December 5, 2018 - The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) have released the fourth TYR Top 25 Dual Meet Poll of the 2018-19 swimming and diving season. The California men and Texas women held their #1 positions for the third poll in a row.
On the women's side, Michigan, Stanford, California, and Tennessee complete the top 5. Tennessee made a large jump from ninth place up to fifth after their showing at their invitational. On the men's side Texas, Indiana, Michigan, and Florida complete the top five. Texas men posted a large number of top times this past weekend to move themselves from sixth up to second.
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 January 23, February 13 and February 20.
Division I Men
Also Received Votes:
Virginia Tech (19), Harvard/Navy (13), Denver (6), Grand Canyon (5), Penn/Louisiana State/South Carolina (2)
Division I Women
Also Received Votes:
Arkansas/Northwestern (8), Purdue/Utah/UCLA (4), Arizona State (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.