Early Tuesday morning, the NCAA released their pre-cut psych sheets for the 2016 Women’s NCAA DI Championships. At the NCAA Championships, only the top 16 swimmers in each event scores points. Points are doubled for relay events.
California will be competing to defend their NCAA title. If they win this year, it will be their fifth national championship in program history. Despite not having Missy Franklin this season, the Golden Bears are still projected to win, although it is expected to be a very close meet.
Stanford’s depth and relay strength has them projected to be in second place going into the meet, only 23 points behind California. Virginia is sitting in third place with 313 projected points.
The projected team scores will change around a little bit once diving scores can be added in. With three diving events at the NCAA Championships, a good diver or two can make a huge impact on the outcome of the meet.
Below is a breakdown of the points awarded for each event at the NCAA Championships:
A Final Points For Individual Events
1. 20 (40 relays)
2. 17 (34 relays)
3. 16 (32 relays)
4. 15 (30 relays)
5. 14 (28 relays)
6. 13 (26 relays)
7. 12 (24 relays)
8. 11 (22 relays)
B Final Points For Individual Events
1. 9 (18 relays)
2. 7 (14 relays)
3. 6 (12 relays)
4. 5 (10 relays)
5. 4 (8 relays)
6. 3 (6 relays)
7. 2 (4 relays)
8. 1 (2 relays)
This list is based off of the NCAA’s Pre-cut psych sheet published on the morning of Tuesday, March 1st. Click here to view that psych sheet. The 2015 Women’s NCAA Championships will take place in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center on March 17th.