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The California Golden Bears have launched to the top of latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America poll, riding a big weekend at the Georgia Invite to rise from 5th in the last set of rankings.
They pass up previous leaders Texas A&M, who dropped down to 4th, their finishing spot at last year’s NCAA Championships. The top 3 ranked teams are now the top three finishers from a year ago – defending NCAA champs Georgia remain second after their home invite, while 2014 NCAA runners-up Stanford are still ranked third a few weeks after their mid-season rest meet in College Station.
Biggest risers: Florida (+9), UCLA (+9), Louisville (+8)
Biggest fallers: North Carolina (-9), Auburn (-7)
Press release courtesy of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America:
CSCAA NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Ranking Supported by TYR
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division I Team Rankings are compiled by nine CSCAA-member coaches and one media member. The rankings will be released on a weekly basis throughout the 2014-15 season, alternating weeks between a men’s and women’s team ranking.
The CSCAA DI Poll Committee will produce in-season rankings of the 25 best performing NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving teams in rank order at the time of each poll. The poll is not designed to predict the results of the NCAA Championship, but rather which teams would win head-to-head against other teams in the country. Ranking are based on performances that have taken place since the previous poll and include invites as well as dual meets.
CSCAA NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Ranking as of December 10, 2014
- Texas A&M
- Penn State
- Southern California
- Florida State
- Louisiana State
- North Carolina
- Boise State
Also receiving votes: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Southern Methodist, Virginia Tech
A NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Ranking Committee
Chair: Matt Barany, University of Richmond; Dan Colella, Duke University; Roric Fink, University of Texas; Naya Higashijima, UCLA; Kristin Hill, Boise State University; Sue Novitsky, University of Illinois; Katie Robinson, Tulane; Brian Smith, University of Georgia; Suzanne Yee, Princeton University; Jeff Commings, Swimming World Magazine