Kenyon Women, Denison Men Retain Top Spots in Division III Poll



There was no change atop the latest CollegeSwimming.com/CSCAA Division III Swimming Poll though there was a tightening of the ranks.

Kenyon College, winners of twenty-one NCAA titles and undefeated against Division III programs retained their lead in the women’s poll, picking up twenty-two of the twenty-four votes cast. Emory University, winners of two of the past three national championships, ranked second following an impressive weekend at the Miami Invitational. Denison, Amherst and Williams rounded out a top-five that was unchanged from the previous poll.

For the men, Denison University retained the top spot, but saw its lead erode, claiming half of the twenty-eight first place votes. Gaining ground were Kenyon College and Johns Hopkins University which both enjoyed successful weekends at the Kenyon Invitational. The Lords, picked up eight first-place votes to finish eight points behind the Big Red. Johns Hopkins, with six first-place votes moved up a spot to displace Emory University for third. Emory retained the fourth spot just ahead of Williams College.

The Amherst men, following their 193-98 win over 22nd ranked Middlebury made the biggest move of the poll. They jumped up seven spots to 17th. The UW-Stevens Point, powered by sprinter Chase Gross moved up six spots to 13th. On the women’s side, Calvin cracked the top ten, up three spots from the previous poll.

The CollegeSwimming.com / CSCAA Division III Dual Meet Poll is voted on by members of the Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America and released four times throughout the season – November 21 (pre-invitational, December 12 (post-invitational), February 6 (pre-conference) and March 6 (post-conference).

Womens Teams
1Kenyon598.00
2Emory562.00
3Denison551.00
4Amherst490.00
5Williams443.00
6Middlebury College419.00
7Johns Hopkins404.00
8Wheaton (IL)376.00
9Washington University370.00
10Calvin College355.00
11Hope322.00
12C-M-S254.00
13Carnegie Mellon246.00
14De Pauw226.00
15Mary Washington217.00
16Washington & Jefferson182.00
17UW-Stevens Point177.00
18New York University156.00
19UW-La Crosse133.00
20M. I. T.127.00
21UC Santa Cruz97.00
22Colby College71.00
23Carthage66.00
24Gustavus Adolphus62.00
25SUNY-New Paltz49.00
Two
Mens Teams
1Denison680.00
2Kenyon672.00
3Johns Hopkins638.00
4Emory605.00
5Williams527.00
6Washington University517.00
7St. Olaf468.00
8Washington & Lee433.00
9De Pauw413.00
10Carthage343.00
11Gustavus Adolphus327.00
12Kalamazoo319.00
13UW-Stevens Point282.00
14Carnegie Mellon271.00
15M. I. T.270.00
16New York University264.00
17Amherst229.00
18Wabash College221.00
19Grove City173.00
20The College of New Jersey156.00
21UC Santa Cruz155.00
22Middlebury College145.00
23Hope143.00
24Chicago107.00
25Wheaton (IL)61.00

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