Kenyon and Emory top final CSCAA Division III polls

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Courtesy of: CSCAA

March 2, 2022 – Richmond, VA – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) released its final Division III Swimming and Diving Top 25 Poll of the 2021-22 season today. The committee ranked the top 25 dual-competition teams in the country using all times achieved during the 2021-22 season. This poll is not intended to predict the highest ranked teams in a championship format. Kenyon College is the top competitive doubles team on the men’s side. Kenyon and Emory University tied for first in the women’s poll.

On the men’s side, only three points separate the top three teams. Kenyon garnered five votes for first place and 287 points overall, enough to put them first. Emory (285 points) won three lead votes and fell to second place. Williams (284) received four votes for first place and moved up seven positions to third. Johns Hopkins and Denison had 254 points each and tied for fourth. John Carroll (75), UW-Eau Clair (45) and Ithaca (15) entered the rankings this month at 20th, 22nd and 25th, respectively. In all, twenty-eight men’s teams received votes.

Women Kenyon and Emory shared the top votes and earned 294 points each, sharing first place in the final poll of the 2021-22 season. Tufts and Denison are tied for third with 268 points each. Williams (252) jumped 5 spots to complete the top five for women. Bowdoin (115) and Middlebury (28) entered the ballot this month 16th and 23rd respectively. Thirty women’s teams received votes.

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

Rankings are voted on by ACSCA member coaches and select media. The committee ranks the top 25 teams in the country based on the strength of the dual competition.

The chairman of the men’s committee 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, Center).

The president of the women’s committee is Jake Taber (Hope). Regional Chairs include: Ben Delia (Franklin & Marshall, Northeast South), Brad Burnham (Bowdoin, Northeast North), Jon Duncan (Southwest, Midwest South) and Justin Zook (St. Kates, Central).

Division III Men

R k prv Team Points
1 2 Kenyan 287
2 1 Emory 285
3 ten williams 284
4 3 John Hopkins 254
4 6 Denison 254
6 5 MIT 249
7 4 Chicago 235
8 8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 213
9 12 Wash U 201
ten 7 NYU 196
11 8 Carnegie Mellon 178
12 11 Tufts 165
13 9 Pomona Pitzer 161
14 16 TCNJ 143
15 14 mountain ash 129
16 15 calvin 121
17 21 To hope 107
18 17 Amherst 96
19 19 SUNY Geneseo 84
20 NR John Carroll 75
21 22 Bates 52
22 NR UW-Eau Claire 45
23 25 Swarthmore 36
24 24 bowdoin 21
25 NR Ithaca 15

Also receive votes

Trinity (TX) (11), Franklin & Marshall (2), Gustave (1)

Division III Women

R k prv Team Points
1 1 Kenyan 294
1 2 Emory 294
3 6 Tufts 268
3 3 Denison 268
5 ten williams 252
6 4 John Hopkins 244
7 5 NYU 222
8 7 Chicago 215
9 9 Pomona Pitzer 202
ten 8 MIT 201
11 11 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 178
12 13 Bates 161
13 15 St. Kate 156
14 12 Wash U 141
14 21 Amherst 141
16 NR bowdoin 115
17 16 To hope 103
18 14 Carnegie Mellon 95
19 17 Trinity (TX) 76
20 18 Wheaton (Massachusetts) 67
21 19 Western Case Reserve 62
22 20 Swarthmore 52
23 NR Middlebury 28
24 24 UC Santa Cruz 23
25 23 calvin 18

Also receive votes

SUNY Geneseo (9), Washington & Lee (8), Albion (6), Colby (1)

Men’s Regional Rankings

Central: 1. Kenyon 2. Denison 3. Chicago 4. Calvin 5. Hope 6. John Carroll 7. UW-Eau Clair 8. Gustavus Adolphus 9. Case Western 10. UW-Stevens Point
North-East-North: 1. Williams 2. MIT 3. New York University 4. Tufts 5. Amherst 6. Bates 7. Bowdoin 8. US Coast Guard Academy 9. US Merchant Marine Academy 10. Connecticut College
North-East-South: 1. Carnegie Mellon 2. TCNJ 3. Rowan 4. SUNY-Geneseo 5. Swarthmore 6. Ithaca 7. Franklin & Marshal 8. RIT 9. Gettysburg 10. Rochester
West Midwest: 1. Emory 2. Johns Hopkins 3. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 4. University of Washington (MO) 5. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 6. Trinity (TX) 7. California Lutheran 8. Birmingham Southern 9. California Institute of Technology 10. Washington & Lee

Women’s regional rankings

Central: 1. Kenyon 2. Denison 3. Chicago 4. Saint Catherine 5. Hope 6. Case Western 7. Calvin 8. Albion 9. Gustavus Adolphus 10. DePauw
North-East-North: 1.Tufts 2. Williams 3. New York University 4. MIT 5. Bates 6. Amherst 7. Bowdoin 8. Wheaton College (MA) 9. Middlebury 10. Colby
North-East-South: 1. Carnegie Mellon 2. Swarthmore 3. SUNY-Geneseo 4. Gettysburg 5. TCNJ 6. Franklin & Marshall 7. Ithaca 8. Ursinus 9. RIT 10. Rowan
West Midwest: 1. Emory 2. Johns Hopkins 3. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 4. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 5. Washington University 6. Trinity University (TX) 7. UC-Santa Cruz 8. Washington & Lee 9. Mary Washington 10. Birmingham Southern

Men’s Election Committee

Justin Anderson, Mary Washington; Erica Belcher, New York University; 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, South West; Michael Kroll, Buffalo State; Pat Smith, Westminster; Brent Summers, Willamette; Sean Tedesco, United States Merchant Marine Academy; Jason Weber, Chicago; Seth Weidman, Carthage; Braden Keith, SwimSwam; David Rieder, swimming world.

Women’s Electoral Commission

Greg Brown, Gettysburg; Brad Burnham, Bowdoin; Jay Daniels, Kalamazoo; Ben Delia, Franklin & Marshall; Jon Duncan, Southwest; Paul Flinchbauch, Berry; John Geissinger, Hamilton; Katie McArdle, Dickinson; Chris Myre, 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, South Birmingham; Justin Zook, St. Kate’s; Braden Keith, SwimSwam; David Rieder, swimming world.

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