Texas is surging with a big win over Georgia, but no one can quite unseat Stanford at the top of our first Power Rankings of 2017. The Cardinal are still the team to beat, though midseason rest meets caused some major shakeups behind them.
Becca Mann was a double winner in two of her specialties–the 500 and 1000 freestyles–on Saturday afternoon in USC’s victory over Utah
Among the notable races to watch is the men’s 200 yard free, which will feature U.S. Olympic gold medalists Clark Smith and Townley Haas, as well as Stanford freshman standout Grant Shoults and Olympic champ Ous Mellouli.
Santo Condorelli had a win in the 50 free for USC, as the men battled to what was initially a tie with ASU on Friday. A later re-score gave the meet to Bob Bowman’s crew. The Trojan women were victorious over the Sun Devils.
The Trojans have brought in more than enough talent to keep their relays intact, and could easily find themselves matching or improving on their 6th place finish from last season.
The 200 medley relay is a fascinating mixture of storylines that should really center around a pair of rivalries from the Pac-12 and ACC.
The Trojan men were able to avenge last year’s loss while the women extended their streak to five straight over the Badgers
Madisyn Cox of Texas won the 200 IM at tonight’s Texas Invite, hitting the fastest time in the NCAA this season and leading the way for many strong swims.
Linnea Mack and the UCLA Bruins lead the women’s meet after two days at A3 Performance Invitational in Monterey Park, California.
Arizona men win 172-126 over USC; USC women defeat Arizona 156-144.
USC swept ASU in Tempe today, with both teams turning in B cuts and times currently ranked top ten in the NCAA.
After a strong sophomore season, Chelsea Chenault (in pool) will lead USC into what is expected to be a much improved team in 2015-2016
Apostalon’s best times are currently 21.76 in the 50 freestyle, 47.73 in the 100 freestyle, and 51.92 in the 100 backstroke.
Elizabeth Pelton is the top seed in the 200 backstroke, an event which could see four or more swimmers under the 1:50 barrier.
Missy Franklin could sweep all of her individual events at the Pac-12 Champs, although Elizabeth Pelton has been faster this season in the 200 IM and 200 back.