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
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.