PHILADELPHIA – After a successful weekend at the 2015 Ivy League Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, the University of Pennsylvania men’s team is currently ranked 18th in the CollegeSwimming.com rankings with 971.85 points and look to end the season ranked in the top 25 for the first time in program history. Out of the six Ivy League teams represented on the list, Princeton is the only team ranked higher at 16 with 978.22 points. Yale sits at 20th with 970.67 and Harvard rounds out those in the top 25 at 23 with 969.19.
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CollegeSwimming.com's Performance Rankings is a mathematical poll which is produced throughout the season and is calculated from each team's most recent meet result, specifically the best time in each event.
Earlier this season, the men had reached 19 on the CollegeSwimming poll and 25 in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America rankings. It was the first time being ranked by the CSCAA in program history. The Red and Blue were also noted as being the fifth most improved men’s team by CollegeSwimming, and that story can be found here.
Head coach Mike Schnur was very pleased with his team’s performance this past weekend.
“Our team exceeded my high expectations,” said Schnur. “Last season we had 11 men make B cuts for 17 swims, and this year we had 17 men make B cuts with 34 swims. Our leadership over the past few years has been outstanding. They set the right tone every day and refuse to accept anything less than their best.”
Now that entry forms for the NCAA Championships have been completed, the men will wait for the NCAA to announce those who will be invited to compete.