Norfolk, VA, November 18, 2015 – The University of Virginia women’s swimming & diving team remained on top spot in the third College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) NCAA Division I Team Rankings of the year. The Cavaliers didn't sweep the first-place votes however, with ACC rival North Carolina, picking up one first place vote to move into second ahead of Georgia.
Asked for comment, UNC Head Coach said “Anytime our team is recognized by CSCAA or any other rankings it is a positive thing for The University of North Carolina." The Tarheels have risen in each of the past two polls following wins over several ranked opponents. "We understand how early in the season it is. We set up a challenging fall meet schedule and the team responded extremely well. Our team dynamic is the best I can remember, which is saying a lot as it has always been outstanding. So, we will enjoy this now, but know we the most important time of the season is next February, March and, obviously, next summer.”
The CSCAA Division I Poll Committee will produce in-season rankings of the 25 best performing NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving teams in rank order at the time of each poll. The poll is not designed to predict the results of the NCAA Championship, but rather which teams would win head-to-head against other teams in the country. Ranking are based on performances that have taken place since the previous poll and include invites as well as dual meets. The committee does not consider teams that have not yet competed in the current college season .
||Texas A & M||161|
Florida Gulf Coast 11, Alabama 10, Ohio State 10, Penn 7, Kentucky 3
CSCAA / TYR DI Women's Swimming and Diving Top 25
Women's DI Poll Committee:
Chair: Suzanne Yee, Princeton University; Dan Colella, Duke University; Roric Fink, University of Texas; Naya Higashijima, UCLA; Tanica Jamison, Texas A&M University; Mike Keeler, University of San Diego; Colleen Murphy, United States Air Force Academy; Sue Novitsky, University of Illinois; Katie Robinson, Tulane; Colin Shannahan, Wagner College
CSCAA Top 25 (AP Format):
1. Virginia 219; 2. North Carolina 216; 3. Georgia 203; 4. Texas 197; 5. Stanford 184; 6. Michigan 183; 7. Texas A & M 161; 8. Auburn 160; 9. California 157; 10. NC State 148; 11. Indiana 139; 12. Louisville 122; 13. Southern California 106; 14. Florida 100; 15. Arizona 77; 16. Tennessee 76; 16. Missouri 76; 18. Minnesota 68; 19. UCLA 62; 20. Penn State 58; 21. Duke 51; 22. Arkansas 50; 23. Wisconsin 49; 24. Purdue 32; 25. Louisiana State 14
About the CSCAA:
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the oldest organization of college coaches in America -is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level.
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