UIndy Swimming & Diving Stays On Top of CSCAA Division II Polls

The University of Indianapolis men and women are both first in the polls, keeping their preseason position. Archive photo via Ryan Thorpe

Courtesy: CSCAA

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) released its Division II Preseason Swimming & Diving Poll today.  The University of Indianapolis men and women are both first in the polls, keeping their preseason position.

On the men’s side, UIndy is the unanimous favorite, earning the maximum of points (175). Queens University of Charlotte remains at second with 162 points. Drury (156) comes in at third, they were seventh in the  preseason rankings. Wingate (145) climbs from sixth to fourth and Grand Valley (143) holds at fifth.  In all, thirty-one men’s teams received votes.

The UIndy women collects all but one of the first-place votes to earn 149 points. Wingate remains second with 140 points. After an impressive showing in their home invitational last weekend, Drury (139) jumps from eighth to third and collects the remaining first-place vote. Queens (NC) (136) is down one spot to fourth. Nova Southeastern and Carson-Newman share the fifth place spot with 119 points each. Thirty-five 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 includes six representatives from division II institutions and two media members. Paul Mangen, head coach of Saint Leo chairs both the men and women’s polls. 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 II Men

Rk
Prv
Team
Points
1
1
Indianapolis
175
2
2
Queens University of Charlotte
162
3
7
Drury
156
4
6
Wingate
145
5
5
Grand Valley
143
6
8
Colorado Mesa
139
7
4
McKendree
129
8
10
Florida Southern
119
8
11
Carson-Newman
112
10
3
Lindenwood
101
11
8
Nova Southeastern
96
12
13
Northern Michigan
92
12
15
Missouri S&T
87
14
12
Tampa
82
15
16
West Chester
79
16
17
Wayne State
69
16
14
Delta State
59
16
20
Saginaw Valley State
55
19
22
Mines
54
20
18
Oklahoma Christian
52
21
NR
Findlay
37
22
19
Florida Tech
30
23
25
Emmanuel
25
24
NR
Missouri-Saint Louis
15
25
NR
Saint Leo
12

Also Receiving Votes

Henderson State (11), Lewis (10), Concordia-Irvine (10), Saint Cloud State (9), Lynn (7), Davenport (3)

Division II Women

Rk
Prv
Team
Points
1

Indianapolis
149
2

Wingate
140
3

Drury
139
4

Queens University of Charlotte
136
5

Nova Southeastern
119
5

Carson-Newman
119
7

Colorado Mesa
112
8

Grand Valley
104
9

Northern Michigan
96
10

West Chester
94
11

Lindenwood
90
12

West Florida
76
12

Tampa
76
14

Lynn
68
15

Delta State
63
16

Florida Southern
58
17

Saint Leo
50
18

Rollins
44
19

McKendree
31
20

Cal State East Bay
29
21

Truman State
26
22

Mines
20
22

Concordia-Irvine
20
24

Augustana (SD)
18
25

Findlay
16

Also Receiving Votes

Azusa Pacific (10), Sioux Falls (9), Millersville (8), Saginaw Valley State (7), Indiana (PA) (7), Saint Cloud State (5), Florida Tech (4), East Stroudsburg (4), Fairmont State (2), UNC-Pembrooke (1)

Women’s Poll Committee

Josh Davis, Oklahoma Christian; James Kiner, Tampa; Charlie King, Minnesota-Moorehead; Ben Hewitt, Nova Southeastern; Sean Peters, Wayne State U; Paul Mangen, Saint Leo (Chair); Braden Keith, SwimSwam; David Rieder, Swimming World.

Men’s Poll Committee

Ben Hewitt, Nova Southeastern; Jon Lau, Queens University of Charlotte; Andrew Makepeace, Findlay; Brent Noble, Indianapolis; Paul Mangen, Saint Leo (Chair); Chris Villa, Indiana (PA);Braden Keith, SwimSwam; David Rieder, Swimming World.

About the CSCAA

Founded in 1922, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the first 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.

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