Swimming Teams Hold Top Five Rankings

Both Ashland University swimming and diving teams can still be found in the nation's Top 10.  The latest poll was released this past week and the Ashland women are listed second and the AU men are ranked fifth. 

This is the second poll of the season. In the first poll, released in mid-November, the AU men were first and the Ashland women were second.

Both polls saw turnover at the top.  Drury, ranked fourth in the initial ranking, is first in this listing.  For the women, Drury has moved to first from fourth. Grand Valley State, the top team in the first poll, is ranked fifth.

Ashland, Wayne State and Grand Valley State are all GLIAC teams that are ranked in the Top 10.  In the women's rankings three Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference teams – Clarion, California and West Chester – are ranked.

The Eagles returned this weekend from a training trip in Florida. AU's next competition will be on Jan. 8, when the Eagles host Wright State.

NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Rankings – Dec. 15

Place   Team                                      Points

1          Drury                                       422

2          Grand Valley State                 377

3          UC-San Diego                        373

4          Missouri Science & Tech        355

5          Ashland                                  332

6          Wayne State                            328

7          Incarnate Word                       324

8          Grand Canyon                         310

9          Nova Southeastern                  244

10        Henderson State                     229

NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Rankings – Dec. 15

Place   Team                                      Points

1          Drury                                       440

2          Ashland                                  401

3          UC-San Diego                         371

4          Incarnate Word                       360

5          Grand Valley State                  333

6          Clarion                                    322

7          California (PA)                        283

8          Wayne State                            277

9          Ouachita Baptist                      264

10        West Chester                           249