Men’s Recruit Ranks: Individual Scoring For All Classes Through 2021 NCAAs

It’s our week of NCAA retrospectives, looking back at recruit rankings through the lens of now-updated NCAA scoring data. We’ve focused in on the senior class (after four NCAA seasons) and the freshman class (after their first NCAA showings), and now it’s time to share all of our data for the four classes currently making up the NCAA field.

Further reading:

We’ll also include this year’s freshmen and seniors to have all the data in one post. You can find further analysis of those classes above.

Notes:

  • The data included is only individual scoring at NCAAs. That’s not an exact measure of an athlete’s contribution to a program: many of these swimmers (and others not listed) were relay scorers at NCAAs, scored significant points at conference meets and provided great leadership and culture-building for their programs. This data isn’t a perfect analysis of the best recruits – it’s merely a quick look at the data we can compile.
  • Some of these athletes haven’t had as many scoring seasons as others in their class. Some redshirted a season and have more remaining seasons. Some deferred their enrollment as freshmen. Some sat out a year with a transfer. Some turned pro early. Some will turn pro early. Some are hard to pigeonhole into a specific class, international athletes especially. We did our best to group athletes where they best fit. Again, this isn’t a hard-and-fast ranking of value – it’s just the best data we can compile.
  • The ranks are from our recruit rankings, typically compiled when these athletes were high school juniors. We don’t include internationals in those rankings, as it’s difficult to figure out if and when internationals will join the NCAA and which class they should be grouped with before they appear in the NCAA. Do bear in mind that our rankings were done well over a year before any of these athletes appeared in NCAA competition, so if you do have a quibble with a specific rank, you may want to check how fast that athlete actually was when the ranking was done before you get too livid. Unranked recruits showing massive improvement curves are some of the best stories in the NCAA year-in and year-out, and one reason we rank recruits is so we can better see which athletes had great rises during their college careers.
  • All that said, compiling these ranks is a lot of data entry and a lot of research. If we missed anyone, or mis-classified anyone with the wrong class or with the wrong domestic/international tag, please let us know in the comments and we’ll update our data as soon as possible!

SENIORS (HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2017, COLLEGE CLASS OF 2021)

Ranked Recruits

Rank Name College Team Total NCAA Points 2018 NCAA Points 2019 NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Points 2021 NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Points
1 Ryan Hoffer Cal 131.5 26.5 45 60 53
2 Sean Grieshop Cal 90 10 49 31 3
3 Matthew Hirschberger Stanford 0 0 0 no invite
4 Camden Murphy Georgia 55 0 25 30 17
5 Michael Taylor Florida 0 0 redshirt
6 Austin Katz Texas 68 35 17 16 29
7 Grant House Arizona State 9.5 3 6.5 redshirt redshirt
8 Jake Sannem USC/Texas 20 no invite 5 15
9 Paul DeLakis Ohio State 56 6 27 23 42
10 Christopher Yeager Texas 0 0 0 no invite roster cap cut
11 Bryce Mefford Cal 78 26 16 36
12 Sam Pomajevich Texas 44 24 0 20 21
13 Brennan Pastorek Stanford 4 4 0 no invite 2
14 Alex Liang Stanford 9 0 5 4
15 Trenton Julian Cal 96 12 36 48 33
16 Daniel Carr Cal 70 13 32 25 41
17 Michael Zarian Harvard 0 no invite 0 redshirt
18 Nicolas Albiero Louisville 110 22 37 51 52.5
19 Spencer Rowe Auburn 0 no invite 0 no invite
20 Corban Rawls Harvard 0 no invite no invite redshirt

Unranked Recruits

Name College Team Total NCAA Points 2018 NCAA Points 2019 NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Points 2021 NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Points
Brooks Fail Arizona 58 16 42 25.5
Zach Yeadon Notre Dame/Cal 56 27 7 22 33
Alvin Jiang UNC/Texas 31 31 25
Keefer Barnum Virginia 26 26 2
Clark Beach Florida 25 13 12 12
Blaise Vera Pitt 17 17 9
Mark Theall UNLV/Texas A&M 16 13 3 27
Chris Staka Alabama/Texas 10 10 6
Johannes Calloni Stanford 9 9
Cameron Auchinachie Denver 7 7 6
Eric Knowles NC State 6 6 4
David Dixon West Virginia 5 5 5
JohnThomas Larson Texas 5 5
Matt Otto Virginia 4 4
Greg Reed Georgia 4 2 2 11
Trent Pellini Purdue 4 2 2 6
Sam Iida Arizona 4 4
Jacob Steele Indiana 3 3
Jack Dalmolin Arizona State/Georgia 2 2
Robby Giller Virginia 2 2
Will Roberts Michigan 1 1
Gabe Castano Penn State 0 14
Sam Schilling Virginia 0 1

