Every year the best of the best of each NCAA division get together to determine what team will reign supreme. In Division II there has been a lack of uniqueness with the victors as the Drury Panthers have won the past 9 championships on the Men’s side, and 5 out of the last 7 championships on the Women’s Side. But, a new era of Division II swimmers have entered the ranks and this may prove to be one of the most difficult years for Drury to defend it’s title.
SwimSwam was provided with a breakdown of what the outcome would be for the NCAA Division II Championship would be if everything fell into place just like it says in the Psych Sheet. This predictions therefore are based off of prior swims and not what we believe that these swimmers will go when they reach Geneva, Ohio next week. We all know that once you leave the blocks anything can happy; at national level meets .1 can be the difference between 1st and 9th. So without further a do, here is the break down:
Our predictions put both Drury teams on top once again, but with a smaller margin to work with then they have had in the past. Queens looks to be a very solid contender for 2nd place on both the men’s and women’s side, and may give Drury a run for their money on the Women’s side in particular. Wayne State has made a solid comeback in the latter half of the season (due to their times, SwimSwam did not have them in the top 25 of our Mid-season Power Rankings) and looks to contend with Queens for second in the men’s meet. They are also in a battle for second on the women’s side with Queens, but the Lady Royals have a little cushion to work with.
|28||Colorado School of Mines||12|
|15||CSU East Bay||95|