Ben Colley won the 100-yard butterfly last Saturday in Carolina's meet versus Virginia.
Ben Colley won the 100-yard butterfly last Saturday in Carolina's meet versus Virginia.
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UNC Men Rise Six Spots In CSCAA Poll
Release: 01/24/2013

Despite a dual meet setback against Virginia last Saturday, the North Carolina men's swimming and diving team rose six spots in this week's CSCAA national poll to the No. 16 slot.  Carolina has only two dual meets remaining before starting championship season.  Carolina hosts Duke Saturday at 12 noon at the Maurice J. Koury Natatorium before competing at NC State the following Saturday.

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division I 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 Tar Heel women were also ranked 16th in their most recent ranking period last week.

The CSCAA DI 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 Men's Swimming and Diving Ranking as of January 22, 2013

(Current rank, record, previous rank)

T1. Michigan, (6-0, Big Ten 4-0), 1

T1. Arizona, (3-1, Pac 12 0-1), 3

3. Southern California, (5-0, Pac 12 2-0), 5

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

T5. Florida, (5-0, SEC 3-0), 7

T5. Auburn, (5-0, SEC 4-0), 9

7. Texas, (2-2, Big 12 0-0), 4

8. Indiana, (6-2, Big Ten 3-1), 10

9. Stanford, (2-0, Pac 12 0-0)¸8

10. Ohio State, (6-1, Big Ten 1-1), 6

11. Virginia, (6-1, ACC 2-0), 15

12. Georgia, (5-2, SEC 1-1)¸12

13. Florida State, (8-2, ACC 3-1), 13

14. Louisville, (2-2, Big East 1-1)¸16

15. Minnesota, (3-1, Big Ten 2-1)¸11

16. North Carolina, (4-1, ACC 1-1), 22

17. Virginia Tech, (8-1-1, ACC 3-1-1)¸17

18. Purdue, (4-2, Big Ten 2-1), NR

19. Penn State, (3-2, Big Ten 0-1), T20

20. Iowa, (3-3, Big Ten 1-3), 18

21. Texas A&M, (2-4, SEC 1-3)¸NR

22. NC State, (4-3-1, ACC 2-1-1)¸NR

23. South Carolina, (3-4, SEC 1-1)¸NR

T24. Missouri, (4-1, SEC 2-1)¸14

T24. LSU, (4-2, SEC 2-2), 19


Also receiving votes: Notre Dame, Princeton


CSCAA Men's Division 1 Team Ranking Committee

Bill Roberts, United States Naval Academy; Steve Fletcher, Rider University; James Holder, Georgetown University; Braden Holloway, North Carolina State University; Jason Marsteller, Swimming World Magazine; McGee Moody, University of South Carolina; Vic Riggs, West Virginia University; Dan Ross, Purdue University; Brian Schrader, University of Denver

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