Drury Men, Women Start 2014-2015 Season on Top of CSCAA Division II Poll

Editor’s Note: SwimSwam is not a voting party of the CSCAA Rankings, and the poll results are posted here as a courtesy.

Ten-time defending NCAA Division II men’s champions Drury debuts the season at the top of the CSCAA coaches’ dual-meet poll, which will come as no surprise to DII followers. The Queens men, meanwhile, have jumped up to the #2 position after a 5th-place finish at last year’s NCAA Championship meet. The honor is an earned one after beating Division I opponents Gardner-Webb and #5 Wingate already early this season.

Florida Southern checks in at number three after impressive performances against Division I opponents, including Florida State, in a tough schedule early this season.

The defending NCAA Champion Drury women also debut at #1, with the same top two as the men’s poll. While there’s no surprises at the top, the most significant slide, as compared to last year’s NCAA Championship meet, is that of the Wayne State women. They finished 2nd in the country last season, but are only tied for 17th in the first poll this year. In their only scored meet so far, they fell 167-126 to Division I opponents Oakland University, but despite a respectable showing at that meet, the Warriors fell due to massive graduations including defending NCAA 50 free champion Ana Azambuja.

Full poll release below.

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Team Rankings are voted on by a committee of CSCAA member coaches. This is the first of four DII Rankings to be released during the 2014-15 Season

The CSCAA Poll Committee will produce in-season rankings of the 25 best performing NCAA Division II 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.

CSCAA NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Ranking as of November 13, 2014

DII WOMEN
1. Drury
2. Queens
T3. Wingate
T3. UC San Diego
5. Florida Southern
6. LIU Post
7. Simon Fraser
8. Cal Baptist
9. Grand Valley
10. Nova Southeastern
11. West Chester
12. Lindenwood
13. West Florida
14. Northern Michigan
15. Tampa
16. Delta State
T17. Indianapolis
T17. Wayne State
T17. Truman State
20. St. Cloud
21. Carson Newman
22. Southern Connecticut State
T23. Minnesota State- Moorhead
T23. St. Leo
25. Cal State East Bay
Also receiving votes: Malone, Alaska Fairbanks, Lewis, IUP, Colorado Mesa, Bloomsburg, Ashland

DII MEN
1. Drury
2. Queens
3. Florida Southern
4. Lindenwood
5. Wingate
6. UC San Diego
7. Grand Valley
8. St. Leo
9. West Chester
T10. Tampa
T10. Simon Fraser
12. Delta State
13. Indianapolis
T14. Bridgeport
T14. Nova Southeastern
16. St. Cloud
17. Wayne State
18. Malone
19. Catawba
20. Lewis
21. Missouri S&T
22. Cal Baptist
23. Southern Connecticut
24. Colorado Mesa
25. Fresno Pacific
Also receiving votes: Florida Tech, Ashland, IUP, Bloomsburg, Carson Newman, Shippensburg

CSCAA Division II Team Ranking Committee
Chair: Jimi Kiner, University of Tampa; Ron Allen, Colorado Mesa; Andy Boyce, Grand Valley State University;; Doug Grooms, Missouri University of Science and Technology; Patrick Snively, Fairmont State University; Kyle Almoney. Millersville University

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NONA

Limestone smoked #19Catawba in a dual meet already this year (then again at an invite) yet received no votes? Curious on the methodology behind that!

Agreed

I agree. West Chester women are 11 and they got beet convincingly by Bloom. It doesn’t look the committee puts any thought into the ranking. They just vote for whoever they assume should be there.

swimmom

Will SwimSwam be doing their own DII rankings? (please)

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