The Cal Golden Bears won their 8th all-time NCAA team title on Saturday, including their 6th since 2011, and continued an incredible 13-meet streak of placing in the top 2. That team title moves them into a tie with Auburn and Stanford for the 5th most official titles in NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving history
All-Time Team Championships (Official), Men’s Division I NCAA Swimming & Diving
|Team||Number||Years won (official)|
|Texas||15||1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021|
|Michigan*||12||1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1948, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1995, 2013|
|Ohio State||11||1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1962|
|USC||9||1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977|
|Auburn||8||1997, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009|
|Stanford||8||1967, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998|
|California||8||1979, 1980, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2019, 2022, 2023|
|Indiana||6||1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973|
|Yale||4||1942, 1944, 1951, 1953|
* – Michigan (7), Northwestern (4), and Navy (2) won team championships from 1924 through 1936. While those were NCAA Championship meets, and the NCAA recognizes official event titles, no official team titles were awarded, and instead newspapers awarded the championships.
In spite of their team title, the Cal men this year won only a single event title on the final day of competition when Destin Lasco won the 200 back. That was their 99th event title in program history and Lasco’s second-consecutive win in that event.
Cal has won that event 8 times since it was added to the NCAA schedule in 1951. They’ve only won two events more frequently: the 100 free (12 times) and the 400 free relay (9 times).
Five different schools won at least 3 events each: Texas (3), Indiana (3), Florida (4), NC State (3), and Arizona State (3). Of those schools, only Arizona State improved its all-time ranking in the category, jumping Purdue and Rutgers to move into 23rd-place all-time.
The Florida Gators did, however, break a tie with Yale for the 8th-most titles of all-time, though they were only able to get 1 event win closer to the next-best team, Indiana. The Hoosiers still have a 29-win margin over the Gators.
Tennessee (Jordan Crooks in the 50 free), Minnesota (Max McHugh’s third-straight 100 breast title), and Ohio State (Lyle Yost on 1-meter) all added an individual title to their tallies. Virginia Tech got its first-ever program victory at the NCAA Championships when Youssef Ramadan won the 100 fly.
DAY 1 & 2 FINALS EVENT WINNERS
- 200 medley relay – NC State (1:20.67) – NCAA Record
- 800 free relay – Texas (6:03.42) – NCAA Record
- 500 free – Luke Hobson, Texas (4:07.37)
- 200 IM – Leon Marchand, ASU (1:36.34) – NCAA Record
- 50 free – Jordan Crooks, Tennessee (18.32)
- 1-meter diving – Lyle Yost, Ohio State (443.95)
- 200 free relay – Florida (1:13.35)
DAY 3 FINALS EVENT WINNERS
- 400 IM – Leon Marchand, Arizona State — 3:28.82 (NCAA Record)
- 100 fly – Youssef Ramadan, Virginia Tech — 43.15
- 200 free – Luke Hobson, Texas — 1:30.43
- 100 breast – Max McHugh, Minnesota — 50.00
- 100 back – Brendan Burns, Indiana — 43.61 (Pool Record)
- 400 medley relay – Florida — 2:58.32 (NCAA Record)
DAY 4 FINALS EVENT WINNERS
- 1650 free – Will Gallant, NC State — 14:28.94
- 200 back – Destin Lasco, Cal — 1:35.87 (Pool Record)
- 100 free – Josh Liendo, Florida — 40.28
- 200 breast – Leon Marchand, Arizona State — 1:46.91 (NCAA Record)
- 200 fly – Aiden Hayes, NC State — 1:38.79
- 400 free relay – Florida — 2:44.07 (NCAA Record)
All-Time Individual Event Title Rankings – NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships
|CURRENT RANK||TEAM||PRIOR TITLES||2023 Titles||NEW TOTAL||PREVIOUS RANK||
|29||Long Beach State||9||9||29||0|
|50||Army West Point||1||1||50||0|
|50||Franklin & Marshall||1||1||50||0|
Nice analytical article.
However, the event winners for the
3 meter (Day 3) as well as Platform
(Day 4) were left out.
The Championship is awarded for
Swimming AND Diving.
Where can we find the up to date record book? The most recent one I have is over a decade old: http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/swimming_champs_records/2011-12/2011md1_swim.pdf
Which also raises the question in my mind, who do fans of each school think is their greatest swimmer ever? Some are clear cut (ASU, probably IU with Spitz and USC with Naber), others are debatable between a couple (Cal it’s tough between Biondi, Adrian, and Murphy, Michigan has Dolan and Borges), and some I have no idea (Texas).
