Freshman Sam Lewis and the Tar Heels are ranked 17th nationally heading into the ACC Championships.
Freshman Sam Lewis and the Tar Heels are ranked 17th nationally heading into the ACC Championships.
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Carolina Ranked 17th Heading Into ACCs
Release: 02/06/2013

The University of North Carolina men's swimming and diving team will head to the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships ranked 17th nationally.  Those championships begin three weeks from today in Greensboro, N.C.

Carolina is one of five ACC teams in the Top of the latest CSCAA rankings, joining No. 8 Virginia, No. 15 Florida State, No. 21 Virginia Tech and No. 23 NC State.

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 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 February 6, 2013

(Current rank, record, previous rank)

 1.      Texas, (5-2, Big 12 1-0)¸7

2.      Michigan, (7-0, Big Ten 5-0),T1

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

4.      Florida, (7-0, SEC 5-0)¸T5

5.      Auburn, (5-1, SEC 4-1)¸T5

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

7.      Indiana, (7-2, Big Ten 3-1),8

8.      Virginia, (8-1, ACC 3-0)¸11

T9.  Stanford, (4-0, Pac 12 2-0)¸9

T9.  Arizona, (4-3, Pac 12 0-3)¸T1

11.  Tennessee, (4-4, SEC 2-1) NR

12.  Georgia, (7-3, SEC 3-2)¸12

13.  Ohio State, (7-2, Big Ten 1-2)¸13

14.  Minnesota, (6-1, Big Ten 4-1)¸15

15.  Florida State, (8-2, ACC 3-1)¸13

16.  Harvard, (8-0, Ivy 6-0)¸NR

17.  North Carolina, (6-1, ACC 3-1)¸16

T18. Texas A&M, (3-4, SEC 1-3), 21

T18. Louisville, (3-3, Big East 1-1)¸14

20.  Iowa, (6-3, Big Ten 2-3), 20

21.  Virginia Tech, (9-2-1, ACC 3-1-1),21

22.  Princeton, (6-1, Ivy 5-1)¸ NR

23.  N.C. State, (5-4-1, ACC 2-2-1)¸23

24.  Penn State, (5-2, Big Ten 0-1)¸24

25.  UNLV, UNLV (8-1)¸NR

Also received votes: Wisconsin,South Carolina, Alabama, Notre Dame

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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