Princeton moved into the top spot in the final dual-meet ranking. The Tigers rolled to a perfect 7-0 record and an 18th place finish at the NCAA Championships. Ohio University (11-2) finished second in the ranking which compares teams relative dual-meet strengths. Towson University moved up to third in the rankings while previously top-ranked Harvard and second-ranked Miami-OH fell to fourth and fifth respectively.
On the men's side, Eastern Michigan posted a 6-2 record with their only losses coming to Big Ten powers Ohio State and Purdue. For Peter Linn's crew it was their first Mid-Major title in six years. The charge also knocked the US Naval Academy, winner of the previous two titles to second. The Midshipmen were 13-1 on the year with their only setback coming to Virginia. Denver University finished the year ranked third, just ahead of UC-Davis and UNC-Wilmington. Both of those two teams were represented at last week's NCAA Division I Championships.
In all, forty-nine teams participated in the final rankings. Though the lineup has changed, institutions eligible for the CollegeSwimming.com poll are those institutions that a) are not members of a BCS conference, Mountain West Conference, or Western Athletic Conference; or b) provide fewer than one-half of the allowable scholarships under the NCAA rules. This year's poll was coordinated by Randy Horner at the University of New Orleans.
CollegeSwimming.com / CSCAA Mid-Major Ranking | Complete Ranking
||UNC – Wilmington||5
||UNC – Wilmington|
||Florida Gulf Coast|
||UW – Milwaukee||17
||UW – Milwaukee|
|Also Receiving Votes
||Also Receiving Votes|
LaSalle, Duquesne, St. Bonaventure, William & Mary, Miami-OH, South
Dakota State, Loyola (MD), Evansville, Niagara, Towson, Dartmouth,
Drexel, Centenary, Vermont
State, Marist, San Diego, Southern Illinois, Massachusetts, William
& Mary, Cleveland
State, South Dakota State, New Orleans, Duquesne, Army, Binghamton,
Evansville, Toledo, Vermont, New Mexico
State, La Salle, Loyola (Md), Niagara, Dartmouth, Saint
Francis (PA), Drexel, Centenary