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UNC Ready To Host 27th Annual Nike Cup
Release: 11/13/2012

The 27th annual Janis Hape Dowd Nike Cup Swimming and Diving Championships will kick off this Thursday at the Maurice J. Koury Natatorium.  The meet will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday with preliminaries daily at 10 a.m. and finals each night at 6 p.m.

Participating teams include host North Carolina as well as Navy, NC State, East Carolina and Old Dominion.  The women's team from Northeastern will also compete as will divers from Drexel and James Madison.

The meet will follow the NCAA standard list of events on each of the three days of the championships.

Live Results For This Weekend's Championship can be found here.

The original Nike Cup Championship event was staged in 1986 under the direction of legendary head coach Frank Comfort.  They came one month after the opening of Koury Natatorium. The meet has been existed under several names include Speedo Cup, Carolina Invitational, Nike Cup and now Janis Hape Dowd Nike Cup.

In rrelated news, the North Carolina women are ranked 15th in this week's College Swimming Coaches Association of America national coaches' poll.

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 2012-13 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.

 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Swimming and Diving Ranking as of November 13, 2012

(School, record, previous rank)

1.       Southern California, (5-0, Pac 12 4-0), 1

2.       California, (4-0, Pac 12 1-0), 3

3.       Georgia, (4-0, SEC 3-0), 2

4.       Texas A&M, (4-0, SEC 2-0), 4

5.       Texas, (3-1, Big 12 0-0), 7

6.       Stanford, (2-1, Pac 12 0-0), T5

7.       Tennessee, (5-0, SEC 1-0), 8

8.       Minnesota, (5-0, Big Ten 3-0), 12

9.       Auburn, (3-0, SEC 2-0), T5

10.   Virginia, (3-0, ACC 0-0), 14

11.   Florida, (1-2, SEC 1-2), 11

12.   UCLA, (8-0, Pac 12 5-0), 15

13.   Arizona, (4-2, Pac 12 1-2), 9

14.   Indiana, (2-2, Big Ten 1-0), 13

15.   North Carolina, (2-1, ACC 1-0), 10

16.   Ohio State, (4-1, Big Ten 0-0), NR

17.   Louisville, (2-1, Big East 1-0), 19

18.   Arizona State, (2-2, Pac 12 1-2), 16

19.   LSU, (5-1, SEC 2-1), 17

20.   Purdue, (3-0, Big Ten 1-0), 24

21.   Notre Dame, (1-3, Big East 1-1), 18

22.   Michigan, (1-3, Big Ten 1-2), 20

23.   Arkansas, (3-1, SEC 2-1), 21

24.   Florida State, (9-0, ACC 3-0), 22

25.   Wisconsin, (4-4, Big Ten 2-2), 23

Also Receiving Votes: San Diego State, Iowa, Penn State

CSCAA Women’s Division 1 Team Ranking Committee

Chair: Matt Barany, University of Richmond


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