The results of the second Division II Poll are in. Queens University of Charlotte men have kept the number one spot while the Drury University women stole the show from the Lady Royals.
The top three spots of the men's poll were unchanged with Drury and Indianapolis behind the top-ranked Royals. A pair of Michigan schools - Grand Valley and Northern Michigan moved up two and five spots respectively to round out the top five. RMAC schools made the biggest leaps with #6 Colorado Mesa University and #7 Oklahoma Baptist University jumping fifteen and five spots.
After Drury and Queens (NC), the women's poll found UC San Diego, Indianapolis and West Chester in the top five. UCSD's leap into the top five comes on the heels of the institution's announcement that it will begin transitioning to Division I.
The poll aims to measure the top teams in head-to-head competition. The rankings are voted on by CSCAA-member coaches and the next poll is scheduled for release on January 16th.
Division II Women
Division II Men
|13||14||UC San Diego||83|
|3||NR||UC San Diego||157|
|21||21||Cal State East Bay||32|
Also receiving votes:
Bloomsburg (14), Azusa Pacific (9), Florida Southern (7), Mines (5), St. Cloud State/Simon Fraser (4)
Also receiving votes:
Oklahoma Christian (21), Simon Fraser (17), Henderson State (16), Findlay/Wayne State (8), Bridgeport (2), St. Cloud State (1)
Kyle Berg, Rollins; Josh Christensen, Fresno Pacific; Justin Hastings, Colorado Mesa; Jason Hite, Indianapolis; John Long, Queens; Noah Moran, Tiffin; Chris Villa, Indiana (PA); Kyle Almoney, Millersville; Jeff Boss, Concordia Irvine; Liam Donnelly, Simon Fraser; Andrew Hancock, West Florida; James Kiner, Tampa; Jon MacColl, Sioux Falls; Paul Schiffel, Lenoir Rhyne
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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.