ACC Championships Day 4 Ups/Mids/Downs

Anya Pelshaw
by Anya Pelshaw 10

February 18th, 2022 ACC, College

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.

SCORES THRU DAY 3

Women

  1. Virginia – 790.5
  2. NC State – 690
  3. Louisville – 547.5
  4. Duke – 425
  5. North Carolina – 365
  6. Virginia Tech – 356
  7. Notre Dame – 340
  8. Miami (FL) – 273
  9. Florida State – 268
  10. Georgia Tech – 211
  11. Pitt – 175
  12. Boston College – 104

Men

  1. NC State – 843.5
  2. Louisville – 634.5
  3. Virginia Tech – 561
  4. Virginia – 487
  5. Georgia Tech – 382.5
  6. Florida State – 344
  7. North Carolina – 332
  8. Notre Dame – 212
  9. Pittsburgh – 202
  10. Duke – 187
  11. Boston College – 115.5
  12. Miami (FL) – 57

On the women’s side, the race was tight between Virginia and NC State going into day 3, but after day 4, Virginia has taken a solid lead. The Cavaliers expanded their lead from six to 100.5 from day 3 to day 4. 

NC State put the most swimmers into tonight’s finals, as well as the most into the A finals. Based on the scored prelims, NC State has the potential to shrink the gap again between them and Virginia.

Although Duke had a solid lead for fourth place after day three, UNC had a strong morning and are projected to shrink that gap to only two points.

Day 4 Ups/Mids/Downs- Women

Credit to Andrew Mering for running the numbers.

Women
All 200 Fly 100 Back 100 Breast Platform Diving
NC State 7/2/2 2/0/1 2/1/1 3/1/0 0/0/0
UVA 6/1/0 2/1/0 2/0/0 2/0/0 0/0/0
Louisville 4/5/0 2/1/0 0/2/0 2/2/0 0/0/0
UNC 3/2/5 0/1/0 3/0/2 0/1/3 0/0/0
Florida St 2/2/3 1/0/1 0/1/2 1/1/0 0/0/0
ND 1/3/2 1/2/0 0/0/1 0/1/1 0/0/0
VT 1/2/2 0/1/2 1/1/0 0/0/0 0/0/0
Duke 0/5/3 0/2/1 0/3/1 0/0/1 0/0/0
GT 0/1/4 0/0/2 0/0/0 0/1/2 0/0/0
Miami 0/1/3 0/0/0 0/0/1 0/1/2 0/0/0
PITT 0/0/1 0/0/1 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0

Swim-Off Results:

  • There is a swim-off required for the 100 breaststroke as Duke’s Catherine Belyakov and Georgia Tech’s Claudia Butterfield tied for 24th in a time of 1:02.15. Both are currently considered in the “downs” part as the results of the swim-off have not been posted

Scored Prelims

Women
1. NC State: 234.0
2. Louisville: 181.0
3. UVA: 170.0
4. UNC: 137.5
5. ND: 88.0
6. Florida St: 85.0
7. Duke: 79.5
8. VT: 55.5
9. GT: 26.5
10. Miami: 24.0
11. PITT: 5.0

Scored Prelims Day 4 + Day 3 Scores

Women
1. UVA: 960.5
2. NC State: 925.0
3. Louisville: 728.5
4. Duke: 504.5
5. UNC: 502.5
6. ND: 428.0
7. VT: 411.5
8. Florida St: 353.0
9. Miami: 297.0
10. GT: 237.5
11. PITT: 180.0
12. BC: 105.0

On the men’s side, NC State holds a commanding lead over Louisville through day three. Based on their prelims swims, they look to at least have the potential to hold that lead, or expand on it slightly. Both the top two teams placed the same number of swimmers into the A final. The biggest difference is that NC State has four in the B final whereas Louisville has 2 in the B and 2 in the C. 

Virginia Tech and Virginia have been in a battle for third place, but based on the scored prelims, Virginia Tech looks to slightly expand on their lead.

The Pitt men had a big morning placing two swimmers into the A final of the 100 breast. They are currently projected to jump ahead of Notre Dame for eighth place.

