Emory Men, Kenyon Women Open 2022 Atop CSCAA Division III Swim & Dive Polls

by SwimSwam 10

January 18th, 2022 College, NCAA Division III, News

Courtesy: CSCAA

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

Rk Prv Team Points
1 1 Emory 269
2 2 Denison 266
2 3 Johns Hopkins 250
4 4 Kenyon 247
5 5 Chicago 232
6 6 MIT 216
7 7 WashU 212
8 8 NYU 199
9 10 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 184
10 9 Carnegie Mellon 180
11 24 Williams 153
12 14 Pomona-Pitzer 151
13 11 Tufts 146
14 12 Calvin 138
15 13 TCNJ 134
16 15 Franklin & Marshall 95
17 16 Case Western Reserve 91
18 17 Hope 73
19 19 Rowan 67
20 18 Trinity (TX) 65
21 NR SUNY Geneseo 51
22 NR Amherst 41
23 20 UW-Eau Claire 39
24 21 Caltech 37
25 22 UW-Stevens Point 21

Also Receiving Votes

Birmingham Southern (8), Bowdoin (6), Bates (40)

Division III Women

Rk Prv Team Points
1 1 Kenyon 271
2 2 Emory 266
3 3 Denison 255
4 4 Johns Hopkins 239
5 5 NYU 216
6 6 Tufts 212
7 9 Chicago 204
8 7 Pomona-Pitzer 197
9 8 MIT 195
10 13 Williams 181
11 10 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 158
12 12 WashU 146
13 11 Bates 144
14 14 Carnegie Mellon 138
15 15 Saint Kate’s 132
16 18 Hope 94
17 16 Trinity (TX) 93
18 17 Wheaton (MA) 85
19 20 Swarthmore 83
20 19 Case Western Reserve 75
21 23 Amherst 61
22 21 Washington & Lee 41
23 NR SUNY Geneseo 29
24 NR Calvin 21
25 22 Bowdoin 13

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.

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YourLocalD3Swimmer
3 months ago

“The Reserve” on the come up… fight on Spartie !

Old School
3 months ago

How do the Williams Women beat Tufts by almost 100 in a dual meet and Tufts is ranked 6 and Williams 10?

Henry
Reply to  Old School
3 months ago

Because it’s a biased coaches vote

Admin
Reply to  Henry
3 months ago

Neither the Williams nor the Tufts coaches get a vote.

Meat2
Reply to  Old School
3 months ago

it’s a coaches vote…

Admin
Reply to  Meat2
3 months ago

It’s mostly a coaches vote. It’s coaches, us, and Swimming World.

But…there’s a big but there. There’s a smaller committee of coaches who have a phone call before each poll and basically ‘group think’ regional rankings. By the rules established by the poll committee, you cannot vote regional teams out of their order. The phone call decided that the regional ranking was NYU-Tufts-MIT-Williams, so the closest Williams was allowed to be voted to Tufts was 2 spots behind. Then, after that, there’s a suggested range for each team, and my hunch is that most voters don’t look super hard, they just sort of randomly throw things in to the range they’re supposed to.

Sometimes there are explained justifications for the… Read more »

just saying
Reply to  Old School
3 months ago

They taper and suit up for a tri meet …

Just saying
Reply to  just saying
3 months ago

This is incorrect

Numer1EagzFan
3 months ago

Go Eagles

Lukie Bumie
3 months ago

Heard Dat