Miami Women Move Up, Navy Remains Atop Mid-Major



Miami Women Move Up, Navy Remains Atop Mid-Major Bolstered by a strong performance at their home invitational, the Miami (OH) Women's Swimming and Diving team moved up one place to claim the top spot in the latest CSCAA / CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major Division I Poll.  On the men's side the U. S. Naval Academy, Mid-Major champions in 2008 and 2009 retained their spot at the top. 

There was a great deal of movement among the top ten with many teams wrapping up their mid-season meets.  On the men's side, Southern Illinois and the U.S. Military Academy jumped into the top ten.  For the Army men it was their first top-ten ranking.  On the women's side, Harvard, Denver and Cal-Poly all moved into the top ten for the first time this season.

The Mid-Major rankings use an objective point system to compare teams’ relative strength in a traditional dual meet lineup as submitted by participating teams.  The ranking is available to those institutions that a) are not members of a BCS conference or Mountain West Conference, or b) provide fewer than one-half of the allowable scholarships under the NCAA rules.  Teams must have submitted entries within the first two polling periods to be eligible for the final ranking.

A record sixty-six schools submitted entries in the first ranking of the season.  Future release dates are scheduled for January 12, February 9 and March 9.



Women's Rankings
Rank Prev Team Points
1 2 Miami-Ohio 259.6
2 3 Princeton 250.7
3 15 Harvard 244.3
4 12 Denver 243.3
5 10 Navy 241.9
6 5 San Jose State 240.2
7 4 Western Kentucky 239.4
8 14 Cal Poly 237.1
9 8 Boston University 237.0
10 1 Towson 236.6
11 6 Florida Gulf Coast 235.0
12 NR North Texas 233.2
13 25 UMBC 229.6
14 17 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 228.2
15 NR Cleveland State 227.4
16 7 UC Davis 226.6
17 18 New Mexico State 225.5
18 9 James Madison 225.3
19 11 UNC Wilmington 225.1
20 NR Missouri State 225.0
21 13 Toledo 224.7
22 16 Eastern Michigan 224.0
23 NR Cal Santa Barbara 223.9
24 22 Fresno State 223.5
25 20 New Hampshire 222.9
Also Receiving Votes:
Bucknell 222.8, Davidson 222.4, Tulane 220.6, Oakland 220.5, Delaware 220.3, Illinois State 220.2, La Salle 219.3, San Diego 219.0, Dartmouth 218.6, Southern Illinois 218.5, Fordham 217.4, Umass 216.5, Florida International 214.4, Richmond 213.1, Marist 212.1, William and Mary 211.5, Rider 209.7, Binghamton 208.6, Vermont 207.9, Evansville 207.4, Georgia Southern 207.1, Wright State 205.5, Army 204.6, South Dakota State 204.1, St. Francis 201.6, Drexel 198.8, Loyola 198.7, George Washington 198.7, St. Bonaventure 198.5, South Dakota   196.3, Niagara 195.8, Siena 194.6, Xavier 194.6, Boston College 192.3, Mount Saint Mary 182.8, Northern Iowa 182.6

Men's Rankings
Rank Prev Team Points
1 1 Navy 253.6
2 7 Princeton 238.7
3 10 Cal State Bakersfield 230.2
4 5 Cleveland State 229.8
5 3 Denver 229.0
6 8 UMBC 228.6
7 4 Western Kentucky 228.5
8 NR Southern Illinois 225.4
9 2 Columbia 224.9
10 NR Army 224.7
11 13 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 224.4
12 17 Umass 221.2
13 19 Boston University 220.7
14 11 Missouri State 220.5
15 14 Cal Poly 219.6
16 15 La Salle 218.8
17 6 UNC Wilmington 214.0
18 9 Delaware 213.4
19 18 St. Bonaventure 212.9
20 12 Oakland 210.8
21 22 Bucknell 210.8
22 16 Harvard 210.5
23 NR Rider 208.5
24 NR Cal Santa Barbara 207.9
25 20 Drexel 206.6
Also Receiving Votes:
Dartmouth 204.2, Binghamton 203.3, Eastern Michigan 201.9, Loyola  201.8, Niagara 199.7, Marist 198.8, William and Mary 197.0, Davidson 195.7, South Dakota State 192.8, Xavier 191.8, Towson 186.3, Evansville 185.8, Fordham 185.6, Boston College 185.1, Eastern Illinois 183.9, South Dakota   182.5, George Washington 176.1

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