International Recruits

Name College Team Total NCAA Points 2018 NCAA Points 2019 NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Points 2021 NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Points
Caio Pumputis Georgia Tech 66 41 25 2
Hugo Gonzalez Auburn/Cal 49 7 redshirt 42 35
Ricardo Vargas Michigan 45 23 22 21
Evgenii Somov Louisville 42 12 15 15 9
Gus Borges Michigan 16 2 14 11
Brandonn Almeida South Carolina 15 15
Robert Glinta USC 14 14
Gabriel Fantoni Indiana 11 7 4 17
Christian Ferraro Georgia Tech 7 1 6 4
Sam Tornqvist Virginia Tech 5 5 7
Nikola Miljenic Indiana/USC 3 3
Daniel Sos Louisville 3 3
Valdas Abaliksta UNC 1 1 0.33
Kayky Mota Miami/Tennessee 1 1
Bruno Blaskovic Indiana 1 1 38.5
Carter Swift Arizona State 0 12

Diving Recruits

Name College Team Total NCAA Points 2018 NCAA Points 2019 NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Points 2021 NCAA Points
Jordan Windle Texas 144 45 47 52
Andrew Capobianco Indiana 94 33 20 41
Zach Cooper Miami (FL) 43 12 15 16
Gregory Duncan UNC/Purdue 36 6 16 14
Jacob Siler Ohio State 26 26
Joseph Canova Ohio State 18 12 6
Jonathan Suckow Columbia 14 14 redshirt
Chase Lane Kentucky 9 9
Kurtis Matthews Texas A&M 8 5 3
Joshua Davidson Florida State 3 3

JUNIORS (HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2018, COLLEGE CLASS OF 2022)

Ranked Recruits

Rank Name College Team Total NCAA Points 2019 NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Points 2021 NCAA Points 2022 NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Points
1 Reece Whitley Cal 65 29 36 37
2 Drew Kibler Texas 72.5 25 47.5 36
3 Alexei Sancov USC 18 no invite 18 6
4 Max McHugh Minnesota 73 33 40 36
5 Daniel Krueger Texas 44.5 15 29.5 22
6 Trey Freeman Florida 8 2 redshirt 6 redshirt
7 Cody Bybee Arizona State 0 no invite redshirt 11
8 Patrick Callan Michigan 15 7 8 18.5
9 Jack Levant Stanford 0 no invite
10 Daniel Roy Stanford 19 5 14
11 Kieran Smith Florida 75 25 50 47
12 Robert Finke Florida 58 5 53 39
13 Michael Brinegar Indiana 24 17 redshirt 7 redshirt
14 Matthew Willenbring Texas 0 0 no invite 16
15 Noah Henry Arizona State 0 no invite redshirt no invite
16 Jason Park Texas 0 no invite roster scratch
17 Danny Kovac Missouri 33 0 33 17.5
18 Khalil Fonder Arizona State/Virginia Tech 0 no invite no invite no invite
19 Andrew Abruzzo Georgia 2 0 2
20 Mason Gonzalez Stanford 0 no invite no invite no invite
HM Shaine Casas Texas A&M 70 10 60 57
HM Andrew Koustik Texas 0 0 roster scratch roster cap cut
HM Zach Brown NC State 0 no invite 0 no invite
HM Jack Dahlgren Missouri 12 0 12 11
HM Will Davis Florida 0 0 0
HM Jack Franzman Indiana 5 no invite 5

Unranked Recruits

Name College Team Total NCAA Points 2019 NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Points 2021 NCAA Points 2022 NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Points
Zane Backes Indiana 26 14 12 16
Braden Vines Texas 23 23 34
Dillon Hillis Florida 18 18 15
Jason Mathews Ohio State 15 15 4
Mitchell Whyte Louisville 15 6 9 28
Alex Zettle Texas 11 11 2
Casey Storch Virginia 11 4 7
Hudson McDaniel Ohio State 7 7
Mikey Calvillo Indiana 7 7 7
Raunak Khosla Princeton 6 6 8
Charlie Scheinfeld Texas 6 6
Michael Daly Penn State 5 5 1
Will Chan Michigan 4 4 3
Mason Wilby Kentucky 4 4
Justin Grender Virginia 3 3
Caleb Aman Wisconsin 3 3
Cooper DeRyk Utah 2.5 2.5
Dylan Eichberg Virginia Tech 2 2
Blake Manoff Virginia Tech 0 15
Chris Jhong Cal 0 6
Christian Sztolcman Auburn 0 3
Kyle Barone Georgia Tech 0 1
Nicholas Perera Alabama 0 1

