COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Aggies Host Old SWC Foe Houston in Mid-Week Dual
The Texas A&M women’s swimming and diving team stayed strong at No. 2 in the most recent version of the CSCAA dual meet rankings, which were released on Thursday. The Aggies will get another chance to build on their ranking when they host the University of Houston in a 3:30 p.m. dual meet on Thursday.
The Aggies are undefeated in dual meet competitions this season with a 5-0-1 overall record and a 3-0-1 record against Southeastern Conference opponents. Last weekend, the Aggies battled to a 150-150 tie with defending NCAA and SEC Champion and third-ranked Georgia and took a 174-110 win over SMU.
The Aggies trailed Georgia by five points heading into the final race of the day, the 400-yard free relay, but rallied for a tie with the relay victory while the Bulldogs took second and third. The Aggies won both relays and logged six other individual race victories. Against the Mustangs, the Aggies took first place in 15 of 16 events, including 1-2-3 sweeps in 11 events. The Aggies won both relays and both diving events against the Ponies.
A&M was the highest ranked SEC team in the CSCAA top 25, which features seven SEC squads. No other conference has more than six teams in the top 25. Other SEC teams in the top 25 were No. 3 Georgia, No. 8 Florida, No. 12 Auburn, No. 15 Tennessee, No. 22 Alabama and No. 23 Arkansas. Missouri did not make the top 25 but received votes from the panel.
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division 1 Team Rankings are voted on by nine CSCAA-member coaches and one media member. The rankings will be released on a regular basis throughout the 2013-14 season, alternating weeks between a men’s and women’s team ranking.
The CSCAA D1 Poll Committee will produce in-season rankings of the 25 best performing NCAA Division 1 Swimming and Diving teams in rank order at the time of each poll. 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. Ranking are based on performances that have taken place since the previous poll and include invites as well as dual meets.
CSCAA NCAA Division 1 Women’s Swimming and Diving Ranking as of January 16, 2014.
2. Texas A&M
5. Southern California
7. North Carolina
17. Penn State
19. Ohio State
20. Florida State
24. Notre Dame
Also receiving votes: North Carolina State, Wisconsin, Missouri, San Diego State
CSCAA NCAA Division 1 Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Ranking Committee
Chair: Matt Barany, University of Richmond; Arthur Albiero, University of Louisville; Dan Colella, Duke University; Roric Fink, University of Texas; Naya Higashijima, UCLA; Kristin Hill, Boise State University; Sue Novitsky, University of Illinois; Brian Smith, University of Georgia; Suzanne Yee, Princeton University; Jeff Commings, Swimming World Magazine