A new year brings a new look to the latest CSCAA / CollegeSwimming.com Division III Poll. Entering the new year the Emory University occupies the top spot of the women's poll while Kenyon College retains the men's top spot. The latest poll also marked the first time in any collegiate sport that two men's teams coached by women, have reached the top five.Complete Poll
On the women's side, Coach Jon Howell and his Emory Eagles displaced mentor Jim Steen and the Ladies of Kenyon. The Eagles garnered nine first-place votes to Kenyon's four. Denison University, which upended Kenyon earlier in the season garnered one first-place vote to rank third. Mary Washington was a new entrant to the top five, ranking fourth while Amherst rounded out the top five.
On the men's side the change in the poll wasn't so much at the top spot, but with an influx of new names into the top five. While traditional powers Denison and Emory remain in the top five, they both fell a spot to Kalamazoo College. K-Zoo garnered one first-place vote to reach second in the poll - its highest ranking in school history. Rounding out the top five was the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
With Kalamazoo coached by Kathy Milliken and Dawn Dill leading MIT, the poll also created some history as it marks the first time two men's teams, coached by women, have been ranked in the top five of the same poll in any NCAA sport..
CollegeSwimming.com / CSCAA Division III Swimming
& Diving Team Poll
Poll Date: December 27, 2009