NCAA Releases Official 2015 NCAA Men’s Psych Sheets (Division I)

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.

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

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5 years ago

Does this mean Ringgold can’t swim the 50 because he’s below the line? Or can he because he is in the 100 free?

Reply to  DRUKSTOP
5 years ago

What does the invited mean? They can swim right guaranteed or not? or is guareenteed swim only for 1-30th.

Lane 0
5 years ago

Texas will most likely lead after day 1, thanks mostly to the 500 free.
Cal will have a slight edge in the 400 IM and possibly 100 back on day 2, but Texas will have the 200 free in addition to the 100 fly where they will get mega points.
Same thing on day 3 with Cal having an advantage in the 200 back and possibly 200 breast, but Texas has an amazing 200 fly group along with potential scorers in the 1650.

I think it’s fair to say the Longhorns are the heavy favorites, even though Cal might have a (slight) advantage in the relays.

Jeff Van Gundy
Reply to  Lane 0
5 years ago

You are looking at the wrong school. USC actually looks better than Cal on the psych sheet and are in position to score a ton of points. Cal does usually go way faster at NCAAs though and moves way up from the psych sheet. Scary thing is that Texas does that also but they are already at the top. If Texas improves on their times and get anything from their divers they will be hard to beat. USC will be a factor.

Reply to  Lane 0
5 years ago

Just one BIG thing I’d like to point out that you’re forgetting… Texas is the only team that posted (and is returning) 2 in the A final of the 50 free last year. So they probably won’t be relying “mostly” on the 500s the first day.

I agree the relays will be very close between Texas and Cal, I think it will depend who can show up when the spotlight turns on though.

Should be a great one this year!

Reply to  Lane 0
5 years ago

I agree the Longhorns are heavy favorites with the targets on their backs. But anything can happen and the Pac-12 and SEC teams will be coming for them, looking for any breaks, opportunities, and cracks in the armor they can find! #GoBears #GoTrojans

Reply to  Lane 0
5 years ago

Lane O – Cal doesn’t have an advantage in the 2breast. Texas actually has the higher seed with Will Licon and could win the event. Otherwise I agree with your logic.

Licon – 2nd seed
Prenot – 4th seed
Katis – 16th seed (easily could be bumped out of 16 and won’t be a huge boost if there is one)

Most likely even if all do well from the event in a Texas vs. Cal mindset for a title. Im surprised no one has considered Georgia men for a title. More depth than ever. Wouldn’t be surprised for some upsets in the relays and individuals.

Reply to  !
5 years ago

Katis actually placed 5th in the 200 breast last year ahead of his 6th place teammate Josh Prenot. The probability of him getting bumped out of 16 is very low. Georgia does look very good but at the moment, I don’t see them beating Texas.

Jeff Van Gundy
Reply to  calswimfan
5 years ago

Anybody from Texas or Cal that is on the bubble will move up. They more than anybody else don’t rest much for conference and save everything for NCAAs. The article below from last year is proof. Texas scored 100 points more on day 1 than what they were seeded. Welcome to the Big 12 Champs Tri meet. Such an advantage.

Lane 0
5 years ago

Last year, I think 1:43.1 A made the A final in the 200 fly, not this year. 1:43.1 in the 19th seed.

Joel Lin
Reply to  Lane 0
5 years ago

That is incredible! Looks like it will take a sub 1:40 just to get into the top 3!

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