Previously top-ranked Minnesota tumbled in the rankings which account for team peformances from October 28-November 23. The Gopher women fell to sixth while the men dropped to eleventh as teams with mid-season taper meets jumped up the standings. Texas A&M, Auburn and Missouri's womens teams used home-pool advantage to make the biggest jumps in the top ten. The Aggies and Tigers both moved up fourteen spots. Texas A&M ranks fourth, just behind Florida and Georgia while Auburn checks in at 7th, behind Virginia and Minnesota. Missouri jumped 27 places to rank 9th, one spot behind North Carolina and one ahead of Florida State.
Missouri, Auburn, and Ohio State's men made similar jumps. Missouri moved up to third, just one spot behind Georgia and one ahead of Auburn (which ranked fourth, up eighteen spots from the week before). Ohio State checked in at fifth followed by Stanford, Virginia, Florida State and North Carolina.
A similar shake-up is expected in two weeks as several traditional powers enjoy their own mid-season taper meets. These include Texas, California, Tennessee, and Arizona.
rankings utilize a new point system based on a 1,100 point
scale. The new scale uses NCAA time standards and a
percentile ranking of all times over the past four years.
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