Fast Finish Propels Stanford to top of Final Poll
February 16, 2016 - A pair of wins against top ten teams have propelled the Stanford University women's swimming and diving team to the top of the final Division I Women's College Swimming Coaches Association / TYR Top 25. The Pac-12 Conference three of the top five spots in the ranking.
The Cardinal wrapped up a perfect 8-0 dual meet season with a 172-128 win against #4 California (6-2).
Upon learning of the result, Stanford head coach Greg Meehan expressed pride in his team.
"I’m happy for our Senior Class to finish their dual meet careers in this fashion. They have been incredible leaders for us."
The University of Georgia, which wrapped up its 14th undefeated season in school history (9-0) fell to second just ahead of Michigan (6-1). Southern California (8-2) moved up to fourth with a 153-147 win over sixth-ranked California.
Ohio State (11-2) made the biggest jump, moving up seven spots to #18 following wins over Wright State, Kentucky and West Virginia. Louisville took the biggest hit in the polls, dropping seven spots to #17 following a 159-139 setback to #13 Indiana.
Most teams now turn their attention to their respective conference championships and, in March, the NCAA Championships. Meehan explained, "As great as it is to be recognized by our peers, we still have our biggest meets in front of us. Our goals haven't changed and we are continuing to work to be the best version of ourselves as we head to Pac-12’s and NCAA’s."
Division I - Women
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Alabama 20, Yale 13, Duke 2