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:
- Official Psych Sheets (with cutlines)
- Invited Swimmers by Team (Doesn’t include relay-only swimmers)
- Eligible Relays
- Alternates List
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.
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
well this aged poorly
Initial reactions: USC with 2 swimmers. Wow. That huge recruiting class for nc state only netted one frosh. Texas frosh showed up. Stanford looks thin despite some big names. Lots of new foreign frosh and domestic frosh that were un-ranked qualified. Kentucky is all seniors. And I’d really like to see the men’s 1000 contested eventually. 🍻
Any news on NCAA, cancel or closed door?
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.
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.
Emmert said that it’s all upcoming championships, not just MBB and WBB. So you are correct.
NCAA March Madness basketball games will be played without fans
Only 16 200MRs invited.
Sole base on the qualifying times, not really invitations like D2 (used to be invitations)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Could they host behind closed doors?
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.
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?
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.
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
This is the way
It’s all going to be canceled, swimming, basketball, wrestling
Is it an option for Kieran Smith to swim all 5 relays and then only two individual?
No, 3 indivduals and 4 relay max
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.
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.
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.
If he goes 13 in the mile I’ll give him however many points he wants.
Dean could do it.
It would be very impressive, esp since he is not entered in the mile (swimming the 100 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free).
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)
Not sure how they can use him in the 200 medley relay
He swam fly on the 200 medley relay last year and split 20 low iirc
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.
Right. They used Eric Friese on the fly leg (20.59) at SECs with Davis anchoring.
Glad to see Aukai make the meet
Too bad he and Albert Gwo didn’t stay at cal…
“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?
200 breast. The 30th-ranked swimmer is not invited in the 200 free (though they are a top alternate).
What happens when swimmers get told by their university that they can’t compete? Does the alternate list get updated as folks get added?