EMU Men, Princeton Women Top Mid-Majors



EMU Men, Princeton Women Top Mid-Majors The Princeton University women's swimming and diving team, and Eastern Michigan University men's swimming and diving team have been named champions of the 8th Annual CollegeSwimming.com/CSCAA Mid-Major Rankings. The two programs powered to the top of the rankings following their respective Ivy League and Mid-American Conference Championships.  Princeton broke Harvard's four-year run of Mid-Major titles while Eastern Michigan claimed its first crown since the 2003-04 season. 

Princeton moved into the top spot in the final dual-meet ranking.  The Tigers rolled to a perfect 7-0 record and an 18th place finish at the NCAA Championships.  Ohio University (11-2) finished second in the ranking which compares teams relative dual-meet strengths.  Towson University moved up to third in the rankings while previously top-ranked Harvard and second-ranked Miami-OH fell to fourth and fifth respectively.

On the men's side, Eastern Michigan posted a 6-2 record with their only losses coming to Big Ten powers Ohio State and Purdue.  For Peter Linn's crew it was their first Mid-Major title in six years.  The charge also knocked the US Naval Academy, winner of the previous two titles to second.  The Midshipmen were 13-1 on the year with their only setback coming to Virginia.  Denver University finished the year ranked third, just ahead of UC-Davis and UNC-Wilmington.  Both of those two teams were represented at last week's NCAA Division I Championships.

In all, forty-nine teams participated in the final rankings.  Though the lineup has changed, institutions eligible for the CollegeSwimming.com poll are 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 year's poll was coordinated by Randy Horner at the University of New Orleans.


CollegeSwimming.com / CSCAA Mid-Major Ranking
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Men's Rankings

Women's Rankings
1 Eastern Michigan
1
Princeton
2
Navy
2
Ohio University
3
Denver
3
Towson
4
UC-Davis
4
Harvard
5
UNC – Wilmington
5
Miami Ohio
6
Western Kentucky
6
Eastern Michigan
7
CSU-Bakersfield
7
Navy
8
Buffalo

8
Buffalo
9
Cleveland State
9
Boston University
10
Delaware
10
Western Kentucky
11
Boston University
11
UNC – Wilmington
12
New Orleans
12
UC-Davis
13
Missouri State
13
Oakland
14
Massachusetts
14
Denver
15
Cornell

15
Florida Gulf Coast
16
Oakland
16
North Texas
17
UW – Milwaukee
17
Missouri State
18
Cal Poly
18
Bucknell
19
UMBC
19
UMBC
20
Southern Illinois
20
Delaware
21
Army

21
Cornell
22
Bucknell
22
New Hampshire
23
Davidson
23
Davidson
24
Binghamton

24
UW – Milwaukee
25
UC-Santa Barbara
25
Cal Poly
Also Receiving Votes

Also Receiving Votes
Marist, LaSalle, Duquesne, St. Bonaventure, William & Mary, Miami-OH, South Dakota State, Loyola (MD), Evansville, Niagara, Towson, Dartmouth, Drexel, Centenary, Vermont

Illinois State, Marist, San Diego, Southern Illinois, Massachusetts, William & Mary, Cleveland State, South Dakota State, New Orleans, Duquesne, Army, Binghamton, Evansville, Toledo, Vermont, New Mexico State, La Salle, Loyola (Md), Niagara, Dartmouth, Saint Francis (PA), Drexel, Centenary

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