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