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.
This article only discusses scores based on the women’s rankings, which you can find here. For the men’s version of the scores based on midseason rankings, click here.
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