Denison Women, Kenyon Men, Top Latest Round of CSCAA D3 Polls

by Robert Gibbs 2

December 13th, 2019 NCAA Division III, News

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 (for Division I).

The Denison women moved up from #2 to #1, while the Kenyon men continue to sit on top, in the latest round of the CSCAA dual meet polls. The defending Division III champions on both sides, the Emory women and the Denison men, are both currently ranked #2.

There was a lot of movement towards the bottom end of the poll, especially on the men’s side, where five of the six teams ranked 20th-25th were unranked in November’s poll. The previous #1 on the women’s side, Johns Hopkins, slipped to #4.

Division III Women

Rank Previous Team Points
1 2 Denison 422
2 3 Emory 407
3 4 Kenyon 393
4 1 Johns Hopkins 370
5 7 NYU 360
6 9 Tufts 324
7 8 Chicago 314
8 12 MIT 307
9 6 WashU 292
10 5 Williams 263
11 11 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 257
12 10 Carnegie Mellon 243
13 13 Pomona-Pitzer 214
14 14 Saint Kate’s 207
15 19 Bates 179
16 15 Washington & Lee 160
17 16 Amherst 159
18 18 Case Western Reserve 142
19 25 SUNY Geneseo 132
20 24 Bowdoin 93
21 20 Calvin 78
22 17 Rowan 71
23 NR Trinity (TX) 55
24 22 Birmingham Southern 35
25 NR Wellesley 21

Also Receiving Votes

Gettysburg (13), Franklin (7), Rhodes (4), Vassar (2)

Division III Men

Rank Previous Team Points
1 1 Kenyon 419
2 2 Denison 406
3 4 Emory 399
4 6 MIT 371
5 3 Johns Hopkins 354
6 7 NYU 338
7 5 WashU 322
8 8 Chicago 292
9 13 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 272
10 9 Carnegie Mellon 266
11 11 Williams 258
12 10 Pomona-Pitzer 226
13 12 Tufts 220
14 17 Rowan 199
15 14 Calvin 187
16 20 TCNJ 175
17 19 Amherst 153
18 15 John Carroll 129
19 24 Birmingham Southern 111
20 NR Franklin & Marshall 110
21 25 Case Western Reserve 94
22 NR Trinity (TX) 67
23 NR Mary Washington 42
24 NR UW-Stevens Point 41
25 NR Gettysburg 35

Also Receiving Votes

Hope (13), Coast Guard (10), Merchant Marine (5), RPI (4), Swarthmore (3), UW-EAU Claire (2), UW-LA Crosse (1), Colby (1)

Regional Rankings

WOMEN:

CENTRAL: 
1. Denison 
2. Kenyon 
3. Chicago 
4. Saint Catherine
 5. Case Western 
6. Calvin 7. Franklin 
8. Hope 9. Saint Thomas 10. Albion

NORTHEAST-NORTH: 
1. New York University
 2. Tufts 
3. MIT 
4. WIlliams 5. Bates 
 
6. Amherst 7. Bowdoin 
8. Wellesley 
9. Vassar 10. Wheaton College (Massachusetts)

WEST-MIDWEST-SOUTH: 
1. Emory 
2. Johns Hopkins 
3. Washington University (Mo)
 4. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
 5.Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
 6. Washington and Lee 7.Trinity University (TX) 
8.Birmingham Southern
 9. Mary Washington
 10.Rhodes

NORTHEAST-SOUTH: 
1.Carnegie Mellon
 2, SUNY-Geneseo 3. Rowan
 4. Gettysburg
 5. Swarthmore 6. Rochester 7. RIT 8. Allegheny 9. Ithaca 10. TCNJ

MEN:

CENTRAL: 1. Kenyon 2. Denison 3. Chicago 4. Calvin 5. Joh Carroll 6. Case Western 7. UW-Stevens Point 8. Hope 9. Carthage 10. Wabash

NORTHEAST-NORTH: 1. MIT 2. New York University 3. Williams 4. Tufts 5. Amherst 6. RPI 7. Colby 8. U.S. Coast Guard Academy 9. U.S. Merchant Marine 10. Babson

WEST-MIDWEST-SOUTH: 
1. Emory 
2. Johns Hopkins 
3. Washington University (Mo)
 4. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
 5. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
 6. Birmingham Southern 7. Trinity University (TX) 
 8. Mary Washington 9. Washington & Lee 10. California Lutheran

NORTHEAST-SOUTH: 
1. Carnegie Mellon 2. Rowan 
3. TCNJ
 4. Franklin & Marshall 5.Gettysburg 6. Stevens
 7.SUNY-Geneseo 8. Swarthmore 9. RIT 10. Rochester

Women’s Poll Committee

Jake Taber, Hope (Chair); Meg Sission French, MIT (Chair of NE-N); Dean Brownlee, Centre O(Chair of MWSW); Justin Zook, Saint Catherine’s (Chair of Central); Ben Delia, Franklin & Marshall (Chair NE-S); Shannon O’Brien, RPI; Bob Rueppel, Middlebury; Brad Burnham, Bowdoin; Jon Duncan, Southwestern; Chris Mhyre, Puget Sound; Cori Meyette, Pomona-Pitzer; Jason Webber, Chicago; Jay Daniels, Kalamazoo; Anne Ryder, UWEC; Melissa Gates, Elizabethtown; Paul Waas, Catholic; Andy Eaton, Franklin & Marshall

Men’s Poll Committee

Sean Tedesco, USMMA (Chair); Paul Bennett, WPI (Chair of NE-N); Jean-Paul Gowdy, Pomona-Pitzer (Chair of MWSW); Keith Crawford, Rose-Hulman (Chair of Central); Brad Bowser, Rowan (Chair of NE-S); Jason Webber, Chicago; Mark Fino, John Carroll; Nick Stone, Albion; Eleanore Stevens, Wash U; Brent Summers, Willemette; Nate Harding, Redlands; Justin Anderson, Mary Washington; Matt Emmert, Roger Williams; Peter Casares, Bates; Erica Belcher, Rowan; Pat Smith, Westminster; Michael Kroll, Buffalo State; David Dow, TCNJ; Paul Dotterweich, SUNY Geneseco

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Andy
10 months ago

Wow, I guess they must have scored this out from the winter invite results. But, boy, it sure looks like Denison outscores Kenyon based on the current top times in the College Swimming database.