Navy Men, Harvard Women Lead Mid-Major Ranks



Navy Men, Harvard Women Lead Mid-Major Ranks The men of the US Naval Academy and Harvard University women lead the CSCAA/CollegeSwimming.com Division Mid-Major rankings released February 16th.  The list is the final ranking prior to the 2010 Conference Championship season.  A post-championship ranking will be released in March.

Navy extended their lead atop the latest ranking, and even collected enough points to rank 26th in the CSCAA/CollegeSwimming.com Division I Coaches' Poll.  Harvard displaced Miami (OH) for the top spot in the women's rankings.  Harvard has captured four consecutive dual meet titles while the Midshipmen have won the past two. 

Teams have wrapped up their Dual Meet season and now enter the championship portion of the year culminating in the March 18-20 NCAA Division I Women's Championships in West Lafayette, Indiana and the March 25-27 NCAA Division Men's Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

Men's Rankings

Women's Rankings
1 1
Navy 243.8
1
Harvard
248.6
2
2
UC-Davis
236.1

2
1
Miami Ohio 246.6
3
4 Denver 231.4

3
2
Boston University 244.1
4
4
Eastern Michigan 230.5

4
10
Navy 236.0
5
6
Boston University 227.4

5
6
Florida Gulf Coast 234.5
6
7
Cleveland State 224.4
6
3
Towson 234.1
7
5
Missouri State 223.3

7
4
Oakland 234.0
8
9
UNC – Wilmington 222.5
8
5
UW – Milwaukee 233.5
9
NR
CSU-Bakersfield
224.8
9
9
Denver 233.1
10
10
Massachusetts 222.0

10
7
Western Kentucky 231.7
11
8
Western Kentucky 221.9
11
8
Eastern Michigan 231.4
12
10
Cornell
219.1
12
11
North Texas 231.1
13
NR
UW – Milwaukee 218.1

13
12
UNC – Wilmington 229.8
14
17
Delaware 217.6

14
14
Missouri State 227.9
15
12
New Orleans 217.3

15
22
Cal Poly 227.4
16
13
Oakland 216.4
16
NR
Davidson
227.2
17
14
UC-Santa Barbara 216.1

17
13
Buffalo 226.4
18
NR
Cal Poly
214.6

18
18
Delaware 225.1
19
14
UMBC 213.8
19
15
UC-Davis 224.2
20
16
LaSalle 213.6

20
16
Illinois State
221.6
21
12
Southern Illinois 210.8
21
17
William and Mary 221.0
22
19
Buffalo 209.9

22
21
Massachusetts 220.9
23
20
St. Bonaventure 209.3

23
19
UMBC 220.1
24
21
Bucknell 206.7
24
20
Bucknell
219.1
25
22
William and Mary 206.1
25
NR
Cornell
216.7
Also Receiving Votes

Also Receiving Votes
Miami Ohio, Binghamton, Loyola, Dartmouth, Duquesne, Marist, Evansville, Niagara, South Dakota State, Davidson, Dartmouth, Drexel, Centenary, South Dakota State, Vermont

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

Since 2002, CollegeSwimming.com has produced an objective ranking system for Mid-Major, Division I swimming programs. Initiated by Clark Campbell, the poll has been used to provide attention to teams that were often targeted for elimination ostensibly for Title IX or budgetary reasons. Unlike basketball and Division I FBS football where scholarships are awarded as full grants-in-aid, swimming is considered an "equivalency" sport by the NCAA, meaning scholarships can be divided among a number of student-athletes. CollegeSwimming.com's definition of a mid-major institution takes this into account. 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.

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