NCAA Reveals Pre-Selection Psych Sheets for Men’s Division I Championships

The NCAA has released the pre-selection psych sheets for the 2021 Men’s Division I NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. These lists don’t dictate who has been selected to the NCAA Championship meet, but they do tell us a few things.

For one, the pre-cut psych sheets show us event selection for swimmers fast enough to hit qualifying times in more than the maximum 3 individual entries for the meet. Swimmers had to narrow the lists only to the 3 events they intend to swim.

Further, because more than 16 swimmers will be chosen per event, this allows us to begin scoring the psych sheets.

And finally, these lists will allow us to project where the cutline will eventually fall.

There can still be changes from these entries. Official post-cut entries, if historical patterns follow, will be released Wednesday. After their official release, if a swimmer scratches within 24 hours, they will be replaced by an alternate. This is a different procedure from prior years, where athletes could be called up until the meet began, because of additional COVID-19 policies put in place by the NCAA.

In all, there are many fewer “pre-selection” entries than we normally see. That’s because several top teams aren’t racing this year (Arizona State, the entire Ivy League), while many mid-major programs are running their regular seasons and conference championships into March and April. We often see virtually every swimmer with a “B” cut wind up on these sheets, even if coaches know they won’t get a call-up, which usually means well over 100 pre-selection entries per event.

This year, because of fewer entries from the power teams and far fewer “B” cuts from mid-major programs, which have been more likely to delay their seasons, every individual event has 115 or fewer pre-selection entries.

SwimSwam will break these entries down, look for the most interesting choices, and project where the cutline and scoring will come out.

The men’s 2021 championship meet will run from March 24-27, 2021 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C.

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bobthebuilderrocks
3 months ago

WOW I THOUGHT IT WAS TODAY BUT WASNT SURE

bobthebuilderrocks
3 months ago

Casas 100 back no 400 IM. Very happy to see Braden Vines entered in the meet.

Bigboy21
Reply to  bobthebuilderrocks
3 months ago

No Carson Vs Casas in the 400 IM but Hugo will keep him honest, and don’t forget Big Bobby Finke as a smoky

Bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  Bigboy21
3 months ago

Yeah, I’m a little sad that we won’t get to see Foster vs Casas 400 IM, but oh well. Having a near second lead in a 100 yard race was too good for him to turn up i guess, plus at this point he must view himself as a backstroker primarily. Judging by Pac 12’s, Hugo’s got a bit more to give it seems, but Carson is still my pick in both IM’s.

Bigboy21
Reply to  Bobthebuilderrocks
3 months ago

What ? You would pick Carson in front of Shane and Hugo in the 200 IM???? Maybe you should check the psych sheets.

Bruh
Reply to  Bigboy21
3 months ago

Don’t forget David Schlicht

Ghost
Reply to  Bigboy21
3 months ago

Bigger story is Foster vs Foster in 4im

Joe
3 months ago

Notable from a quick look through:

  • Casas: 2 IM, 1 back, 2 back
  • K Smith: 5 free, 2 free, 1 free
  • Burns: 1 fly, 1 back, 2 fly
  • H. Gonzalez: 2 IM, 4 IM, 2 breast
  • Frankel: 1 fly, 2 fly (no 3rd event)
Jiggly Puff
Reply to  Joe
3 months ago

Anyone see if Staka is in a 3rd event, I only see 1Back and 1Free?

Bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  Jiggly Puff
3 months ago

200 IM

bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  Joe
3 months ago

Just noticed Pomajevich is in the same boat as Frankel, 100 and 200 fly from what I can see. Pretty weird considering the 4:10 from his freshman year, but oh well.

ArtVanDeLegh10
Reply to  bobthebuilderrocks
3 months ago

4:12

Bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  ArtVanDeLegh10
3 months ago

You’re right, my bad.

Austinpoolboy
Reply to  bobthebuilderrocks
3 months ago

Looks like Pom missed B cut by .03 in 500

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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