SwimSwam Pulse: Only 30% Pick Virginia To Win Women’s ACCs

SwimSwam Pulse is a recurring feature tracking and analyzing the results of our periodic A3 Performance Polls. You can cast your vote in our newest poll on the SwimSwam homepage, about halfway down the page on the right side, or you can find the poll embedded at the bottom of this post.

Our most recent poll asked SwimSwam readers to predict the winner of the women’s ACC Championship:


Question: Who will win the 2018 Women’s ACC Championship?

  • Louisville – 41.0%
  • Virginia – 30.7%
  • NC State – 19.8%
  • Notre Dame – 4.1%
  • North Carolina – 3.6%
  • Other – 0.8%

About 4 out of 10 voters predicted Louisville to win the women’s ACC Championships, with only 30% picking eventual champions Virginia.

Our poll did run through some days of the meet, which could have boosted numbers for those top two, who led much of the meet. The ACC is a notoriously loyal fandom in these polls, though, which is why an injury-riddled NC State team still took 20% of the vote and major underdogs Notre Dame and North Carolina still took home double-digit votes each.

Virginia ultimately won the meet by a wide margin of almost 250 points. Louisville was second, NC State third, UNC fourth and Duke fifth.


Below, vote in our new A3 Performance PollIn light of Caeleb Dressel‘s 1:38.1 IM, we’re asking what Dressel would go in a 200 yard freestyle, if he swam it at NCAAs:

What would Caeleb Dressel go in a 200 yard free at NCAAs?

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In defense of the poll, a first glance at the psyche sheets certainly justified the pre-meet numbers BUT wow, UVA certainly made the meet exciting! Congrats to them and a shout out to all of those members of the ACC “Loyal Fandom” (unc fan with horns & uva dad with pony were my faves!)

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