SwimSwam Pulse: 59% Had Picked Texas To Win NCAA Championships

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


Question: Who will win the men’s NCAA title?

  • Texas – 59.9%
  • Cal – 36.7%
  • Someone else – 3.4%

Nearly 60% of voters expected Texas to win the 2021 Men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving title, compared to 37% for Cal.

Just 3.4% of voters picked any other team. Typically, team and school loyalties pull hard in these poll results, so just 3.4% of voters showing support for their team or alma mater really drives home just how much of a two-team battle this meet should be.

Cal won the 2019 title, and things were shaping up for a showdown in 2020 before the coronavirus canceled the national meet. We’re currently four sessions in to the seven-session meet, with Cal leading but Texas set up to take over the lead in tonight’s finals session.


Below, vote in our new A3 Performance Pollwhich asks voters

Do you like timed final relays better or worse than the typical prelims/finals NCAA format?

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Mr Piano
1 month ago

If you had asked that question yesterday, it would have been a lot lower, but if you asked it today, it would have been higher lol

1 month ago

I don’t mind timed finals relays I just don’t like the spacing in between.

Reply to  50free
1 month ago

I agree. I think I like the timed finals, as it takes a few swims off for an already packed meet for swimmers, plus it halves the chance of relay DQs, which is always a feel bad for everyone. The downside is that then teams that aren’t seeded in the top 8 don’t have as much competition in their race. I’m totally fine with what they’re doing now with the spacing in between for all the covid reasons, but obviously it would be better with everyone using all the lanes.

1 month ago

3.4% of the voters are clearly haters….

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