October 11, 2018 - The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) have released their first TYR Top 25 Dual Meet Swimming and Diving Poll of the 2018-19 season. The Texas men and Stanford women rightfully claimed their #1 spots after finishing last year as National Champions.
On the women's side, California, Michigan, Texas and Texas A&M round out the top five spots. On the men's side California, Indiana, NC State, and Stanford complete the top five. In total, thirty-four men's and thirty-one women's teams earned votes.
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 polls are scheduled for release on October 24, November 14, December 5, January 23, February 13 and February 20.
Division I Men
Also Received Votes:
Georgia Tech (17), Denver (14), Virginia Tech (13), Iowa (9), Grand Canyon (7), Brigham Young (5), Penn State (4), Utah (2), Cornell (1)
Division I Women
Also Received Votes:
North Carolina (13), Virginia Tech (7), South Carolina/Northwestern (6), Alabama (5), Akron (2)
Women's Poll Committee
Colleen Murphy, Air Force; Dan Colella, Duke; Ryan Wochomurka, Houston; Lars Jorgenson, Kentucky; Naya Higashijima, UCLA; Jennifer Buffin, Oregon State; David Geyer, LSU; Neil Harper, Arkansas; Jesse Moore, Minnesota; Kristy Brager, Wisconsin; Niko Fantakis, Brown; April Jensen, Notre Dame; Nathan Lavery, TCU;
Men's Poll Committee
Brian Schrader, Denver; Steve Schaffer, Grand Canyon ; Bill Roberts Navy; Craig Nisgor, Seattle; McGee Moody South Carolina; Chad Cradock UMBC; Chase Bloch, USC; Jason Calanog, Texas A&M; Ashley Dell, Iowa; Damion Dennis, West Virginia; Dan Kesler, Arizona State; Neal Studd, Florida State; Jamie Holder, Dartmouth; Kevin Woodhull-Smith, East Carolina
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.
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