The story of this year’s NCAA championships was the performance of Cal’s sophomores.
After spending the entire year tracking and projecting the men’s NCAA Championships, it’s time to look back at how our Power Ranks held up. Spoiler alert: it’s not great, thanks to major overperformers like Harvard and Ohio State.
SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the Friday night emotion.
The NC State Wolfpack are on the prowl for their third 400 free relay title in the last four years.
Conference Championships brought some major shakeups to our final edition men’s Power Ranks, though our #1 rank continues to be an uneasy split between Texas and Cal.
Over the last two years, Texas has brought in the #2 and #1-ranked recruiting classes, both centered around one event: the 200 free.
IU continues to look strong as they head into the final day of competition. Along with them, Minnesota’s Bowen Becker and Michigan’s Charlie Swanson look to contend for double wins against the Hoosiers.
The IU Hoosiers still maintain their big lead heading into day 3 finals. Heading the Hoosiers is Ian Finnerty, who already broke his own B1G record in the 100 breast. Charlie Swanson also reps Michigan in the 400 IM.
Today we’ll get to see NCAA record holder Ian Finnerty swim his best event, the 100 breast, where he holds the meet record in 50.72.
Gus Borges’ father won the Big Ten title in the 50 free for Michigan in 1993. 26-years later, he’ll try to do the same.
Michigan’s Gus Borges is the top seed in the 50 free and split 18.40 as a relay anchor for Michigan on Wednesday evening.
More upheaval at the top! For the second straight men’s Power Rankings, we have a new #1 as the battle for the NCAA title continues to tighten.
Zach Yeadon of Notre Dame will swim the men’s 1650 on the final night in Columbus.
The battle for #1 is heating up, with at least three teams in contention, and our staff is split across the top of the NCAA.
After winning the 200 breast, Lilly King will look to give the Big Ten some more big points today in the women’s 100 breast.