Longhorns Lead Gets Longer

Fresh off of a pair of wins against #17 Arizona, the University of Texas Men's Swimming & Diving team extended their lead atop the CSCAA / TYR Division I Top 25 Poll.  The Longhorns collected all nine first-place votes as they have in four of the previous five polls.  The University of California remained in second while Georgia moved up one to third.

Within the Top Ten, Michigan made the biggest jump, moving up four spots after Top 25 wins over Ohio State, Duke and Indiana.   That moved the Wolverines past Florida and Auburn into a tie with Georgia at number three.  Following those two are Florida, Auburn and NC State.  

The poll was not kind to Cardinals or the Cardinal.  Despite wins over Arizona State and Arizona, Stanford slipped three spots to number eight while #9 Indiana's convincing win over Louisville dropped the Cardinals from the Top Ten for the first tine since November.  Tennessee edged out Alabama for the final spot in the top ten.  

Three new teams made or re-entered the Top 25.  Princeton re-entered the Poll at #19 for their first appearance since December 9th when they were 25th.  Harvard entered at #21 for their best showing since December 9th (when they were 29th).  Texas A&M impressed voters with wins over Southern Methodist and 25th ranked Louisiana State.  The Aggies entered for the first time since October 28th when they polled 28th.

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.

Rank Previous Team Points
1 1
Texas 225
2 2
California 213
3 4
Georgia
202
3 6
Michigan 202
5 3
Florida 189
6 7
Auburn 181
7 8
NC State 166
8 5
Stanford
156
9 9
Indiana 150
10 13
Tennessee
135
11 11
Alabama 131
12 14
Southern California
125
13 12
Missouri 120
14 10
Louisville 119
15 15
Ohio State 98
15 17
Wisconsin
98
17 16
Arizona 69
18 19
North Carolina
65
19 NR
Princeton
54
20 18
Virginia Tech 52
21 NR
Harvard 37
22 24
Duke
35
23 20
Minnesota 28
24 NR Texas A&M
19
25 22
Louisiana State 19
Also Receiving Votes South Carolina 12, Navy 6, Florida State 6, Virginia 4, Notre Dame 4, Denver 2, Grand Canyon 1   

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.