Tony Carroll
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March 24th, 2016

SwimSwam's Lauren Neidigh also contributed to this report.

For those unfamiliar with the terminology: “Up” means a swimmer who is in the A-final, as those swimmers cannot fall lower than 8th barring a DQ. “Down” will mean B-finalists, who are between 9th-16th place.

This year, we’re introducing a new angle on our traditional up/down rankings: and that’s the idea of “burned swims.” Basically, this will keep a tally of the number of swims that a team took (including scratches and DFS) to get to that number of up/downs. This is relevant because, for example, while Cal and Stanford didn’t have any finalists in the 500 free, they also only had one swimmer entered between the two of them.

This metric will help identify where teams are expecting surges in scoring and smooth-out the curves from particularly weak or strong events from a team. We’ll focus on tracking burned swims from the top 12 teams – on Thursday, that means the top 12 teams based on psych sheet scoring .

Below, we’ve split out projections and actual results for each event, then at the end is a summary with just the core that you need to know. Scroll all the way down for that summary.

### 200 Freestyle Relay

Texas Vs. NC State. Each team had three swimmers under 19 seconds and a fourth swimmer in the low 19’s.

 Team Score After Day 1 200 Fr-R Projected 200 Fr-R Texas 40 / up NC State 34 up up Florida 32 up up Cal 30 down up Georgia 28 Michigan 26 up up Louisville 24 / down Auburn 22 up up USC 18 Indiana 14 up down Missouri 12 down up Wisconsin 10 Stanford 8 down down Tennessee 6 / down South Carolina 4 Alabama 2 up up Arizona 0 up down Harvard 0 down down Princeton 0 down down Minnesota 0 down / Ohio St 0 down down UNC 0 down /

### 500 Freestyle

Swimmers from eight different teams qualified for the A final of the 500 freestyle. Texas’ Clark Smith was a little off this morning, missing the opportunity for a second swim. NC State and Florida took advantage of the opportunity to sneak up on the Longhorns, however, each putting a swimmer in the A final and a second swimmer in the B final.

 Team Score After Day 1 500 Free Projected 500 Free Burned Swims Texas 40 2/0 1/0 3 NC State 34 0/1 1/1. 2 Florida 32 2/0 1/1. 5 Cal 30 5 Georgia 28 0/2 0/1 5 Michigan 26 1/1. 1/1. 4 Louisville 24 1 Auburn 22 1/0 / 1 USC 18 1/0 1/0 3 Indiana 14 0 Missouri 12 0 Wisconsin 10 0/1 1/0 1 Stanford 8 1/1. 1/0 Tennessee 6 South Carolina 4 1/0 1/1. Alabama 2 Arizona 0 0/1 0/1 Utah 0 0/1 0/1 Penn 0 0 0/1

### 200 IM

California loaded up in this event, placing Josh Prenot, Ryan Murphy, and Andrew Seliskar into the A final and Jacob Pebley into the B final.

 Team Score After Day 1 200 IM Projected 200 IM Burned Swims Texas 40 1/1. 1/1. 4 NC State 34 1/0 0/2 3 Florida 32 2/0 2/0 3 Cal 30 0/2 3/1. 5 Georgia 28 0/1 1/0 2 Michigan 26 2/0 0/1 4 Louisville 24 0/1 0 1 Auburn 22 1/0 0/1 2 USC 18 2 Indiana 14 1 Missouri 12 0 Wisconsin 10 2 Stanford 8 0/2 0/1 Tennessee 6 South Carolina 4 Alabama 2 Virginia Tech 0 1/0 1/0 BYU 0 0/1 0/1

### 50 Freestyle

Caeleb Dressel may have rattled his own American record this morning, but it was NC State that really shined, putting Simonas Bilis and Ryan Held into the A final and then Andreas Schiellerup into the B final.

