April 14, 2011
TUCSON, Ariz. – In the final Avidasports rankings of the 2010-11 swimming season, both the Arizona men’s and women’s team rank among the top three in the country following solid showings at the NCAA Championships in March.
The Avidasports performance rankings, released by Collegeswimming.com, weigh two separate metrics: Performance – as measured by the relative ranking of a team’s swims vis-à-vis other collegiate programs, and Improvement – as compared to an athlete’s previous best time in season.
On the women’s side, the Wildcats rank in at second overall in the improvement category and fifth in the performance slot for an overall rating of third in the country. Additionally, Eric Hansen’s former Wisconsin team was just behind Arizona in the ratings with a fourth-place showing and the highest performance metric.
For the Arizona men, they came in at second overall just behind NCAA champions California in the combined overall tally. UA had the second best performance metric of any team and third best improvement percentage.
With Hansen’s hiring on Monday, the team and the new coach have been using this week to get to know one another as they prepare for the summer long course season.
Later this summer, current team members Alyssa Anderson, Adam Small and Cory Chitwood as well as postgrads Annie Chandler and Clark Burckle will swim on the U.S. Team at the World University Games with Hansen serving as the women’s team’s head coach during the week in Shenzhen, China.
DIVISION I - WOMEN - TOP 5
|1. California 1.3||1. Wisconsin 1.2||1. California 100.5%|
|2. Georgia 3.3||2. California 1.5||2. Arizona 100.3%|
|3. Arizona 3.7||3. Stanford 1.6||3. Towson 100.3%|
|4. Wisconsin 5.3||4. Georgia 1.6||4. Georgia 100.2%|
|5. USC 5.3||5. Arizona 1.6||5. Wisconsin 100.1%|
DIVISION I - MEN - TOP 5
|1. California 1.0||1. California 1.5||1. California 101.1%|
|2. Arizona 3.0||2. Arizona 1.7||2. Texas 100.6%|
|3. Stanford 4.0||3. Stanford 1.8||3. Arizona 100.6%|
|4. Texas 5.0||4. Iowa 1.8||4. Texas A&M 100.4%|
|5. Virginia 6.7||5. Virginia 2.0||5. Louisville 100.3%|