November 19, 2009 - by
Seminoles Ranked In First CSCAA Polls Of The Season

Nov. 19, 2009

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams earned national recognition Wednesday when they were ranked among the best programs in College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) poll. The men’s team checked in at 20th and the women’s team came in 25th in the first polls of the season.

The rankings are based on each team’s best dual meet lineup as voted by a panel of collegiate coaches. The poll is released four times during the swimming and diving season.

The men’s and women’s teams already proved they can beat their higher ranked opponents. Earlier this month both teams defeated Louisiana State whose squads are ranked 15th (men) and 21st (women) in the same poll.

“I’m glad our teams’ accomplishments in our dual meets so far have been recognized,” Head Coach Neil Harper said. “We’re looking forward to more competitions to give us an opportunity to move up in the rankings! The experience of going against higher ranked teams will prepare us for the ACC and NCAA championships. “

Also in the rankings are upcoming Seminole foes Florida (fourth-men’s, fifth-women’s), Virginia (eighth-men’s, 11th-women’s) and Virginia Tech (23rd-men’s, 17th-women’s).

Up next the entire squad heads to Atlanta for the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational which takes place from Friday, November 20 to Sunday, November 22.

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1 Texas (12)

2 Stanford (3)

3 California (1)

4 Florida (3)

5 Auburn (3)

6 Arizona

7 Michigan (1)

8 Virginia

9 Georgia

10 Tennessee

11 Minnesota

12 Southern Cal

13 North Carolina

14 Ohio State

15 LSU

16 Purdue

17 Louisville

18 Indiana

19 Kentucky

20 Florida State

21 Alabama

22 Texas A&M

23 Virginia Tech


25 Penn State



1 Georgia (12)

2 Stanford (2)

3 Arizona (2)

4 Texas (1)

5 Florida

6 California (3)

7 Auburn

8 Texas A&M

9 Indiana

10 Southern Cal

11 Virginia

12 Minnesota

13 Tennessee

14 North Carolina

15 Louisville

16 Wisconsin

17 Virginia Tech

18 Arkansas

19 Southern Methodist

19 Michigan

21 Louisiana State

22 Purdue

23 Northwestern

24 Penn State

25 Florida State

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