April 10, 1997

Men's and Women's Swim Teams Both Ranked in Final Coaches Polls

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia men's and women's swimming teams are both ranked in the final Speedo America's Top 25 CSCAA Coaches Polls, which were released today. The Cavaliers men are ranked No. 21, while the UVa women finished in a tie for No. 24.

The men's team finished the 1996-97 season with an overall record of 5-6. The Cavaliers scored 55 points to place 20th at the NCAA Championship, where they had six individuals completing. Virginia was also fourth in the ACC Championship with a total of 504 points.

The women concluded the 1996-97 year with an overall mark of 8-2. They totaled 14 points for a 28th place finish at the NCAA Championship, where a total of seven swimmers competed. The Cavaliers also finished in third place at the ACC Championship with 658.5 points.

The Speedo America's Top 25 Swimming Teams CSCAA Coaches Polls follow:

MEN'S RANKINGS                             WOMEN'S RANKINGS
Rank School           Pts                  Rank School                Pts
 1.   Auburn          200                   1.   USC                  248
 2.   Stanford        192                   2.   Stanford             240
 3.   Georgia         184                   3.   Southern Methodist   228
 4.   Texas           176                   4.   Arizona              218
 5.   Tennessee       166                   5.   Georgia              211
 6.   USC             161                   6.   Michigan             198
 7.   Michigan        153                   7.   Auburn               189
 8.   Miami (Fla.)    134                   8.   Nebraska             181
      Florida State   134                   9.   California           151
10.   So. Methodist   130                  10.   Tennessee            149
11.   Arizona State   115                  11.   Texas                147
12.   Minnesota       114                  12.   Northwestern         141
13.   Nebraska        109                        Minnesota            141
14.   Louisiana State  97                  14.   UCLA                 125
      California       97                  15.   Louisiana State       98
16.   Arizona          79                  16.   North Carolina        95
17.   Florida          77                  17.   Florida               85
18.   Harvard          72                  18.   Miami (Fla.)          80
19.   Purdue           56                  19.   Ohio State            54
20.   Indiana          48                  20.   Nevada                53
21.   Virginia         42                  21.   Wisconsin             46
22.   North Carolina   37                  22.   Alabama               46
23.   Texas A&M        21                  23.   Kentucky              24
24.   Alabama          16                  24.   Cincinnati            15
25.   Ohio State        8                        Virginia              15
Others receiving votes: Fla. Atlantic,     Others receiving votes: Kansas, Clemson,
Kansas, Iowa State, NC State.              Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Illinois,
Arizona State, Miami (Ohio),               Penn State, Florida Atlantic