Kenyon Finishes Year Atop Division III Poll



Kenyon Finishes Year Atop Division III Poll The words Kenyon College and Division III Champions have become synonymous over the years.  This week, when the Lords pursue their 30th consecutive NCAA team title and the Ladies vie for their twenty-third women's championship, they'll do so with another pair of titles - 2009 CSCAA/ CollegeSwimming.com Division IIII Dual Meet Champions.

The Lords claimed nineteen of twenty-three first-place votes to easily outdistance conference rival Denison University.  The Ladies, with fifteen of twenty first-place votes, held off Denison by just ten points.  Emory University finished third in both polls.
 
While Kenyon, Denison and Emory retained the top three spots, the season's final poll witnessed the biggest shake-up.  For the men' The College of New Jersey made its first appearance in the top five, moving up four spots to number four.  Johns Hopkins, Grove City, St. Olaf, and Hope rounded out swimming's Elite Eight.  Amherst College, leapt a dozen spots to enter the top ten at number niine while Washington University dropped five to complete the top ten.

On the womens' side, Williams College, winners of the NESCAC Championship, edged their conference rival Amherst for the fourth-spot.   Three teams enjoyed big jumps to make the top ten.  WIAC-Champion UW-LaCrosse rocketed eighteen spots up to number seven while MIAA-Champion Calvin moved up eight to number eight.  UW-Stevens Point enjoyed a similar rise - moving up six spots to complete the top ten.

All of these will assemble in Minneapolis this week for the first-ever combined men's and women's NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships.  The March 18-21 meet will crown the NCAA Champion.



Final Men's Division III Swimming Dual Meet Poll
Rank
School
Points
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12
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15
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18
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25
Kenyon (19)
Denison (4)
Emory University
TCNJ
Johns Hopkins
Grove City
St. Olaf College
Hope College
Amherst
Washington University
Williams College
UW-Stevens Point
Kalamazoo
MIT
Middlebury College
Washington and Lee
Tufts University
New York University
UC Santa Cruz
Gustavus Adolphus
Carthage
Connecticut College
DePauw
Carnegie Mellon
Puget Sound
571
554
450
414
400
381
349
340
336
322
322
319
313
239
156
155
144
142
126
118
106
92
88
78
69

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12
21
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13
19
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11
NR
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24
NR
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14
NR

Also Receiving Votes: UW-LaCrosse 44, Chicago 44, Alfred 38, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 37, Whitworth 33, St. Thomas 33, Stevens Institute 30, Luther 27, Springfield 26, Centre 25, Mary Washington 22, Westminster (PA) 21, Wheaton (IL) 20, Redlands 20, Carleton 19, Calvin 15, Olivet 12, Merchant Marine Academy 6, Ohio Northern 6, Wabash 5, SUNY Geneseo 4, Coast Guard Academy 4, Trinity (TX) 2, Washington & Jefferson 1
Final Women's Division III Swimming Poll
Rank
School
Points
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25
Kenyon (15)
Denison (5)
Emory University
Williams College
Amherst
Johns Hopkins
UW-LaCrosse
Calvin
UW-Stevens Point
Hope College
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
SUNY Geneseo
Washington University
Springfield College
Centre College
Carthage
Stevens Institute
Carnegie Mellon
Middlebury College
Carleton
Ithaca College
New York University
TCNJ
Westminster
DePauw
494
484
446
440
418
345
295
290
251
241
211
208
216
181
165
164
153
135
125
118
118
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60
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25
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13
Also Receiving Votes: Mary Washington 50, Whitworth 45, Wheaton (IL) 40, MIT 30, UC Santa Cruz 30, Colby 28, Tufts 24, Washington and Lee 23, Chicago 20, Gustavus Adolphus 18, Luther 15, St. Thomas 13, Puget Sound 10, St. Olaf 10, SUNY New Paltz 6, Union 6, Wheaton (MA) 6, Connecticut 5, Washington & Jefferson 5, Alfred 1, Ohio Northern 1, Trinity (TX) 1

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