Hawkeyes 19th in 1st CSCAA Poll

Oct. 26, 2012

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team is 19th in the first College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) NCAA men’s Division I rankings.

The goal of the CSCAA rankings committee is to produce an in-season poll of the 25 best performing teams in rank order at the time of each poll. The poll is not designed to predict the results of the NCAA Championship, but rather which teams would win head-to-head against other teams in the country.

Iowa is one of nine Big Ten Conference teams in the first rankings along with Michigan (2), Indiana (8), Minnesota (13), Penn State (17), Purdue (18), Iowa (19), and Wisconsin (25). Michigan State and Northwestern are receiving votes.

The Hawkeyes opened the regular season with a 185-108 victory over Michigan State in a dual meet on Oct. 19. Sophomore Grant Betulius turned in an eighth-ranked 49.30 in the 100 back, while freshman Roman Trussov posted a ninth-ranked 55.73 in the 100 breast.

Junior Tyler Lentz, junior Dustin Rhoads and sophomore Korey Schneider also have posted nationally-ranked times, and Iowa’s 200 medley relay time of 1:30.02 is ranked sixth in the country.

Iowa was ranked as high as 10th during the 2011-12 season before finishing the year in 14th place in the final dual rankings and 17th in the final CSCAA prediction poll.