No change at the top: Emory women, Kenyon men lead Dec. 10 CSCAA rankings

Note: SwimSwam is not a part of the voting committee, and these rankings are posted as a courtesy to the CSCAA.

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America has released its latest NCAA Division III dual meet polls, where the top contenders have stayed remarkably stable at the top.

The women of Emory still lead, while the Kenyon men also retain their #1 ranking.

The stability at the top goes even deeper than that, though. On the women’s side, the entire top 6 teams are unchanged from the November 19 poll. That group includes most of the national powerhouses, Emory, Kenyon, Denison, Johns Hopkins, Washington University and NYU.

Meanwhile in the men’s ranks, the top 3 of Kenyon, Denison and Emory have also remained stable.

 

Press release courtesy of the CSCAA:

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Team Rankings are voted on by a committee of CSCAA member coaches.    The rankings will be released on a monthly basis throughout the 2014-15 season.

The CSCAA DIII Rankings Committee will produce in-season rankings of the 25 best performing NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving teams in rank order at the time of each poll.  The poll is not designed to predict the results of the NCAA Championship, but rather which teams would win head-to-head against other teams in the country. Ranking are based on performances that have taken place since the previous poll and include invites as well as dual meets.

CSCAA NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Team Ranking as of December 10, 2014

DIII Women

  1. Emory
  2. Kenyon
  3. Denison
  4. Johns Hopkins
  5. Washington University
  6. NYU
  7. (tie for 7th). MIT
  8. (tie for 7th). Stevens Institute of Technology
  9. Williams
  10. University of Chicago
  11. Carnegie Mellon
  12. Gustavus Adolphus
  13. Wheaton College, IL
  14. Pomona-Pitzer
  15. Claremont Mudd Scripps
  16. Connecticut College
  17. Middlebury
  18. University of Rochester
  19. Amherst
  20. Washington and Lee
  21. Wisconsin- Whitewater
  22. Keene State
  23. SUNY Geneseo
  24. Wellesley
  25. Trinity, TX

Also receiving votes: DePauw, Franklin & Marshall, Grove City, Mary Washington, Wisconsin- Stevens Point, Worcester Polytechnic

DIII Men

  1. Kenyon
  2. Denison
  3. Emory
  4. MIT
  5. Johns Hopkins
  6. NYU
  7. TCNJ
  8. Washington University
  9. Williams
  10. DePauw
  11. Stevens Institute
  12. University of Chicago
  13. Carnegie Mellon
  14. Keene State Amherst
  15. Amherst
  16. Claremont Mudd Scripps
  17. Wabash
  18. Connecticut College
  19. St. Olaf
  20. Calvin
  21. Tufts
  22. Rowan
  23. Pomona-Pitzer
  24. Gettysburg
  25. Case Western

Also receiving votes: Mary Washington, Ohio Northern, University of Rochester, SUNY Geneseo, Trinity (TX), Washington & Lee, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

CSCAA Division III Team Ranking Committee

Regional Chairs:  Beth DeLaRosby, Carthage College; Matthew Vandermeid, Misericordia; Nikki Kett, Johns Hopkins University; Peter Solomon, Wesleyan University; Jake Taber, Albion

Regional Representatives:  Noah Beck, SUNY Geneseo; Jon Carlson; Gustavus Adolphus; Scott Felix, Union College; Charlie Griffiths, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps; JP Gowdy, Pomona-Pitzer; Jason Weber, University of Chicago; Emily Wylam, University of Rochester

Media Rep: Jason Marsteller, Swimming World Magazine

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