Oct. 25, 2007
AUBURN - The Auburn women's swimming and diving team is ranked No. 1 in the Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Top 25 Coaches' Poll, the organization announced Wednesday.
Auburn's men's team also made its way into the first dual rankings of the year, coming in behind Texas at No. 2.
The women's team received 210 points and seven first-place votes in taking the top spot. The Tigers are also the first among the five SEC teams in the inaugural poll. Georgia comes in at No. 5, followed by Florida at No. 6. Tennessee is No. 12 while Kentucky rounds out the conference representation at No. 18.
In the men's poll, Texas earns the No. 1 position with 235 points and four first-place votes. But, Auburn is right on the Longhorns' heels as the Tigers tally 233 points and three first-place votes.
Auburn is the top-ranked team among the four SEC teams in the poll. Florida comes in at No. 6, followed by Georgia at No. 8. Tennessee rounds out the SEC teams with a No. 11 ranking.
The CSCAA poll is a dual meet poll that is a prediction of a team's dual meet strength. Auburn finished the 2006-07 season with No. 3 rankings in the men's and women's polls before going on to sweep the NCAA Championships.
The Auburn men's team is set to open the 2007-08 season on Saturday, Nov. 2 with a dual meet at Tennessee. The women kick off the season on Friday, Nov. 9 in the first day of a two-day meet with Tennessee in the James E. Martin Aquatic Center.