Pac-12 and SEC Rule NCAA Women’s Champs Final Scores

At the men’s NCAA Championships, the University of Texas actually managed to single-handedly outscore the entirety of the Big Ten conference.

For the women, however, team champions Georgia finished with 414 points, a solid 250+ points behind the Big Ten conference combined.

While the SEC dominated the men’s meet, combining for over 1400 points which was well over DOUBLE what the 2nd place Pac-12 conference mustered up, it was a very different scenario on the women’s side. The Pac-12 and SEC were incredibly close for the women at their NCAA meet, separated by only 36 points.

The Pac-12 and SEC together, though, were incredibly dominant for the women. The top four teams, Georgia, Stanford, Cal, and Texas A&M, belong to these two power conferences. USC (6th) also reps to the Pac-12.

Next up was the ACC, led by 5th place Virginia and 8th place Louisville, along with 9th place North Carolina State. The Big Ten and Big 12 rounded out the “power” five conferences, with the Big Ten being led by Indiana and Michigan and the Big 12 by Texas.

Notably, at both the men’s and women’s NCAA meets, 13 different conferences scored.

While the SEC men showed up big-time, the Pac-12 women get the nod for most impressive NCAA performance. Though their points lead over the SEC was slim, the Pac-12 gobbled up the most points with only six teams scoring. The SEC had nine.

Conference Combined Points Scored
Pac-12 1,185.5
SEC 1,149.5
ACC 738
Big Ten 671
Big 12 90
Mountain West 70
America East 18
Ivy 11
Summit League 10
AAC 8
MPSF 4
MAC 3
Atlantic Sun 1

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James

I think it would be interesting to take swimmers (on every team) and score them by their home state (i.e. CA, TX, FL, etc.). Just to see what the landscape would look like if swimmers went to a University in their home state only…

Naturally there would be some give and take for athletes from states without a major University level swim program.

dmswim

I agree that this analysis would be interesting, but for a different reason. I think it would demonstrate what states have club programs that foster success not only in high school swimmers, but continued success once those swimmers go to college.

swamfan

that’s an awesome idea.

Soki Bili

How about points by country? Could be interesting.

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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