Princeton Men, Ohio Women Capture Mid-Major Titles



Princeton Men, Ohio Women Capture Mid-Major Titles The Princeton University men's swimming team and Ohio University women's swimming team have been named 2011-12 Mid-Major Division I Championships by CollegeSwimming.com.  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. 

It was the third Mid-Major title for the Princeton men who finished second in last year's final rankings.  Two weeks ago Princeton won its fourth-consecutive Ivy League title, its first four-year run since 1996.  Ivy rival Harvard University finished second behind the Tigers for the third-straight month.  The U.S. Naval Academy, the 2010-11 Mid-Major Champions, moved up one place to finish third in the final rankings.

On the women's side Ohio University finished atop the final poll.  The Bobcats were edged by Toledo for the Mid-American Championship, but put up 263.15 using the Rankings' Dual-Meet lineup.  James Madison University finished second following its title at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships and Buffalo finished third.  Harvard University fell from first to fourth.  The Crimson has four Mid-Major titles in its history.

The Ivy League led all conferences with nine teams (five women's, four men's) in the rankings.  The Sun Belt Conference placed five women's and two men's teams in the rankings. 

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 RankingsMen's Rankings
RankPrev
School
Points
1
14
Ohio
263.15
2
22
James Madison
262.08
3
20
Buffalo
261.62
4
1
Harvard
261.29
5
2
San Jose State
260.13
6
3
Miami-OH
259.81
7
6
Towson
256.80
8
4
Princeton
256.01
9
7
North Texas
255.32
10
5
Denver
253.96
11
13
Eastern Michigan
253.62
12
11
Oakland
253.39
13
17
Columbia
252.72
14
45
Dartmouth
251.97
15
32
Boston University
251.87
16
9
Navy
251.37
17
19
Western Kentucky
251.29
18
12
UC Davis
251.04
19
8
Florida Gulf Coast
250.45
20
15
New Mexico State
250.16
21
18
UC Santa Barbara
248.13
22
21
Cal Poly
248.13
23
35
Florida International
246.41
24
26
UNC-WIlmington
245.73
25
16
UW Milwaukee
244.85
RankPrev
School
Points
1
1
Princeton
270.83
2
2
Harvard
264.61
3
4
Navy
260.62
4
16
Columbia
257.78
5
10
Buffalo
257.39
6
11
Eastern Michigan
253.89
7
5
Denver
253.59
8
9
Western Kentucky
252.83
9
19
UNC Wilmington
251.05
10
3
UC Santa Barbara
248.36
11
8
Cal Bakersfield
248.06
12
24
Dartmouth
246.94
13
7
Missouri State
245.70
14
12
Oakland
244.48
15
6
UW Milwaukee
242.81
16
15
UMBC
242.31
17
14
Cleveland State
240.40
18
17
Massachusetts
239.40
19
21
Boston University
237.69
20
23
St. Bonaventure
236.76
21
18
Bucknell
232.48
22
13
Army
231.85
23
22
Rider
231.19
24
26
Cal Poly
225.40
25
33
William & Mary
223.14
Also Receiving Consideration
Also Receiving Consideration
UMBC 242.69, Fresno  State 241.54, Colgate 241.18, Missouri State 241.10, Fordham 241.08, Cleveland State 240.67, New Hampshire 240.62, Illinois State 237.00, William and Mary 236.74, Idaho 235.53, Delaware 234.42, Georgia Southern 233.84, Bucknell 232.04, Marist 230.87, U Mass 230.44, Central Connecticut 226.33, Davidson 224.66, South Dakota State 224.58, Evansville 223.20, Army 222.65, Liberty 222.27, North Dakota 221.56, Wagoner 220.15, Vanderbilt 219.00, San Diego   217.42, Rider 213.96, Seattle 212.70, Tulane 211.48, Vermont 211.41, George Washington 209.2, Canisius College 207.22, Binghamton 207.01, Loyola 206.60, St. Bonaventure 203.87, Saint Francis (PA) 201.8, Maine 201.67, Niagara 201.34, IUPUI 201.12, Mount Saint Mary's 200.44, Bryant 196.34, Xavier 195.28, Siena 187.12,
Davidson  222.92, South Dakota State  221.56, Fordham  220.00, North Dakota  219.35, Marist  217.71, Delaware  215.36, Seattle  214.10, Towson  213.19, Colgate  208.76, Loyola  206.25, Cansisius College  206.19, Wagoner  204.51, Niagara  199.03, Binghamton  198.64, Evansville  196.68, George Washington  196.30, Xavier  193.36, IUPUI  191.63, Bryant  186.60, VMI  185.04, Maine  182.18, UC Davis  170.62,

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