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