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