Editor’s Note: SwimSwam is not on the voting panel for the CSCAA Dual Meet Rankings, but the rankings are posted as a courtesy to the CSCAA. See our most recent men’s Power Rankings here.
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has released its latest men’s dual meet poll for Division I, and the top of the class is starting to take shape.
The CSCAA now has Texas ranked #1, coming off a weekend in which the Longhorns were impressive at their home invite. Just behind are the defending NCAA champion Cal Bears.
It’s looking more and more like a Texas-Cal rematch for the NCAA title this year, so it makes sense that the two would sit atop the CSCAA poll, which doesn’t predict NCAA finish order but is based on which teams would beat each other in head-to-head dual meets based on the results so far this season.
The Georgia men, who were outstanding at their own home invite, have risen to third, displacing former #1-ranked Florida down to fourth. Another big riser is Louisville, which jumps up to 5th place in the latest poll.
Biggest risers: Auburn (+9), Georgia (+9)
Biggest fallers: NC State (-7), Alabama (-7)
Full press release and rankings, 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 nine 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. Rankings 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 December 11, 2014
- Ohio State
- Virginia Tech
- Southern California
- North Carolina State
- Florida State
Also receiving votes: Denver, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Purdue, South Carolina
CSCAA NCAA Men’s Division I Swimming and Diving Team Poll Committee
Chair: Bill Roberts, United States Naval Academy; Chad Craddock, University of Maryland Baltimore County; Braden Holloway/Gary Taylor, North Carolina State University; Jeff Commings, Swimming World Magazine; McGee Moody, University of South Carolina; Vic Riggs, West Virginia University; Dan Ross, Purdue University; Brian Schrader, University of Denver; Dorsey Tierney-Walker, Arizona State University