Somers, WI , November 20th, 2012
The top spots of the Endless Pools / CollegeSwimming.com Division III
Top 25 have new occupants in the top spot. Johns Hopkins University has
moved to the top spot of both rankings following their performance at
Rutgers' Frank Elm Invitational. Each got their a different way. The
JHU women used star power in the form of Anastasia Bogdanovski and
Taylor Kitayama to move past Kenyon and Emory while the Bluejay men saw
nine guys contribute to their score which accounts for a team's top
twenty-seven swims each week.
That's not to say the rest of Division III was idle. Kenyon College
sent limited squads to Northwestern. The meet provided some of the
nation's fastest times and kept the Lords and Ladies in the top two.
After that the rankings take different paths with Emory, Denison and
Chicago rounding out the top five on the women's side while MIT, Chicago
and Emory rank third, fourth and fifth for the men.
Hopkins' position atop the rankings could prove short-lived however as
the traditional powers of Division III take aim at major mid-season
invitationals after Thanksgiving. Kenyon will host its own Total
Performance Invitational while Denison and Emory will head to the
respective Miami (OH) and Georgia Invitationals.
Points for the Endless Pools / CollegeSwimming.com Top
calculated using the average percentile rank of each team's top
twenty-seven in each meet. The Top 25 are ranked according on the basis
of each team's highest-scoring meet within the previous three weeks.
Division III - Women
Division III - Men