 Team Score After Day 1 50 Free Projected 50 Free Burned Swims Texas 40 0/2 2/0* 4 NC State 34 2/0 2/1. 3 Florida 32 1/1. 1/0 2 Cal 30 2 Georgia 28 0/1 1/0 1 Michigan 26 1/0 1/0 1 Louisville 24 2 Auburn 22 1/0 1/1* 4 USC 18 1 Indiana 14 0/1 0/1 2 Missouri 12 1/0 1/0 1 Wisconsin 10 1 Stanford 8 0/1 0/1 Tennessee 6 South Carolina 4 Alabama 2 1/0 1/0* UNLV 0 1/0 0/1 BYU 0 0/1 0/1 Princeton 0 0/1 0

### 400 Medley Relay

 Team Score After Day 1 400 MR Projected 400 MR Texas 40 up Up NC State 34 down Up Florida 32 up Up Cal 30 up Up Georgia 28 down Down Michigan 26 down Down Louisville 24 up Up Auburn 22 up Down USC 18 down Indiana 14 up Up Missouri 12 up Up Wisconsin 10 Stanford 8 Down Tennessee 6 down Up South Carolina 4 Alabama 2 up Down Iowa 0 down UNC 0 down Down Ohio St 0 down Down Arizona 0 Down

### SUMMARY

While the top four teams continued to separate themselves by earning two A final relay appearances, NC State managed to out swim the rest of the field during the prelim session, putting three swimmers up and four swimmers down. They also burned fewer swims than any of the other top 5 teams. Texas and Florida also had strong morning. The longhorns will have more swims tonight, but the Gators have an extra A final swim which will give them a boost.

 Team Score After Day 1 200 Fr Relay 500 Free 200 IM 50 Free 400 Med Relay Total Individuals Total Relays Total Burned Swims Texas 40 up 1/0 1/1. 1/1. Up 3 / 2 2 / 0 11 NC State 34 up 1/1. 0/2 2/1. Up 3 / 4 2 / 0 8 Florida 32 up 1/1. 2/0 1/0 Up 4 / 1 2 / 0 10 Cal 30 up 3/1. Up 3 / 1 2 / 0 12 Georgia 28 0/1 1/0 1/0 Down 2 / 1 0 / 1 8 Michigan 26 up 1/1. 0/1 1/0 Down 2 / 2 1 / 1 9 Louisville 24 down 0 Up 0 / 0 1 / 1 4 Auburn 22 up / 0/1 0/2 Down 0 / 3 1 / 1 7 USC 18 1/0 1 / 0 0 / 0 6 Indiana 14 down 0/1 Up 0 / 1 1 / 1 3 Missouri 12 up 1/0 Up 1 / 0 2 / 0 1 Wisconsin 10 1/0 1 / 0 0 / 0 4 Stanford 8 down 1/0 0/1 0/1 Down 1 / 2 0 / 2 Tennessee 6 down Up 0 / 0 1 / 1 South Carolina 4 1/1. 1 / 1 0 / 0 Alabama 2 up 1/0 Down 1 / 0 1 / 1 Arizona 0 down 0/1 0 / 1 0 / 1 Harvard 0 down 0 / 0 0 / 1 Princeton 0 down 0 / 0 0 / 1 Minnesota 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 Ohio St 0 down Down 0 / 0 0 / 2 UNC 0 Down 0 / 0 0 / 1 Penn 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 Utah 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 Virginia Tech 1 / 0 1 / 0 0 / 0 BYU 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 0 UNLV 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0

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Swimmom
5 years ago

NC State has 4 individuals down, I believe.

Kristaps Porzingis
5 years ago

Divers Texas 1 up and 1 down

calswim65
5 years ago

Good notes on the “burned swims” to support general understanding. However, the example provided on the 500 free was incorrect – Cal burned 5 (not 1) swim. And of course, being a Cal fan, I can’t avoid the following dig: Stanford is not in the top 12, so their burned swims are not calculated/tracked…so sorry Cardinal…

Thighs
5 years ago

It’s also wrong when they said that Stanford had no one up in the 500 free.

DoesAnyoneReviewThese
5 years ago

AFAIK there are NO swimmers under 18 seconds, let alone the 6 reported on NC State and Texas.
Perhaps you meant 3 swimmers each under 19 seconds.

Turnt Borange
5 years ago

Texas will get points from divers 1up and Bowersox is locked in at 9th.

frank
5 years ago

BAMA

for the last time, GKOLOMEEV IS YOUR TEAM!!! when you take him off relays bad things happen.