NCAA Reveals Official Psych Sheets, Cutlines for 2020 Men’s NCAA Champs

2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships

  • Wednesday, March 25 – Saturday, March 28, 2020
  • IU Natatorium, Indianapolis, IN
  • Prelims 10 AM/ Finals 6 PM (U.S. Eastern Time)
  • SCY Format
  • Defending champs: Cal (1x) – results
  • Championship Central
  • Live Stream
  • Psych Sheets
  • Live results

The NCAA has released its official psych sheets (along with the invite line) for the 2020 Men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The meet itself will take place in two weeks, from March 25-28 in Indianapolis.

YOU CAN SEE ALL THE RELEVANT DOCUMENTS HERE:

Athletes who are invited are able to swim extra events where they have a B cut – those are the entrants below the invite line on the official psych sheets.

The cut-line fell exactly where we projected it – after line 29 in every event but the 100 breast and 200 breast.

Texas coach Eddie Reese has already revealed that his team will take 16 swimmers and 4 divers to stay under the NCAA roster cap. That means two Texas swimmers currently on the psych sheets will be removed, and the top two alternates (Braga Verhage of Tennessee and Ryan Baker of Virginia) will be added to the meet.

Previous coverage:

Pre-selection psych sheets

Projecting the cutline

Scoring the psych sheets

Full event coverage

Top seeds by event:

  • 500 free – Kieran Smith, Florida sophomore – 4:06.32
  • 200 IM – Shaine Casas, Texas A&M sophomore – 1:39.91
  • 50 free – Ryan Hoffer, Cal junior – 18.87
  • 400 IM – Hugo Gonzalez, Cal sophomore – 3:36.60
  • 100 fly – Maxime Rooney, Texas senior / Nicolas Albiero, Louisville junior – 44.83
  • 200 free – Kieran Smith, Florida sophomore – 1:30.11
  • 100 breast – Max McHugh, Minnesota sophomore – 50.67
  • 100 back – Coleman Stewart, NC State senior – 44.04
  • 1650 free – Bobby Finke, Florida sophomore – 14:12.08
  • 200 back – Shaine Casas, Texas A&M sophomore – 1:37.20
  • 100 free – Daniel Krueger, Texas sophomore – 41.26
  • 200 breast – Reece Whitley, Cal sophomore – 1:49.85
  • 200 fly – Nicolas Albiero, Louisville junior – 1:38.65
  • 800 free relay – Texas – 6:08.40
  • 200 free relay – Cal – 1:15.54
  • 400 medley relay – Texas – 3:01.51
  • 200 medley relay – Cal – 1:22.16
  • 400 free relay – Texas – 2:46.57

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Dbswims
1 year ago

Its amazing how the only top seed that is a senior is Rooney. A lot of sophomores.

Landrew
Reply to  Dbswims
1 year ago

Coleman Stewart too

fairisfair
Reply to  Dbswims
1 year ago

Coleman Stewart…

Dbswims
Reply to  fairisfair
1 year ago

Oof ima goof. I missed that somehow. I still thought he was a junior from last year

PACFAN
Reply to  Dbswims
1 year ago

I think he was 😳

ClubCoach
Reply to  Dbswims
1 year ago

Curious to see a breakdown of invited swimmers by class ie. freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

leisurely1:29
Reply to  Dbswims
1 year ago

The class was one of the least deep coming out of high school anyways… hell, Maxime was really the only one who projected to score back then.

JCO
1 year ago

There has been a lot of talk about Texas having so many qualifiers, but I’m curious as to what the smallest team to win an NCAA title in the last 15 years or so looked like. Does anyone remember a team that won that had an unusually small roster for a winning team (10-12 guys)?

Caleb
Reply to  JCO
1 year ago

Michigan won with 7 back in the 90s, no?

Ghost
Reply to  Caleb
1 year ago

Not true

Blackflag82
Reply to  Caleb
1 year ago

According to this article, they had 10 guys scoring: https://digital.bentley.umich.edu/midaily/mdp.39015071754944/749

I wouldn’t be surprised if the combination of 7 swimmers (individual and relays) would have been enough to win the meet though, and maybe that is where the misconception comes from. I mean they scored 1/3 of their points in just the 400 IM, 500 and 1650…that is insane

DLSwim
Reply to  JCO
1 year ago

UCLA men in 1982 with 9?

SwimObserver
1 year ago

“The cut-line fell exactly where we projected it – after line 29 in every event but the 100 breast and 200 breast.”

200 Breast or 200 Free?

B1G fan
Reply to  Jared Anderson
1 year ago

What happens when swimmers get told by their university that they can’t compete? Does the alternate list get updated as folks get added?

Taa
1 year ago

Glad to see Aukai make the meet

Foreign Embassy
Reply to  Taa
1 year ago

Too bad he and Albert Gwo didn’t stay at cal…

Thomas
1 year ago

Is it an option for Kieran Smith to swim all 5 relays and then only two individual?

sosa
Reply to  Thomas
1 year ago

No, 3 indivduals and 4 relay max

Steve Schaffer
Reply to  sosa
1 year ago

Actually swimmers are limited to 7 total events, of which a maximum of 3 can be individual events. So, YES, a swimmer could do 2 individual events and 5 relays.

DBswims
Reply to  Thomas
1 year ago

Yes, but it’s a bad idea because Smith can score a lot in so many events and putting him on a relay instead of an individual event could gain like 2 to 5 points in the relay but loses the 20-30 points he could score individually.

2 Cents
Reply to  DBswims
1 year ago

20 points is max for an event, so I doubt he could score 30 in an event… even if he goes 13 in the mile.

