The Stanford women remain the top-ranked team in the final dual meet poll of the 2016-2017 season from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
It’s the second-straight year Stanford ends in the #1 spot. Last season, the Cardinal went on to finish 2nd in the NCAA Championships after DQing a relay early in the meet.
This year, Texas and Cal sit tied for second place. The Longhorns held that spot by themselves in the last poll after jumping to #1 in January after a win over Georgia. Now Cal and Texas are dead even in 2nd with Georgia third.
Very little changed from the last poll to this one. The biggest riser in the top 25 was UCLA, which moved from #21 up to #19. No team fell more than a single spot in the ranks heading into the conference rounds.
The full press release is below.
Note: The below press release is courtesy the CSCAA. SwimSwam is not a voting party in the polls, and are a subjective, in-the-moment ranking. They should not be confused with either our Swimulator rankings (an objective in-the-moment ranking) nor our Power Rankings (a subjective, project-ive ranking).
February 14, 2017 – For the second-straight year, the Stanford Cardinal conclude the dual meet season atop the Division I Women’s CSCAA / TYR Top 25.
Stanford capped a perfect 8-0 season with a dominating 177-123 win over previously second-ranked California. Stanford has won 15 straight dual meets dating back to its last visit to Cal in February 2015.
Cal finished the season 7-2 overall and 6-1 against the Pac-12 and the loss dropped the Golden Bears to third behind an 11-1 Texas team. The lone Longhorn setback came at Stanford. Texas’ season did include a signature win over 4th ranked Georgia, which finished the season 8-1.
California and Stanford will now turn their attention to the Pac 12 Conference Championships and next month’s NCAA Championships while Georgia will begin the SEC Championships today.