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 coming in ninth while the women are eighth 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 ninth after sliding five spots from the previous poll. The Tampa women are eighth, down a pair of spots from its last showing.
On the women's side, Drury, Indianapolis, UC San Diego, and West Chester round out the top five spots. On the men's side Indianapolis, Delta State, Simon Fraser, and Lindenwood complete the top five. In total, twenty-six men's and twenty-nine women's teams earned votes.
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 will return to action at the 2019 Sunshine State Conference Championships, which is scheduled for February 21-24 at the Clearwater 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 poll is scheduled for release on 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.