Emory and Denison Top First DIII Poll

November 15, 2017 - The ballots are in and the votes counted for the First CSCAA / TYR Top 25 Division III Poll.  The Emory University women's team and Denison University men's team gathered the most votes after the first few weeks of the 2017-2018 season.

The Emory women held their place at #1 while the Denison men moved up two places to top the men's poll.  The Denison men had wins against Kenyon and Xavier to move them forward. 

The poll aims to measure the top teams in head-to-head competition.

The rankings are voted on by CSCAA-member coaches and  scheduled for release December 20, January 17 and February 7. 

Division III Women


Rank    

Prev   
Team
Points    
1 1 Emory 145
2 3 Kenyon 142
3 2 Williams 138
4 8 Johns Hopkins 126
5 5 NYU 117
6 4 Denison 113
7 9 Chicago 111
8 14 Carnegie Mellon 107
8 6 MIT 107
10 7 WashU 102
11 10 Conn College 91
12 11 Amherst 83
13 13 Washington & Lee 79
14 11 Saint Thomas 70
15 16 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 57
15 15 Middlebury 57
17 24 Calvin 56
18 16 Bates 48
19 19 Pomona-Pitzer 38
20 22 Ursinus 37
21 23 RPI 28
22 NR Case Western Reserve 19
23 18 Ithaca 17
24 25 Mary Washington 16
24 NR SUNY Geneseo 16
Also receiving votes:
UW-La Crosse (12), UW-Eau Claire (8), Rowan/Wheaton (IL) (3), Bowdoin/Rochester (2)

Women's Regional Rankings

Central
1    Kenyon
2    Denison
3    Chicago
4    Calvin
5    Saint Thomas
6    Case Western
7    Gustavus Adolphus
8    Carthage
9    Hope
10    Albion

Northeast North
1    Williams
2    New York University
3    MIT
4    Connecticut College
5    Amherst
6    Middlebury
7    Bates
8    RPI
9    Bowdoin
10    U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Northeast South
1    Carnegie Mellon
2    Ursinus
3    SUNY-Geneseo
4    Rowan
5    Rochester
6    Ithaca
7    Swarthmore
8    Gettysburg
9    Susquehanna
10    Grove City  

West-Midwest-South
1    Emory
2    Johns Hopkins
3    Washington University (Mo)
4    Washington and Lee
5    Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
6    Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
7    Mary Washington
8    Trinity (TX)
9    Rhodes
10    Centre

Division III Men


Rank    

Prev   
Team
Points    
1 3 Denison 323
2 2 Emory 311
3 1 Kenyon 295
4 4 MIT 289
5 5 Johns Hopkins 277
6 7 NYU 252
7 6 WashU 251
8 7 Chicago 249
9 13 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 209
10 20 Pomona-Pitzer 192
11 10 Tufts 191
12 9 Williams 170
13 12 Carnegie Mellon 164
14 22 Carthage 145
15 11 Rowan 145
16 16 Amherst 137
17 NR Calvin 135
18 15 TCNJ 103
19 23 Saint Thomas 95
20 NR UW-Stevens Point 76
21 NR Coast Guard 63
22 NR Stevens 50
23 18 WPI 37
24 13 DePauw 24
25 24 Swarthmore 22

Also receiving votes:
Conn College (14), Case Western Reserve (4), Washington & Lee (2)

Men's Regional Rankings

Central
1    Denison
2    Kenyon
3    Chicago
4    Carthage
5    Calvin
6    Saint Thomas
7    UW-Stevens Point
8    DePauw
9    Case Western
10    Rose-Hulman

Northeast North
1    MIT
2    NYU
3    Tufts
4    Williams
5    Amherst
6    U.S. Coast Guard Academy
7    WPI
8    Connecticut College
9    RPI
10    Bates

Northeast South
1    Carnegie Mellon
2    Rowan
3    TCNJ
4    Stevens
5    Swarthmore
6    Gettysburg
7    SUNY-Geneseo
8    Ithaca
9    Grove City
10    Franklin & Marshall  

West-Midwest-South
1    Emory
2    Johns Hopkins
3    Washington University (Mo)
4    Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
5    Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
6    Washington and Lee
7    Birmingham Southern
8    Trinity (TX)
9    California Lutheran
10    Redlands

 

Women's Poll Committee

Jake Taber, Albion (Chair); Will Bernhardt, Wittenberg; Dean Brownley, Centre; Jay Daniels, Kalmazoo; Beth DeLaRosby, Carthage; Ben Delia, Franklin & Marshall; Jon Duncan, Southwestern; John Geissinger, Hamilton; Paul Hughes, Caltech; Charlie King, UW-La Crosse; Dani Korman, MIT; Kirk Kumbier, Allegheny; Meg Sisson, Pomona-Pitzer; Carlos Vega, Trinity (CT); Vanessa Williamson, Bates    

Men's Poll Committee

Sean Tedesco, USMMA (Chair); Justin Anderson, Frostburg State; Paul Bennett, WPI; Brad Bowser, Rowan; Jon Carlson, Gustavus; Karin Colby, Swarthmore; David Dow, Williams; Jean-Paul Gowdy, Pomona-Pitzer; Kyle McNellis, NYU; Brent Noble, Wabash; Adam Schneider, TCNJ; Steve Webb, Occidental; Jason Weber, Chicago    .

About the CSCAA

Founded in 1922, the College Swimming and Diving 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.

About TYR

Founded in Huntington Beach, CA by swimwear designer Joseph DiLorenzo (current owner) and 1972 Olympic Bronze Medalist Steve Furniss, TYR Sport was established in 1985 to provide the competitive swim market with vibrant, performance-driven prints. Since its inception three decades ago, TYR has grown to exist as one of the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands.