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

There was no change atop the latest 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 / 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
6Middlebury College419.00
7Johns Hopkins404.00
8Wheaton (IL)376.00
9Washington University370.00
10Calvin College355.00
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
24Gustavus Adolphus62.00
25SUNY-New Paltz49.00
Mens Teams
3Johns Hopkins638.00
6Washington University517.00
7St. Olaf468.00
8Washington & Lee433.00
9De Pauw413.00
11Gustavus Adolphus327.00
13UW-Stevens Point282.00
14Carnegie Mellon271.00
15M. I. T.270.00
16New York University264.00
18Wabash College221.00
19Grove City173.00
20The College of New Jersey156.00
21UC Santa Cruz155.00
22Middlebury College145.00
25Wheaton (IL)61.00

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