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 25 are 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.