Women's Swimming Jumps Up To No. 16 In Final Mid-Major Poll
April 22, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass women's swimming and diving team has been ranked No. 16 in the final Collegeswimming.com Mid-Major poll that was released Monday. The women jumped five spots from the pre-conference rankings. Harvard took the No.1 spot, with Princeton and Miami (Ohio) rounding out the top-three.
In all 121 teams from seventy-five schools participated in the season's polling. Now in its 11th year, the Mid-Major Rankings serve to provide an objective point system to compare teams' relative strength in a traditional dual meet lineup. The ranking is available to those institutions that a) are not members of a BCS conference or Mountain West Conference, or b) provide fewer than one-half of the allowable scholarships under the NCAA rules.
The Minutewomen only swam against one opponent in the top-25, however, they also took on 11 teams sitting just outside the top-25.
UMass was the highest representative, who qualified to be in the top-25, from the Atlantic 10. The 2013 A-10 Champ Richmond did not submit their times. Six other A-10 teams were ranked outside the top-25.
The highest ranked opponent for the Minutewomen was No. 20 Dartmouth, who the team faced on January 26 at the Upper Valley Invitational.