Men's Swimming Moves to No. 8 in National Poll

The men are No. 8 in the country.

The men are No. 8 in the country.

Dec. 17, 2013

The University of Louisville men's swimming and diving team has moved into the No. 8 spot in the nation according to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division I Team Rankings. The women remain in 13th with their rankings coming out next week.

The Cardinals are coming off a strong showing at the Michigan Open and the AT&T US Short Course Nationals in Knoxville, where Joao De Lucca was crowned the national champion in the 200-free and Kelsi Worrell beat out two Olympians down the stretch in the 200-fly for the crown.

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division 1Team Rankings are voted on by nine CSCAA-member coaches and one media member. The rankings will be released on a regular basis throughout the 2013-14 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.

Men's Ranking 1. Michigan 2. Texas 3 (tie). California 3 (tie). Florida 5. Arizona 6. Southern California 7. Missouri 8. Louisville 9. Auburn 10. Georgia 11. Ohio State 12. Stanford 13. Minnesota 14. North Carolina 15. Virginia Tech 16 (tie). Florida State 16 (tie). Indiana 18. Virginia 19. Penn State 20. Notre Dame 21. Iowa 22. Utah 23. UNLV 24. Harvard 25 (tie). South Carolina 25 (tie). Princeton Also receiving votes: NC State, Purdue, Wisconsin, Texas A&M



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