Navy, Miami Top Mid-Major PollSomers, WI , November 25th, 2008
Navy is off to a perfect 10-0 record, Navy has posted wins over eight Mid-Major opponents. For the Midshipmen, the top spot is nothing new. They held onto throughout the 2007-08 season. Cornell University and Denver University sit right behind Navy, ranked second and third. A January 10th showdown looms large for the academy and Cornell.
On the women’s side, Miami has reeled off five wins against mid-major opponents. Dave Jennings’ charges are no strangers to the top spot. The Redhawks finished the 2003-04 season atop the rankings. Towson University, Western Kentucky, Ohio University and San Jose State round out the top five.
The CollegeSwimming.com rankings are based on each team's best dual meet lineup as judged and submitted by participating teams. Rankings are announced four times throughout the season – November (Pre-Invite), December (Post-Invite), February (Pre-Conference), and March (Post-Conference).
Since 2002, CollegeSwimming.com has produced an objective ranking system for Mid-Major, Division I swimming programs. To be eligible for the rankings institutions cannot be a member of a participating non-BCS conference or b) provide fewer than one-half of the allowable scholarships under the NCAA rules.
|Men’s Mid-Major Rankings||Women's Mid-Major Rankings|
|1||U.S. Naval Academy (Navy)||223.93||1||Miami University (Ohio)||234.97|
|2||Cornell University||222.35||2||Towson University||228.92|
|3||Denver University||222.31||3||Western Kentucky University||225.64|
|4||Western Kentucky||219.91||4||Ohio University||224.28|
|5||Missouri State University||219.77||5||San Jose State University||223.28|
|6||Columbia University||212.73||6||U.S. Naval Academy (Navy)||222.02|
|8||Delaware||206.90||8||William and Mary||216.71|
|9||Massachusetts (Amherst)||206.50||9||Florida Gulf Coast University||216.69|
|11||Wright State University||206.41||11||Illinois State||214.45|
|12||Maryland-Baltimore County||205.44||12||Missouri State||214.20|
|14||U.S. Military Academy (Army)||204.49||14||North Texas||212.23|
|15||William and Mary||204.14||15||UW-Milwaukee||212.23|
|16||Saint Bonaventure||203.28||16||James Madison||209.93|
|17||Cleveland State||201.40||17||Florida Atlantic||209.73|
|20||Bucknell University||199.69||20||Davidson College||209.13|
|21||La Salle University||199.06||21||La Salle University||209.13|
|23||Davidson College||196.43||23||Dartmouth College||207.45|
|24||Loyola College (Maryland)||194.46||24||California Tech||204.40|
|25||California Tech||193.64||25||Denver University||204.09|
|Also receiving consideration:||Also receiving consideration:|
|Evansville, Niagara, South Dakota State,||Georgia Southern, Wright State, New Orleans,|
|Eastern Illinois, Colgate||Loyola-MD, UMBC, South Dakota State,|
|Cleveland State, Evansville, E. Illinois, Niagara|