@FGCU_WSwim Ranked No. 27 in CollegeSwimming.com Top 30 and No. 3 In Mid-Major Top 25
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 | by Sara Roberts (@Saraannerob)
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FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU women’s swimming and diving team earned a program-high No. 27 ranking on the Endless Pools/CollegeSwimming.com Top 30 and the No. 3 position on the Mid-Major Ranking, as announced on Tuesday.

This year's rankings utilize a new point system based on a 1,100 point scale.  The new scale uses NCAA time standards and a percentile ranking of all times over the past four years.

Sitting at the top of the poll is Stanford (997.1), rising from third, while Florida (996.7), Georgia (995.9), Texas A&M (993.6) and Virginia (991.9) round out the top five. The Eagles position of No. 27 comes as a result of the 941.7 points they accumulated and are the only member of the Costal Collegiate Swimming Association listed in the rankings.

Of the 26 institutions that precede FGCU on the list, eight are members of the Southeastern Conference, four of the Pacific-12, four of the Atlantic Coast, three of the Big Ten, two of the American Athletic, one from the Big 12, one from Conference USA, one from the Mountain West, one from the Big West and one from the Western Athletic.   

In the CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major rankings, the Green and Blue are the third listed (941.7), while Rice leads (943.78) and UC-Davis takes second (943.33). East Carolina (939.11) and FIU (935.04) round out the top five.

Now in its 12th year, the Mid-Major Rankings serve to provide an objective point system to compare teams that do not benefit from large scale football or basketball conferences or those teams that provide fewer than one-half of the allowable scholarships under the NCAA rules.

Eligible conferences include: America East, Atlantic 10, Big East, CCSA, Colonial, Conference USA, Horizon League, Ivy League, MAAC, Mid-American, Missouri Valley, MPSF, Northeast, Patriot League, and WAC.  Teams offering fewer than half of the maximum allowable scholarship levels are also eligible to participate.

Coming off their second-place finish at the Georgia Tech Invite, where they set five program-records, the Eagle will return to action in of the 2013-14 season as they host CCSA rival Liberty on Saturday, January 4, at 11:00 a.m.

For complete coverage of FGCU women’s swimming and diving over the season, follow us on Twitter @FGCU_WSWIM and visit www.FGCUAthletics.com.

Endless Pools/CollegeSwimming.com Top-30

1. Stanford - 997.1

2. Florida - 996.7

3. Georgia - 995.9

4. Texas A & M - 993.6

5. Virginia - 991.9

6. Minnesota - 978.9

7. Auburn - 972.9

8. North Carolina - 972.4

9. Missouri - 969.9

10. Florida State - 961.6

11. Louisville - 959.7

12. Arkansas - 958.7

13. Ohio State - 958.2

14. Purdue - 956.6

15. Utah - 954.7

16. Louisiana State - 954.3

17. Virginia Tech - 952.4

18. Kentucky - 949.6

19. Texas - 949.3

20. Southern Methodist - 948.1

21. UCLA - 944.1

22. Rice University - 943.8

23. San Diego State - 943.7

24. UC-Davis - 943.3

25. Southern California - 943.1

26. Arizona State – 941.9

27. Florida Gulf Coast – 941.7

28. Tennessee – 941.5

29. Cincinnati – 941.0

30. Penn State – 940.7

 

CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major Top-25

1. Rice - 943.78

2. UC-Davis - 943.33

3. Florida Gulf Coast - 941.70

4. East Carolina - 939.11

5. Florida International - 935.04

6. San Jose State - 33.93

7. Columbia - 931.04

8. Hawaii - 926.81

9. Navy - 926.52

10. William and Mary - 926.44

11. Idaho - 926.37

12. Western Kentucky - 925.41

13. James Madison - 925.33

14. North Texas - 925.04

15. Bucknell - 921.19

15. New Mexico State - 921.19

17. Bowling Green - 917.78

18. Tulane - 917.33

19. Princeton - 917.11

20. Massachusetts - 916.59

21. Northern Arizona - 916.30

22. Harvard - 915.19

23. Cornell - 914.89

24. Old Dominion - 914.22

25. Pacific - 914.15