After a whopping 72% picked the Michigan women to win Big Tens, another majority (55.2%) of voters picked the Wolverine men to win their conference meet.
We compile predictions for week 1 of conference swimming action: voter picks from our polls, Swimulator projections, and our official SwimSwam picks.
It’s a blowout in our men’s ACC Champions poll: 77.3% of voters picked the NC State Wolfpack to win a sixth consecutive conference title.
71.9% of voters picked Michigan to win the women’s Big Ten swimming & diving title, a huge landslide of votes over defending champs Indiana.
Our latest poll: two-thirds of voters picked the Virginia Cavaliers to knock off NC State for this year’s ACC Women’s title.
Swim fans are a rule-enforcing bunch. For evidence of that look at the comment section of the following topics: doping, para-swimming, breaststroke pullouts.
Swimulator projections have Texas A&M winning the men’s SEC title with a 230-point margin over Florida, but voters strongly favored the Gators in our poll.
In our poll of top contenders, 45.8% picked Tennessee to win women’s SECs in what would be the first SEC title in program history.
Brett Hawke, who has coached multiple American, U.S. Open, and World Record breakers in the sprints, has an opinion that matters in the sprint freestyles.
Ray Looze has a good thing going at Indiana, but is the allure of the head coaching job at his alma mater USC enough to pull him away from Bloomington?
More than half of voters said breaststroke changed the most between long and short course, with butterfly a distant second.
The emergence of the International Swimming League has been unprecedented in the world of swimming and creates high hopes for the future of the sport.
A majority of fans picked Katie Ledecky as the #1 overall swimmer of the 2010s, compared to just 38% for Michael Phelps.
It was a narrow split, with only just over half of voters favoring the new split format. The difference only came to about 20 total votes.
Minna Atherton of the London Roar was the first World Record breaker in International Swimming League history when she broke the 100 back in Budapest.