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 involved the men’s NCAA Championships:
Who will win 2016 Men’s DI NCAAs?
- Texas – 83.6%
- NC State – 4%
- Florida – 3.4%
- California – 5%
- Auburn – 4%
The men’s NCAA title never appeared in serious jeopardy, with Texas leading basically every poll for the length of the year. Perhaps the only surprise in these poll numbers is that the Longhorns didn’t poll higher – they took 83.6% of the total votes. Compare that to our Pick ‘Em Contest, where about 87% of entrants picked Texas to win.
Also surprising was how close the next four teams were. Cal had always seemed like the best challenger for Texas, with backstroke king Ryan Murphy leading the relays and Josh Prenot‘s ability to perhaps steal wins from Licon. But Cal only got about 14 more winner votes than NC State and Auburn in our poll.
Perhaps owing to a poor showing on the women’s side, Florida actually earned less winner votes than Auburn after the Gators beat the Tigers at SECs. Meanwhile NC State was riding high in psych sheet scores, but dropped from the top seed a few relays to ultimately take 4th after polling well in our A3 survey.
Below, vote in our new A3 Performance Poll, which asks voters to select the best performance on men’s NCAAs out of 5 record-breaking swimmers:
A3 Performance was founded in 2004 and is based in Wisconsin. A3 Performance was founded on the ideals that great products could be made and offered at great prices. Innovation and purpose is the focus of all product development. The swimmer is the focus of everything we do.
The A3 Performance Poll is courtesy of A3 Performance, a SwimSwam partner