The NCAA has released the official psych sheets for the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, and true-to-form, everyone ranked 29th-or-higher in the pre-selection sheets has been invited, along with a handful of swimmers on the 30 line.
Stanford’s Ryan Arata will be the first alternate – a position that is expected to come into play with the Texas men holding three diving invites to go with 16 swimming invites, and a roster limit of 18.
- 2015 NCAA DI Men – Official Psych Sheet
- 2015 NCAA DI Men – Official Alternates
- 2015 NCAA DI Men – Institutions Eligible for Relays
- 2015 NCAA DI Men – Official Invited Swimmers by Team (relay-only swimmers not included)
The top two teams from last year’s NCAA Championship, Cal and Texas, have the most invites again this year, but two teams that are trying to climb the hill with smaller, but equally-potent, rosters are USC and Georgia, with 13 each.
Also joining the ranks of the powers is North Carolina State, who earned 10 spots into the meet – fitting of their recent meteoric rise into the swimming consciousness. On the opposite end of the spectrum is the Arizona Wildcats, who are only bringing 5 swimmers on individual entry – a low point for a team that has historically been one of the country’s best. The silver lining for Wildcat fans is that included among those 5 are a pair of NCAA Champions, Kevin Cordes and Brad Tandy, which means that a top-10 finish is still in their sights.
The Virginia Cavaliers, meanwhile, have had a similar fall, and with no relays qualified, will be represented by only a single swimmer, Yannick Kaeser, at the NCAA Championships.
Teams with the most individual invites:
- Texas – 17
- Cal – 16
- Florida – 14
- USC – 13
- Georgia – 13
- Michigan – 12
- Stanford – 12 (likely to be 13 soon)
- North Carolina State – 10