NCAA Division I Meets to Watch For: 1/2-1/5

by Ian Murphy 4

December 30th, 2014 College, News, Previews & Recaps, SEC

With 2014 soon turning into 2015, NCAA swim teams are gearing up for the second half of the season. This weekend’s meets to watch feature dual meets and invitationals as many teams are away on their training trips.

One invitational to watch will be the Orange Bowl Classic, an annual event that occurs with the Orange Bowl football game. This year’s classic will be headlined by the Michigan women, as well as the West Virginia men and women. George Mason, along with several other teams, will also be in attendance.

There are three dual meets to keep an eye over the weekend as well. LSU will head to Dallas to take on SMU. The SMU women have been inactive since the Art Adamson Invitational, while the men’s team last saw action at the KMSC Elite meet. Both the LSU men and women have been off since the Art Adamson Invite as well.

Florida will make a trip to Tallahassee to take on instate rival Florida State in the other big dual meet this weekend. The Gators have been off since the Georgia Tech Invitational, and should be able to handle the Seminoles. Florida State is coming off sixth place finishes on both the men’s and women’s sides at the Georgia Invitational.

South Carolina will play host to Georgia in an SEC matchup. Georgia will be coming off hosting the Georgia Invite, while South Carolina last competed at the Virginia Tech Invitational in November.

The award for best meet location this weekend goes to the Copa Coqui Invitational in San Jaun, Puerto Rico. The invitational features UMass, UCONN, and Loyola, among other schools.

Below, we’ve listed all the NCAA Division I Meets we could find. There’s a lot of teams so we’re sure we’ve missed a few. Leave them in the comments below, and we’ll add them to our list. 

Invitationals:

Cal State East Bay Relays 1/2/2015
Tennessee Diving Invitational 1/3/2015
St. Petersburg Classic 1/3/2015
Holiday Invitational 1/3/2015
San Diego State Relays 1/3/2015
Orange Bowl Classic 1/3/2015
Deerfield relays 1/3/2015
FIU invitational 1/4/2015
Copa Coqui invitational 1/4/2015

Dual meets: 

San Jose State @ Bakersfield 1/2/2015
Arizona vs. Northern Arizona, Oregaon State, Air force, New Mexico State, MISSOURI 1/2/2015
Air Force vs. UNC (W) 1/2/2015
Navy @ Princeton 1/3/2015
Oregon State @ Arizona 1/3/2015
Air Force @ San Diego 1/3/2015
Missouri State @ Rice 1/3/2015
UC San Diego vs. San Deigo State, Incarnate Word, Grand Canyon 1/3/2015
LSU @ SMU 1/3/2015
South Carolina @ Georgia 1/3/2015
ECU vs. Johns Hopkins 1/3/2015
CCSU, Liberty, Campbell @ FGCU 1/3/2015
Florida @ Florida State 1/4/2015
Buffalo @ Virginia Tech 1/4/2015
Air Force @ San Diego 1/4/2015
San Jose State @ UC San Deigo 1/4/2015
Cansius vs. St. Vincent College 1/5/2015

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Eval

Florida/FSU great meet! LSU/SMU good meet. Georgia/South Carolina – Blow out, unless Georgia tells its top 8 swimmers to stay home.

MIZ

Mizzou is joining the Arizona duel meet on the 2nd.

Ervin

Where is Cal/Stanford??

Ervin

Whoops didn’t realize the timeframe lol

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