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

2018 NCAA Division III Women’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.

This could be the year that someone other than Emory claims the NCAA Division III title in the women’s meet. Kenyon is close and getting closer, as they outscored the psych sheet by 35 points on Wednesday morning. Emory, however, beat projections by 30 points, so the Eagles still have the edge. Emory had a particularly strong showing in the 50 free, where they stuffed the A final with 3 swimmers; they finished the morning with 6 up and 2 down. Kenyon and Williams each earned 5 spots in A finals; the Ladies added 3 B finalists while the Ephs had 2.

Women’s Ups/Downs – Day 1

Team Individual Ups Individual Downs   Relay Ups Relay Downs
Emory University 6 2 1 0
Kenyon College 5 3 1 0
Williams College 5 2 1 0
Johns Hopkins University 3 3 1 0
New York University 1 2 0 0
Denison University 1 1 1 0
Washington University (MO) 1 1 1 0
Pomona-Pitzer 1 0 1 0
Trinity University 1 0 0 0
Mass Institute of Technology 0 2 1 0
Cal Lutheran 0 1 0 0
Calvin College 0 1 0 0
Carnegie Mellon University 0 1 0 0
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 0 1 0 0
Gustavus Adolphus College 0 1 0 0
Illinois Wesleyan University 0 1 0 0
Middlebury College 0 1 0 0
Simmons College 0 1 0 0

Women’s 500 Yard Freestyle

Team Up Down
Kenyon College 2 3
Williams College 2 1
Emory University 2 0
Johns Hopkins University 2 0
New York University 0 2
Simmons College 0 1
Washington University (MO) 0 1

Women’s 200 Yard Individual Medley

Team Ups Downs
Williams College 2 1
Kenyon College 2 0
Emory University 1 2
Denison University 1 1
New York University 1 0
Washington University (MO) 1 0
Johns Hopkins University 0 2
Carnegie Mellon University 0 1
Mass Institute of Technology 0 1

Women’s 50 Yard Freestyle

Team Ups Downs
Emory University 3 0
Johns Hopkins University 1 1
Kenyon College 1 0
Pomona-Pitzer 1 0
Trinity University 1 0
Williams College 1 0
Cal Lutheran 0 1
Calvin College 0 1
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 0 1
Gustavus Adolphus College 0 1
Illinois Wesleyan University 0 1
Mass Institute of Technology 0 1
Middlebury College 0 1

Women’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
Mass Institute of Technology 1 0
Pomona-Pitzer 1 0
Washington University (MO) 1 0
Williams College 1 0
Amherst College 0 1
Bates College 0 1
Case Western Reserve 0 1
Connecticut College 0 1
University of Chicago 0 1
Ursinus College 0 1
Washington & Lee University 0 1
Wesleyan University 0 1

Projected Standings

Note: Does not yet include any projections for diving, so there are still 310 unattributed points.

Team Day 1 Prelims Day 2 Psych Day 3 Psych Day 4 Psych Final Projected Standings Vs Psych Sheet
Emory University 149 161 131 111 552 30
Kenyon College 111 138 150 129 528 35
Denison University 57 119 112 79 367 -27
Williams College 113 110 77 58 358 -13
Johns Hopkins University 90 72 37 49 248 18
Mass Institute of Technology 28 61 66 25 180 2
Washington University (MO) 43 66 35 33 177 10
Pomona-Pitzer 44 54 16 35 149 -7
New York University 18 32 51 15 116 -14
Calvin College 6.5 9 26 38 79.5 -8.5
Washington & Lee University 8 34 8 25 75 0
Wheaton College (MA) 0 23 22 22 67 -13
University of Chicago 10 21 4 27 62 8
Carnegie Mellon University 4 18 23 13 58 4
Amherst College 2 12 22 14 50 2
Case Western Reserve 6 22 3 16 47 -19
Bridgewater State 0 15 16 15 46 0
Bates College 14 20 0 0 34 8
Ursinus College 4 15 14 0 33 4
Connecticut College 18 14 0 0 32 4
Grove City College 0 15 17 0 32 0
Wesleyan University 12 0 7 12 31 12
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 2 6 16 6 30 -10
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 0 12 14 0 26 -12
Simmons College 6 0 15 0 21 3
Middlebury College 6.5 0 12 0 18.5 2.5
Hope College 0 0 5 13 18 0
Trinity University 11 0 0 3 14 11
Union College (NY) 0 14 0 0 14 -2
Messiah College 0 0 0 13 13 -2
SUNY Geneseo 0 0 11 0 11 0
University of Puget Sound 0 11 0 0 11 -7
U.S. Coast Guard Academy 0 0 10 0 10 0
Gustavus Adolphus College 5 4 0 0 9 -24
Southwestern University 0 0 4 2 6 0
Trinity College 0 0 0 6 6 0
Tufts University 0 0 0 5 5 0
Cal Lutheran 4 0 0 0 4 4
Centre College 0 0 4 0 4 0
John Carroll University 0 0 0 4 4 0
Springfield College 0 4 0 0 4 0
University of St. Thomas 0 0 0 4 4 0
Illinois Wesleyan University 3 0 0 0 3 2
UW-Whitewater 0 3 0 0 3 0
Whittier College 0 0 1 2 3 0
Drew University 0 0 1 0 1 0
Stevens Institute of Technology 0 0 0 1 1 0

 

 

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