Day 4 Ups/Mids/Downs- Men

Men
All 200 Fly 100 Back 100 Breast Platform Diving
NC State 5/4/0 3/1/0 2/1/0 0/2/0 0/0/0
Louisville 5/2/2 1/1/1 2/1/1 2/0/0 0/0/0
VT 4/3/2 1/1/1 2/0/1 1/2/0 0/0/0
UVA 3/3/5 1/1/1 1/2/1 1/0/3 0/0/0
GT 2/4/2 1/1/0 0/2/0 1/1/2 0/0/0
PITT 2/2/1 0/1/1 0/0/0 2/1/0 0/0/0
ND 2/0/3 1/0/1 0/0/2 1/0/0 0/0/0
Florida St 1/2/3 0/0/1 1/1/1 0/1/1 0/0/0
UNC 0/3/4 0/1/1 0/1/1 0/1/2 0/0/0
Duke 0/1/0 0/1/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0
BC 0/0/2 0/0/1 0/0/1 0/0/0 0/0/0

Scored Prelims

Men
1. NC State: 194.0
2. Louisville: 179.0
3. VT: 157.5
4. UVA: 142.0
5. GT: 121.5
6. PITT: 85.0
7. ND: 66.0
8. Florida St: 65.5
9. UNC: 56.5
10. Duke: 14.0
11. BC: 5.0

Scored Prelims Day 4 + Day 3 Scores

Men
1. NC State: 1037.5
2. Louisville: 813.5
3. VT: 718.5
4. UVA: 629.0
5. GT: 504.0
6. Florida St: 409.5
7. UNC: 388.5
8. PITT: 287.0
9. ND: 278.0
10. Duke: 201.0
11. BC: 120.5
12. Miami: 57.0

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ACC fan
11 months ago

If UVA women DQ a relay and / or Wenger is called for her dolphin kicks, the women’s battle could get very interesting.

Joel Lin
11 months ago

Starting to look like UVa women & NCS women will be #1 & #2 at NCAAs. Would not have projected NCS in 2nd above Texas before this meet, but their depth is just crazy on the women’s side.

Cal men will need to show up in big next month for 2nd above NCS at that NCAA meet.

I’d also project 4 ACC teams go top 10 in men’s NCAA with two in the top 5.

This is a big time swimming & diving conference now.

Samuel Huntington
Reply to  Joel Lin
11 months ago

What are your thoughts on Stanford women??

And I don’t think Cal men need to worry about NCS.

Silent Observer
Reply to  Samuel Huntington
11 months ago

I agree the Cal men have nothing to really worry about in relation to the Wolfpack men, I would even say they are just as big a factor to be in the hunt for the title. It is def not a cakewalk for the Texas Men to go unchallenged.

As for Stanford, they do have their olympic studs, but NCState’s depth in addition to their studs might carry them to 2nd place for a second year.

Joel Lin
Reply to  Samuel Huntington
11 months ago

I think the Stanford women are the second best team talent wise in the NCAA, but I also now believe NCS depth on the women’s team is just too much. Stanford is a very top heavy team – 5 swimmers will score a ton of points in 3 events each. But the deflator is their medley relays might not be too 5, their 800 free relay might not either.

NCS has 5 Rocknrolla relays. They are running hot & it looks like their 6-16 swimmers at NCAAs will score a lot more than Stanford.

No disrespect to Stanford. They are a great team, but NCS will be a notch better next month I think.

Last edited 11 months ago by Joel Lin
Cacrushers
Reply to  Joel Lin
11 months ago

So Stanford women are 4th at ncaas?

Golden Panther
11 months ago

Finally, something for the Pitt Alums to cheer about. It’s been a long time.

Admin
Reply to  Golden Panther
11 months ago

Uhh, Pitt alums didn’t cheer about Blaise Vera?

Golden Panther
Reply to  Braden Keith
11 months ago

One swimmer in how many years? I expect more from a program that has an established coach, excellent facility and plenty of funding.

Blaseblase
Reply to  Golden Panther
11 months ago

Wow thanks

About Anya Pelshaw

Anya Pelshaw

Anya has been with SwimSwam since June 2021 as both a writer and social media coordinator. She was in attendance at the 2022 Women's NCAA Championships writing and doing social media for SwimSwam. Currently, Anya is pursuing her B.A. in Government & Law and Economics at Lafayette College. There she is …

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