Scoring Out the 2013 NCAA Women’s Championship Psych Sheets

We haven’t seen the final post-cut psych sheets, but one area where there is certainty is surrounding the top-16 swimmers in each event that makes up the scorers. Below, we’ve scored out the meet, based on psych sheets, though there’s still some change that swimmers will scratch individual events, etc.

Based on the psych sheet scoring, I think a lot of people will be surprised at the top 4, which shows Georgia, A&M, Cal, and Florida, in that order. After the SEC Championships, there was plenty building momentum for the Bulldogs, and many people probably changed their minds about who was the “favorite,” but to be 41 points ahead of Cal is a surprise. Neither team was at a full rest, certainly, at their respective conference meet; the bonus for Cal is their upside. Georgia has three relays that are seeded #1 in the country (the three free relays) even without being rested. As compared to seed, the Golden Bears could move up much further.

Virginia, the ACC Champions, are seeded one spot behind North Carolina; again, we know that Virginia wasn’t rested for that meet. Also consider that diving isn’t factored into these scores, so schools like Missouri, Auburn, and Tennessee have a chance to make a big move up the rankings.

The Bulldogs, thanks to incoming transfer and All-American Laura Ryan, should extend their “predicted” margin over Cal even further. A&M and USC, other expected top-5 teams, also have very good diving groups. Teri McKeever’s group is going to have to be very, very good at NCAA’s if they want to pull off the three-peat.

(Note: this scoring was done before there were a few revisions to the psych sheets, though there were no changes that would have huge scoring implications, just a few points here-and-there.)

Georgia-GA 396
Texas A&M-GU 368
California-PC 345
Florida-FL 340
Southern Cali-CA 279
Tennessee-SE 266
Stanford-PC 238
Arizona-AZ 216
Minnesota-MN 192
Texas-ST 136
Indiana-IN 121
Auburn-SE 96
UNC-NC 88
Virginia-VA 59
Missouri-MV 43
Notre Dame-IN 39
Penn St-MA 37
Yale-CT 31
Columbia University-MR 29
Louisville-KY 29
Wisconsin-WI 25
Ohio St-OH 25
So. Methodist-NT 24
Arkansas-AR 19
Arizona St-AZ 17
UCLA-CA 16
Virginia Tech-VA 15
West Virginia University-WV 14
Florida St-FL 13
Princeton-NJ 9
LSU-LA 8
Miami (FL)-FG 7
Michigan-MI 7
Northwestern-IL 5
Wis.- Milwaukee-WI 5
Denver (W)-CO 4
Harvard-NE 2
NC STATE-NC 2

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The Grand Inquisitor

Agreed – it will be tougher for Cal this year than last. Last year Georgia also looked stronger on paper (if I recall correctly) but faded a touch at NCs in conjunction with a very clutch meet for the Bears. This year there are now two teams ahead of Cal (in theory at least). Of course it certainly can still happen for the Berkeleyites, but it looks like there are more things that will need to break their way.

USSwimFan

These psyche sheets are nice but as we all know…it ALWAYS comes down to relays….

chicagobear

51 points is a lot for Cal to make up to catch Georgia especially if Georgia also has an edge in diving. Does anyone know what the point gap last year going into the meet? Also is Laura Ryan an A-finalist in all 3 diving specialties?

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