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UNC Men's Swimmers Ranked #9 Nationally
Release: 10/24/2012

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The North Carolina men's swimming and diving team is ranked #9 nationally in the initial College Swimming Coaches Association of American (CSCAA) team rankings of the 2012-13 season.  Carolina is 2-0 on the young season with wins over South Carolina and Texas A&M heading into its home opener Friday versus Virginia Tech.

The CSCAA rankings are voted on by nine CSCAA-member coaches and one media member. The rankings will be released on a regular basis throughout the 2012-13 season, alternating weeks between a men's and women's team ranking.

The CSCAA poll committee will produce in-season rankings of the 25 best performing NCAA 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 invitationals as well as dual meets.  Several teams have yet to compete this season and therefore are not ranked.

NCAA Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Ranking

October 23, 2012

1. Florida (0-0) (Unanimous)

2. Michigan (2-0)

3. Stanford (0-0)

4. Southern California (1-0)

5. Texas (0-0)

6. Auburn (2-0)

7. California (1-0)

8. Indiana (2-0)

t9. North Carolina (2-0)

t9. Georgia (1-0)

11. Arizona (1-0)

12. South Carolina (1-1)

13. Minnesota (0-1)

14. NC State (0-1)

15. Florida State (1-0)

16. Louisville (1-0)

17. Penn State (1-0)

18. Purdue (0-0)

19. Iowa (1-0)

20. Alabama (1-1)

21. Texas A&M (0-2)

22. LSU (1-1)

23. Missouri State (0-1)

24. Tennessee (2-1)

25. Wisconsin (3-1)

Also Receiving Votes: Georgia Tech, SMU, Virginia Tech, Missouri, Duke, William & Mary, UC Santa Barbara, Michigan State, Northwestern
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