Texas Longhorns Top First Men’s Division I CSCAA Poll For 2015-16

Editor’s Note: SwimSwam does not participate in the voting for the CSCAA Poll.

The Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has unveiled their first men’s rankings of the 2015-2016 season. The defending NCAA Champions currently sit on top of the rankings with 225 points. The Longhorns took down Indiana and Florida in their first official meet of the year, swimming long course on the first day of competition and short course yards on the second day. Townley Haas and Clark Smith dominated the distance events at that meet, posting some of the fastest times of the year so far.

The Longhorns also made headlines during their intrasquad meet where a majority of their team posted times that would have scored at the NCAA championship’s last year. The results, however, were never officially submitted so the times could not be considered for the CSCAA’s rankings.

California, Florida, Georgia, and NC State round out the top 5 in the first rankings of the year.

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) NCAA Division I Team Rankings are compiled by CSCAA-member coaches. The rankings will be released on a weekly basis throughout the 2015-16 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. The committee does not consider teams that have yet to post official times in the current college season for the first poll.

CSCAA /TYR DI Men’s Swimming and Diving Top-25

Rank Team Points
1 Texas 225
2 California 216
3 Florida 204
4 Georgia 194
5 NC State 189
6 Auburn 184
7 Stanford 164
8 Michigan 163
9 Indiana 152
10 Alabama 149
11 Tennessee 127
12 North Carolina 115
13 Wisconsin 110
14 Louisville 98
15 Missouri 91
16 South Carolina 88
17 Arizona State 77
18 Southern California 65
19 Duke 60
20 Minnesota 53
21 Arizona 51
22 Florida State 23
22 Virginia Tech 23
24 Utah 18
25 Navy 14

Also Receiving Votes:
Brigham Young 14 , Kentucky 9 , Grand Canyon 7 , Air Force 7 , Texas A & M 7 , Purdue 5 , Denver 4 , Ohio State 2 , Eastern Michigan 1 , Georgia Tech 1

MEN’S DI POLL COMMITTEE:

Chair: Bill Roberts, Navy; Committee: Chad Craddock, UMBC; Vic Riggs, West Virginia; Mandy Commons-Disalle, Cincinnati; Dave Salo, Southern California; McGee Moody, South Carolina; Brian Schrader, Denver; Gary Taylor, NC State

About: 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 2015-16 season, alternating weeks between a men’s and women’s team ranking.

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PAC12BACKER

All the PAC 12 teams are ranked in the top 25. Not convinced of ASU being a top 20 team yet, and ahead of the USC Trojans at this time (come on). Utah will be hard pressed to hold that #24 ranking. With the departure of Nick Soedel & Fernandes their once strong sprint team, plus 4 of 5 relays are way down. They need a large increase in talented recruits once Kiraly leaves this season or all the program gains they made in recent years may be lost. BYU and Denver with more votes that Ohio State, go figure.

swimfan

I think the poll is based of the duel meet results up to this point. I agreed with you on Utah! I hope they can develop the young sprinters to get their relays ready to go. USC shouldn’t rank high at this point… yes yes I get it, they will have all their studs by March.. but they aren’t a good team this time around. Ohio State needs to swim a real dual meet.. Their schedule is so weak!

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