Pre-Selection Entry Lists for 2017 Men’s NCAA Championships Revealed

The pre-selection entry list for the 2017 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships is out, giving us a first look at possible NCAA swimmer, and event, choices. While this sheet doesn’t tell us who has been invited to the championship, SwimSwam’s Andrew Mering has projected the field here, which shows that everyone ranked 29th or higher in an event will go, as well as the first 2 swimmers from the 30 line. Once invited individually, a swimmer is eligible to swim any other event in which he has at least a “B” cut, regardless of where he’s ranked in those other events.

For these lists, coaches were required to specify the 3 events in which they hope to enter their swimmers, though they were not required to cut down to the roster limit of 18. Even once the selection sheets are revealed (likely Tuesday), they could still be impacted by illness, injury, or teams adding divers to their NCAA rosters and going over the 18-swimmer limit.

The Cal men lead the way with 17 qualifiers, and already have had a diver earn a spot at NCAAs. That doesn’t require them to have to cut anyone yet, but if they were to qualify 2 more (divers only count as half of a roster spot), they’d have a decision to make. Texas, meanwhile, the presumptive NCAA favorites, only have 15 qualified this season, which is down from the 17 swimmers qualified last year.

Teams also have the option to bring un-invited relay only swimmers to the meet, which impacts their roster limits. Cal won’t be able to do so without making a cut elsewhere.

Teams with double digit invites are below. Click here to see the full team-invite rankings.

  • Cal – 17
  • Texas – 15
  • Stanford – 14
  • Florida – 13
  • Auburn – 11
  • Louisville – 10
  • NC State – 10
  • USC – 10
  • Georgia – 10

More analysis to follow.

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He Gets It Done Again
5 years ago

Some interesting choices in addition to the ones already written about:

-Justin Ress dropping 200 IM to attempt a 200 back/100 free double on the last day
-Blake Pieroni and John Shebat dropped the 200 IM for the 50 free
-Jan Switkowski picks 200 free over 100 fly or 400 IM
-In addition to Long Gutierrez, Dylan Carter is also not attempting the 100 fly/200 free double
-Dean Farris dropped the 100 free for the 200 back

Inquiring mind
5 years ago

How are relays determined?

E Gamble
5 years ago

Joseph Schooling is joining Caeleb And Ryan in the 50 free. This is strategically done. Texas is trying to win. ☺

5 years ago

Just wondering has any team ever won all 5 relays at NCAAs?

Reply to  NCAA
5 years ago

Stanford Women 2017

Reply to  Braden Keith
5 years ago

Awesome, Thanks! How about on the Men’s side?

Reply to  NCAA
5 years ago

You can comb through here and see. At a quick glance Stanford did it in 1992; there may be more.

Reply to  NCAA
5 years ago

Pretty sure the Stanford ’92 team is it.

Swimmer A
5 years ago

I think the one sleeper in the mix is Georgia. They’re not seeded as high here, but they definitely did not show all their cards at SECs. Look for them to fight with Indiana, NC State, and Florida for a top 5 finish.

Reply to  Swimmer A
5 years ago

agree they didn’t show their hands, but not sure about they can hang with NCST or UF

5 years ago

It’d also be interesting to have a number-of-swims figure to compare to number of swimmers.

Reply to  Ebmarah
5 years ago

I added a number of swims count to the end of the scored psych sheet article:

swim fan
5 years ago

are we going to get a pick em game up soon?

5 years ago

Someone score this

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