Swimming and Diving Earns Top 20 Ranking
Courtesy: New Mexico State University  
Release:  03/16/2011


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (March 16)-In the final College Swimming Coaches Association of America /CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major poll of the season, the New Mexico State swimming and diving team is ranked No. 16 in the country.


“It is great to be recognized in such a poll,” head coach Rick Pratt said. “It is a great format and is based on top times not votes. We’re in the mix with some great programs, and I think this shows the progress our team has made.”


The Aggies concluded the 2010-11 season at the WAC Championships and set 10 school records in addition to five NCAA B’ cut times. Senior Alannah Lawrence and freshman Tricia Kiss also won individual titles for NM State in the 100 breast and 400 IM, respectively, while Kiss earned the WAC Freshman of the Year honor.


The Mid-Major rankings use an objective point system to compare teams’ relative strength in a traditional dual meet lineup as submitted by participating teams. The ranking is available to those institutions that a) are not members of a BCS conference or Mountain West Conference, or b) provide fewer than one-half of the allowable scholarships under the NCAA rules. Teams must have submitted entries in at least two polling periods to be eligible for the final ranking. .


TYR / CSCAA Mid-Major Division I Swimming & Diving Final 2010-11 Dual Meet Rankings


Rank    Team    Points

1          Princeton          263.7

2          Towson            261.5

3          Miami (Ohio)    257.9

4          James Madison 257.5

5          Harvard            257.2

6          Toledo 255.8

7          Denver 253.9

8          UC-Davis         253.8

9          Western Kentucky        253.2

10        Oakland           252.7

11        San Jose State  252.0

12        Eastern Michigan          250.9

13        Florida Gulf Coast        248.7

14        UNC-Wilmington         248.4

15        Dartmouth        247.6

16        New Mexico State       246.8

17        Cal Poly           246.7

18        U.S. Naval Academy    245.8

19        Boston University         245.4

20        North Texas     243.4

21        Richmond         242.6

22        UC-Santa Barbara       242.3

23        Cornell 242.3

24        UW-Milwaukee           242.1

25        New Hampshire           241.7


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