International Recruits

Name College Team Total NCAA Points 2019 NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Points 2021 NCAA Points 2022 NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Points
David Schlicht Arizona 50 22 28
Antani Ivanov Virginia Tech 34 5 29 11
Kacper Stokowksi Florida/NC State 26 9 redshirt 17
Cooper van der Laan Pitt 11 11
Nikola Acin Purdue 11 11
Michael Houlie Tennessee 9 9
Nyls Korstanje NC State 9 9 24
Josh Dannhauser Auburn/Wisconsin 5 5
Giovanni Izzo NC State 4 4
Victor Johansson USC 3 3 6
Lyubomir Epitropov ECU/Tennessee 1 1
Umitcan Gures Harvard 0 12
Lewis Burras Virginia/South Carolina 0 7.5
Sem Andreis Ohio State 0 3
Marin Ercegovic Arizona 0 2

Diving Recruits

Name College Team Total NCAA Points 2019 NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Points 2021 NCAA Points 2022 NCAA Points
Matthew Wade Tennessee 32 13 19
Ben Bramley Purdue 30 13 17
Anton Down Jenkins South Carolina/UNC 19 4 15
Jacob Fielding Ohio State 16 3 13
Tazman Abramowicz UNLV/Wisconsin 12 12
Conor Casey Stanford 11 11
Noah Vigran Stanford 17 14 3
Danny Zhang Kentucky 7 6 1
  • In recruiting, this class was marked by intense debates over Reece Whitley vs Drew Kibler for the #1 spot. Whitley outscored Kibler as a freshman, but Kibler won by a bigger margin as juniors. Still, neither is the top scorer, with #11 Kieran Smith putting up 75 in two seasons.
  • #3 Max McHugh has also been a bigger scorer than either of the top two.
  • Our entire top 13 have been high-impact swimmers. Medical issues have limited #9 Levant, and #7 Bybee was seeded to score in last year’s canceled meet.
  • Honorable mention Shaine Casas has been by far the biggest riser in the class, scoring 70 in two meets with 57 psych sheet points not included in 2020. There are very good odds he passes everyone to finish as the top scorer in the class.

SOPHOMORES (HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2019, COLLEGE CLASS OF 2023)

Ranked Recruits

Rank Name College Team Total NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Points 2021 NCAA Points 2022 NCAA Points 2023 NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Points
1 Brendan Burns Indiana 29 29 17.5
2 Jake Foster Texas 28 28 10
3 Jack Walker Virginia 0 0 7
4 Caspar Corbeau Texas 30 30 23
5 Jack Dolan Arizona State 0 redshirt 3
6 Ross Dant NC State 27 27 14
7 Jack Wright Virginia 0 no invite
8 Noah Bowers NC State 0 0
9 Peter Larson Texas 11 11
10 Ethan Harder Texas 0 roster scratch
11 AJ Pouch Virginia Tech 6 6
12 Jason Louser Cal 0 11
13 Liam Bell Alabama 0 0 14
14 Hunter Tapp NC State 0 0
15 Noah Henderson NC State 0 0
16 Jonah Cooper Ohio State 0 no invite
17 Will Myhre Iowa 0 scratch
18 Dillon Downing Georgia 16 16
19 Max Saunders USC 0 no invite
20 Sean Conway Virginia 0 0
HM Cason Wilburn Notre Dame 0 no invite
HM Shane Blinkman Stanford 0 0
HM Luke Thornbrue Notre Dame 0 no invite
HM Zach Hils Georgia 0 0
HM River Wright Michigan 8 8
HM Derek Maas Alabama 0 0

Unranked Recruits

Name College Team Total NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Points 2021 NCAA Points 2022 NCAA Points 2023 NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Points
Brooks Curry LSU 32 32 28
Jack Hoagland Notre Dame 27 27 28
Ian Grum Georgia 19 19
Kevin Houseman Northwestern 9 9 0.33
Matt Menke Alabama 5 5
Ben Patton Missouri 5 5
Colby Mefford Cal 4 4
Hunter Armstrong West Virginia/Ohio State 4 4
Alfonso Mestre Florida 3 3
Cam Peel Michigan 1 1
Derek Maas Alabama 0 7
Brennan Gravley Florida 0 5
Will Gallant Indiana 0 3
Harry Homans Georgia 0 1

