Scoring the 2022 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Psych Sheets

2022 NCAA Division III Women’s and Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

With the official psych sheets now released to the public, it is time to score the 2022 NCAA Division III Championships. While the following projections are just that – projections – they give us some insight into the relative strengths of each team invited to the women’s and men’s meets.

While there are numerous variations from psych sheets seedings to actual scored points at every championships, Emory, Kenyon, Denison, Johns Hopkins, MIT, and Williams are some of the teams that come in with a lot of depth, year after year. This time around, ten-time defending women’s champions and 2019 men’s runners-up, Emory, lead the men’s psych sheet by 42 points and are seeded second by a mere 22 points in the women’s meet. Kenyon tops the women’s psych sheet and is seeded third on the men’s side.

There are another 310 points to be awarded in diving. The 53 divers invited to the championships were determined by performances achieved at the regional diving meets February 25-26.

PSYCH SHEET SCORING – INDIVIDUAL & RELAY SWIMMING EVENTS ONLY

(Note: these projections do not include diving.)

Women

Team Individual Points Relay Points TOTAL POINTS
Kenyon 224 180 404
Emory 218 164 382
Williams 208 146 354
Denison 202 144 346
Tufts 147 128 275
Pomona-Pitzer 98 112 210
MIT 76 104 180
St. Kate’s 110 40 150
Johns Hopkins 86 60 146
Bates 62 66 128
Bowdoin 39 72 111
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 72 34 106
Chicago 46 60 106
NYU 57 36 93
Wash U. St. Louis 34 42 76
Connecticut 32 38 70
Amherst 39 22 61
Hope College 31 26 57
Gustavus 23 32 55
Mary Washington 42 0 42
Nazareth 32 0 32
Albion 20 12 32
Trinity (TX) 3 22 25
Wheaton MA 22 0 22
CMU 20 0 20
Southwestern 5 6 11
TCNJ 11 0 11
UW-Stevens Point 11 0 11
Colby 7 0 7
Wellesley 6 0 6
St. Olaf 6 0 6
Swarthmore 4 2 6
Hamilton 5 0 5
Calvin 4 0 4
IWU 4 0 4
Middlebury 3 0 3
Pacific Lutheran 3 0 3
Whitworth 2 0 2
W&L 0 2 2
Smith 1 0 1

Men

Team Individual Points Relay Points TOTAL POINTS
Emory 228 148 376
Johns Hopkins 218 116 334
Kenyon 161 156 317
MIT 133 180 313
Williams 169 140 309
Denison 156 150 306
Chicago 83 92 175
Wash U. St. Louis 121 34 155
John Carroll 49 92 141
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 63 56 119
NYU 91 24 115
Calvin 36 76 112
Rowan 37 58 95
UWEC 49 30 79
Ithaca 50 14 64
Tufts 25 38 63
F&M 25 34 59
TCNJ 33 20 53
Whitman 42 0 42
CMU 12 30 42
Pomona-Pitzer 14 26 40
Bowdoin 20 14 34
Whitworth 28 4 32
Cal Lutheran 32 0 32
Trinity (TX) 15 14 29
Swarthmore 19 0 19
Amherst 19 0 19
Hope College 14 2 16
Coast Guard 14 0 14
Bates 8 0 8
Connecticut 8 0 8
SUNY Geneseo 7 0 7
USMMA 6 0 6
Birmingham Southern 6 0 6
Brandeis 6 0 6
Carthage 5 0 5
RWU 3 0 3
Catholic 3 0 3
Stevens 3 0 3
Millsaps 2 0 2
Caltech 0 2 2
Colby 1 0 1
Case Western 1 0 1

 

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SwimmerGuy6
5 months ago

NCAA Invite Time Comparison

By Event
2020 (Last DIII Psych Sheet) vs 2022

500 Free
4:30.11 vs 4:29.18

200 IM
1:50.17 vs 1:49.66

50 Free
20.35 vs 20.27

200 Med Relay
1:30.00 vs 1:29.35

200 Fr Relay
1:21.76 vs 1:21.32

400 IM
3:56.75 vs 3:57.65

100 Fly
48.44 vs 48.36

200 Free
1:38.62 vs 1:38.92

400 Med Relay
3:18.16 vs 3:18.14

200 Fly
1:48.89 vs 1:48.83

100 Back
49.08 vs 48.63

100 Breast
55.03 vs 54.86

800 Fr Relay
6:42.91 vs 6:39.35

1650 Free
15:45.81 vs 15:38.65

100 Free
44.83 vs 44.66

200 Back
1:47.81 vs 1:47.87

200 Breast
2:00.88 vs 2:00.10

400 Free Relay
3:01.26 vs 3:00.30

Bayliss
5 months ago

the disparity between the 100 Fly and the 200 Fly on the men’s side is pretty interesting. No one under 1:46 in the 200 fly but 10 47’s.

