If day 1 finals were scored as seeded after prelims, including diving and relays, here’s how it would look. Remember, this is just one more tool (also see up/downs here) by which to measure a team’s relative success or failure in the middle of a meet. Obviously, many things will change in tonight’s finals session.
Tonight, after finals, we’ll compare the actual scores both to these numbers, as well as to the seeding coming into the meet. For now, we’ve compared scoring to actual seed coming in, noting that there’s no diving “seed,” so those points won’t be incorporated into the right-hand column
|Day 1 Prelims Scoring (Diving)||Day 1 Psych Scoring (No Diving)|
That’s very interesting. Cal, obviously, needs to place much higher on the relays, as individually day 1 is their weakest of the meet. A&M isn’t in quite as bad of shape as it looked like they might be, though they still have work to do on days 2 and 3. Arizona had a big morning, as did Tennessee thanks to two A-finalists in diving. USC is holding strong as well, and would really look great if they hadn’t DQ’ed their 400 medley relay.
The Texas women, meanwhile, led by former Georgia lead assistant Carol Capitani, have made big gains on their seeds: just like her former team the Bulldogs did on the morning.