Cal Men's Swimming Ranked Seventh in Opening CSCAA Poll

Oct. 24, 2007

BERKELEY, CALIF. - The University of California men's swimming team, under the direction of first-year head coach David Durden, is ranked seventh in the opening 2007-08 CSCAA (College Swimming Coaches Association of America) Top 25 poll that was released today. The Golden Bears (1-0) are the third-highest ranked team among Pac-10 schools, trailing only No. 3-ranked Stanford and No. 4-ranked Arizona. Texas is ranked No. 1 and Auburn is ranked No. 2.

The only other Pac-10 team represented in the opening CSCAA poll is USC, ranked No. 13.

Cal won its first dual meet of the year on Oct. 5 at Spieker Aquatics Complex, topping Pacific, 133-116. Most recently, the Bears traveled to the TYR Pacific Invitational, Oct. 19-20, at the Roseville Aquatic Center in Roseville, Calif., winning 14 events to finish with 1,435.50 points, compared to 791.50 points for host Pacific, and 361.00 points for UC Davis.

This year's top 25 poll will be published eight times this season. Pollsters representing eight conferences along with two at-large voters have the task of ranking the top dual meet teams in the nation bi-weekly throughout the season. Additionally, the group of pollsters is completely different for the men's and women's rankings. The next poll results will be released on November 1, 2007.

The Bears will next compete against Pac-10 foe Washington on Friday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. at Spieker Aquatics Complex. The Huskies received one vote in the CSCAA Top 25 poll.

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