Kenyon Sweeps Division III CSCAA November Swim & Dive Polls

The Kenyon men and women take the number one ranking heading into Thanksgiving. Current photo via CSCAA

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The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) released its Division III Swimming & Diving Top 25 Poll today. The Kenyon College men and women are both are number one heading into the Thanksgiving holiday.

Kenyon men tallied eight of the possible 15 first place votes and 362 total points, pushing them up one spot to first. Johns Hopkins took home the remaining 7 top votes, moving them into second with 362 points.  Emory is third (345). Denison slides out of first to fourth (341) and Chicago (316) retains their position at fifth on the men’s side.  In all, 30 men’s teams received votes.

The top three spots from the women’s preseason poll go unchanged. Kenyon earned 372 points and collected 12 number one votes. Emory owns the remaining three first-place votes and ranks second with 358 points.  Eight points behind Emory is Denison (350).   Johns Hopkins (323) is up three positions to fourth and NYU is slides down one to round out the top five at 317 points.. Thirty-two women’s teams received votes.

You can find a complete list of the rankings at: www.cscaa.org/top25

The rankings are voted on by CSCAA-member coaches and select media. The committee ranks the top 25 teams in the nation based on dual meet strength.

The men’s committee chair is Sean Tedesco (USMMA). Regional chairs include: Brad Bowser (Rowan, Northeast South), Paul Bennett (WPI, Northeast North), Brent Summers (Willamette, Midwest South) and Keith Crawford (Rose Hulman, Central).

The women’s committee chair is Jake Taber (Hope). Regional chairs include: Ben Delia (Franklin & Marshall, Northeast South), Brad Burnham (Bodwin, Northeast North), Joh Duncan (Southwestern, Midwest South) and Justin Zook (St. Kates, Central).

The remaining polls are scheduled for release on December 9, January 19, and February 9 and March 4. These dates are subject to change.

Division III Men

Rk
Prv
Team
Points
1
2
Kenyon
362
2
3
Johns Hopkins
360
2
4
Emory
345
4
1
Denison
341
5
5
Chicago
316
6
7
WashU
288
7
8
NYU
278
8
9
Carnegie Mellon
268
9
11
Pomona-Pitzer
258
10
6
MIT
254
11
21
Franklin & Marshall
218
12
10
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
198
13
12
Williams
191
14
NR
Case Western Reserve
172
15
24
Swarthmore
170
16
14
Calvin
140
17
13
Tufts
132
18
18
Amherst
109
19
15
TCNJ
106
20
16
Hope
104
21
NR
Caltech
75
22
NR
SUNY Geneseo
72
23
19
Rowan
36
24
23
Coast Guard
32
25
NR
Trinity (TX)
25

Also Receiving Votes

Merchant Marine (13), Ohio Northern (8), California Lutheran (3), John Carroll (1)

Division III Women

Rk
Prv
Team
Points
1
1
Kenyon
372
2
2
Emory
358
3
3
Denison
350
4
7
Johns Hopkins
323
5
4
NYU
317
6
6
Williams
296
7
5
Chicago
287
8
13
Pomona-Pitzer
270
9
8
MIT
261
10
9
Tufts
239
11
18
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
207
12
14
Saint Kate’s
194
13
11
WashU
193
14
12
Amherst
179
15
10
Carnegie Mellon
178
16
16
Swarthmore
156
17
NR
Case Western Reserve
140
18
NR
Wheaton (MA)
112
19
21
Bates
102
20
17
Hope
86
21
NR
Trinity (TX)
73
22
24
Calvin
58
23
20
Washington & Lee
35
24
NR
Albion
23
25
25
Bowdoin
17

Also Receiving Votes

Gettysburg (14), Rowan (11), Mary Washington (9) Coast Guard (6), Gustavus (5), Saint Olaf (3), Westminster (1)

Men’s Regional Rankings:

Central: 1. Kenyon 2. Denison 3. Chicago 4. Case Western 5. Calvin 6. Hope 7. UW-Eau Claire 8. John Carroll 9. Rose-Hulman 10. UW-Stevens Point
Northeast-North: 1.New York University 2 MIT 3. Williams 4. Tufts 5. Amherst 6. U.S. Coast Guard Academy 7. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 8. Bates 9.WPI 10. Colby
Northeast-South: 1. Carnegie Mellon 2. Franklin & Marshall 3. Swarthmore 4. TCNJ 5. SUNY-Geneseo 6. Rowan 7. RIT 8. Gettysburg 9. Ithaca 10.Rochester
West Midwest: 1. Johns Hopkins 2. Emory 3. Washington University 4. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 5. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 6. California Institute of Techonology 7. Trinity University (TX) 8. Roanoke 9. California Lutheran 10. Birmingham Southern

Women’s Regional Rankings:

Central: 1. Kenyon 2. Denison 3. Chicago 4. Saint Catherine 5. Case Western 6. Hope 7. Calvin 8. Albion 9. DePauw 10. UW-Eau Clair
Northeast-North: 1.New York University 2. Williams 3. MIT 4. Tufts 5. Amherst 6. Wheaton College 7. Bates 8. Bowdoin 9. U.S. Coast Guard Academy 10. Springfield
Northeast-South: 1. Carnegie Mellon 2. Swarthmore 3. Gettysburg 4. Franklin & Marshall 5. SUNY-Geneseo 6. RIT 7. TCNJ 8. Rowan 9. Ursinus 10. Drew
West Midwest: 1. Emory 2. Johns Hopkins 3. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 4. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 5. Washington University 6. Trinity University (TX) 7. Washington & Lee 8. Mary Washington 9. UC-Santa Cruz 10. Rhodes

Men’s Poll Committee

Justin Anderson, Mary Washington; Erica Belcher, NYU; Paul Bennett, WPI; Brad Bowser, Rowan; Peter Casares, Bates; Jennifer Cournoyer, Norwich; Keith Crawford, Rose Hulman; Paul Dotterweich, SUNY Geneseo; David Dow, TCNJ; Rob Harrington, Wooster; Gwynn Harrison, Bridgewater; Sarah James, Southwestern; Michael Kroll, Buffalo State; Pat Smith, Westminster; Brent Summers, Willamette; Sean Tedesco, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; Jason Weber, Chicago; Seth Weidmann, Carthage; Braden Keith, SwimSwam; David Rieder, Swimming World.

Men’s Poll Committee

Greg Brown, Gettysburg; Brad Burnham, Bowdoin; Jay Daniels, Kalamazoo; Ben Delia, Franklin & Marshall; Jon Duncan, Southwestern; Paul Flinchbauch, Berry; John Geissinger, Hamilton; Katie McArdle, Dickinson; Chris Mhyre, Puget Sound; Shannon O’Brien, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Anne Ryder, Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Meg Sisson French, MIT; Jake Taber, Hope; Mike Tubb, Susquehanna; Jason Weber, Chicago; Toby Wilcox, Birmingham Southern; Justin Zook, St. Kate’s; Braden Keith, SwimSwam; David Rieder, Swimming World.

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