Pkwater
Reply to  2 Cents
1 year ago

If he goes 13 in the mile I’ll give him however many points he wants.

Snarky
Reply to  Pkwater
1 year ago

Dean could do it.

Dan
Reply to  2 Cents
1 year ago

It would be very impressive, esp since he is not entered in the mile (swimming the 100 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free).

leisurely1:29
Reply to  Dan
1 year ago

But throw in a 50 free in relay at night, and with prelims and finals that adds up to a broken 1650! (ignoring his numerous other relay swims he’ll be partaking in)

swimfan210_
Reply to  Thomas
1 year ago

Not sure how they can use him in the 200 medley relay

Riccardo
Reply to  swimfan210_
1 year ago

He swam fly on the 200 medley relay last year and split 20 low iirc

Dan
Reply to  swimfan210_
1 year ago

Do not think it is worth the points lost on his individual swims but he split 18.9 on the Free Relay so if Davis goes fly and Smith goes free or some other rearrangement.

Lane 8
Reply to  Dan
1 year ago

Right. They used Eric Friese on the fly leg (20.59) at SECs with Davis anchoring.

PsychoDad
1 year ago

IMO, there is little chance NCAAs will actually happen. The number of virus infections will be so overwhelming in next 2 weeks that they will be forced to cancel it. I hope I am wrong as I plan to go there, but it does not look good.

PsychoDad
Reply to  PsychoDad
1 year ago

We are shutting down all in-person social interactions for our family for 9 days this Friday (Spring break). We will watch movies, study, go to beach, parks, long walks and running. We have enough food. We will assess situation on March 22, but I do not expect schools to be opened. We will stop volleyball and swimming practices – all of that can wait.

My wife will have tough time surviving this virus if infected due to her respiratory deficiencies. We have to protect her with social “disengagement” for some time. I believe it is also a responsible thing to do not to overwhelm hospitals and make it more difficult for the most vulnerable to get help.

PsychoDad
Reply to  PsychoDad
1 year ago

Another option, if it is true that this virus is not heat resistant and will be killed by temperature of 27 degrees C, to move NCAAs to a warm state: Florida, Texas, or Arizona. It is 83 here in Austin today, although Texas lost last 2 held here, so not sure that is a good idea :). Kidding aside, that should be considered IMO.

Horns up
Reply to  PsychoDad
1 year ago

Look with all due respect I understand your concern for your wife I really do. But someone explain to me how it makes sense to limit spectators at an athletic event that lasts a couple of days when we are not stopping other more obvious ways of spreading germs like public transportation that happens 24 hours a day in some cities? It’s just not logical. All the fans will still be gathering somewhere else like a restaurant or hotel it’s stupid to even suggest such a thing.

calswimfan
Reply to  PsychoDad
1 year ago

Could they host behind closed doors?

PsychoDad
Reply to  calswimfan
1 year ago

That would reduce posibility of spreading the virus. But, I imagine some of locals, or swimmers and staff, younger ones, will come to meet carrying virus not knowing they are infected. Another swimmer gets infected and he does not know that or feels sick as it takes 4-5 days to start feeling sick. Then he goes home and his mother has cancer, or diabetis, etc., and she dies. Was it worth it? We have to think that way. I know some of young swimmers do not think that way, but they should.

Horns up
Reply to  PsychoDad
1 year ago

Seriously? You honestly think these people are staying in their homes? Schools are closing and where do you think the parents are taking their kids to germ infested daycare centers! If you were to suggest we all stay quarantined in our homes for two weeks then I would say OK that will definitely help the problem but limiting it to events here in there no it’s not helping. And spreading the fear of it canceling when you don’t even know if that’s happening it’s just sending panic unnecessarily To the athletes! Why don’t we just chill and wait and see?

PsychoDad
Reply to  calswimfan
1 year ago

Ok, last post on this… This is how I would do it:

1. Closed to public
2. Everyone tested upon arrival
3. Isolate as much as possible swimmers from locals and from swimmers of other teams
4. Recommend coaches and staff older than 60 stay home
5. No parties, award ceremonies, etc
6. All participants will isolate hemselves upon return home for 14 days

I know, drastic measures, but beats cancelation.

Taa
Reply to  PsychoDad
1 year ago

Eddie said at his press conference they would hold their own meet then. Hopefully they would invite Cal for a de facto national title meet

First to the 25
Reply to  Taa
1 year ago

This is the way

Amos
Reply to  PsychoDad
1 year ago

It’s all going to be canceled, swimming, basketball, wrestling

Joe
1 year ago

Only 16 200MRs invited.

Dan
Reply to  Joe
1 year ago

Sole base on the qualifying times, not really invitations like D2 (used to be invitations)

Swimnerd
Reply to  Joe
1 year ago

If you don’t have all 4 strokes at an elite level nowadays you can’t make the cut.

I feel like if you have 4 or more swimmers Individually qualified you should be able to create a relay where you don’t have the A/B cut.

Would be interesting for sure.

Fairness
1 year ago

Any news on NCAA, cancel or closed door?

Indiana Jones
Reply to  Fairness
1 year ago

Indiana Swimming just cancelled their USA Swimming Sr. State Meet this weekend at the IU Natatorium. Doubtful NCAA championships will be held there in a few weeks.

Bearly Breathing
Reply to  Fairness
1 year ago

Just announced that the basketball tournament games will be played without spectators. This is pretty huge. I expect the swimming championships will be the same.

joe
Reply to  Bearly Breathing
1 year ago

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/28885422/ncaa-says-tournament-go-fans

Emmert said that it’s all upcoming championships, not just MBB and WBB. So you are correct.

SwimDad
Reply to  Fairness
1 year ago

NCAA March Madness basketball games will be played without fans

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