Navy Men, Boston Women Lead Mid-Major Ranks



Navy Men, Boston Women Lead Mid-Major Ranks Boston University’s women’s and the Naval Academy’s men’s swimming and diving programs sit atop the first CollegeSwimming.com/CSCAA Mid-Major Division I Poll. Navy is no stranger to the top spot, having captured the past two Mid-Major men’s titles. It is Boston’s first time in the number one spot. The Terrier women are off to a great start with a 6-0 record in duals this season. They edged Towson show led the ranking throughout most of the 2008-09 year. Towson finishes the pre-invite portion of the season with an 8-1 dual record falling just last weekend to Maryland ending their unbeaten streak.

Rounding out the women’s top five are Miami-Ohio (5-3), Western Kentucky (3-1-1) and Florida Gulf Coast University (7-3). The top ten is made up of schools representing seven conferences with the MAC, Sunbelt and CAA each having 2 teams included.

On the men’s side Navy starts their fall season 7-0 in dual meets. Missouri State claims the second spot with a 3-1 dual record in addition to a win over in-state rival Mizzou at the Show-me-Showdown.

Rounding out the top five are Western Kentucky, Eastern Michigan and UNC-Wilmington. Among the top ten men’s teams, six conferences are represented with the MAC and Sunbelt leading the way with 3 each placed in the top 10.

The Mid-Major poll is available to those institutions that a) are not members of a BCS conference, Mountain West Conference, or Western Athletic Conference; or b) provide fewer than one-half of the allowable scholarships under the NCAA rules. This Poll is inclusive of all results to date prior to mid season invitationals. The next poll will be released on December 23rd.

Men's Poll

Women's Poll
1 Navy 224.1
1 Boston University 234.9
2 Missouri State 216.6
2 Towson 234.1
3 Western Kentucky 216.3
3 Miami Ohio 232.0
4 Eastern Michigan 216.0
4 Western Kentucky 227.6
5 UNC-Wilmington 215.7
5 Florida Gulf Coast 224.4
6 Denver  215.0
6 Eastern Michigan 224.1
7 Cleveland State 214.0
7 Navy 224.1
8 Southern Illinois 210.8
8 UNC – Wilmington 222.2
9 New Orleans 210.7
9 Missouri State 217.5
10 Boston University 209.8
10 Denver 216.7
11 Delaware 208.1
11 Cal Poly 216.1
12 UMBC  206.4
12 Oakland 215.9
13 Miami Ohio  206.1
13 William and Mary 215.0
14 UW – Milwaukee 205.7
14 Delaware 214.4
15 Oakland  204.5
15 North Texas 214.2
16 Bucknell 200.8
16 Toledo 214.1
17 William and Mary 198.1
17 Southern Illinois 213.8
18 Cal Poly 198.0
18 New Mexico State 213.8
19 Binghamton 197.6
19 UW – Milwaukee 213.5
20 Cal State Bakersfield 197.2
20 Davidson 213.4
21 Loyola (Maryland) 195.3
21 Illinois State 213.1
22 Dartmouth 191.6
22 Bucknell 213.0
23 Evansville  187.8
23 UMBC 210.9
24 Drexel 187.8
24 Cleveland State 210.6
25 Davidson  187.2
25 San Diego 207.9
Also Receiving Votes: Centenary, South Dakota, Niagara, Vermont
Also Receiving Votes South Dakota State, New Orleans, Binghamton, Dartmouth, Saint Francis, Loyola, Drexel, Centenary, Niagara, Evansville.

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