FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas swimming and diving is ranked No. 17 in the country by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), released Wednesday.
Arkansas has a 5-1 dual record this season and 2-1 in the Southeastern Conference after beating Vanderbilt in October and South Carolina last weekend. The Razorbacks travel to the Purdue Invitational Nov. 19-21 before ending the fall schedule with a trip to Utah to face BYU on Dec. 3 and Utah on Dec. 4.
"We are pleased and honored that the CSCAA has ranked our team No.17 in the nation based on dual meet results through the first four weeks of the season," head coach Jeff Poppell said. "This is the highest national ranking that we have enjoyed and I do feel that it is justified given the results of our team over the last month. Our focus however continues to be centered on getting better as a team as that is all that we can control. Rankings, accolades, and awards are nice to receive but only happen if you are having success as a team."
Five other SEC schools were included in the top-25 ranks. Georgia is ranked second in the nation while Florida follows in fourth, Auburn sits at No. 10 and Tennessee at 11th and LSU which is ranked 22nd in the poll. Alabama, Kentucky and South Carolina also received votes.
Stanford University’s swimming and diving team was voted as the number one dual-meet team in the country. The votes and selections were made by members of the CSCAA. The next poll is scheduled to be released Dec. 15.
CSCAA Women’s Division 1 Top-25 Rankings (Nov. 10, 2010)
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Also receiving votes: Virginia Tech 66, Notre Dame 65, Alabama 63, Florida St 60, Penn St 55, BYU 52, Northwestern 41, Arizona St 37, Kentucky 34, Maryland 26, Princeton 24, Duke 19, Army 16, Arizona 15, Miami 11, Navy 10, South Carolina 9, Harvard 8, George Mason 7, UNLV 7, UC-Santa Barbara 6, Houston 3, Kansas 3, Miami-OH 3, Villanova 3, West Virginia 2, Wyoming 2, Illinois 1, IUPUI 1, Ohio 1, Towson 1, Washington State 1.