Harvard Women, Princeton Men Top Pre-Conference Poll



Harvard Women, Princeton Men Top Pre-Conference Poll NOTE:  The below release has been revised to reflect entries that were delayed due to the impending blizzard hitting the Northeast.  Harvard had previously been announced as the top men's team.  This release reflects Princeton's delayed entry.  Either way, both teams are formidable opponents who will get the last word at next month's Ivy League Championships.

Coming off of the annual H-Y-P duals, the Harvard University women's swimming team consolidated its place atop the CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major Division I Rankings.  Harvard's men also swept through Princeton and Yale at the HYP meet, but it wasn't enough to overtake Princeton which remained in first.  The Crimson women are seeking their fifth title overall, but the first since 2009.  The current ranking is the final poll until after the 2013 conference championships. 

Now in its 11th year, the Mid-Major Rankings were established by then-Evansville Head Coach Clark Campbell.  Now coordinated by Randy Horner at Florida International, the 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
Pos Prev Team Points
1
1
Harvard
260.51
2
2
Miami-OH 256.99
3
3
Princeton 255.43
4
4
North Texas
252.16
5
5
Eastern Michigan
250.67
6
6
San Jose State
249.75
7
7
Yale
249.02
8
8
UC-Davis
248.41
9
9
Hawaii
247.39
10
10
Florida Gulf Coast
245.54
11
11
Columbia
243.23
12
16
Ohio University 245.26
13
12
UC-Santa Barbara 243.23
14 15
Florida International 242.90
15 13
Navy 242.31
16 14
Toledo
242.18
17 18
Brown
240.73
18 17
Western Kentucky 239.90
19 19
Towson
237.94
20
20
UW-Milwaukee
238.02
21
22
Massachusetts 237.83
22
21
Denver
237.57
23
NR
Cornell
237.34
24 23
Oakland
236.18
25 24
Cal Poly 235.77
Men
Pos Prev Team Points
1 1
Princeton    260.94
2
2
Harvard
255.02
3
3
Eastern Michigan 247.66
4
4
Oakland 247.27
5
5
Denver 245.48
6
6
Navy 243.47
7
9
Missouri State 241.77
8
7
Hawaii 241.33
9
8
Army
238.05
10
11
Cleveland State 237.92
11
10 UC Santa Barbara 237.34
12 12
Dartmouth 236.40
13 16
Brown
234.54
14 13 Buffalo 231.15
15 14
UW-Milwaukee 230.80
16 15
Western Kentucky 228.80
17 20
Cornell
228.48
18 17
Massachusetts 226.57
19 22
UMBC
226.14
20
18
Boston University 225.32
21
19
Cal State Bakersfield 222.39
22 21
St. Bonaventure 222.22
23 23
Cal Poly 221.42
24 24
Boston College
221.32
25 25
Delaware 220.03
Also submitting entries: Idaho, Dartmouth, Rice, Northern Arizona, San Diego, New Mexico State, Buffalo, Illinois State, Missouri State, Boston University, Cleveland State, James Madison, Bucknell, Delaware, Cal State Bakerfield, Army, Davidson, New Hampshire, UW-Green Bay, UMBC, Georgia Southern, Marist, William and Mary, Boston College, Pacific, IUPUI, Vermont, Evansville, Fordham, Binghamton, St. Bonaventure, Wright State, Rhode Island, UNC Wilmington, North Dakota, Marschall, La Salle, Central Connecticut, Liberty, Bryant, St. Francis, Xavier, Duquesne, Providence, Seattle, Niagara, Rider, Eastern Illinois, Mount St. Mary's, UNC Ashville
Also submitting entries: Bucknell, Binghamton, UW-Green Bay, UNC Wilmington, IUPUI, William and Mary, Pacific, La Salle, Marist, Fordham, Xavier, Rider, Seattle, Wright State, Towson, Davidson, Bryant, Niagara, Evansville, Providence, Eastern Illinois
Entry forms can be downloaded here.  

Deadlines for submission are December 18 (Post-Invite), February 4 (Pre-Conference) and March 5 (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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