Defending Champs Cal on Top of November 13th CSCAA Men’s Poll

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 15

November 13th, 2014 College, News

Editor’s Note: SwimSwam is not a voting party in these rankings, and we post them as a courtesy to the CSCAA. We put out our own biweekly power rankings as well.

The Cal Golden Bears have vaulted from #6 into the top spot of the men’s CSCAA poll after a win over #19 Wisconsin and a strong performance in their annual triple distance meet against Stanford.

Perhaps the biggest surprise in the rankings is that Georgia has stayed at #4 after winning a dual meet against the Florida Gators on October 31st and Georgia Tech on November 7th, but the idle Wolfpack, who beat the Bulldogs in a dual meet back in mid-October, have slid down to #6 without any swimming competition since the last poll was released.

Also of note, the Utah Utes, after beating the unranked Arizona Wildcats for the second-straight season, check in at #23 in this week’s poll. The Utes hold the top spot in the Pac-12 in four of the five NCAA-scoring individual freestyle events.

CSCAA NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Team Rankings 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 Men’s Swimming and Diving Ranking as of November 13, 2014

1. California
2. Michigan
3. Texas
4. Georgia
5. Louisville
6. NC State
7. Florida
8. Indiana
9. North Carolina
10. Stanford
11. Auburn
12. Ohio State
13. Southern California
14. Tennessee
15. Alabama
16. Missouri
17. Virginia Tech
18. Penn State
19. Wisconsin
20. Florida State
21. Minnesota
22. Princeton
23. Utah
24. Georgia Tech
25. Notre Dame
Also receiving votes: Purdue, Arizona, Denver, Iowa

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PAC12BACKER

Just looking at the PAC 12 teams Cal deserves the No. 1 ranking at this point. USC will be much higher than 13th by the end of the season. Scratching my head on Stanford being ranked 10th currently. That’s got to be on past performance not this year’s results. Utah should be ranked higher at this point, they would blast Princeton, Minny, PSU, Mizzou, VT, and possible Wisky right now both in swimming & diving. Notre Dame at 25th? Why?

duckduckgoose

Saw Cal and Wisconsin compete against each other last week and it wasn’t pretty. Didn’t see the Stanford/Wisky meet, but if Cal’s number 1 right now and Wisconsin’s number 19 the gap between the top tier teams and everyone else is nearly as pronounced on the men’s side as it’s been on the women’s side for awhile.

Thefabfive

Michigan #2 lol.

a_trojan

Texas is definitely a better team than Michigan. Louisville is ranked too high. USC and Alabama need to be higher

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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