Jan. 21, 1998

Men's Swimming Ranked 23rd in the Nation

Cavs are Undefeated with an Overall Record of 5-0

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia men's swimming and diving team is ranked 23rd in the nation in this week's College Swimming Coaches Association of America Top 25 Poll. The Cavaliers are one of three teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference to be ranked in the poll, along with No. 11 Florida State and No. 18 North Carolina.

The Cavaliers are undefeated this season with an overall record of 5-0 and a 2-0 mark in the ACC. Virginia is led by sophomore Austin Ramirez (Brookfield, Wis.), who has the ACC's best times this season in both the 1,000 yard freestyle (9:20.85) and the 1,650 yard freestyle (15:30.88). Other Cavaliers who currently ranks first in the ACC in their respective events are senior Jason Webb (Philadelphia, Pa.) in the 200 yard backstroke (1:46.27), and junior D.J. Gallagher (Manhasset, N.Y.) in the 200 yard breaststroke (2:02.98).

Virginia will put is perfect record on the line this Saturday, Jan. 24, when it travels to North Carolina for a 12:00 p.m. meet.

CSCAA MEN'S TOP 25 POLL
    
    Rank    School
    1.      Stanford
    2.      Auburn
    3.      Texas
    4.      Georgia
    5.      Southern California
    6.      Tennessee
    7.      Michigan
    8.      Florida
    9.      Arizona
    10.     Southern Methodist
    11.     Florida State
    12.     Arizona State
    13.     Minnesota
    14.     California
    15.     Miami (Fla.)
    16.     Nebraska
    17.     Harvard
    18.     North Carolina
    19.     Louisiana State
    20.     Texas A&M
    21.     Kansas
    22.     Purdue
    23.     VIRGINIA
    24.     Iowa State
    25.     Princeton