In their first dual meet rankings of 2015, the Texas Longhorn men remain in the #1 position, unifying themselves with SwimSwam’s separate power rankings.
The Longhorn men did what they needed to hold that spot after beating #6 Auburn by 21 points and #2 Georgia by 16 points in back-to-back dual meets over three days.
They have one more big test, as Arizona (and SMU) will come to Austin for a two-day dual on January 30th and 31st.
After that top spot, the CSCAA’s rankings differ wildly from SwimSwam’s. Georgia has jumped up a spot to #2, Cal falls to #3, and Louisville rises to #4 since the CSCAA’s last publication. The biggest slide came from Florida, who fell from #4 to #7, despite having only one meet since the last CSCAA poll (a 173-126 trouncing of Florida State on the road).
The Gators have a big matchup against Auburn on Saturday that should give them a chance to preview the upcoming SEC Championships.
Below is the rankings and explanation, courtesy of the CSCAA.
CSCAA NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Team Rankings Supported by TYR
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division I Team Rankings are compiled by CSCAA-member coaches and one media member. The rankings will be released on a weekly basis throughout the 2014-15 season, alternating weeks between a men’s and women’s team ranking.
The CSCAA DI Poll Committee will produce in-season rankings of the 25 best performing NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving teams in rank order at the time of each poll. The poll is not designed to predict the results of the NCAA Championship, but rather which teams would win head-to-head against other teams in the country. Ranking are based on performances that have taken place since the previous poll and include invites as well as dual meets.
CSCAA NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Ranking as of January, 22 2014
- North Carolina State
- Ohio State
- Virginia Tech
- Texas A&M
- Southern California
- North Carolina
- Florida State
Also receiving votes: Georgia Tech, Penn State, Virginia, Yale