2020 NCAA Men’s Division I Swimming Pre-Selection Psych Sheets Drop

2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships

  • Wednesday, March 25 – Saturday, March 28, 2020
  • IU Natatorium, Indianapolis, IN
  • Prelims
  • Defending champs: Cal (1x) – results
  • Championship Central
  • Live Stream
  • Pre-selection Psych Sheets
  • Live results

The NCAA has released its psych sheets for the 2020 Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, with cutlines to follow later this week.

See the full pre-selection NCAA men’s psych sheets here

The pre-cut psych sheets don’t reveal who is invited to the meet, but do show which three events each athlete chose to enter for the NCAA Championships. The NCAA selection criteria is relatively complex, based on getting exactly 270 men and 322 women into the national championship meet. You can read the finer points of that selection criteria here, but the upshot is that the top 35 to 40 women in each event should earn an invite, while the top 28 to 33 men should be in line for invites.

Stay tuned to SwimSwam as we’ll be running the numbers ourselves and projecting the cut-line later on today. You can follow that and all the rest of our pre-NCAA Championships coverage in our event channel here.

Texas appears to be the favorites to return to the top of the podium. Their four-year win streak was snapped by Cal in front of the Austin, Texas crowd last year, but an influx of elite recruits and transfers has a deep Texas team surging to reclaim the title.

It’ll be mostly fresh faces on the top of the ranks this year – only three individual event champions return from 2019: Cal’s Ryan Hoffer (50 free), Michigan’s Felix Auboeck (1650 free) and Texas’s Jordan Windle (platform diving).

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N P
1 year ago

So Casas chooses to swim 200/400 IM and 200 back, interesting.

Facts
Reply to  N P
1 year ago

Carson Foster events!

Andy
Reply to  Facts
1 year ago

The Trials plot thickens!

Lane 8
Reply to  N P
1 year ago

I guess it’s a smart choice for him. Seeded top 2 in all of his events. If he chose the 1back over the 4im he would have been seeded 4th.

Konner Scott
Reply to  N P
1 year ago

No 100 back when your best time is 44 mid shows INSANE versatility.

Austinpoolboy
1 year ago

So haven’t finished analysis but looks like Koustik, Yeager, Peter Larson, Neri, left off this version. Missed any? Park, Scheinfeld, Josh Artmann, Colins, John Thomas, Zettle in. Will have to cut at least one more, maybe two depending on divers, right?

Staka looks like only entered in 100 back, not in 100 fly, 50 free, 100 free or 200 back.
Rooney in 50 free 100 fly, 100 free. No 200 free/200 fly

austinpoolboy
Reply to  Austinpoolboy
1 year ago

oops Staka in 100 fly. any 3rd event?

DRUKSTOP
Reply to  austinpoolboy
1 year ago

no only 2 events. Same with Scheinfeld.

austinpoolboy
Reply to  DRUKSTOP
1 year ago

don’t think Scheinfeld had a b cut in anything else

Dbswims
Reply to  austinpoolboy
1 year ago

Actually 100 free, not 100 fly. You scared me there I though he put his 2 events on the same day and swam nothing else (besides maybe relays) for the rest of the meet lol.

JP input is too short
1 year ago

Wow. Casas 400 IM. That’s… unexpected.

PsychoDad
Reply to  JP input is too short
1 year ago

Not after last weekend. Smart decision in my opinion. 100 back is too “violent” and unpredictable – 400IM he can control from start to end. He has much more room to drop. That was the easiest 400 IM I have ever seen in person.

Lane 8
Reply to  PsychoDad
1 year ago

He would’ve been seeded 4th in the 100 back I believe. He is 2nd seed in 400 IM.

Caleb
Reply to  PsychoDad
1 year ago

American-record watch… seriously. I don’t think he’ll get there but 3:35 or lower is definitely possible. We’ll see how much Hugo has left, too.

Khachaturian
Reply to  Caleb
1 year ago

If he throws that down he can probably translate it into a 4:10 lcm time

leisurely1:29
Reply to  Khachaturian
1 year ago

Or 1:55 lcm time 👀

Casas-Fastest?
Reply to  PsychoDad
1 year ago

I agree. I was there as well. It was scary fast and he seemed under control the entire way.

robert
Reply to  PsychoDad
1 year ago

and kill his 200 back…

Dbswims
1 year ago

Looks like Kieran Smith did pick the 200 free over the 400 im. I was thinking that he might do what dean did last year but with casas and hugo in the 4im, I think its a wise choice.

mtswim
Reply to  Dbswims
1 year ago

Kieran is doing the 100, 200 and 500 free which allows him to focus on a single stroke during these last few weeks. That should also keep his energy level up for the relays.

Gator
Reply to  mtswim
1 year ago

Doubt he will be rested but can still win 200 and 500

Swimfan
Reply to  Dbswims
1 year ago

Do you realize that UF had to make a decision where to enter Smith before knowing about Casas in 400 IM right? No one knows who’s enter in what events until today. I was expecting to see Casas in the 100 back, Hugo in 400 IM, and Smith in the 200 Free.

Ghost
Reply to  Swimfan
1 year ago

Unless they talked to each other or their coaches did?

Lane 8
Reply to  Dbswims
1 year ago

Totally. Very wise choice, he has a way better shot at the 200 than the 4im. And plus Florida has 2 other likely scorers in the 400 IM.

L D
1 year ago

Why are there some names that are on college swimming ranking but not on the list for the pre selection sheet?

Bigswimfan
Reply to  L D
1 year ago

Might be a chance you were looking at all divisions instead of just division one

L D
Reply to  Jared Anderson
1 year ago

You are right, there was no one else on the teams entered where I noticed certain swimmers not entered. Thank you!

Phelp’s dog
1 year ago

What if NC’s is cancelled because of corona. Lots of schools cancelling classes like OSU and Stanford. Wonder what that means for training as well

Admin
Reply to  Phelp’s dog
1 year ago

Many of the schools have exceptions. So Penn, for example, has cancelled all university travel *without approval*. Amherst has said everyone has to leave campus by Monday *unless they remain on campus during spring break*. There seems to be exceptions to everything, so far.

Ghost
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 year ago

You should check with Harvard too

Worried Boi
Reply to  Phelp’s dog
1 year ago

More and more schools are canceling all athletic events. Such as the ivy league tournament for basketball. Is there a chance NCs could be canceled?

PowerPlay
Reply to  Worried Boi
1 year ago

The Covid-19 response is moving fast. Wouldn’t at all be surprised if NCAAs cancelled.

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