Early Tuesday morning, the NCAA released their pre-cut psych sheets for the 2015 Women’s NCAA Championships. At the NCAA Championships, only the top 16 swimmers in each event scores points. Points are doubled for relay events.
After scoring out the meet without diving, the California Golden Bears are the favorite to win the meet by 137 points over the Georgia Bulldogs. Based on the psych sheet, Cal is expected to score in every event except the 100 breaststroke. Their biggest event on paper is the 200 IM, with 54 points. They also have 6 other events where they are expected to score at least 40 points as a team.
Georgia will be competing for their third consecutive NCAA title and 7th NCAA title in program history. The Cal Bears are going for their fourth national championship in program history. The last time they won an NCAA title as a team was 2012.
This list 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.
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 3rd. Click here to view that psych sheet. The 2015 Women’s NCAA Championships will take place in Greensboro, NC at the Greensboro Aquatic Center from March 19th to the 21st.