NC State Men Pick Up Big Points in ACC Diving Championships

ACC – Men’s Swimming & Diving

While the NC State Wolfpack women’s swimming & diving team were picking up their 2nd ACC title in 3 seasons this weekend in Greensboro, the men’s meet was underway simultaneously in the form of the diving competition.

The Miami Hurricanes, who don’t have a swimming program (and as such are done with scoring), swept the diving events. Briadam Herrera won the 1-meter and 3-meter competitionns, while David Dinsmore and Zach Cooper went 1-2 on platform in his absence. The Hurricanes’ big run resulted in 67 more diving points than last year, which helped push down most of the other teams.

That includes Duke, who are down 42 points as compared to diving last year, and Florida State, who are down 51 points.

Among the teams battling for positions at the top of the team table, NC State, the 4-time defending champions and 2019 favorites, went big in men’s diving (after they had some clutch performances in women’s diving as well). That’s going to make it hard for anyone to jump the gap to catch them in swimming: Swimulator projects them to be 210 points better in the lanes than Louisville and 293 points better than Virginia. Louisville also had a big showing from their divers, who outperformed their 2018 diving scoring by 85 points.

Rank Team Score Divers Used Points Last Year
1 Duke 170 4 212
2 Miami 161 2 94
3 Florida State 143 3 194
4 Louisville 123 3 38
5 NC State 111 3 65
6 Virginia Tech 98 2 179
7 Virginia 82 3 19
8 Georgia Tech 81 3 56
9 North Carolina 78 3 119
10 Notre Dame 39 3 95
11 Pitt 0 2 14
12 Boston College 0 1 0

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90s Swim Fan
1 year ago

This doesn’t bode well for any team hoping of an upset.

2019 ACC Champions – NC State Wolfpack

Reply to  90s Swim Fan
1 year ago

I don’t think there was ever any real shot this year of an upset. Maybe in the coming years…

1 year ago

Game over

1 year ago

Will SwimSwam be publishing a fan guide for Mens ACC championship?

Robert Gibbs
Reply to  SwimDad
1 year ago

Yup! Hoping to have it out tomorrow!

Reply to  Robert Gibbs
1 year ago

Awesome! Many thanks. You guys do an amazing job!

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