Men's Swimming Earns #24 National Ranking

Feb. 1, 2001

SEATTLE - The University of Washington men's swimming team has been ranked 24th nationally in Speedo America's College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) poll released Thursday.

'I am so proud of our team,' UW head coach Mickey Wender said. 'The fact that we did it without having a diving squad is a great reflection on all 24 of our men.

'It has been a collective effort between all of the men's and women's swimmers, the coaching staff, and everyone associated with Husky swimming. I think it's something that the entire Pacific Northwest swimming community can be proud of.'

The ranking comes a little more than a week after the men's team swept the University of Hawaii in a pair of dual meets in Honolulu. The Huskies won the first dual, 135-94, and the second dual meet, 135-102, against a Rainbow squad which placed 15th at last season's NCAA championships.

So far this season, the Husky men's squad has a 7-5 dual meet record, with four of its five losses coming against ranked teams. The UW is the only team ranked within the top 25 to not field a diving squad.

Both Washington swimming teams are in action this weekend in Federal Way, Wash., for the 25th annual Washington Open, February 1-4.

Speedo America's College Swimming Coaches' Association of America
Men's Coaches Poll (February 1, 2001)

Rank School Votes

1. Texas 200
2. Tennessee 190
3. Stanford 184
4. Texas A&M 177
5. Auburn 166
6. California 161
7. Arizona 154
8. USC 143
9. Michigan 135
10. Florida 130
11. Virginia 118
12. Georgia 107
13. Penn State 92
15. BYU 85
16. North Carolina 84
17. Minnesota 82
18. Pittsburgh 59
19. SMU 50
20. Harvard 47
21. Purdue 46
22. Wisconsin 25
23. Kentucky 24
25. Alabama 11

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