College Swimming Previews

Why I Chose U of Miami #20 On The Men’s Power Rankings Ballot

An explanation of why U of Miami could crack the top 20 at the NCAAs.

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College Swimming Previews: Undefeated Senior Class Leads #1 Texas

The Texas Longhorns have won the NCAA title each year since Joseph Schooling and the rest of the class of 2018 arrived on the “Forty Acres.” The race for the team title projects to be tighter this year, but the Longhorns have the talent and depth to make it four in a row.

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College Swimming Previews: #1 Stanford and College Swimming’s Big 3

Simone Manuel (second from left), Katie Ledecky (third from left) and Ella Eastin (right) were three of the top individual scorers at 2017 NCAAs, and their Stanford Cardinal are still the heavy NCAA favorites despite graduating Lia Neal (far left).

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College Swimming Previews: Baker Leads Charge for #2 Cal Women

They may not have the depth to challenge Stanford for a title, but with their sprint talent, they should be challenging for several relay titles and should get multiple individual titles with Baker alone.

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College Swimming Previews: Hoffer Arrives For #2 Cal Men

Incoming freshman Ryan Hoffer is a huge addition for the Bears and will play a big role on the relays in addition to being a key player individually. He’s already fast enough to have scored big in both sprints at 2017 NCAAs.

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College Swimming Preview: Dressel’s Senior Campaign to Lead #3 Florida

The Florida men have a really good sprinter you might have heard of.

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College Swimming Preview: #3 A&M Revamps with Deep Incoming Class

The Aggies are loaded in breaststroke and IM, thanks in large part to Canadian star Sydney Pickrem.

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College Swimming Previews: #4 NC State Men Seek More Relay Titles

Ryan Held and Justin Ress headline an NC State team that seeks an ACC 4-peat this season.

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College Swimming Previews: #4 UGA Reloading After Losing Sprint Queens

Top-ranked newcomer Courtney Harnish will be a huge part of UGA’s move to fight back after losing a lot of NCAA points from graduations.

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College Swimming Previews: #5 Stanford Distance Squad Keeps Rising

A stacked distance group only gets stronger as Stanford brings in one of the nation’s better recruiting classes.

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Top 10 Women’s Storylines Of The 2017-18 NCAA Season

Stanford was dominant at last year’s NCAA Championship meet, and should be again this year. But there are 9 other things that we think are worth a good, hard look this year.

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College Swimming Previews: Sprint Free/Back Sweet Spots for #6 USC Men

The Trojans have a stacked sprint free group that includes Olympic sprinters Santo Condorelli and Dylan Carter.

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College Swimming Preview #7: Indiana Men Building on Big Ten Success

Indiana returns most of the core of the team that captured their first Big Ten title in decades and adds some intriguing international swimmers as the Hoosiers shoot for a top five finish at NCAAs.

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College Swimming Previews: #5 Texas Building Sizable Free Group

Texas has a well-rounded freestyle roster led by Rebecca Millard in the sprints and Joanna Evans (pictured) in distance.

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College Swimming Preview: Eyes on Comerford Leading #6 Louisville

After her breakout year both on the NCAA and the world stage last year, the sky is really the limit for Mallory Comerford, who will rematch some of the best swimmers in history in the freestyle events.

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