfield College 1 0
SUNY Geneseo 1 0
Westminster College 1 0
Albion College 0 1
Carnegie Mellon University 0 1
Mass Institute of Technology 0 1
Middlebury College 0 1
Rowan University 0 1
SUNY Fredonia 0 1
University of St. Thomas 0 1

Men’s 200 Yard Medley Relay

Team Ups Downs
Denison University 1 0
Emory University 1 0
Johns Hopkins University 1 0
Kenyon College 1 0
Pomona-Pitzer 1 0
Tufts University 1 0
UW-Stevens Point 1 0
Washington University (MO) 1 0
Bates College 0 1
Calvin College 0 1
Mass Institute of Technology 0 1
New York University 0 1
U.S. Coast Guard Academy 0 1
UW-La Crosse 0 1
Wheaton College (IL) 0 1
Williams College 0 1

Projected Standings

Note: Does not yet include any projections for 1-meter diving, so there are still 155 unattributed points.

Team Day 1 Prelims Day 2 Psych Day 3 Psych Day 4 Psych Final Projected Standings Vs Psych Sheet
Denison University 147 171 85 130 533 39
Kenyon College 75 154 80 58 367 2
Emory University 95 76 56 104 331 20
Johns Hopkins University 68 88 51 42 249 -4
Pomona-Pitzer 47.5 96 46 59 248.5 -8.5
Mass Institute of Technology 35.5 78 60 49 222.5 -23.5
New York University 41 34 77 39 191 -6
Tufts University 42 33 34 64 173 12
Washington University (MO) 47.5 35 40 45 167.5 5.5
UW-Stevens Point 53 65 10 34 162 -7
Williams College 29 11 48 40 128 14
University of Chicago 11 11 25 14 61 -1
Washington & Lee University 11 14 8 25 58 -1
DePauw University 0 0 29 20 49 0
Calvin College 2 14 14 10 40 -17
U.S. Coast Guard Academy 14 2 9 15 40 10
University of St. Thomas 1 39 0 0 40 0
Whitworth University 0 0 7 32 39 0
Loras College 17 0 0 16 33 2
UW-Eau Claire 20 0 13 0 33 20
Rowan University 6 0 6 20 32 0
Gustavus Adolphus College 0 0 16 15 31 0
Bates College 12 8 0 9 29 6
SUNY Geneseo 14 14 0 0 28 0
UW-La Crosse 6 22 0 0 28 -1
Bowdoin College 0 16 0 11 27 0
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 16 11 0 0 27 0
Birmingham-Southern College 2 6 6 12 26 -25
Wheaton College (IL) 9 4 1 12 26 3
Albion College 5 16 0 2 23 -18
SUNY Geneseo 7 0 16 0 23 0
Buffalo State College 0 7 0 15 22 0
Connecticut College 0 22 0 0 22 0
Nebraska Wesleyan University 6 14 0 0 20 6
Union College (NY) 19 0 0 0 19 0
Lake Forest College 17 0 0 0 17 0
Baldwin Wallace University 0 0 14 0 14 0
Linfield College 0 7 6 0 13 0
Springfield College 13 0 0 0 13 0
John Carroll University 12 0 0 0 12 0
Mills College 0 12 0 0 12 0
Saint Vincent 0 0 0 12 12 -11
Cal Lutheran 0 0 5 6 11 -16
Westminster College 11 0 0 0 11 0
Gettysburg College 0 0 0 9 9 0
Carnegie Mellon University 7 0 0 0 7 0
Widener University 6.5 0 0 0 6.5 6.5
Wheaton College (MA) 0 0 5 0 5 0
Grove City College 0 0 0 4 4 0
Mount Union 0 0 4 0 4 0
University of Mary Washington 0 0 0 4 4 0
Caltech 0 0 3 0 3 0
Catholic University 0 3 0 0 3 0
Middlebury College 3 0 0 0 3 0
Occidental College 0 2 0 0 2 0
SUNY Fredonia 2 0 0 0 2 0
York College of Pennsylvania 0 0 0 2 2 0
Keene State 0 0 1 0 1 0
Swarthmore College 0 0 0 1 1 0

 

 

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