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Freshman Matt Kwatyra and the Tar Heels will head into ACC action next week ranked 16th in the nation.
Freshman Matt Kwatyra and the Tar Heels will head into ACC action next week ranked 16th in the nation.
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Tar Heel Men Finish 16th In CSCAA Poll
Release: 02/20/2013

The North Carolina men's swimming and diving team moved up one spot Wednesday in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division I Team Rankings.  The rankings are voted on by nine CSCAA-member coaches and one media member.   The rankings are released on a regular basis throughout the 2012-13 season, alternating weeks between a men's and women's team ranking.

The Tar Heels are in preparation for the 2013 ACC Championships which begin next weekend in Greensboro, N.C.  This week's CSCAA poll is filled with ACC teams that will compete in that meet including Virginia, Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and NC State.
The CSCAA DI Poll Committee produces in-season rankings of the 25 best performing NCAA Division I 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.

The final men's ranking will be released February 27, 2013.

NCAA Division 1 Men's Swimming and Diving Ranking as of February 20, 2013

(Current rank, record, previous rank)

1.            Texas, (5-2, Big 12 1-0), 1

2.            California, (6-0, Pac 12 3-0), 6

3.            Michigan, (8-0, Big Ten 6-0), 2

4.            Southern California, (6-1, Pac 12 3-1), 4

5.            Florida, (7-0, SEC 5-0), 4

6.            Auburn, (5-1, SEC 4-1), 5

7.            Stanford, (4-1, Pac 12 2-1)¸T9

8.            Indiana, (8-3, Big Ten 4-1), 7

9.            Virginia, (8-1, ACC 3-0), 8

10.          Arizona, (5-3, Pac 12 1-3)¸T9

11.          Georgia, (7-3, SEC 3-2), 12

12.          Tennessee, (4-4, SEC 2-1)¸11

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

14.          Minnesota, (6-1, Big Ten 4-1)¸14

15.          Florida State, (8-2, ACC 3-1), 15

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

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

18.          Harvard, (9-0, Ivy 7-0)¸16

19.          Louisville, (3-3, Big East 1-1)¸19

20.          Iowa, (7-3, Big Ten 2-3)¸20

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

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

23.          Princeton, (6-2, Ivy 5-2)¸22

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

25.          UNLV, (8-1)¸25

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

CSCAA Men's Division 1 Team Ranking Committee

Chair: 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; Dorsey Tierney-Walker, Arizona State University;

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