Queens Men, Women Lead Mid-Season Division II Swimulator Rankings

With the results all tabulated from the December invitationals, Queens University of Charlotte leads the way in both the men’s and the women’s rankings headed into the holiday break. Using our Swimulator, we have taken the top times so far this season and scored out a national meet. The calculation excludes the 1000 free and the diving events, both of which will influence the outcome at NCAAs.

The Royals lead the women’s rankings by just 19.5 points over Indianapolis, 517.5-498. Drury holds stead at third place with 416.5 points, while Colorado Mesa (260 points) leads the next group that includes West Chester, Carson-Newman, Nova S’eastern, Northern Michigan, Wingate, Wayne State, and Simon Fraser.

Queens earned 180 points from relay performances, posting the top times in the 200/400/800 free relays; they were second in the 400 medley relay and sixth in the 200 medley relay. Monica Gumina and Sophie Lange are the fastest in the nation so far this season in the 200 free and the 500/1650 free, respectively, but otherwise, the Royals come out on top thanks to their depth. Lange is projected to score 54 points, while Gumina (48), Tova Andersson (48), and Danielle Melilli (47) are also among the most prolific scorers.

UIndy projects to 156 relay points and has five swimmers among the top-10 point-earners: Marizel Van Jaarsveld (54), Andrea Gomez Espinosa (48), Katie McCoy (47), Krystal Caylor (46), and Johanna Buys (46). Buys is the top 50 freestyler, while Caylor and Leticia Vaselli also rank among the five fastest. Van Jaarsveld leads in the 200 IM and is second to Gomez Espinosa in the 400 IM.

Drury and West Chester both have 146 relay points at the mid-point of the season. The Panthers are in third place overall thanks to individual performances from Aurora Duncan and Bec Cross (44 points each) and Allison Weber (41 points), all of whom rank in the top 20 overall. Laura Pareja has the nation-leading time in the 100 back, while Weber is second in the 500/1650 free, Duncan is runner-up in the 200 fly, and Cross and Duncan are top-5 in the IM events. West Chester’s Ann Carozza tops the individual leader board with 60 points, with top performances in the 100 free, 100 fly, and 200 fly.

In the men’s rankings, the Royals lead by nearly 100 points. Queens accounts for 540.5 swimming points so far this season, followed by UIndy (433), Drury (367), Colorado Mesa (274.5), McKendree (226), Findlay (207), Grand Valley (205.5), and Florida Southern (182).

Queens has 180 relay points – 40 each from their top-ranked times in the 200/400/800 free relays, 34 from the second-place time in the 200 medley, and 26 from the sixth-place time in the 400 medley. They also have nation-leading performances thus far from Matej Dusa (50/100 free) and Luke Erwee in the 500 free. Erwee is also third in the mile. Alex Kunert ranks #2 in the 200 free and #3 in the 200 fly. Balazs Berecz is second in the 200 IM, while Jan Delkeskamp is #2 in the 400 IM. Five Royals rank among the top-10 point earners (Dusa-51, Delkeskamp-47, Kunert-44, Berecz-44, Erwee-44) while Skyler Cook-Weeks is 11th (41.5 points).

UIndy projects to 433 points overall, including 162 relay points. The Greyhounds have a ton of depth, as only Likith Selvaraj Prema ranks among the top-20 point-earners overall with 37. He ranks 1st in the 100 breast and second in the 200 breast. Otherwise, Indy has at least one (usually two) top-10 performers in every individual event except the 200 free. Their 200 medley relay is the fastest in the nation by 1.4 seconds.

Carson-Newman’s Ben Sampson is the top point-earner overall (53) with the #1 times in the 100 back and 200 back and the #6 performance in the 200 IM.

Women’s Rankings

Team Points
Queens (NC) 517.5
Indy 498
Drury 416.5
Colorado Mesa 260
West Chester 244
Carson-Newman 205.5
Nova S’eastern 199
NMU 162
Wingate 160.5
Wayne State 149
Simon Fraser 133
IUP 71.5
West Florida 65.5
Rollins 58
McKendree 47
Augustana (W) 44
Florida Tech 39
Grand Valley 38
TAMPA 27
Lynn 24
Azusa Pacific 22
Florida Southern 18
CSU East Bay 16
Truman St. 14
MSU Mankato 14
Fairmont 14
Mines 12
UNC- Pembroke 12
UMSL 12
Sioux Falls 12
St. Cloud St.-W 10
Lenoir-Rhyne 9
Oklahoma Christi 8
Lindenwood 7
Biola University 6
Emmanuel 6
Findlay 4
Chowan 3
Saginaw Valley 3
Gannon 2
Clarion 2

Men’s Rankings

Team Points
Queens (NC) 540.5
Indy 433
Drury 367
Colorado Mesa 274.5
McKendree 226
Findlay 207
Grand Valley 205.5
Florida Southern 182
Carson-Newman 143.5
Emmanuel 117
Wingate 116
NMU 108.5
Simon Fraser 106
UMSL 89
Bloomsburg 80.5
Oklahoma Christi 78.5
Lindenwood 58
Wayne State 45
St. Cloud St.-M 41.5
Missouri S & T 37
Florida Tech 26
Lewis 24
Lynn 14
Clarion 13
Mines 11
Concordia Irvine 9
West Chester 6
Henderson St. 6

 

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Richard
11 months ago

There are great dual meet teams, great conference teams, and great NCAA teams. Depends on many factors and philosophy of what is important to the Head Coach, which usually revolves around division and resources. The only indicator (since all teams can’t get together at the end) for who has the best team IMO, is to take every team’s 18 scorers from their conference/ncaa’s and use their top four individual events and plug them in along with the team’s top relay performance without going over seven total. “Usually” the top four at each of the divisional NCAA championships, will see this play out anyway with what I’m suggesting . After that, saying that 5th place at NCAA is the best 5th… Read more »

DrSwimPhil
11 months ago

You might want to re-run this next week, there’s still a few mid-season invites happening this weekend

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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