Maybe the Wikipedia page for American swimming records
Can anyone give me the TLDR on how Arizona won in 2008 over Auburn?
And he is such an amazing coach now at VT! I had a pleasure meeting him few times
You can’t do this and not have hyperlinks to see who won what and when. I’d love to see who won from SUNY Cortland, Franklin & Marshall College, Faber College…..
George Breen was SUNY Cortland’s national champ in 1955 while Doc Counselman was coaching the team.
Gordon Chalmers won the 150 Backstroke in 1932, giving Franklin & Marshall its only D1 NCAA swimming championship title
fraud ring like the lakers in the bubble during the covid year
Deep State fudged the final score, SMU ahead #stopthesteal
What is the origin of bringing up SMU in all of these comment sections?
Hugo Gonzalez is clearly a robot who malfunctioned at the Arizona dual meets and they had him refurbished good as new prior to PAC 12s
You’re showing your age that you think the fix for a malfunctioning robot is to “refurbish” it rather than “update its software.”
He’s an aquatic humanoid not a tesla!
Twas the hardware, not the software.
NC State has peaked. It will be interesting to see what Coach Braden does. Does he stay at NCSU and he can ride out his career? Or do you try taking a job at a bigger school and go for glory?
I would guess there’s only one job that would pull him away from NC State at this point. That would be the University of Texas, if Eddie retires and Wyatt doesn’t get the job.
That’s not based on anything he’s said, that’s just my read of the situation.
Almost every other gig has come available in a time period where he would’ve been the top candidate if he wanted it, and he hasn’t taken them. Also, almost every other top job has head coaches young enough to where they aren’t likely to make a change any time soon.
Aside from Texas, the only other thing I could see luring him away would be if Michigan backs up a dump truck… Read more »
I agree with all of this. He’s a heck of a coach. State should do everything to keep him. The one thing that could really change the dynamic there is a new pool. That might get them over the top and keep him there permanently.
Texas or Cal would be the only place Holloway would move to.
that’s what i said and got downvoted. NC State cannot escape the matrix and finish better than 4th.
While they had many highs this meet, laying an egg in the 100/200 free is completely unacceptable and wound up costing them
Stokowski’s 100 fly (while strategically sound) was unsportsmanlike and classless at best.
How much of this is coaching? I would say very little, i think it’s more Hallaway’s swimmers not performing
they lose Izzo, Mason Hunter (breast gonna be a problem again lol), Korstanje (i don’t think he gets a 5th year for redshirting 20-21 season), and probably Stokowski, Tapp, and Pisczcorwitz as well
i remember all the talk last year after NCs about how they lost no scorers… Read more »
NC State gets a really good recruiting class every so often but until they consistently top notch talent year in and year out they are always going to lag behind Cal and Texas. Cal and Texas consistently have the top recruiting classes and look where it takes them. Success breeds success. Look at the difference between the men’s and women’s teams at UVA and AZ state. Getting top notch recruits is the key to winning national titles. Yes there are diamonds in the rough and coaches can develop some swimmers but you have to start with a solid base to work with.
Their last two freshman classes have been right up there with the best in the country and they have a smaller but very good class coming in next year. Assuming they can get everyone healthy, that should be enough; Cal and Texas have won it with comparable talent levels. I think it will be and they can get a championship in the next couple years, but if they never break into the top three recruiting isn’t an excuse
It takes several years of consistent quality recruiting to develop a culture not just a couple of good recruiting classes. Look at UVA How can the mens and women’s programs be so far apart from each other. Quality consistent recruiting is key to college championship success.
UVA men have been stockpiling a few good classes, what are the chances they jump back up the ranks?
The men can definitely get there. The UVA women’s team is at a point now where the swimmer doesn’t choose UVA, UVA chooses the swimmer.
Not sure you can say Cal had a top two recruiting class the past two years (current Sophomores and Freshman). Some good swimmers, but mostly they are developed. We see them now as strong, but at the time of commitment, not top 2. They do have a big class coming in this fall though. NCstate has had monster recruits and I agree that they somehow have missed on that potential.
Uh I think the title should say Stanford instead of Yale
Hours later, still got Yale up there.
Yale receives the x2 multiplier
In those years it looks like all you had to do was predict Yale and Ohio State to alternate