CLEVELAND - The University of Tampa men's and women's swimming teams continue to appear in the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) poll, with the Spartan men making the biggest leap in the newest release. The organization has released its third NCAA Division II Top 25 Dual Meet Swimming and Diving Poll of the 2018-19 season.
UT's men are now fourth in the nation as its women are now sixth. The Spartan men, who were previously 12th overall, moved up six spots following a number of excellent performances. The women dropped one spot after previously coming in fifth.
The Indianapolis men and Queens women claimed the number one spot. On the men's side, fellow Sunshine State Conference opponents Florida Southern (13), Saint Leo (15), Nova Southeastern (18) and Florida Tech (19) are also ranked. Women's opponents in the top-25 include Nova Southeastern (9) and Florida Southern (17).
In women's action, UT has yet to lose this season and boasts wins over nationally-ranked Nova Southeastern, Florida Southern and Saint Leo by a combined score of 585-267. The Spartans were also first at the four-day Spartan Invite and the Tampa Relays. The Spartan men have defeated nationally-ranked Nova Southeastern and Saint Leo and were second at the Spartan Invite before winning the Tampa Relays.
Tampa has one regular-season meet on its schedule before the postseason, with the Spartans hosting Keiser University on Saturday, January 19 at 11:30 a.m., at the UT Aquatics Center.
The poll aims to measure the top teams in head-to-head competition. The rankings are voted on by CSCAA-member coaches and the next polls are scheduled for release on January 30, and February 27.
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the oldest organization of college coaches in America -is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level.