After leading the College Swimming Coaches Association of America / TYR Top 25 Swimming & Diving Poll for much of the year, the University of Virginia was replaced at the top by the University of Georgia. The Bulldogs captured nine of ten #1 votes to regain the lead for the first time since the start of the year.
"The No. 1 ranking is a compliment to our ladies and how they go about their business." explained Georgia Head Coach Jack Bauerle. "We are proud of what this team is doing, and it means a great deal that others are recognizing our accomplishments."
The longtime Bulldog coach recognized where the achievement stands in a season with big goals, "What's important for us right now, however, is to zero in on our last couple of dual meets and continue to trend upward as the SEC and NCAAs approach. Our preparation and competitive spirit have to be at an all-time high over the next several weeks."
Stanford University also moved past the Cavaliers into second in the poll, dropping UVA to third. Texas made the biggest move in the top ten, moving up two spots to fourth. The next poll will be released January 27th.
The CSCAA Poll Committee produces in-season rankings of the 25 best performing NCAA 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.
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