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Swimming & Diving Ranked Ninth in Mid-Major Poll
Thursday, December 15, 2011 | by Justin Glover (@Jglove3)

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The FGCU swimming & diving team was recently ranked No. 9 in the second CSCAA/CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major Division I Swimming Poll of the year after including times from the Georgia Tech Invitational back on Nov. 18-20.

FGCU is the only team in the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) ranked in the top 25. The 2011 CCSA runner-up Davidson and Liberty were the only other teams in the conference to receive consideration.

The Green and Blue are 5-1 in dual meets this season with victories against FIU (66-44), Miami (151-148), FAU (179-119), Boston College (188-103) and Maine (168-123). The Eagles also performed well in the All-Florida Invitational placing third out of eight teams, while taking sixth out of 10 teams in the Georgia Tech Invite.

Now in its 10th year, the Mid-Major Rankings serve to provide an objective point system to compare teams’ relative strength in a traditional dual meet lineup. The ranking is available to those institutions that a) are not members of a BCS conference or Mountain West Conference, or b) provide fewer than one-half of the allowable scholarships under the NCAA rules.

Future release dates for the mid-major poll are scheduled for Feb. 7 and Mar. 6.

FGCU will host its first home meet of the season on Jan. 7 against ACC member Georgia Tech, North Dakota and CCSA member Liberty at the FGCU Aquatics Center at 11 a.m.

Complete Women's Ranking

1. San Jose State - 256.61

2. Harvard - 253.83

3. Miami Ohio - 253.00

4. Princeton - 250.16

5. Towson - 246.96

6. Denver - 245.70

7. North Texas - 245.64

8. Oakland - 243.82

9. FGCU - 242.45

10. UC-Santa Barbara - 239.02

11. UW Milwaukee - 238.93

12. New Mexico State - 238.39

13. Western Kentucky - 237.74

14. Cal Poly - 236.17

15. Buffalo - 233.92

16. James Madison - 233.79

17. UMBC 232.94

18. Bucknell - 232.36

19. Cleveland State - 229.85

20. Missouri State - 229.70

21. Columbia - 227.37

22. William and Mary - 226.70

23. Illinois State - 225.32

24. Idaho - 224.32

25. Navy - 222.94