Mizzou Men Soar as NC State Men, Stanford Women Hold #1 in CSCAA Polls

Coming off of a monster weekend at the Ohio State Invitational, Katie Ledecky and the Stanford women have retained control of the NCAA with another #1 ranking in the CSCAA polls. Ledecky surged to three new NCAA records and two American records, notching four NCAA ‘A’ cuts in the process. Meanwhile, the Cardinal attained a whopping 19 ‘A’ cuts as a team, automatically qualifying all five relays for the 2017 NCAA Championships, as well.

Georgia remains at #2 on the women’s side, while things are tight behind them. Texas and Michigan have moved up to #3 and #4, respectively. There hasn’t been a ton of shake up this time around, but teams like Texas A&M, Missouri, UNC, Kentucky, and Ohio State each jumped up three spots or more.

Meanwhile, the upstart NC State Wolfpack stay at #1 after a successful outing at their own hosted Invitational. The big story here, however, is the turmoil going on elsewhere in the rankings. Previously ranked 23rd, the Missouri Tigers have pounced over the weekend, roaring up to #2 in the polls. This comes as little surprise after Andrew Sansoucie‘s 44.86 100 fly, which is tied with Caeleb Dressel for the #1 time in the country, along with heroics from Michael Chadwick, the Mizzou breaststroke group, and incredibly strong medley relays. Also soaring in the polls is Louisville, turning from #10 to #3, along with Alabama from #8 to #4 and Ohio State from #25 to #12.

Defending NCAA champs Texas has dropped from #3 to #5, with Cal right behind them at #6. Indiana also experienced a slide, getting toppled from #2 to their current position at #8. Georgia now sits at #13 from #6, and Auburn slipped from #5 to #17, tied now with USC.

Women’s Poll Committee

Colleen Murphy, Air Force;   Dan Colella, Duke;  Randy Horner, Florida International;  Ryan Wochomurka, Houston;  Lars Jorgenson, Kentucky;  Kelly Kremer, Minnesota;  Suzanne Yee, Princeton;  Mike Keeler, San Diego;  Roric Fink, Texas;  Tanica Jamison, Texas A&M;  Katie Robinson, Tulane;  Naya Higashijima, UCLA;  Colin Shannahan, Wagner

Division I – Women

Men’s Poll Committee

Mandy Commons-Disalle Cincinnati;  Brian Schrader Denver;  Steve Schaffer Grand Canyon;  Bill Roberts Navy;  Gary Taylor NC State;  Dan Ross Purdue;  Craig Nisgor Seattle;  McGee Moody South Carolina;  Dave Salo Southern California;  Chad Craddock UMBC;  Vic Riggs West Virginia

Division I – Men

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Human Ambition

Very cool with a top-3 in the men’s poll that weren’t top 25 in the 90s.

swimfan

I keep saying this, but NC State coaches are doing great things in Raleigh. They better pay them good money to keep this crew together!

Human Ambition

Very impressive. Lots of speedwork.

SwimMom

Just wait until the more schools swim next weekend at their mid season rest meets. This will completely changed again!

On Fleek

Agree. Though maybe not as big a change as one would expect.

No. 2 Georgia & No. 3 Texas (women) haven’t had their mid season rest meets. Don’t think they will supplant Stanford in the top spot but guess they can always be overtaken by other teams who are currently ranked lower 😉

ct swim fan

I believe NC State was at the Greensboro Aquatic Center this past weekend, not Georgia Tech.

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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