With conference championships starting up, the number of dual meets has dwindled down to just a few, however, there is a marquee dual meet remaining on the schedule.
The Cal and Stanford women will square off on Saturday in Berkeley in a highly anticipated dual meet that will be televised on the Pac-12 Network starting at 11 a.m. pacific time.
Stanford will be without 14 time All American Maddy Schaefer, who left the team in January, although that did not prove to be an issue against the Arizona Wildcats or USC Trojans. The Cardinal beat both teams, in part thanks to lights out swimming from freshman sensation Simone Manuel. Cal enters the meet riding wins over USC and UCLA two weeks ago, looking to have all cylinders firing for the Cardinal.
Stanford ranks No. 3 in the latest SwimSwam power rankings, while Cal holds the edge at No. 2. Both teams will enter 7-1, looking to hand the other just the second loss of the season with recent history favoring the Cardinal. Over the last five seasons Stanford holds a 4-1 advantage.
- 2014 Stanford 167-133
- 2013 Cal 154.5-145.5
- 2012 Stanford 174-126
- 2011 Cal 155-145
- 2010 Stanford 167-131
All in all it should prove to be the best meet of the weekend.
Elsewhere, the Arena Pro Swim Series Orlando kicks off Thursday with a host of storylines, and several teams are hosting end of season invites.
This weekend also marks the beginning of conference championships, with the MAAC and Bluegrass Mountain Conference meets this weekend.
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 and we’ll add them to our list.
|Stanford @ Cal (Women Only)||2/14/2015|
|Utah @ Idaho||2/14/2015|
|Utah @ Washington State||2/14/2015|
|UCLA @ USC (Women Only)||2/13/2015|
|American East Conference||2/12-2/15|
|Bluegrass Mountain Conference||2/11-2/14|
|Ohio State Winter Invite||2/14-2/15|
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