Pictured: The Harvard women's swimming and diving team is
ranked first in the most recent mid-major Division I poll.
Photo Courtesy: David Silverman
CollegeSwimming.com national "mid-major" poll
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard women’s swimming and diving team finished the dual season with a 6-1 overall record and is receiving national recognition for its success. The Crimson is ranked first in the nation in the most recent CollegeSwimming.com national “mid-major” rankings.
Harvard ranks first with a score of 248.6 power points, two points ahead of second-place Miami Ohio. Points are determined using a formula based on each team’s top lineup and those athletes’ times this season. The Crimson is one of just three teams with more than 240 points in the poll as Boston University sits in third with 244.1. Navy (236.0) and Florida Gulf Coast (234.5) round out the top five teams in the poll.
The mid-major Division I poll is designed to support and promote institutions that do not benefit from large football and basketball television agreements. Institutions eligible for the CollegeSwimming.com poll are those institutions that are not members of a BCS conference, the Mountain West Conference or the Western Athletic Conference or provide fewer than one-half of the allowable scholarships under the NCAA rules. Harvard does not provide any athletic scholarships.
Harvard returns to action Feb. 25-27 as it hosts the Ivy League Championships at Blodgett Pool. The ECAC Championships are also taking place this weekend in Pittsburgh, Pa.