The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) released its Division III Swimming & Diving Top 25 Poll today. The Emory University men and Kenyon College women remain at the top of the polls.
Emory tallied eight first-place votes and 269 total points, keeping them in first. Denison (266 points) took the remaining first place votes and remained in second. Johns Hopkins (250), Kenyon (247) and Chicago (232) retain their position at third, fourth and fifth. SUNY Geneseo (51) and Amherst (41) emerged at 21st and 22nd after not being ranked in December. In all, twenty-eight men’s teams received votes.
The women’s top five remains unchanged from December. Kenyon (271 points) received seven of the top votes and remain first. Emory (266) collected the remaining first-place votes and retain their position at second. Denison (255), Johns Hopkins (239) and NYU (216) are third, fourth and fifth. SUNY Geneseo (29) and Calvin (21) entered the poll this month at 23rd and 24th respectively. Twenty-nine women’s teams received votes.
You can find a complete list of the rankings at: www.cscaa.org/top25
The rankings are voted on by CSCAA-member coaches and select media. The committee ranks the top 25 teams in the nation based on dual meet strength.
The men’s committee chair is Sean Tedesco (USMMA). Regional chairs include: Brad Bowser (Rowan, Northeast South), Paul Bennett (WPI, Northeast North), Brent Summers (Willamette, Midwest South) and Keith Crawford (Rose Hulman, Central).
The women’s committee chair is Jake Taber (Hope). Regional chairs include: Ben Delia (Franklin & Marshall, Northeast South), Brad Burnham (Bowdoin, Northeast North), Jon Duncan (Southwestern, Midwest South) and Justin Zook (St. Kates, Central).
The remaining polls are scheduled for release on February 9 and March 4. These dates are subject to change.
Division III Men
|16||15||Franklin & Marshall||95|
|17||16||Case Western Reserve||91|
Also Receiving Votes
Birmingham Southern (8), Bowdoin (6), Bates (40)
Division III Women
|20||19||Case Western Reserve||75|
|22||21||Washington & Lee||41|
Also Receiving Votes
Mary Washington (12), Gettysburg (6), DePauw (5), Albion(3)
Men’s Regional Rankings:
Central: 1. Denison 2. Kenyon 3. Chicago 4. Calvin 5. Case Western 6. Hope 7. UW-Eau Claire 8. UW-Stevens Point 9. Rose-Hulman 10. John Carroll
Northeast-North: 1. MIT 2. New York University 3. Williams 4. Tufts 5. Amherst 6. Bowdoin 7. Bates 8. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 9. Colby 10. WPI
Northeast-South: 1. Carnegie Mellon 2. TCNJ 3. Franklin & Marshall 4. Rowan 5. SUNY-Geneseo 6. Swarthmore 7. RIT 8. Ithaca 9. Gettysburg 10.Rochester
West Midwest: 1. Emory 2. Johns Hopkins 3. Washington University (MO) 4. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 5. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 6. Trinity University (TX) 7. California Institute of Technology 8. Birmingham Southern 9. California Lutheran 10. UC-Santa Cruz
Women’s Regional Rankings:
Central: 1. Kenyon 2. Denison 3. Chicago 4. Saint Catherine 5. Hope 6. Case Western 7. Calvin 8. Albion 9. DePauw 10. Wooster
Northeast-North: 1.New York University 2. Tufts 3. MIT 4. Williams 5. Bates 6. Wheaton College (MA) 7. Amherst 8. Colby 9. Bowdoin 10. RPI
Northeast-South: 1. Carnegie Mellon 2. Swarthmore 3. SUNY-Geneseo 4. Gettysburg 5. Franklin & Marshall 6. Ithaca 7. Ursinus 8. TCNJ 9. Rochester 10. Drew
West Midwest: 1. Emory 2. Johns Hopkins 3. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 4. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 5. Washington University 6. Trinity University (TX) 7. Washington & Lee 8. Mary Washington 9. UC-Santa Cruz 10. Birmingham Southern
Men’s Poll Committee
Justin Anderson, Mary Washington; Erica Belcher, NYU; Paul Bennett, WPI; Brad Bowser, Rowan; Peter Casares, Bates; Jennifer Cournoyer, Norwich; Keith Crawford, Rose Hulman; Paul Dotterweich, SUNY Geneseo; David Dow, TCNJ; Rob Harrington, Wooster; Gwynn Harrison, Bridgewater; Sarah James, Southwestern; Michael Kroll, Buffalo State; Pat Smith, Westminster; Brent Summers, Willamette; Sean Tedesco, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; Jason Weber, Chicago; Seth Weidmann, Carthage; Braden Keith, SwimSwam; David Rieder, Swimming World.
Men’s Poll Committee
Greg Brown, Gettysburg; Brad Burnham, Bowdoin; Jay Daniels, Kalamazoo; Ben Delia, Franklin & Marshall; Jon Duncan, Southwestern; Paul Flinchbauch, Berry; John Geissinger, Hamilton; Katie McArdle, Dickinson; Chris Mhyre, Puget Sound; Shannon O’Brien, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Anne Ryder, Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Meg Sisson French, MIT; Jake Taber, Hope; Mike Tubb, Susquehanna; Jason Weber, Chicago; Toby Wilcox, Birmingham Southern; Justin Zook, St. Kate’s; Braden Keith, SwimSwam; David Rieder, Swimming World.
About the CSCAA
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the first organization of college coaches in America -is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level.