2023 NCAA WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- March 15-18, 2023
- Allan Jones Aquatic Center–Knoxville, Tennessee
- SCY (25 yards)
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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 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 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, and “Down” to swimmers in the B final.
Credit to Andrew Mering for running the numbers.
Women – Team Rankings – Through Event 2
- Virginia 80
- Texas 64
- California 56
- Stanford 52
- NC State 44
- Tennessee 40
- Louisville 40
- Ohio St 38
- Indiana 34
- Georgia 30
- Florida 26
- Alabama 24
- UNC 22
- Wisconsin 18
- Kentucky 14
- Southern California 14
- Virginia Tech 6
- Michigan 6
- Arkansas 4
- UCLA 4
- Auburn 2
- Duke 2
~Updated with Diving~
Virginia holds a 16-point lead through day 1 and they will look to expand upon their lead in day 2. The Hoos will have the most finalists tonight, as well as the most A final swims. Notably, Virginia has the three A finalists in the 200 IM, so expect them to create a big lead after that.
Texas and Louisville also lead the way with three A final swims and one B final swim tonight. Texas has two A finalists in the 500 free and Virginia has none so it is most likely that Texas will take over the lead for a short time.
Texas has a diver in each of the A and B finals, helping boost them to only be one A finalist behind Virginia.
|All||500 Free||200 IM||50 Free||1 mtr Diving|
|Women||Scored Prelim + actual|
|1. UVA: 95.0||1. UVA: 175.0|
|2. Texas: 71.5||2. Texas: 135.5|
|3. Louisville: 52.5||3. Louisville: 92.5|
|4. Georgia: 41.5||4. Stanford: 78.5|
|5. UNC: 35.0||5. Georgia: 71.5|
|6. LSU: 30.0||6. Tennessee: 66.0|
|7. Wisconsin: 28.0||7. California: 62.0|
|8. Stanford: 26.5||8. Ohio State: 61.0|
|9. Tennessee: 26.0||9. NC State: 59.5|
|10. Ohio State: 23.0||10. UNC: 57.0|
|11. Alabama: 22.0||11. Indiana: 53.0|
|12. Florida: 19.5||12. Alabama: 46.0|
|13. Indiana: 19.0||13. Wisconsin: 46.0|
|14. Miami (FL): 17.0||14. Florida: 45.5|
|15. Kentucky: 16.0||15. Kentucky: 30.0|
|16. NC State: 15.5||16. LSU: 30.0|
|17. Arizona: 15.0||17. USC: 25.0|
|18. Duke: 12.0||18. Miami (FL): 17.0|
|19. Minnesota: 12.0||19. Arizona: 15.0|
|20. USC: 11.0||20. Duke: 14.0|
|21. South Carolina: 9.0||21. Minnesota: 12.0|
|22. Texas A&M: 7.0||22. South Carolina: 9.0|
|23. California: 6.0||23. Texas A&M: 7.0|
|24. Florida St: 6.0||24. Michigan: 6.0|
|25. Utah: 3.0||25. VT: 6.0|
|26. Arizona State: 1.0||26. Florida St: 6.0|
|27. Arkansas: 4.0|
|28. UCLA: 4.0|
|29. Utah: 3.0|
|30. Auburn: 2.0|
|31. Arizona State: 1.0|
So far numerous teams are out-performing their seeded points. Virginia and Indiana lead the way there with +14. Other teams performing well so far are Wisconsin and Louisville.
Points vs Seeds:
- Virginia +14
- Texas -2.25
- Louisville +12.25
- Wisconsin +13
- Stanford +.5
- Tennessee -16
- Alabama +10.5
- Indiana +14
Stanford needs to be careful, Louisville could jump them for 3rd
6 for Longhorns.
Indiana women finishing in the bottom 3 spots of diving prelims is brutal.
I wonder what happened? Their divers always show up
Texas goes 1/1 on diving
is there a timeline for finals?
Stanford laid an egg.
So did cal
I will forever hate the loss of prelim relays. Required toughness and added excitement to get in to A or B slots
I agree that it makes them softer but I am old school! It does make for a more even playing field in that teams that are very deep and can sub some prelim swimmers won’t have an advantage to those schools that aren’t so deep!
I would like to go back to just a 3 day format and all relays are prelim/finals! But I am in a minority and I don’t have to swim 14 races in 3 days!
I do feel that relays are less exciting when a relay in heat 1 could win… But they don’t actually race the 2nd and 3rd place teams.
It drains some of the added excitement brought about by qualifying for the final.
Psych sheets had Virginia 4/2 in today’s events and Texas 3/3, but prelims were 5/2 and 3/1, respectively. That’s a swing of Virginia +25ish.
Virginia will win comfortably
I think they will definitely win but Texas is on track to get 1-2 A finalist in diving so it really is 5/1 or 4/2 for them so not as big of a difference once diving is factored in