NCAA Weekly Preview #10: What College Meets to Watch This Week

There are oftentimes too many meets to focus on in one week of the NCAA season. With all of the racing going on across the country this week, zone in on a few big ones that should produce fast swimming, great races, and more intrigue.

The weekly preview is meant to highlight big meets of the week, including any key races to watch, people coming back from injury or time off, or anything else you need to know. Let us know in the comments about other meets we didn’t talk about here, and why we should pay attention to them!

Note that these are just several meets that piqued our interest, and this is not a comprehensive preview for every single meet happening this week.


  • Date – 1/25 & 1/26
  • Hosts – Arizona State & Arizona

Why you should pay attention: Cal will travel to the desert for a Friday match-up with Arizona State and then a dual with Arizona the next day. We’re ramping up into championship season, with Pac-12’s about a month out– every meet will give us more intel on how Cal looks, and we may get some answers on Hugo Gonzalez‘s potential racing this season (though it would be surprising if he was able to figure out his eligibility/transfer formalities this quickly into the new semester). Cierra Runge of ASU will also be racing against the first NCAA program she was ever a part of, the Cal Bears. Distance specialists Kirsten JacobsenHannah Cox, and Brooks Fail from Arizona will try to target one of Cal’s weaker disciplines (especially on the women’s side).


  • Date – 1/25 & 1/26
  • Hosts – Arizona & Arizona State

Why you should pay attention: While Cal is at Arizona State, Stanford will be at Arizona. And vice versa. We haven’t seen the Stanford women race since last year (ha!) but we’ll be treated to two straight days of racing from them. In fact, it’s been over two months since the Cardinal women have raced in NCAA competition.


  • Date – 1/26
  • Hosts – NC State

Why you should pay attention: Two of the toughest teams in the ACC and the country will go to battle, with former NC State assistant Todd DeSorbo taking his Cavaliers to Raleigh. NC State has the upper hand on paper, but this is going to be a meet where we see people step up.


  • Date – 1/26
  • Hosts – Kentucky

Why you should pay attention: The in-state rivalry between Kentucky’s top teams will rage on this Saturday in Lexington. This is definitely Louisville’s meet to lose, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see Wildcats like Asia Seidt and Peter Wetzlar swim fast.


  • Date – 1/26
  • Hosts – Auburn, Tennessee

Why you should pay attention: The SEC has two grisly match-ups set for Saturday, one in Auburn and one in Knoxville. There are bound to be a ton of great races between these two dual meets.


Meet Date
Loyola @ La Salle 1/21
SIU, Ball State @ Indiana State 1/21
Towson @ Loyola 1/23
Fordham @ Iona 1/23
Cal @ ASU 1/25
Northwestern @ Louisville 1/25
New Hampshire @ Maine 1/25
Cincinnati @ Kenyon 1/25
Rhode Island @ Bryant 1/25
Virginia @ UNC 1/25
Seton Hall @ Saint Peter’s 1/25
St. Peters @ Seton Hall 1/25
Evansville @ Illinois State 1/25
South Dakota State @ Omaha 1/25
Stanford @ Arizona 1/25
Navy @ Columbia 1/25
Washington, Illinois State @ St. Louis 1/25
Penn @ Westchester 1/25
Cornell @ Bryant 1/25
Penn State @ Villanova 1/25
Youngstown State @ Ohio 1/26
Marist @ Bryant 1/26
Toldeo @ Miami (OH) 1/26
Monmouth @ Sacred Heart 1/26
Monmouth @ NJIT 1/26
Stanford @ ASU 1/26
Florida @ Auburn 1/26
Northeastern @ Central Connecticut 1/26
Northwestern @ Cincinnati 1/26
Oakland @ Cleveland St 1/26
Ohio @ Youngstown State 1/26
ODU, North Texas, TCU @ Incarnate Word 1/26
St. Bonaventure @ Binghamton 1/26
Providence @ Maine 1/26
VMI @ William & Mary 1/26
Villanova @ Connecticut 1/26
Houston, Vanderbilt @ Texas A&M 1/26
La Salle @ Mount St Marys 1/26
St. Louis @ Evansville 1/26
BC @ Boston University 1/26
Florida Atlantic @ FSU 1/26
Louisville @ Kentucky 1/26
Virginia @ NC State 1/26
West Virginia @ Iowa State 1/26
Indiana @ Purdue 1/26
Cal Baptist, Air Force @ Pepperdine 1/26
Rider @ Lafayette 1/26
Pitt @ St. Francis 1/26
Nebraska @ Illinois 1/26
FGCU @ FIU 1/26
Catholic @ Howard 1/26
St. Peters @ Siena 1/26
Arkansas-Little Rock @ OBU 1/26
Saint Louis @ Evansville 1/26
UC Davis @ San Jose State 1/26
Bowling Green @ Eastern Michigan 1/26
Cornell @ Brown 1/26
Bucknell @ Lehigh 1/26
South Dakota State @ South Dakota 1/26
St. Francis Brooklyn @ Colgate 1/26
Cal @ Arizona 1/26
Grand Canyon, Simon Fraser @ Idaho 1/26
Wagner @ LIU Brooklyn 1/26
Toledo @ Miami 1/26
Valparaiso @ Eastern Illinois 1/26
Manhattan College @ Iona 1/26
Cal Poly @ UC Santa Cruz 1/26
Gannon @ Canisius 1/26
Springfield College @ Holy Cross 1/26
Georgia @ Tennessee 1/26
Pacific @ UCSB 1/26
UW Milwaukee @ UW Green Bay 1/26
James Madison @ Richmond 1/26
Butler Invitational 1/27
Marshall @ James Madison 1/27
Butler Invite (St. Louis, Xavier, YSU, Western Illinois, IUPUI, Ball State) 1/27
UC Davis @ UC Santa Barbara 1/27
Loyola Marymount @ Alaska Fairbanks 1/25-1/26
Campbell, Marshall @ Liberty 1/25-1/26
Shamrock Invite (Notre Dame) 1/25-1/26
American, Army, Boston @ George Mason 1/25-1/26
Dartmouth Invite (Ramsden Invite) 1/25-1/26
Rutgers @ Nebraska 1/25-1/26
South Carolina Invite 1/25-1/26
Northern Arizona @ Boise State 1/25-1/26
BYU @ Utah 1/25-1/26
UC San Diego Invitational 1/25-1/26
Arkansas, Denver @ Georgia Tech 1/25-1/26
Tiger Invite (Missouri) 1/25-26

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GA can not stop UT GIRL VOLS. UGA men will also lose cause we has the best diver team in the NCAA! Go Man Vols


Awkward for Cierra Runge lol!


Very excited to finally see the Sanford women race. Wonder if there will be any surprises, and what events each women will swim.

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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