Rachel Wander
Reply to  Bayliss
5 months ago

A lot of 100 flyers are sprinters who don’t swim the 200 fly. My team has a 47 who swims the 50/100 Free. Of the people with 47s, I think only two swim the 200 fly and of those, only one has a 1:46. On the other side, the top seeded 1:46 only has a 48 in the 100 fly.

YourLocalD3Swimmer
5 months ago

God does it feel great to have the NCAA D3 Championships back 😁. Wishing all the seniors and 5Y seniors who didn’t get to swim these past 2 years the best of luck!

ACC
5 months ago

Just to look at something other than the score, I checked how many swimmers each team has who *aren’t* seeded to score points. I thought that might give some insight into which teams have room to grow if they have a good meet.

Men’s side:
Emory 1
Johns Hopkins 3
Kenyon 7
MIT 3
Williams 3
Denison 4

Women’s side:
Kenyon 5
Emory 3
Williams 4
Denison 7
Tufts 4

Based on that it seems that Kenyon has the most room to grow on the men’s side by a pretty significant margin, and on the women’s side, Denison has the most room.

Say's Phoebe
Reply to  ACC
5 months ago

I think it’s best to look at these swimmers one at a time. For example, for Kenyon, Black and Brooks are both in the meet as legs on the 200 and 400 free relays. They are both really good swimmers and either (or both) of them could score in individual events. However, there are 68 invitees in the 50; Brooks is seeded 33rd and I don’t se an invite for Black. In the 100 free there are 58 invitees and Kenyon’s relay swimmers are seeded 35th (Black), 39th (Brooks), and 46th (Hong, same situation as a 2MR swimmer).

It’s really steep for the relay only swimmers if they race individual events. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a four day meet… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Say's Phoebe
D3 fun
5 months ago

Why not include diving in the projections? Diving can bring huge points and change the meet especially when it’s so close.

ACC
Reply to  D3 fun
5 months ago

There’s no good way to project seeds in diving outside of regions. You could compare scores but that’s so dependent on the judges at the individual regional meets.

Noah Wombert
5 months ago

Wow! Who would have that going into the season the mens meet could come down to just a few tight races and relay point swings. Here’s a couple of my observations—

– Close on paper but not sure anybody has the firepower to beat Emory. Never rest their top guys for conference and still are leading the psychs. Goudie, Hamilton, and Pema are all arguably favorites to win individual titles and can come together to make noise on relays.

– I expect the Denison Kenyon rivalry to continue throughout NCAAS. Both teams looked sharp the NCAC’s and if they can get their depth to really show up they can threaten the top teams. Kenyon has more heavy hitters with… Read more »

Human from future
Reply to  Noah Wombert
5 months ago

Poggers prediction

Jason
Reply to  Noah Wombert
5 months ago

Interesting takes all around…but there’s no one named Huang on JHU? Perhaps you meant Castagno? He’s having a solid season, and has the potential to score in all of his individuals

THEO
5 months ago

Raise your hand if in 2021 you had Denison in 6th place for this years championship…

Honestly their team isn’t even bad it’s just that this whole top cohort of teams really stepped up. MIT and Williams really surprised me at their conference championships.

(And yes, I know diving could boost them up a bit, but being seeded 6th is wild!!)

Say's Phoebe
5 months ago

For the men’s meet without any consideration of diving. (And Q: was the diving in the psych sheet scored?)

7th and 8th: I put Wash U slightly ahead of Chicago. These are both really good teams but I think that Wash U has more opportunities to score. Clasen, Kiselnikov and Ssengonzi are great, but I think that Edwards, Hao, Katz, Kelber, and Ma have more opportunities.

6th: MIT. Another excellent team, super exciting to see a team built around the relays. However, I don’t think that they can hold onto 180 relay points from the psych sheet, so I’m picking them 6th, with clear separation from the teams below them.

5th: Williams. On paper they look really good, but… Read more »

Andy
Reply to  Say's Phoebe
5 months ago

This scoring did not take diving into account, and for once Kenyon will get major men’s points here. Zavaletta could win both boards, and their other two divers will probably score some points too. I think that alone leaps them over Denison, and puts them potentially in contention– though Emory will be tough to beat. Simmons will score some diving points for Denison, but not enough this year.

Say's Phoebe
Reply to  Andy
5 months ago

Thanks. I see Emory with 18 swimmers and 1 diver. if I’m reading the DIII meet manual correctly Emory made their scratch on Feb 28th.

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