October 24, 2018 - The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) have released the second TYR Top 25 Dual Meet Poll of the 2018-19 swimming and diving season. The California men and Texas women took over the #1 positions.
On the women's side, Stanford, Michigan, NC State, California complete the top 5. The Longhorns, recently voted #4 in the preseason poll, jumped up to the first place position after their win against ninth-ranked Indiana and tenth-ranked Florida.
On the men's side Indiana, Florida, NC State, and Texas complete the top five. The Bears moved passed Texas after their results posted against Pacific and Utah.
The poll aims to measure the top teams in head-to-head competition over the most-recent polling period. The rankings are voted on by CSCAA-member coaches and the next polls are scheduled for release on November 14, December 5, January 23, February 13 and February 20.
Division I Men
Also Receiving Votes:Utah (12), Miami (OH) (10), Virginia Tech (6), Duke (6), Kentucky (3), Auburn (2), George Washington (1), Louisiana State (1), West Virginia
Division I Women
Also Receiving Votes:Missouri (14), Arizona State (6), Northwestern (4), UCLA (2), Virginia Tech (1), Utah (1)
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.
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.