2018 NCAA Division III Men’s Championships – Day 3 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 and NYU came out swinging on Friday morning, with 7 and 6 finalists, respectively. For the Big Red it was even better than expected, and accounted for an additional 33 points over the psych sheet. Johns Hopkins also outscored their seedings, by 23 points. Cal Lutheran, Nebraska Wesleyan, and St. Thomas were all in positive territory vis-à-vis expectations. Interestingly, 16 different teams will score in diving.

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. The 8 fastest-seeded teams coming into the meet are the “ups” that will swim in tonight’s final; the “downs” are the 8 fastest performances from this morning’s session. However, some of the “downs” might actually wind up in the top 8.

Team Individual Ups Individual Downs   Relay Ups Relay Downs
Denison University 5 2 1 0
New York University 4 2 1 0
Johns Hopkins University 2 3 1 0
Washington University (MO) 2 1 0 1
Mass Institute of Technology 1 3 1 0
Pomona-Pitzer 1 1 1 0
Williams College 1 1 1 0
Cal Lutheran 1 1 0 0
Calvin College 1 1 0 0
UW-Eau Claire 1 1 0 0
Emory University 1 0 1 0
Carnegie Mellon University 1 0 0 0
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 1 0 0 0
DePauw University 1 0 0 1
Gustavus Adolphus College 1 0 0 0
John Carroll University 1 0 0 0
Lake Forest College 1 0 0 0
Nebraska Wesleyan University 1 0 0 0
Springfield College 1 0 0 0
SUNY Geneseo 1 0 0 0
SUNY New Paltz 1 0 0 0
Tufts University 1 0 0 1
Union College (NY) 1 0 0 0
Kenyon College 0 3 1 0
University of Chicago 0 2 0 1
Wheaton College (MA) 0 2 0 0
Albion College 0 1 0 0
Caltech 0 1 0 0
Kalamazoo College 0 1 0 0
Middlebury College 0 1 0 0
Occidental College 0 1 0 0
Trinity University 0 1 0 0
University of St. Thomas 0 1 0 0
Westminster College 0 1 0 0
Whitworth University 0 1 0 0

Men’s 200 Yard Butterfly

Team Ups Downs
Denison University 2 0
New York University 1 1
Washington University (MO) 1 1
Cal Lutheran 1 0
Nebraska Wesleyan University 1 0
SUNY New Paltz 1 0
Williams College 1 0
Kenyon College 0 2
Johns Hopkins University 0 1
Mass Institute of Technology 0 1
Occidental College 0 1
University of St. Thomas 0 1

Men’s 100 Yard Backstroke

Team Ups Downs
Johns Hopkins University 2 2
Denison University 2 0
Calvin College 1 0
Emory University 1 0
Tufts University 1 0
Washington University (MO) 1 0
Kenyon College 0 1
New York University 0 1
Pomona-Pitzer 0 1
Wheaton College (MA) 0 1
Whitworth University 0 1
Williams College 0 1

Men’s 100 Yard Breaststroke

Team Ups Downs
New York University 2 0
Denison University 1 2
Mass Institute of Technology 1 1
DePauw University 1 0
Gustavus Adolphus College 1 0
Pomona-Pitzer 1 0
UW-Eau Claire 1 0
University of Chicago 0 2
Cal Lutheran 0 1
Caltech 0 1
Wheaton College (MA) 0 1

Men’s 1 Meter Diving

Team Ups Downs
Carnegie Mellon University 1 0
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
Union College (NY) 1 0
Albion College 0 1
Calvin College 0 1
Kalamazoo College 0 1
Mass Institute of Technology 0 1
Middlebury College 0 1
Trinity University 0 1
UW-Eau Claire 0 1
Westminster College 0 1

Men’s 800 Yard Freestyle Relay

Team Ups Downs
Denison University 1 0
Emory University 1 0
Johns Hopkins University 1 0
Kenyon College 1 0
Mass Institute of Technology 1 0
New York University 1 0
Pomona-Pitzer 1 0
Williams College 1 0
Bates College 0 1
Birmingham-Southern College 0 1
DePauw University 0 1
Rowan University 0 1
Tufts University 0 1
University of Chicago 0 1
Washington & Lee University 0 1
Washington University (MO) 0 1

Projected Standings

Team Day 1 Actual Day 2 Actual Day 3 Prelims Day 4 Psych Final Projected Standings Vs Psych Sheet
Denison University 138.5 187 118 130 573.5 79.5
Emory University 99 101 48 104 352 41
Kenyon College 75 111 59 58 303 -62
Johns Hopkins University 65 101 74 42 282 29
New York University 55 50 92 39 236 19
Pomona-Pitzer 38 73 51 59 221 -36
Mass Institute of Technology 38 80 51 49 218 -30
Tufts University 41 58 32 64 195 34
Washington University (MO) 51 48 38 45 182 20
Williams College 16 43 43 40 142 28
UW-Stevens Point 55 41 0 34 130 -39
Washington & Lee University 11.5 12 14 25 62.5 3.5
University of Chicago 16 3 22 14 55 -7
DePauw University 0 0 26 20 46 -3
Calvin College 12 4 17 10 43 -18
Rowan University 5 14 4 20 43 11
Albion College 9 27 3 2 41 -3
UW-Eau Claire 15 0 26 0 41 19
Bates College 10 14 6 9 39 16
SUNY New Paltz 9 13 16 0 38 15
Whitworth University 0 0 6 32 38 -1
Nebraska Wesleyan University 6 17 14 0 37 23
Union College (NY) 22 0 15 0 37 3
Wheaton College (IL) 4 20 0 12 36 13
Loras College 16 2 0 16 34 3
Lake Forest College 20 0 11 0 31 3
SUNY Geneseo 13 0 17 0 30 -15
Bowdoin College 0 17 0 11 28 1
Buffalo State College 0 12 0 15 27 5
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 15 0 12 0 27 -12
Gustavus Adolphus College 0 0 12 15 27 -4
Springfield College 11 0 16 0 27 -2
John Carroll University 12 0 14 0 26 0
U.S. Coast Guard Academy 9 0 0 15 24 -6
Cal Lutheran 0 0 15 6 21 -6
Occidental College 0 16 5 0 21 19
Birmingham-Southern College 4 0 2 12 18 -33
Carnegie Mellon University 4 0 13 0 17 -3
Connecticut College 0 16 0 0 16 -6
Westminster College 14 0 1 0 15 3
Saint Vincent 0 0 0 12 12 -11
University of St. Thomas 3 3 6 0 12 -28
Gettysburg College 0 0 0 9 9 0
Wheaton College (MA) 0 0 9 0 9 4
Widener University 9 0 0 0 9 9
UW-La Crosse 6 2 0 0 8 -21
Kalamazoo College 0 0 7 0 7 0
Middlebury College 2 0 5 0 7 -1
Trinity University 0 0 6 0 6 0
Caltech 0 0 4 0 4 1
Grove City College 0 0 0 4 4 0
University of Mary Washington 0 0 0 4 4 0
York College of Pennsylvania 0 0 0 2 2 0
SUNY Fredonia 1 0 0 0 1 -1
Swarthmore College 0 0 0 1 1 0

 

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Swimmer

Kenyon continues to fall apart. Worst showing the men have had in decades.

Steve Barrett

Kenyon didn’t lose this meet because they fell apart. They just aren’t the better team, and it would appear with Denison’s youth it may be that way for a while…

Nancy

That’s what happens when Doug leaves

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