2022 Women’s B1G Championships: Day 2 Ups/Mids/Downs (Updated With Diving)

2022 B1G WOMEN’S 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, swimmers qualify for one of three finals heats: the top 8 finishers make the A final, places 9 through 16 the B final and places 17 through 24 the C 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 of any heat in the final.

With that in mind, we’ll be tracking “Ups,” “Mids” and “Downs” after each prelims session. “Up” refers to swimmers in the A final, “Mid” to swimmers in the B final and “Down” to swimmers in the C final.

Before getting into the prelim numbers, here’s a look at how the team scores currently stand following the conclusion of Wednesday night’s relays:

TEAM SCORES – THRU DAY 1

  1. Ohio State, 128.0
  2. Michigan, 110.0
  3. Indiana, 108.0
  4. Northwestern, 104.0
  5. Wisconsin, 102.0
  6. Minnesota, 96.0
  7. Rutgers, 90.0
  8. Penn State, 86.0
  9. Nebraska, 84.0
  10. Purdue, 68.0
  11. Illinois, 64.0
  12. Iowa, 60.0

The first preliminary session from Women’s Big Tens was more balanced across the top teams relative to some of the other conference championship meets going on, with Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio State all having a solid showing on Thursday morning.

The Wolverines led the way by putting six swimmers through to ‘A’ finals, including three in the 50 free where senior Maggie MacNeil has a chance for a four-peat.

Wisconsin notably managed to put at least three swimmers into ‘A’ and ‘B’ finals (combined) in all three events, including going 2/2 in the 200 IM. Indiana put five women ‘up’ but earned zero ‘B’ final berths on the session, while OSU showed off its depth by going 4/7/3.

Couple those big-time numbers in finals (14 total swims) with their relay wins last night, the Buckeyes are projected to extend their lead over Michigan by 20 points tonight, with Wisconsin jumping into third, well ahead of Indiana.

Diving Update

After the 1-meter diving prelims concluded, Indiana mad a big charge by going 3/2, giving them eight total athletes in championship finals tonight.

DAY 2 UPS/MIDS/DOWNS

Credit to Andrew Mering for running the numbers.

All 500 Free 200 IM 50 Free
1 mtr Diving
Indiana 8/2/4 3/0/1 2/0/2 0/0/1 3/2/0
Michigan 7/3/5 1/2/0 2/1/2 3/0/1 1/0/2
Wisconsin 5/5/2 2/1/2 2/2/0 1/2/0 0/0/0
Ohio State 4/7/3 1/2/1 1/3/1 2/2/1 0/0/0
Minnesota 3/5/5 0/1/1 1/1/2 0/3/1 2/0/1
Northwestern 3/3/2 1/1/1 0/1/1 2/0/0 0/1/0
Purdue 1/2/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 1/2/0
Rutgers 1/1/4 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/2 1/1/2
Nebraska 0/3/2 0/1/1 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/2/1
Penn State 0/1/3 0/0/1 0/0/0 0/1/2 0/0/0
Iowa 0/0/1 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/1
Illinois 0/0/1 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/1

SCORED PRELIMS

Updated with diving

  1. Indiana, 247.0
  2. Michigan, 243.0
  3. Ohio State, 228.0
  4. Wisconsin, 202.5
  5. Minnesota, 191.5
  6. Northwestern, 137.0
  7. Purdue, 56.0
  8. Rutgers, 53.5
  9. Nebraska, 48.0
  10. Penn State, 30.5
  11. Illinois, 9.0
  12. Iowa, 2.0

DAY 1 SCORES + PRELIM PROJECTIONS

Updated with diving

  1. Ohio State, 356.0
  2. Indiana, 355.0
  3. Michigan, 353.0
  4. Wisconsin, 304.5
  5. Minnesota, 287.5
  6. Northwestern, 241.0
  7. Rutgers, 143.5
  8. Nebraska, 132.0
  9. Purdue, 124.0
  10. Penn State, 116.5
  11. Illinois, 73.0
  12. Iowa, 62.0

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Jackman
5 months ago

With Diving:
Michigan 6/3/3 + 1/0/2 = 7/3/5
Wisconsin 5/5/2 + 0/0/0 = 5/5/2
Indiana 5/0/4 + 3/2/0 = 8/2/4
Ohio State 4/7/3 + 0/0/1 = 4/7/4

Looks like a tight race, Indiana had a great diving performance.

*not sure who was exhibitioning

Jackman
Reply to  Jackman
5 months ago

Looks like the OSU diver was EXHB

anon
5 months ago

Badgers on the rise!!

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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