In a margin that came down to just 6 votes, SwimSwam poll voters said that the California Golden Bears should have the #1 rank in the NCAA Power Rankings over the Texas Longhorns.
Per the request of some of our commenters, we’ve gone through and scored out how the men’s NCAA team battle would go based on the midseason rankings.
We’re now through the second round of NCAA midseason invites and it’s time to take a look at where the division 1 teams stand.
Lynch led by a nail at the halfway mark, but was able to outpace Hoffer to stretch his lead up to a couple of tenths through the back half.
The third and final prelims session of the 2017 UGA Invite wrapped up this morning with the Cal Bears continuing to look dominant.
Gonzalez’s time was not only the fastest time in the NCAA thus far by 2 seconds, but also the fastest time done by any swimmer this year, topping Chase Kalisz’s 3:39.45 from Winter Nationals.
Cal, Michigan, and Georgia continue to duke it out at the UGA Invite, giving swim fans a preview of what’s to come at the NCAA Championships.
Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey is still on fire. She dropped a full second from her best time to win the 200 IM, meeting the NCAA ‘A’ standard with a 1:53.48.
Powerhouses Cal, Michigan, and Georgia begin 3-day battle at the UGA Invite.
Andrew Seliskar is racing the 100 and 200 breast, but no 200 fly this weekend.
Chaparral took the Division 2 boys state title by over 150 points.
Much of the pre-season conversation about Cal’s Andrew Seliskar has been whether he will keep the 200 fly on his NCAA schedule or swap it out for the 200 breast. He swam and won both of those races Saturday against the Utes.
As in previous years, SwimSwam’s Power Rankings are somewhere between the CSCAA-style dual meet rankings and a pure prediction of NCAA finish order….
Incoming freshman Ryan Hoffer is a huge addition for the Bears and will play a big role on the relays in addition to being a key player individually. He’s already fast enough to have scored big in both sprints at 2017 NCAAs.
Caeleb Dressel will swim for his collegiate legacy in his senior year with the Florida Gators.