FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The week after the University of Arkansas swimming and diving team defeated the University of Kansas, 165-135, in the Razorbacks’ second consecutive dual meet win over the Jayhawks, Arkansas rose from No. 19 to No. 18 in the College Swimming Coaches of America Association poll.The Razorbacks (9-1, 3-1) have been dominant this season, losing only to then-No. 10 Tennessee, 197-103, on the road in the season opener that also included the Razorbacks’ first win, a 252-48 victory over Vanderbilt.
In their meet against Kansas on Jan. 22, Yi Ting Siow set a school record and personal-best time of 1:01.68 in her win in the 100 breast and also picked up wins in the 200 breast and 400 IM. In her first two meets with Arkansas, Siow is six-for-six in her individual events and was part of the 200 medley relay team that, against the Jayhawks, posted a time of 1:43.96, the fourth-fastest time in Arkansas history.
In January, the Razorbacks have risen from No. 22 to No. 18, keeping up with other SEC powerhouse squads. In this week’s poll, the Georgia Bulldogs retained their place at the top of the polls while Florida swapped places with Auburn in the poll. The Gators are currently ranked No. 5 to the Tigers’ No. 6. Tennessee, ranked No. 10 in the previous poll, jumped three spots for the second straight poll, taking over the No. 7 spot.
Previously unranked Kentucky took its place in the CSCAA poll behind the Razorbacks at No. 19. Arkansas downed the Wildcats, 164-134, in their double dual meet with the Missouri Tigers on Jan. 10.
The Razorbacks will be back in the pool for their final regular season dual meet against the Drury Panthers on Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Arkansas Natatorium. For complete coverage of Arkansas swimming and diving, log onto ArkansasRazorbacks.com.