Emory Women, Kenyon Men Lead Historic Division III Poll



Emory Women, Kenyon Men Lead Historic Division III Poll 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

Women's Poll
Men's Poll
1 Emory University (9)
1 Kenyon College (18)
2
Kenyon College (4)
2
Kalamazoo College (1)
3
Denison University (1)
3 Denison University
4
Mary Washington

4
Emory University
5
Amherst College
5
MIT
6
Williams College
6
Washington (Mo.)
6
MIT
7
De Pauw University
8
Wheaton College (Ill)
8
UW-Stevens Point
9
UW-Stevens Point
8
Carnegie Mellon
10
Carnegie Mellon
10
TCNJ
11
TCNJ
11
Hope College
12
Carthage College
12
Johns Hopkins
13
University of Chicago
13
Washington and Lee
14
Calvin College
14
University of Chicago
15
Claremont Mudd-Scripps
14
Williams College
16
Stevens Institute of Tech
16
Amherst College
16
Washington (Mo.)
17
Stevens Institute of Tech
18
Hope College
18
College of Wooster
19 New York University
19
Saint Olaf College
20 College of Wooster
20
Wheaton College (Ill)
21 Johns Hopkins
21
Mary Washington
22
SUNY-Geneseo

22 Gustavus Adolphus
23 Grove City

23
Carthage College
24 UW-LaCrosse
24 St. Thomas
25 De Pauw University
25 Wabash

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