2018 NCAA Division III Women’s Championships – Day 4 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.

First-place Emory had their best morning yet, outscoring expectations by 37 points, most notably by getting four 100 freestylers into the A final. Kenyon had a good showing in morning heats of the 1650, but missed out on the 100 free final altogether. Denison sits 33 points behind Williams in the battle for third place in the team standings, and the Big Red had a couple of missed opportunities this morning while Williams did a tad better than expected. Amherst, Bates, Birmingham Southern, Bowdoin and Wash U all had strong performances on the final day.

Women’s Ups/Downs – Day 4

Note: while the 1650 free 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
Emory University 7 5 1 0
Kenyon College 5 8 1 0
Denison University 4 3 1 0
Williams College 4 0 1 0
Amherst College 3 1 0 1
Johns Hopkins University 2 2 1 0
Ithaca College 2 1 0 0
Mass Institute of Technology 1 3 0 1
New York University 1 3 0 0
Calvin College 1 1 1 0
Carnegie Mellon University 1 1 0 0
SUNY Geneseo 1 1 0 0
Washington University (MO) 1 0 1 0
Birmingham-Southern College 1 0 0 0
Bowdoin College 1 0 0 0
Centre College 1 0 0 0
Simmons College 1 0 0 0
UW-La Crosse 1 0 0 0
Washington & Lee University 1 0 0 1
Wellesley College 1 0 0 0
University of Chicago 0 2 0 0
Berry College 0 1 0 0
Cal Lutheran 0 1 0 0
Case Western Reserve 0 1 0 0
John Carroll University 0 1 0 0
Pomona-Pitzer 0 1 0 1
Springfield College 0 1 0 0
SUNY Brockport 0 1 0 0
Trinity University 0 1 0 0
Tufts University 0 1 0 0
Bates College 0 0 1 0
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 0 0 0 1
University of St. Thomas 0 0 0 1
Wesleyan University 0 0 0 1
Wheaton College (MA) 0 0 0 1

Women’s 1650 Yard Freestyle

Team Ups Downs
Kenyon College 2 3
Williams College 2 0
Denison University 1 1
Emory University 1 1
Simmons College 1 0
SUNY Geneseo 1 0
New York University 0 2
Johns Hopkins University 0 1

Women’s 100 Yard Freestyle

Team Ups Downs
Emory University 4 1
Birmingham-Southern College 1 0
Calvin College 1 0
Johns Hopkins University 1 0
Williams College 1 0
Kenyon College 0 2
Berry College 0 1
Cal Lutheran 0 1
Denison University 0 1
Pomona-Pitzer 0 1
Trinity University 0 1

Women’s 200 Yard Backstroke

Team Ups Downs
Kenyon College 2 2
Amherst College 1 1
Denison University 1 1
Emory University 1 1
Bowdoin College 1 0
New York University 1 0
Washington University (MO) 1 0
Carnegie Mellon University 0 1
Case Western Reserve 0 1
University of Chicago 0 1

Women’s 200 Yard Breaststroke

Team Ups Downs
Emory University 1 2
Johns Hopkins University 1 1
Kenyon College 1 1
Amherst College 1 0
Carnegie Mellon University 1 0
Denison University 1 0
Washington & Lee University 1 0
Williams College 1 0
John Carroll University 0 1
Mass Institute of Technology 0 1
Tufts University 0 1
University of Chicago 0 1

Women’s 3 Meter Diving

Team Ups Downs
Ithaca College 2 1
Mass Institute of Technology 1 2
Amherst College 1 0
Centre College 1 0
Denison University 1 0
UW-La Crosse 1 0
Wellesley College 1 0
Calvin College 0 1
New York University 0 1
Springfield College 0 1
SUNY Brockport 0 1
SUNY Geneseo 0 1

Women’s 400 Yard Freestyle Relay

Team Ups Downs
Bates College 1 0
Calvin College 1 0
Denison University 1 0
Emory University 1 0
Johns Hopkins University 1 0
Kenyon College 1 0
Washington University (MO) 1 0
Williams College 1 0
Amherst College 0 1
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 0 1
Mass Institute of Technology 0 1
Pomona-Pitzer 0 1
University of St. Thomas 0 1
Washington & Lee University 0 1
Wesleyan University 0 1
Wheaton College (MA) 0 1

Projected Standings

Team Day 1 Actual Day 2 Actual Day 3 Actual Day 4 Prelims Final Projected Standings Vs Psych Sheet
Emory University 146 172 156 141 615 85
Kenyon College 118 125 129 114 486 19
Williams College 114 140 98 62 414 39
Denison University 56 147 103 75 381 -30
Johns Hopkins University 86 63 58 64 271 35
Mass Institute of Technology 28 75 64 52 219 -11
Washington University (MO) 42 47 37 46 172 5
Amherst College 12 56 30 53 151 54
Pomona-Pitzer 37 54 27 16 134 -18
New York University 20 24 44 16 104 -18
Calvin College 2.5 30 22 42 96.5 -20
Bates College 14 24 12 22 72 42
Ithaca College 0 33 0 31 64 -2
University of Chicago 10 27 8 8 53 1
Carnegie Mellon University 4 22 2 21 49 -5
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 9 22 3 14 48 -4
Connecticut College 18 23 0 0 41 23
Grove City College 0 17 20 0 37 5
Wesleyan University 4 0 15 18 37 18
Wellesley College 0 15 0 20 35 -1
Centre College 0 17 0 14 31 -2
Trinity University 13 9 0 9 31 28
Washington & Lee University 2 7 8 14 31 -36
Wheaton College (MA) 0 6 19 4 29 -51
Birmingham-Southern College 0 15 0 12 27 27
SUNY Geneseo 0 6 11 5 22 5
Simmons College 6 0 15 0 21 3
Gustavus Adolphus College 6 14 0 0 20 -37
University of St. Thomas 0 0 14 6 20 16
Ursinus College 8 6 4 0 18 -11
UW-La Crosse 0 3 0 15 18 -6
Bowdoin College 0 1 4 11 16 13
Springfield College 0 7 0 7 14 3
Kalamazoo College 0 11 0 0 11 -2
Cal Lutheran 7 0 0 2 9 9
Smith College 0 9 0 0 9 6
Middlebury College 2.5 0 6 0 8.5 -14
Case Western Reserve 6 0 0 2 8 -36
SUNY Brockport 0 5 0 1 6 0
Union College (NY) 0 6 0 0 6 -10
UW-Whitewater 0 0 6 0 6 3
Whitman College 0 0 6 0 6 6
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 0 0 5 0 5 -21
Tufts University 0 0 0 5 5 0
Berry College 0 0 0 4 4 4
Illinois Wesleyan University 4 0 0 0 4 3
John Carroll University 0 0 0 4 4 0
Messiah College 0 2 0 0 2 -13
U.S. Coast Guard Academy 0 0 2 0 2 -8
Whittier College 0 0 2 0 2 -1

 

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