The Texas A&M women, after knocking off then-#2 Texas in Austin 169-131 (a meet that was closer than the final score indicated), have jumped to the top spot in the November 19th CSCAA Dual Meet Rankings.
That bounced the Aggies ahead of the Georgia Bulldogs, with two-time defending NCAA Champion Georgia’s signature win over the Florida Gators losing some luster after Florida fell to the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Minnesota jumped to #7, and Florida fell to #16 after that result.
Georgia ranks 2nd, Stanford is 3rd, Texas is 4th, and Cal rounds out the top 5. Texas A&M and Stanford will both swim at the Art Adamson Invitational in College Station this coming weekend, the result of which is sure to have a big impact on the next edition of this poll.
Editor’s Note: SwimSwam is not on the voting panel for the CSCAA Dual Meet Rankings, but are posted as a courtesy. See our most recent women’s Power Rankings here.
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. 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 Women’s Swimming and Diving Ranking as of November 19, 2014
1. Texas A&M
13. Southern California
14. North Carolina
15. Penn State
18. Ohio State
20. NC State
21. Louisiana State
22. Southern Methodist
Also receiving votes: Missouri, Florida State