New Year, Same #1s - A&M Women, Cal Men

It might be a new year, but the top teams in the college swimming and diving world are still the same according to the latest  CSCAA / TYR Top 25 Swimming and Diving Poll.  The Texas A&M women and California men have been voted number one for the second-straight poll.  Both teams saw their leads shrink as the season heads towards February's conference championships.

The Aggie maintained the top spot for the second-straight poll.  Michigan, powered by a win over Indiana moved up two from second to knock defending NCAA Champion Stanford University to third.   Texas and California round out the top five.  

On the men's side California again collected every first-place ballot, just ahead of Texas.  Indiana and Florida moved up to third and fourth respectively while Stanford remained in fifth place, one point ahead of NC State.

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 February 7th.

Division I Women

 
Rank Previous Team Points
1 1 Texas A&M 240
2 4 Michigan 236
3 2 Stanford 232
4 5 Texas 231
5 3 California 210
6 6 Georgia 194
7 10 Indiana 180
8 11 Virginia 171
9 7 Tennessee 166
10 8 Louisville 159
11 13 Ohio State 148
12 12 Auburn 141
13 9 Southern California 133
14 15 Kentucky 117
15 14 NC State 106
16 19 Florida 89
17 10 Missouri 84
18 16 Minnesota 77
19 18 Wisconsin 76
20 17 Arizona 59
21 21 North Carolina 59
22 22 Notre Dame 54
23 20 Alabama 33
24 25 Virginia Tech 24
25 NR Florida State 14



Also Received Votes: Purdue (10), Arizona State (4), Houston (2), UCLA (1)

Division I Men

 
Rank Previous Team Points
1 1 California 300
2 2 Texas 288
3 4 Indiana 262
4 6 Florida 254
5 5 Stanford 246
6 3 NC State 245
7 8 Michigan 222
8 8 Southern California 219
9 9 Texas A&M 206
10 10 Arizona State 193
11 11 Georgia 186
12 12 Tennessee 182
13 13 Auburn 157
14 14 Louisville 148
15 15 Missouri 134
16 18 Ohio State 104
17 17 Alabama 99
18 16 Arizona 95
19 NR Virginia Tech 82
20 19 Florida State 59
21 NR Harvard 48
22 20 Notre Dame 36
23 21 Virginia 30
24 22 Minnesota 25
25 25 South Carolina 23



Also Received Votes:
Princeton (13), Denver (12), Kentucky (10), Georgia Tech/ Pittsburgh (8), Yale (3), Iowa (2), Navy (1)

Women's Poll Committee

Colleen Murphy, Air Force;   Dan Colella, Duke;   Ryan Wochomurka, Houston;  Lars Jorgenson, Kentucky;   Roric Fink, Texas;   Katie Robinson, Tulane;  Naya Higashijima, UCLA;  Jennifer Buffin, Oregon State;     David Geyer, LSU;     Neil Harper, Arkansas;     Jesse Moore, Northwestern;   Jordan Wolfrum, Ohio State; Jeremy Kipp, Boise State  


Men's Poll Committee

Brian Schrader, Denver;     Steve Schaffer, Grand Canyon ;     Bill Roberts Navy;   Craig Nisgor Seattle;     McGee Moody South Carolina;    Chad Craddock UMBC;    Chase Bloch, USC;   Jason Calanog, Texas A&M;     Ashley Dell, Iowa;     Damion Dennis, West Virginia;     Mandy DiSalle, Cincinnati;     Dan Kesler, Arizona State;    Neal Studd, Florida State

 

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

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.