Texas Men, Florida Women Top Latest CSCAA Dual Meet Polls

Editor’s note: the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA)’s rankings track dual meet strength, specifically. That is, a higher-ranked team is expected to win in a head-to-head dual meet with a lower-ranked team, according to the voters. These rankings aren’t an NCAA finish prediction – for a ranking closer to that model, check out SwimSwam’s Power Rankings.

The Texas men have overtaken Cal for the #1 spot in the latest CSCAA dual meet poll, while Florida continues to lead a hard-charging Tennessee team on the women’s side.

Biggest risers:

  • Ohio State women (+10)
  • Duke women (+6)
  • Notre Dame women (+6)
  • Notre Dame men (+5)
  • Virginia Tech men (+5)
  • Georgia women (+4)
  • Duke men (unranked to #15)
  • Wisconsin women (unranked to #19)

Biggest fallers:

  • Northwestern women (-9)
  • Ohio State men (-8)
  • Auburn women (-7)
  • Michigan women (-7)
  • Virginia men (-5)
  • Stanford women (-4)
  • NC State men (-4)
  • Kentucky men (-4)
  • Texas A&M women (-4)

Division I Women’s Rankings

Rank Previous Team Points
1 1 Florida 317
2 3 Tennessee 298
3 5 California 286
4 4 Virginia 275
5 8 Texas 270
6 2 Stanford 268
7 7 NC State 243
8 12 Georgia 228
9 9 Missouri 221
10 10 Southern California 212
11 17 Duke 204
12 13 Louisville 156
13 6 Auburn 155
14 24 Ohio State 153
15 14 Kentucky 150
16 18 Indiana 143
17 23 Notre Dame 109
18 11 Michigan 96
19 NR Wisconsin 89
20 16 Texas A&M 82
21 22 Minnesota 66
22 NR Houston 66
23 NR North Carolina 39
24 15 Northwestern 35
25 NR UCLA 29

Also Receiving Votes

Florida State (11), Alabama (8), Iowa (7), Akron (6), Penn State (2), Arizona State (1)

 

Division I Men’s Rankings

Rank Previous Team Points
1 2 Texas 323
2 1 California 311
3 4 Missouri 298
4 4 Indiana 286
5 6 Michigan 269
6 9 Florida 250
7 3 NC State 241
8 10 Tennessee 222
9 11 Louisville 213
10 7 Texas A&M 205
11 12 Stanford 189
12 14 Georgia 173
13 18 Notre Dame 163
14 16 Arizona State 148
15 NR Duke 134
16 8 Ohio State 121
17 15 Florida State 117
18 13 Virginia 113
19 24 Virginia Tech 97
20 19 Arizona 86
21 17 Kentucky 72
22 23 Iowa 59
23 20 Auburn 42
24 NR Wisconsin 30
25 22 Southern California 25

Also Receiving Votes

Alabama (20), Minnesota (9), Georgia Tech (5), Harvard (3), Penn State (1)

 

Women’s Poll Committee

Dan Colella, Duke; Niko Fantakis, Brown;  Chris Hansen, CSU Bakersfield; Naya Higashijima, Southern Methodist;  Nathan Lavery, Texas Christian;   Matthew Leach, Washington State; Sergio Lopez, Virginia Tech; Christine Mabile, Boise State; Jonathan Maccoll, Rutgers; Jesse Moore, Minnesota;  Jeff Poppell, Florida; Jos Smith, Utah; Braden Keith, SwimSwam; John Lohn, Swimming World.

Men’s Poll Committee

Steve Barnes, Penn State;  Molly Belk, Purdue; Chase Bloch, Southern California; Jason Calanog, Texas A&M; Chad Cradock UMBC; Daniel Dozier, West Virginia; John Hargis, Pittsburgh; Jamie Holder, Dartmouth;  Lars Jorgensen, Kentucky; Craig Nisgor, Seattle; Bill Roberts Navy; Rachel Stratton Mills, Arizona State; Neal Studd, Florida State; Braden Keith, SwimSwam; John Lohn, Swimming World

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mike_in_dallas

Texas is soooooooooooo strong so early in the season — something that rarely happens — it can only be an omen that NCAA D1 title will be theirs in the spring!

Swimmer

I predict a top 3 finish at Big 12s

Swimmer

If the divers show up Texas can make it close.

ItJustMeansMore

I would be interested to hear the voters’ conversation about how they have agreed to evaluate and rank teams that are wearing tech suits (ie. Mizzou, Duke).

Hey there – now that we’re voting, I can actually provide insights here. Voters are instructed to squint and overlook things like “who is suited and who is not suited,” any implications of shaving, resting, or tapering, etc.

tnp101

It is ridiculous that Stanford is no. 6. They haven’t lost a dual meet in ages. I am sure they can beat the 5 teams ahead of them in a dual meet. This ranking is a joke to me.

JCO

It seems strange that Alabama is not ranked. Is that solely due to them not competing very much this season so far? They only lost to UGA by about 10 points, and UGA is 12th.

Bambi

Who cares about alabalama?? TN girlie gals are 2nd and the boyband Vols are 8th! Roll Vols Roll!!!!

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