UC San Diego Women, Men Sweep February 6 CSCAA D2 Poll

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 (for Division I).

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA)’s newly-released Top 25 Dual Meet Poll for Division II has the University of California, San Diego at the top of both the women’s and men’s rankings. This is the last poll before the teams head off to their conference championships later this month; the final poll is scheduled for release on February 27.

UC San Diego and Queens University of Charlotte held on to the top two positions in the women’s poll. They had been 1-2, respectively, at the time of the last poll on January 16, as well. There was a slight reshuffling among the rest of the top 5. Drury swapped places with UIndy at 3/4 and Wingate held strong at #5. The rest of the top 10 showed very little movement.

The men’s poll featured a 4-place jump by UC San Diego and 3- and 4-point improvements by McKendree and Nova S’eastern. UCSD took over the top spot after having been ranked 5th in the last poll, while McKendree vaulted into the top 5 from 8th in January and NSU moved to #6 from 10th. Drury and Queens repeated as #2 and #3, while UIndy moved from 1st to 4th.

Division II Women

Rank Previous Team Points
1 1 UC San Diego 148
2 2 Queens University of Charlotte 144
3 4 Drury 138
4 3 Indianapolis 133
5 5 Wingate 125
6 6 Nova Southeastern 119
7 8 Tampa 113
8 7 Lindenwood 111
9 9 Delta State 100
10 11 West Chester 93
11 10 Colorado Mesa 92
12 12 West Florida 88
13 14 Northern Michigan 74
14 16 Wayne State 72
15 15 Grand Valley 67
16 13 Sioux Falls 60
17 17 Carson-Newman 56
18 20 Truman State 45
19 18 Dixie State 43
20 21 McKendree 34
21 19 Mines 30
22 22 Augustana (SD) 22
23 23 Lynn 19
24 NR Rollins 9
25 25 Cal State East Bay 7

Also receiving votes

Saint Cloud State (5), Florida Southern (3)

Division II Men

Rank Previous Team Points
1 5 UC San Diego 148
2 2 Drury 144
3 3 Queens University of Charlotte 138
4 1 Indianapolis 130
5 8 McKendree 128
6 10 Nova Southeastern 121
7 7 Grand Valley 115
8 17 Lindenwood 103
8 4 Delta State 103
10 9 Tampa 97
11 11 Wayne State 88
12 12 Wingate 76
12 13 Northern Michigan 76
14 16 Carson-Newman 64
15 22 Florida Southern 63
16 23 Saint Leo 47
16 20 Missouri-Saint Louis 47
16 6 Colorado Mesa 47
19 18 Mines 44
20 21 Simon Fraser 43
21 15 Missouri S&T 38
22 14 Emmanuel 28
23 19 West Chester 19
24 NR Bloomsburg 16
25 25 Lewis 10

Also receiving votes

Rollins/ Oklahoma Baptist (8), Saint Cloud State (1)

 

A complete list of the Top 25 rankings can be found at: cscaa.org/top25

 

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They need to redo the men’s poll. West Florida ranked with no men’s team. Sioux Falls, Dixie State and Cal State East Bay all receiving votes without a men’s team.

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