Cal Women Surge to #1 In Dec. 11 CSCAA Dual Meet Poll; Texas Men Still Lead

Editor’s note: the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA)’s rankings track dual meet strength, specifically. That is, a higher-ranked team is expected to win in a head-to-head dual meet with a lower-ranked team, according to the voters. These rankings aren’t an NCAA finish prediction – for a ranking closer to that model, check out SwimSwam’s Power Rankings.

The California women overtook Florida in what’s been a tumultuous season for CSCAA rankings. Three different programs have held #1 women’s ranks across four rounds of the poll.

Former #1 Florida has fallen all the way to #7, while Cal rose from #3 to take their spot at the top. The men’s side is the polar opposite, with #1 Texas and #2 Cal maintaining their spots, which both programs have held since November. Prior to that, Cal was #1 and Texas #2 for the first two rounds of rankings.

Biggest risers:

  • Michigan women (+13)
  • Arizona men (+12)
  • UNC women (+7)
  • Texas A&M men (+6)
  • SUSC men (+5)
  • Alabama women (Unranked to #17)

Biggest droppers:

  • Duke men (-10)
  • Duke women (-9)
  • Stanford men (-8)
  • Florida women (-6)
  • Texas women (-5)
  • Virginia Tech men (-5)

Update: polls were corrected after initial release by the CSCAA.

Division I Women

Rk Prv Team Points
1 3 California 323
2 2 Tennessee 310
3 4 Virginia 295
4 6 Stanford 280
5 18 Michigan 273
6 7 NC State 258
7 1 Florida 249
8 8 Georgia 233
9 10 Southern California 215
10 5 Texas 201
11 12 Louisville 189
12 9 Missouri 187
13 15 Kentucky 155
14 13 Auburn 147
15 16 Indiana 136
16 23 North Carolina 121
17 NR Alabama 108
18 14 Ohio State 106
19 20 Texas A&M 93
20 11 Duke 91
21 NR Arizona State 74
22 NR Arizona 42
23 21 Houston 37
24 21 Minnesota 32
25 24 Northwestern 29

Also Receiving Votes

Arkansas (22) , Wisconsin (12) , Notre Dame (3) , Florida State (3)

Women’s Poll Committee

Dan Colella, Duke; Niko Fantakis, Brown; Chris Hansen, CSU Bakersfield; Naya Higashijima, Southern Methodist; Nathan Lavery, Texas Christian; Matthew Leach, Washington State; Sergio Lopez, Virginia Tech; Christine Mabile, Boise State; Jonathan Maccoll, Rutgers; Jesse Moore, Minnesota; Jeff Poppell, Florida; Jos Smith, Utah; Braden Keith, SwimSwam; John Lohn, Swimming World.

Division I Men

Rk Prv  Team Points
1 1 Texas 325
2 2 California 308
3 5 Michigan 293
4 10 Texas A&M 271
5 4 Indiana 270
6 7 NC State 249
7 3 Missouri 248
8 20 Arizona 238
9 6 Florida 224
10 8 Tennessee 201
11 12 Georgia 188
12 14 Arizona State 185
13 9 Louisville 181
14 17 Florida State 157
15 18 Virginia 131
16 16 Ohio State 117
17 13 Notre Dame 98
18 22 Iowa 84
19 11 Stanford 72
20 25 Southern California 71
21 NR Utah 69
22 NR North Carolina 52
23 23 Auburn 37
24 19 Virginia Tech 34
25 15 Duke 24

Also Receiving Votes

Wisconsin (17), Georgia Tech (15), Purdue (14), Kentucky (11), Louisiana State (10),  Minnesota (9), Denver (8), Alabama (6), Princeton (3), Pittsburgh (2), Hawaii (2),  Harvard (1)

Men’s Poll Committee

Steve Barnes, Penn State;  Molly Belk, Purdue; Chase Bloch, Southern California; Jason Calanog, Texas A&M; Chad Cradock UMBC; Daniel Dozier, West Virginia; John Hargis, Pittsburgh; Jamie Holder, Dartmouth;  Lars Jorgensen, Kentucky; Craig Nisgor, Seattle; Bill Roberts Navy; Rachel Stratton Mills, Arizona State; Neal Studd, Florida State; Braden Keith, SwimSwam; John Lohn, Swimming World.

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Big swimmer dude

U of A is gonna get clapped by ASU, y’all should rethink this poll

Horninco

Message the coaches, they voted not the swimswam editors

JCO

SwimSwam gets a vote from Braden

Horninco

clearly skewed the vote

Rethink

Try again. Arizona State always tends to beat them in the dual meet, yes. But take look at NCAAs and PAC 12s. Arizona posted some good relay times without their best swimmer Jorge Iga. Also the Grant house out of the equation and what do they have? Come on, do your research.

Swim fan

Ohio State is a championship season team. Just wait.

swimfan

How is UVA only 3rd and 15th???

Bambi

Tennessee punked them and other teams this Fall. UT girls are #2 and men are #10!!! Oh yea…

2 Cents

HAHAHAHA cause UVA also tried to max their points in a pointless midseason invite!!! Joke is on them!!! HAHAHA

Horninco

nm

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