January CSCAA Poll Release Shows Results of Tennessee, Indiana Upsets

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 1

January 12th, 2011 College

The CSCAA has released their January 12th poll. Not much has changed since the last poll, which was released shortly before most squads went into hibernation for their winter breaks.

The most impactful meet was the January 8th battle between Tennessee and Virginia, when the then lower-ranked Volunteers swept their Cavalier counterparts. This win moved the Tennessee men up from fifteen in the last poll to #10 in the current poll, while the Virginia men slid back to #14. The Tennessee women also jumped to #10 from their prior twelfth-place positioning.

The other meet that saw things moving and shaking was the Indiana men’s upset victory over then-number eight Michigan. The Hoosiers climbed up the standings to #12, while Michigan slid all the way back to #13 after some are questioning whether a Michigan team loaded with freshman can hang with the rest of the top 10.

On the women’s side, there were even fewer changes, aside from Tennesee’s upward mobility. #12 Auburn switched spots with Tennessee and dropped from tenth, despite a World-Class demonstration by Ariana Vanderpool-Wallace in Dubai. The Cal women mysteriously went from being alone in fifth to being tied for 4th with USC. This is likely the effect of the polling methodology, where not every member coach necessarily submits a ballot for every release.

There are a ton of exciting dual meets in the coming weeks, especially as the Pac-10 gets into the meet of their conference schedule. The (#1M/#3W) Texas Longhorns will head East down I-10 to meet up with the (#6M/#12W) Auburn Tigers on Thursday and Friday, followed by loop through Athens to face the (#11M/#1W) Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday. This is a well-timed trip while their home pool plays host to the Austin Grand Prix. This is all a lead-up to the last weekend of January, when the (#3M/#7W) Arizona Wildcats will travel to Austin for a two-day dual.

Other big meets before the next poll, which will be released February 17th, are listed below. Here’s a hint, make plans to be in Tucson the weekend of January 21st. A lot of teams have a chance to strengthen their positions or give up a lot of ground between now and February.

Men

SMU Invitational (January 14th-15th)
#3 Stanford at #2 Arizona (January 21st)
#4 Cal at #2 Arizona (January 22nd)
#5 Florida at #6 Auburn (January 21st)
#5 Florida at #10 Tennessee (January 29th)
#7 USC at #4 Cal (January 4th)
#7 USC at #3 Stanford (January 5th)
Women

#1 Stanford at #7 Arizona (January 21st)
#6 Florida at #12 Auburn (January 21st)
#4 Califronia at #7 Arizona (January 22nd)
#6 Florida at #10 Tennessee (January 29th)
#4 USC at #4 Cal (January 4th)
#4 USC at #1 Stanford (January 5th)

Men’s Rankings Women’s Rankings
Rank Prev Men Points Rank Prev Women Points
1 1 Texas (22) 779 1 1 Stanford (33) 1057
2 2 Arizona (3) 722 2 2 Georgia (7) 1029
3 3 Stanford (1) 707 3 3 Texas 933
4 4 California (4) 678 4 5 Southern California (3) 931
5 5 Florida 658 4 4 California (1) 931
6 6 Auburn (1) 617 6 6 Florida 894
7 9 Southern California (1) 562 7 7 Arizona 837
8 7 Ohio State 537 8 8 Texas A&M 792
9 12 North Carolina 424 9 9 Virginia 698
10 15 Tennessee 398 10 12 Tennessee 657
11 11 Georgia 396 11 11 North Carolina 629
12 14 Indiana 394 12 10 Auburn 626
13 8 Michigan 386 13 13 Minnesota 572
14 10 Virginia 380 14 14 Indiana 537
15 13 Minnesota 379 15 15 Michigan 423
16 16 UNLV 278 16 16 Wisconsin-Madison 395
17 17 Alabama 276 17 17 Louisville 340
18 19 Florida State 224 18 19 Ohio State 282
19 18 Louisville 213 19 18 Arkansas 261
20 20 Texas A&M 182 20 20 Purdue 185
21 21 Purdue 166 21 21 Southern Methodist 174
22 23 Louisiana State 135 22 23 UCLA 151
23 23 South Carolina 77 23 22 Louisiana State 144
23 22 Iowa 76 24 24 San Diego State 102
25 25 Princeton 64 25 25 Florida State 9
Also Receiving Votes: Also Receiving Votes:
Southern Methodist 41, Virginia Tech 32, Navy 28, Texas Christian
23, Wisconsin-Madison 19, Harvard 16, UC-Santa Barbara 15,
Missouri 14, Georgia Tech 14, Kentucky 11, Oakland 9, Hawaii 9,
California Poly 7, Penn State 6, Bakersfield 4, La Salle 4, Michigan
State 4, North Carolina State 4, Denver 3, Air Force 3, Clemson 2,
Maryland 2, East Carolina 1, Pittsburgh 1
Also Receiving Votes: Also Receiving Votes:
Arizona State 72, Missouri 46, Virginia Tech 31, Alabama 28, Penn
State 28, Bakersfield 23, Notre Dame 21, Princeton 20, Harvard 18,
Kentucky 18, Northwestern 16, UNLV 14, UC-Santa Barbara 12,
Maryland 12, Brigham Young 11, Kansas 11, Florida Gulf Coast 9,
Ohio 9, Miami (Ohio) 8, South Carolina, Columbia 8, Boise State 6,
Iowa 6, Yale 6, Nebraska 4, San Jose State 4, East Carolina 2,
Fresno State 2, Villanova 2, California Poly 1, Denver 1, Duke 1,
Oakland 1, Pittsburgh 1, Texas Christian 1, Toledo 1, Wyoming 1

To see the full poll, including Division II and Division III, click here.

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I wonder what effect AU knocking off Texas will have on the next poll.Where was Wilcox?

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