San Jose State, Princeton Overtake Top Spot in Mid-Major Ranking



San Jose State, Princeton Overtake Top Spot in Mid-Major Ranking San Jose State University leads the December 15 CollegeSwimming.com Women's Mid-Major Division I Ranking.  The Spartans, powered by an impressive showing at the Arena Invitational, moved up one position to occupy the top spot for the first time in school history. 

Princeton University led the men's team rankings.  The Tigers, winners of the 2006 and 2007 final rankings, benefited from a strong showing at the Big Al invitational  displaced Ivy rival Harvard  has been released.  Towson University leads the way on the women's side followed closely by San Jose State.  For the men, Harvard University edges Ivy rival Princeton for the top spot. 

Harvard University's men and Towson University's women led the previous rankings.  Both teams remain in the top five with Towson falling to fifth and Harvard to fourth.  Harvard, Miami and Princeton round out the top five women's teams while UC-Santa Barbara, Navy and Denver complete the men's top-five.

Now in its 10th year, the Mid-Major Rankings serve to provide an objective point system to compare teams’ relative strength in a traditional dual meet lineup. 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.

Women's Rankings Men's Rankings
Rank
Prev
School
Points
1 2 San Jose State 256.61
2 4 Harvard 253.83
3 5 Miami Ohio 253.00
4 NR Princeton 250.16
5 1 Towson 246.96
6 7 Denver 245.70
7 11 North Texas 245.64
8 14 Navy
244.03
9 13
Oakland 243.82
10 6 Florida Gulf Coast 242.45
11 10 Columbia
239.09
12 12 UC-Santa Barbara 239.02
13 17 UW Milwaukee 238.93
14 NR New Mexico State 238.39
15 9 Western Kentucky 237.74
16 NR Cal Poly 236.17
17 9 Buffalo 233.92
18 3 James Madison 233.79
19 21 UMBC 232.94
20 NR Bucknell 232.36
21 NR Cleveland State 229.85
22 18 Missouri State 229.70
23 NR William and Mary 226.70
24 25 Illinois State 225.32
25 NR Idaho 224.32
Rank
Prev
School
Points
1 2 Princeton 251.35
2 5 UC-Santa Barbara 243.23
3 3 Navy 242.13
4 1 Harvard 240.78
5 6 Denver 234.63
6 11 Army 231.85
7 14 Oakland 231.66
8 15 Cal Bakersfield 231.11
9 13 UW Milwaukee 230.84
10 9 Buffalo 230.32
11 7 Missouri State 229.94
12 4 Western Kentucky 229.79
13 10 UMBC 227.82
14 8 Columbia 227.16
15 NR Cleveland State 225.02
16 21 Bucknell 221.39
17 NR North Dakota 219.35
18 NR Rider 217.50
19 12 Dartmouth 215.63
20 20 Delaware 212.48
21 NR Cal Poly 212.15
22 16 U Mass 211.92
23 18 St. Bonaventure 210.24
24 19 Boston University 209.13
25 25 South Dakota St 205.97
Also Receiving Consideration
Also Receiving Consideration
Fordham, Army, Boston University, UC Davis, Florida International, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota State, Wagoner, Marist, New Hampshire, Dartmouth, Delaware, Fresno  State, Davidson, Eastern Michigan, Evansville, Tulane, Vermont, San Diego, Rider, U Mass, Binghamton, Central Connecticut, Georgia Southern, St. Bonaventure, Liberty, Vanderbilt, Maine, IUPUI, Niagara, George Washington, Seattle, Saint Francis (PA), Xavier, Bryant, Canisius College, Siena, Mount Saint Mary's Towson, Eastern Michigan, Davidson, Wagoner, Marist, UNC-Wilmington, William and Mary, Fordham, Binghamton, Evansville, Niagara, Cansisius College, Seattle, Xavier, George Washington, IUPUI, VMI, Maine, Bryant

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Deadlines for submission are November 15 (Pre-Invite), December 13 (Post-Invite), February 7 (Pre-Conference) and March 6 (Final Poll).  Teams must have submitted entries within one of the previous polling periods to be eligible for the final ranking.  Entries should be submitted to Randy Horner at Florida International University.

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