Indiana Earns 10 “A” Finalists on Day 3 of Big Tens (Up/Mid/Downs)

2019 WOMEN’S B1G CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • When: Wednesday, February 20th to Saturday, February 23rd | Prelims 11am | Finals 6:30pm (6pm Saturday)
  • Where: Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center, Bloomington, IN (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Michigan Wolverines (3x) (results)
  • Live Results
  • Streaming: Big Ten Network
  • Championship Central: here

In a meet that was expected to be very competitive throughout, the Indiana women may have broken things open thanks to a whopping 10 A-finalists earned on Friday morning. That’s 3 more than either Michigan or Ohio State have.

The Hoosiers hold a 60.5 point lead over Michigan and 63-point lead over Ohio State entering the day, and if seeds hold, that could be over 100 by Friday’s end.

Ohio State is the surprise team here in what projected, based on seeds, to be a 2-team battle. The Buckeyes again matched Indiana for the most total finalists (19), including huge performances in the 200 free and 200 IM. If prelims results hold, the Buckeyes would pick up a combined 91 points versus seed in those events, part of what would be at that point about 160 points made up versus seed. The Buckeyes still have 4 of their 6 highest-scoring projected events to come on Saturday, so they are very much in the hunt for 2nd place, even if it’s not quite enough to catch the hot-handed Hoosiers.

Projected Scores, if prelims results hold, without diving or 200 free relay:

  1. Indiana – 849
  2. Michigan – 753
  3. Ohio State – 697
  4. Minnesota – 501
  5. Wisconsin – 417
  6. Purdue – 325.5
  7. Northwestern – 309.5
  8. Penn State – 232
  9. Iowa – 227.5
  10. Rutgers – 196
  11. Nebraska – 194.5
  12. Michigan State – 129
  13. Illinois – 111

Indiana also has a diving advantage at the meet, with neither Michigan nor Ohio State putting any divers in the A-Final of the 1-meter on Thursday. Friday’s A-Final is the 3-meter springboard event.

Aside from the team battle, Rutgers had a huge morning. Even without relays and diving, they’re seeded to more-than-double their scoring from the first two days of the meet. That’s thanks in large part to putting two A finalists, junior Federica Greco and senior Francesca Stoppa, into the A-Final.

Women’s Day 3 A/B/C Finalists by Event:

100 Fly 400 IM 200 FR 100 breast 100 back
Team A B C Team A B C Team A B C Team A B C Team A B C
Indiana 2 0 0 Indiana 3 2 0 Indiana 1 1 2 Indiana 3 1 2 Indiana 1 0 1
Michigan 1 2 2 Michigan 0 2 1 Michigan 3 1 0 Michigan 2 0 0 Michigan 1 1 2
Ohio State 0 0 1 Ohio State 4 0 3 Ohio State 1 3 1 Ohio State 1 0 1 Ohio State 1 1 2
Minnesota 1 0 0 Minnesota 0 1 1 Minnesota 1 1 1 Minnesota 2 0 0 Minnesota 1 1 0
Wisconsin 0 2 1 Wisconsin 0 0 0 Wisconsin 1 0 1 Wisconsin 0 1 1 Wisconsin 2 2 1
Rutgers 2 0 0 Rutgers 0 1 1 Rutgers 0 0 0 Rutgers 0 0 0 Rutgers 1 1 0
Purdue 1 0 1 Purdue 0 0 1 Purdue 0 1 2 Purdue 0 2 0 Purdue 1 0 0
Northwestern 0 1 0 Northwestern 1 1 0 Northwestern 0 0 0 Northwestern 0 2 0 Northwestern 0 1 1
Penn State 1 1 1 Penn State 0 1 1 Penn State 0 0 0 Penn State 0 0 3 Penn State 0 1 0
Iowa 0 2 0 Iowa 0 0 0 Iowa 1 1 0 Iowa 0 0 0 Iowa 0 0 0
Michigan State 0 0 0 Michigan State 0 0 0 Michigan State 0 0 0 Michigan State 0 2 1 Michigan State 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 0 2 Nebraska 0 0 0 Nebraska 0 0 1 Nebraska 0 0 0 Nebraska 0 0 1
Illinois 0 0 0 Illinois 0 0 0 Illinois 0 0 0 Illinois 0 0 0 Illinois 0 0 0

Women’s Day 3 A/B/C Finalists by Total: 

Note: does not include relays and platform diving.

Totals
Team A B C
Indiana 10 4 5
Michigan 7 6 5
Ohio State 7 4 8
Minnesota 5 3 2
Wisconsin 3 5 4
Rutgers 3 2 1
Purdue 2 3 4
Northwestern 1 5 1
Penn State 1 3 5
Iowa 1 3 0
Michigan State 0 2 1
Nebraska 0 0 4
Illinois 0 0 0

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TAK

It appears that Michigan has some work ahead if they want to secure second place in the B1G Championship.

dmswim

A great morning by Rutgers! They unfortunately DQed their 200 medley relay which put them in a hole to begin with (and is how they are doubling their score today), but they are fighting hard to get out. They are a program to watch over the next couple of years!

Articuno

Don’t understand the downvotes. Nebraska and Rutgers were late adds to the conference a few years ago and both entered the conference behind bottom feeders Illinois, Iowa, MSU, etc… and are now already ahead of them. The coaches at both programs deserve a huge shout out for progressing quickly. I don’t respect the athletic departments at Illinois, Iowa, MSU, etc. They haven’t improved at the same rate as other teams in the conference for going on a decade, even more. In the case of MSU and Iowa, the coaches have been the constant, and they’ve constantly under performed. Who knew that a new pool wouldn’t solve Iowa’s problems, it’s a coaching/admin thing there. Is it really so hard to make… Read more »

Raichu

Triggered.

Buzzkill

You don’t make too much sense. Nebraska joined the conference meet in 2012 so that’s 7 years ago. These teams at the bottom also only started to make moves when the conference went to 3 scoring heats.

With your logic, why not look at PSU, in 2014 they finished 3rd. Now battling for 10th.could be a down year, I’m sure they will bounce back.

Why the animosity toward MSU, IL and Iowa?

Negativity is for the weak.

#GBR

Swammer

IU won the meet this morning barring anything drastic.

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