California pulled 5 of our top 20 recruits. All five scored in each of their 3 NCAA meets. None scored less than 70 points. And the class scored 529.5 total.
McHugh was perfect in the post-season in both breaststroke events at both Big Tens and NCAAs, while Michigan won the 2021 Big Ten title.
Things are very much still up in the air between Cal and Texas, two teams with consistent NCAA track records and plenty of time left to drop this season.
It’s hard to gauge the firepower for the top five teams or so this year with the truncated season, but Indiana looks to have a slight edge.
Texas’s Jordan Windle and Miami’s David Dinsmore have won the last three NCAA platform titles, and were separated by just 6.25 points last year.
Kentucky’s Danny Zhang won the 3-meter springboard in a tough Zone C, which would have earned an NCAA invite, if the meet weren’t canceled.
Hoosiers’ Bruno Blaskovic, Wildcats’ Federico Burdisso and Boilermakers’ Greg Duncan are this week’s honorees.
Ohio State’s Paul DeLakis was named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week, while Purdue’s Greg Duncan and Keelan Hart earned Diver and Freshman of the Week nods.
Emma Ivory-Ganja clinched a spot in the women’s 3-meter finals after finishing third in her semifinal group at the FINA Calgary Grand Prix.
Indiana’s men went 1-2 on 1-meter to open the Zone C Diving Championships, while several top-10 contending teams qualified divers to NCAAs.
Gophers’ Bowen Becker and Max McHugh and Boilermakers’ Greg Duncan earn Big Ten men’s weekly awards.
Tennessee’s Colin Zeng won the 1-meter, Texas’ Jordan Windle took the 3-meter title and Purdue’s Brandon Loschiavo was first on the platform at the Texas Diving Invitational.
Townley Haas and the Texas Longhorns are the returning #1s… right? Our first-place votes are surprisingly split in our preseason NCAA men’s Power Rankings.
Duncan had originally planned to transfer to Arizona, but a change of coach there led him to Purdue.
Peruvian National Record-holder Jose Neumann will suit up for the University of Arizona in 2018-19.