Texas Men, Georgia Women Lead Division I



Texas Men, Georgia Women Lead Division I Last March Texas and Georgia both finished second in the men's and women's respective NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.  Both teams now find themselves atop the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) coaches' poll.  Eddie Reese’s Texas Longhorns garnered the most votes in the CSCAA’s inaugural Division I Coaches poll. The Bulldogs of Georgia sit atop the inaugural Division women’s poll. Coaches see this talented and deep team as tough to beat in head to head competition.   

“The closeness of the polls,” explains CSCAA Executive Director Bob Groseth, “Illustrates that the coaches aren’t quite sure yet who the best team would be head to head.”

On the women’s side, Stanford, Cal and Texas gained first place votes but weren’t able to match up with Georgia’s ladies. Stanford, Arizona and Texas are all close by the coach’s votes and picking a winner in a dual meet between those teams would be a flip of the coin. All have great individuals and have strong lineups from the Medley Relay to the Free.

First place votes were sprinkled throughout the men’s poll with Stanford, California, Florida, Auburn and Michigan each garnering at least one nod.  The Pac 10’s Stanford and California are ranked second and third with the SEC represented by Florida and Auburn at number four and five respectively.  Conferences are well represented with all four PAC 10 schools ranked in the top ten.  The Big 10 leads the way with seven followed by the SEC with six and the ACC with four.  

The rankings are based on each team's best dual meet lineup as judged by voting coaches.  Rankings are announced four times. In both polls over 50 teams were represented.  This first time coaches used this method and the participation was high.  

It is important to note that this poll reflects a team’s dual meet strength and is not a prediction of how these teams will fare at the NCAA Championships. All the Conferences are well represented with the SEC and Big 10 having six ranked teams each followed by the PAC 10 and ACC’s four each. Texas A&M joins Poll leading Texas for the Big XII.

CSCAA Division I Dual Meet Poll
November 17, 2009
Men's Poll


Women's Poll

1 Texas (12) 546
1 Georgia (12) 458
2 Stanford (3) 527
2 Stanford (2) 439
3 California (1) 490
3 Arizona (2) 420
4
Florida (3) 486
4
Texas (1) 419
5
Auburn (3) 475

5
Florida  405
6
Arizona  435

6
California (3)
402
7
Michigan  434
7 Auburn  364
8 Virginia  354
8 Texas A&M 339
9 Georgia  333
9 Indiana  300
10 Tennessee  330
10 Southern Cal  278
11 Minnesota  325
11 Virginia  238
12 Southern Cal  279
12 Minnesota  226
13 North Carolina  249
13 Tennessee  205
14 Ohio State  224
14 North Carolina
160
15 Louisiana State  161
15 Louisville 157
16 Purdue  159
16 Wisconsin
143
17 Louisville  151
17 Virginia Tech  73
18 Indiana  136
18 Arkansas 69
19 Kentucky  111
19 Southern Methodist 68
20 Florida State  104
19
Michigan 68
21 Alabama  103
21 Louisiana State 67
22 Texas A&M 93
22 Purdue 62
23 Virginia Tech  70
23 Northwestern 57
24 UNLV 67
24 Penn State  46
25 Penn State  55
25 Florida State
44
Also Receiving Votes: Harvard 54, Princeton 46, Southern Methodist  46, Iowa  41, Georgia Tech  35, Wisconsin  31, Brigham Young 25, Missouri  24, Northwestern  22, Notre Dame  13, Clemson  12, South Carolina  11, Missouri State 11, Cincinnati  8, West Virginia  7, Pittsburgh  6, Pennsylvania 5, Duke  4, Arizona State  3, UC-Santa Barbara 3, North Carolina State  2, UNC-Wilmington 2, Denver 2, Illinois-Chicago 1, Maryland  1, Navy 1 
Also Receiving Votes: Alabama 39, Missouri 38, Arizona State 36, Notre Dame 23, Princeton 21, Harvard 19, Ohio State  18, Kentucky  11, Brigham Young 8, Michigan State  5, Hawaii 5, Pennsylvania 4, Clemson  3, Iowa  2, Duke  2, Pittsburgh  2, Maryland  2, Rutgers 1, San Diego State 1









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