Bulldogs Ranked Sixth In First Swimming & Diving Poll


Oct. 25, 2013

ATHENS, Ga. --- The Georgia men's swimming and diving team is No. 6 in the initial College Swimming Coaches Association of America rankings released this week.

The Bulldogs are off to a 4-0 start, including victories over Kentucky and LSU in the conference. Georgia's next meet will be Friday, Nov. 1, at No. 2 Florida.

Michigan holds down the top spot, followed by Florida, California, Texas and Stanford. Other SEC schools in the poll include No. 7 Tennessee, No. 12 Auburn, No. 15 Alabama, No. 16 Missouri and No. 25 South Carolina.

"The No. 6 ranking is something our men can be proud of," Georgia coach Jack Bauerle. "Our guys have worked hard to put themselves in position to be a contender once the championships roll around. That said, we've got a long way to go and the ranking doesn't mean anything if we don't keep improving. (Top 25 teams) Florida, Texas, Tennessee, N.C. State and Alabama are all on our schedule, and we'll see the others at the invites, the SECs and the NCAAs. But I'm confident we will keep getting better. This is a special group of young men."

The initial CSCAA poll for the women will be released next week.

Founded in 1922, the CSCAA is a professional organization of coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of collegiate swimming and diving. The CSCAA Division I Poll Committee will produce in-season rankings of the 25 best performing teams in rank order at the time of each poll.  The poll is not designed to predict the results of the NCAA Championship, but rather which teams would win head-to-head against other teams in the country. Rankings are based on performances that have taken place since the previous poll and include invites as well as dual meets.

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