Gopher Men Ranked No. 8 in CSCAA Poll

Go Gophers! The Gophers received a No. 8 ranking the CSCAA poll
Go Gophers!
The Gophers received a No. 8 ranking the CSCAA poll
Go Gophers!

Nov. 27, 2012

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced that the University of Minnesota men’s swimming and diving team is ranked No. 8 in its second National poll of the year.

The Gophers have had a great start to the season to deserve the No. 8 spot. After falling to Michigan early, Minnesota came back to take down two Big Ten foes, Iowa and Wisconsin, in dual meets at the University Aquatic Center. The men also had a strong showing at the Minnesota Grand Prix to add to their body of work.

Minnesota will host the Jean Freeman Invite this coming weekend at the University Aquatic Center. Events will begin on Friday at 6pm and continue Saturday at 11am and 6pm.

The CSCAA Division 1 Team Rankings are voted on by nine CSCAA- member coaches and one media member. The poll is not designed to predict the results of the NCAA Championship, but rather which teams would win head-to-head against other teams in the country. Rankings are based on performances that have taken place since the previous poll and include invites as well as dual meets.

NCAA Division 1 Men’s Swimming and Diving Ranking as of November 20, 2012
(Current rank, record, previous rank)

1.      Michigan (4-0, Big Ten 3-0), 1

2.      Stanford (1-0, Pac 12 0-0), 3

3.      California (2-0, Pac 12 0-0), 5

4.      Texas (1-1, Big 12 0-0), 4

5.      Florida (4-0, SEC 3-0), 2

6.      Southern California (3-0, Pac 12 2-0), 6

7.      Indiana (4-2, Big Ten 1-1), 7

8.      Minnesota (2-1, Big Ten 2-1), 9

9.      Virginia (4-1, ACC 0-0), 8

10.  Ohio State (4-0, Big Ten 0-0), 22


 

 

11.  Georgia (3-1, SEC 1-1), 10

12.  Virginia Tech (6-1, ACC 3-1), 15

13.  Arizona (3-1, Pac 12 0-1), 17

14.  LSU (2-1, SEC 1-1), 20

15.  Louisville (1-2, Big East 0-1), 23

16.  Auburn (3-0, SEC 3-0), 12

17.  North Carolina (3-0, ACC 1-0), 11

18.  NC State (2-1, ACC 1-0), 16

19.  Notre Dame (5-0, Big East 2-0), 18

20.  Tennessee (3-2, SEC 1-0), 13

21.  Iowa (1-1, Big Ten 1-1), 14

22.  South Carolina (2-3, SEC 1-1), 21

23.  Penn State (2-2, Big Ten 0-1), 24

24.  Purdue (2-1, Big Ten 1-0), 25

25.  Florida State (5-2, ACC 1-1), 19

Also receiving votes: Missouri, UNLV, Wyoming, Utah, Denver