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
6. NC State
9. North Carolina
12. Ohio State
13. Southern California
17. Virginia Tech
18. Penn State
20. Florida State
24. Georgia Tech
25. Notre Dame
Also receiving votes: Purdue, Arizona, Denver, Iowa