International Recruits

Name College Team Total NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Points 2021 NCAA Points 2022 NCAA Points 2023 NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Points
Eric Friese Florida 25 25
Peter Varjasi Florida State 2.5 2.5 9
Andres Puente Bustamente Texas A&M 0 9
Federico Burdisso Northwestern 0 3

Diving Recruits

Name College Team Total NCAA Points 2020 NCAA Points 2021 NCAA Points
Lyle Yost Ohio State 29 29
Brodie Scapens Miami 26 26
Alexander Hart UNC 15 15
Leonardo Garcia Missouri/Florida 11 11
Luke McDivitt Utah 11 11
Carlo Lopez Missouri 2 2
Andrew Harness Texas 7 7
  • We didn’t get to see this group compete at NCAAs as freshmen, but at the time of last year’s cancellation, unranked recruit Brooks Curry was seeded to be the highest scorer. He held that up this year, outscoring #4 Caspar Corbeau#1 Brendan Burns and #2 Jake Foster.
  • This is a pretty small international class, though Eric Friese is among the top scorers.
  • On the flip side, it’s a great diving class, with two 25+ point scorers.
  • The raw numbers don’t look great on this class. But there were a lot of extenuating circumstances. #5 Dolan was a redshirt along with Arizona State’s entire roster. #10 Harder was a scratch for Texas to get under the roster cap, just like #9 Larson was last year. (Harder was actually seeded to score at NCAAs this year). #12 Louser didn’t compete for Cal – we’re reaching out to find out if he officially took a redshirt season or not. #17 Myhre was seeded to score at NCAAs but scratched with a positive COVID test.

FRESHMEN (HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2020, COLLEGE CLASS OF 2024)

Ranked Recruits

Rank Name College Team Total NCAA Points
1 Carson Foster Texas 45
2 Luca Urlando Georgia 26
3 Jake Magahey Georgia 42
4 Wyatt Davis Michigan 0
5 Destin Lasco Cal 49
6 Matt Brownstead Virginia 15
7 Adam Chaney Florida 25
8 Ethan Hu Stanford 5
9 Jake Mitchell Michigan 0
10 Coby Carrozza Texas 3
11 Luke Miller NC State 2
12 Ethan Heasley Texas 0
13 Ben Dillard USC 0
14 Luke Maurer Stanford 0
15 Rick Mihm Stanford 0
16 David Johnston Texas 23
17 Forrest Frazier Cal 0
18 Ethan Dang Stanford 0
19 Matt King Alabama 14
20 Jonathan Affeld Stanford 0
HM Preston Forst Stanford 7
HM Sean Faikish Notre Dame 0
HM Arik Katz Harvard 0
HM Tyler Christianson Notre Dame 0
HM Owen Conley Ohio State 0
HM Dare Rose Cal 3

Unranked Recruits

Rank Name College Team Total NCAA Points
Charlie Clark Ohio State 11
BOTR Noah Nichols Virginia 3

International Recruits

Name College Team Total NCAA Points
Bjorn Seeliger Cal 32
Tomer Frankel Indiana 18
Youssef Ramadan Virginia Tech 18
Carles Coll Marti Virginia Tech 13
Batur Unlu Georgia Tech 9
Tommy-Lee Camblong Georgia 1

Diving Recruits

Name College Team Total NCAA Points
Noah Duperre Texas 23
Bryden Hattie Tennessee 16
Jack Matthews Miami 12
Brendan McCourt Texas 1

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SwimFani
5 months ago

Epitropov (Bulgaria), Wade (Spain), Mota (Brazil), Hattie (Canada) and Houlie (South Africa) are the scorers for the MAN VOLs from tennessee. Such a diverse and multi-cultural gang makes the term diversity ring with real pride!

Swimmer
Reply to  SwimFani
5 months ago

ratio

Sir Swimsalot
Reply to  SwimFani
5 months ago

Can you not

Sun Yangs Hammer
Reply to  SwimFani
5 months ago

That’s barely one Santo Condorelli

Bruh
5 months ago

Rip cal

RTR
5 months ago

Love these follow up articles! It seems that most of these ranked recruits qualify, at a minimum, for NCAAS, and score the majority of the individual points. So strong work, Swim Swam, nailing the rankings every year!💪💪

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