Per the request of some of our commenters, we’ve gone through and scored out how the NCAA division 1 team battle would go based on the midseason rankings. It should be noted that a handful of teams were without some of their best swimmers. For example, Virginia was without reigning NCAA champ Leah Smith, while Michigan was without All-American Clara Smiddy, as those 2 swimmers missed midseason invited to focus on last week’s Short Course World Championships.
A FEW THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:
- Some swimmers were ranked in the top 16 in more than 3 events. We took their 3 highest finishes and dropped them out of the others, bumping the next fastest swimmers up into the top 16 and assigning scores accordingly.
- It should also be noted that swimmers were able to swim all 5 relays at these invites, which they won’t be able to do at NCAAs unless the only swim 2 individual events.
- Diving will play a role in the team scoring at NCAAs, which isn’t accounted for here.
NCAA WOMEN’S TEAM SCORES BASED ON MIDSEASON RANKINGS