Editor’s Note: SwimSwam does not participate in the voting for the CSCAA Poll. Our first Power Rankings of the 2015-16 season were released last week.
The Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has unveiled their second women’s rankings of the 2015-2016 season, and University of Virginia has overtaken the Georgia Bulldogs at the top. The Cavaliers moved up three spots from the prior poll, thanks to their victories over Michigan and Penn State in the Michigan Tri Meet over the weekend.
Leading the way for UVA were double event winners Leah Smith (500 free and 1000 free) and Kaitlyn Jones (100 fly and 400 IM), while Vivian Tafuto, Courtney Bartholomew, Jen Marrkand, and divers Kylie Towbin and Rebecca Corbett each scored individual wins.
University of North Carolina also moved up three spots to number 2, after sweeping Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee in dual meets at Indiana University’s Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center.
University of Georgia, last year’s NCAA Championships runner-up, slipped to number 3 in the rankings. They beat University of Florida over the weekend in Gainesville. University of Michigan and Stanford University rounded out the top 5.
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.
Methodology: The CSCAA Division I 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 not yet competed in the current college season.
CSCAA NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Ranking as of November 4, 2015
|14||15||Texas A & M||118|
Also Receiving Votes
Florida Gulf Coast 10 , Kentucky 4 , South Carolina 3 , Arkansas 2 , Washington State 2 , Boise State 1
Women’s DI Poll Committee:
Chair: Suzanne Yee, Princeton University; Dan Colella, Duke University; Roric Fink, University of Texas; Naya Higashijima, UCLA; Tanica Jamison, Texas A&M University; Mike Keeler, University of San Diego; Colleen Murphy, United States Air Force Academy; Sue Novitsky, University of Illinois; Katie Robinson, Tulane; Colin Shannahan, Wagner College