2019 ACC (M) Championships: Day 3’s A/B/C Finalists

by Maclin Simpson 16

March 01st, 2019 ACC, College, News

2019 ACC MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • When: Wednesday, February 27th to Saturday, March 2nd | Prelims 10:00am | Finals 6:00pm
  • Where: Greensboro Aquatics Center, Greensboro, NC (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: NC State Wolfpack (results)
  • Live Results: here
  • Streaming: WatchESPN (subscription required)
  • Psych Sheet
  • Championship Central

At the conclusion of day 2 on Thursday, NC State led the team race fairly handily with 545.5 points – ahead of Louisville in 2nd with 437 points and Virginia Tech in 3rd with 412.5 points. The Wolfpack and Cardinals took care of business in prelims on Friday morning, likely solidifying their 1-2 positions in the team race at the day’s end. However, Virginia made a massive push – putting themselves in a position to be sitting in 3rd place at the end of day 3. If all seeds hold from prelims, NC State will add 357 points (swimming only) and Louisville and Virginia will add 308 and 300, respectively.

NC State claimed the most finals swims for Friday night with 19. Both Virginia and Notre Dame will have 17 swims, while Louisville will have 15. Additionally, NC State, Louisville, and Virginia led all teams with 9 A-finalists apiece.

TEAM SCORES (AFTER THURSDAY)*

  1. NC State: 545.5 points
  2. Louisville: 437
  3. Virginia Tech: 412.5
  4. Florida State: 406
  5. Virginia: 392
  6. Duke: 357
  7. Notre Dame: 262
  8. Georgia Tech: 260
  9. Pittsburgh: 206
  10. North Carolina: 197
  11. Miami (FL): 161**
  12. Boston College: 96

*With all diving included

**Diving only

DAY 3 A/B/C FINALS, BY EVENT:

100 FLY 400 IM 200 FREE 100 BREAST 100 BACK
Team Up Mid Down Team Up Mid Down Team Up Mid Down Team Up Mid Down Team Up Mid Down
NC State 3 2 0 NC State 1 1 1 NC State 2 0 2 NC State 1 1 0 NC State 2 2 1
Louisville 1 1 1 Louisville 1 1 0 Louisville 3 2 1 Louisville 1 0 0 Louisville 3 0 0
Virginia 2 0 1 Virginia 3 1 1 Virginia 2 1 1 Virginia 1 1 0 Virginia 1 0 2
Notre Dame 0 3 1 Notre Dame 1 1 3 Notre Dame 0 0 1 Notre Dame 0 3 2 Notre Dame 1 0 1
Florida State 1 1 0 Florida State 0 1 0 Florida State 0 1 1 Florida State 1 0 1 Florida State 0 2 0
Virginia Tech 0 0 1 Virginia Tech 1 1 2 Virginia Tech 1 2 0 Virginia Tech 0 0 1 Virginia Tech 0 1 0
Pittsburgh 1 0 1 Pittsburgh 1 1 0 Pittsburgh 0 1 0 Pittsburgh 0 2 0 Pittsburgh 0 0 1
North Carolina 0 1 1 North Carolina 0 0 0 North Carolina 0 0 0 North Carolina 2 0 1 North Carolina 0 1 1
Duke 0 0 0 Duke 0 0 0 Duke 0 1 1 Duke 1 1 1 Duke 1 0 1
Georgia Tech 0 0 1 Georgia Tech 0 1 1 Georgia Tech 0 0 1 Georgia Tech 1 0 0 Georgia Tech 0 2 1
Boston College 0 0 0 Boston College 0 0 0 Boston College 0 0 0 Boston College 0 0 2 Boston College 0 0 0

DAY 2 A/B/C FINALS, TOTAL:

TOTALS
Team Up Mid Down Totals
NC State 9 6 4 19
Louisville 9 4 2 15
Virginia 9 3 5 17
Notre Dame 2 7 8 17
Florida State 2 5 2 9
Virginia Tech 2 4 4 10
Pittsburgh 2 4 2 8
North Carolina 2 2 3 7
Duke 2 2 3 7
Georgia Tech 1 3 5 9
Boston College 0 0 2 2

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Rick

What in the world has happened to UNC’s swimming team?

Hola

#DecadeOfDeSelmed

SwamFreak

9/6/4 – most swims in the conference …… but having an “off meet”

Hola

Yes. And yes…

WarmUpTheBus

Looks like the definition of a program at the top. Expectations become absurdly high every time and winning and only partially dominating is met with a ‘meh’. That’s a new situation for State in any sport. Welcome to the big leagues Wolfies.

DravenOP

I regularly see wolfpack commenters saying that NCST is a mainstay at the top of the NCAA with the likes of Cal/Texas-competing for national titles every year. This just comes with that territory. Expectations are high and when state has only won 1/3 relays so far (including one they won NCAAs last year in and didn’t podium this year at ACCs) in a meet they are supposed to dominate, its realistic that people start to question them. But yes, they are still having a good meet.

Rick

Not to take away from some really incredible swims by swimmers from other teams, but it looks like State is really focusing on NCAAs and thinks they can win this meet without many of their swimmers tapering or shaving. Texas has done that for years in a really light Big 12. It will be interesting to see how this strategy works.

Fat swammer

Another factor is that the ACC is pretty darn good. NCSU is winning a meet with a bunch of really fast swimmers and talented teams. I think, when the dust settles in March, the story of this meet will be how good the conference is, top to bottom.

The Wolf of Raleigh

Should we just call off the race for the ACC title? After tonights session, NC State could exhibition from here on out and still win

NCStarr

That’s a silly thing to say.

Actual NC State fan

Can this troll get banned? This is so obviously not a state fan.

Why is that obvious? Even if you believe that your fellow NC State fans are, by and large, not annoying, what experience have you had in college athletics that leads you to believe that 100% of any fan base is not over-the-top?

Actual NC State fan

I’m not saying that all of our fans aren’t annoying, but the rate at which this person posts on here and the things that are said seem to be comically unrealistic. To me the comments are so over the top that it can’t be a person who genuinely cares about the team. (Especially since all of the comments clearly make us look bad)

TAK

A while back a person claiming to be a Stanford fan was posting some nasty comments. My thought was that the person was not really from Stanford – but how can Swimswam determine/police this?

Actual NC State fan

Yea, there is really no way, this is just the unfortunate thing about anonymous posting. I mean there are definitely benefits to it though

The Wolf of Raleigh

Sorry to come off as being offensive but one thing we pride ourselves on is passion and energy. Since graduating, my fire for the Wolfpack swimming and diving team still burns strong. The brotherhood and bonds we formed will last for ever. Again sorry if I offended you, but I don’t think my comment was “comically unrealistic”. I project NC State to be up by around 200 points by the end of tonight. Tell me if that is unrealistic

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