Texas Women and California Men Hold Their Top Position in Fourth 2018-19 Poll

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.

                                                 www.cscaa.org/top25

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Division I Men

Rank Previous Team Points
1 1 California 324
2 6 Texas 309
3 2 Indiana 295
4 4 Michigan 269
5 4 Florida 265
6 3 NC State 264
7 8 Stanford 245
8 9 Louisville 214
9 7 Southern California 212
10 13 Texas A&M 206
11 10 Tennessee 196
12 14 Georgia 176
13 25 Arizona 146
14 11 Ohio State 140
15 17 Arizona State 134
16 15 Virginia 130
17 24 Missouri 125
18 12 Alabama 111
19 19 Florida State 95
20 20 Georgia Tech 80
21 NR Utah 62
22 22 Purdue 60
23 21 Notre Dame 57
24 18 Minnesota 25
25 23 Kentucky 23

Also Received Votes:
Virginia Tech (19), Harvard/Navy (13), Denver (6), Grand Canyon (5), Penn/Louisiana State/South Carolina (2)

Division I Women

Rank Previous Team Points
1 1 Texas 318
2 2 Michigan 317
3 3 Stanford 301
4 5 California 286
5 9 Tennessee 259
6 8 Louisville 257
7 6 Southern California 245
8 11 Texas A&M 234
9 7 NC State 231
10 10 Florida 198
11 4 Virginia 191
11 15 Georgia 191
13 17 Kentucky 163
14 13 Indiana 162
15 14 Notre Dame 131
16 20 Wisconsin 125
17 12 Auburn 123
18 21 Minnesota 111
19 25 Missouri 96
20 16 Duke 74
21 NR Arizona 69
22 23 Ohio State 36
23 NR Alabama 35
24 19 North Carolina 25
25 NR Houston 18

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.

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.