Avidasports Performance Rankings - December 12, 2010



Avidasports Performance Rankings - December 12, 2010 After the busiest weekend of the season, a light collegiate schedule has enabled some new teams to see make appearances in the latest Avidasports Performance Ratings.  The weekly rankings account for each team's performances and improvement rates over the past weekend.   Full rankings are available to registered users.

California Polytechnic's women and the Navy Midshipmen topped the Division I rankings.  Navy was, on average, the fastest of the six men's teams competeing while the Iowa women were the highest-ranked for their swims against cross-state rival Iowa State.    The Cal Poly women led all teams in their rate of improvement over their season-best times while the Army men bettered their times at a rate that was higher than the rest of Division I.

The University of Bridgeport and CW Post/Long Island University squared off last week and those two teams topped the Division II rankings.  The Bridgeport women swept both the improvement and performance metrics.  On the men's side the teams shared the top spot despite Bridgeport easily topping CW Post.  CW Post benefited from a small that showed good improvements over the weekend.

The Redlands College swept the top spot in Division III.  At the FINIS Collegiate Invite, both men and women posted the nation's top times, while the men's team also enjoyed the highest rate of improvement over season-best times.  UC-Santa Cruz is ranked second for both men and women.  The Banana Slugs ranked second in women's performance and men's improvement.

The Avidasports Performance Index rates teams on two equally-weighted metrics - a team's rate of improvement over their season-best times and their overall ranking among other NCAA programs.  The past weekend was the most significant of the 2010-11 collegiate season.  Over 36,000 races were swum across slightly more than 100 collegiate meets.  Of those swims, a remarkable 341 of 551 teams exceeded their season best times.


Division I - Men Improvement Percentile Avg
1 Navy 101.3% (2) 23.9 (1) 1.5
2 Cal Poly 101.1% (3) 41.7 (2) 2.5
2 Army 101.8% (1) 49.2 (4) 2.5
4 UNLV 99.4% (5) 43.2 (3) 4.0
5 Farleigh Dickinson 100.2% (4) 100.0 (6) 5.0
6 Maine 99.3% (6) 90.4 (5) 5.5








Division I - Women Improvement Percentile Avg
1 Cal Poly 101.3% (1) 47.6 (4) 2.5
2 New Mexico State 101.2% (2) 67.0 (6) 4.0
3 Iowa State 100.3% (6) 47.6 (3) 4.5
4 Navy 100.0% (8) 46.7 (2) 5.0
5 Iowa 99.6% (10) 37.0 (1) 5.5
6 Army 100.6% (3) 70.3 (9) 6.0
7 CSU-Bakersfield 100.5% (4) 75.9 (10) 7.0
8 Siena 100.3% (5) 86.0 (13) 9.0
9 UNLV 98.4% (15) 52.8 (5) 10.0
10 Vermont 99.5% (11) 79.8 (11) 11.0








Division II - Men Improvement Percentile Avg
1 CW Post University  100.7% (2) 67.6 (1) 1.5
1 Bridgeport, University of  100.8% (1) 75.4 (2) 1.5
3 Adelphi 99.8% (3) 90.4 (4) 3.5
3 Gannon 97.7% (4) 90.3 (3) 3.5








Division II - Women Improvement Percentile Avg
1 Bridgeport 100.6% (1) 72.1 (1) 1.0
2 CW Post 100.4% (2) 80.0 (2) 2.0
3 Gannon 97.4% (5) 93.9 (3) 4.0
3 Millersville 98.0% (4) 96.0 (4) 4.0
5 Adelphi 100.0% (3) 98.6 (6) 4.5
6 Northern State 97.4% (6) 97.2 (5) 5.5















Division III - Women Improvement Percentile Avg
1 Redlands 102.4% (3) 76.0 (1) 2.0
2 UC-Santa Cruz 101.9% (4) 88.1 (2) 3.0
3 Bates 100.3% (7) 90.8 (3) 5.0
4 SUNY-Cortland 101.4% (5) 95.2 (7) 6.0
5 California Lutheran 102.5% (2) 97.3 (13) 7.5
5 Chatham 103.0% (1) 97.7 (14) 7.5
7 La Verne 100.8% (6) 97.1 (11) 8.5
8 Fredonia State 99.6% (15) 95.4 (8) 11.5
8 Grove City 99.4% (17) 94.5 (6) 11.5
8 Rowan 99.2% (19) 91.3 (4) 11.5








Division III - Men Improvement Percentile Avg
1 Redlands 103.3% (1) 56.2 (1) 1.0
2 UC-Santa Cruz 102.8% (2) 92.1 (6) 4.0
3 California Lutheran 101.9% (4) 91.9 (5) 4.5
4 Rowan 99.6% (9) 81.9 (2) 5.5
4 USMMA 99.9% (7) 89.9 (4) 5.5
6 Bates 100.5% (6) 92.7 (7) 6.5
7 SUNY-Cortland 101.6% (5) 92.9 (9) 7.0
8 La Verne 102.0% (3) 96.9 (12) 7.5
9 Westminster 98.3% (15) 87.2 (3) 9.0
10 Augustana 99.2% (10) 97.1 (13) 11.5
10 Grove City 99.0% (12) 96.2 (11) 11.5

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