Seed Vs. Efficiency: Day 2 of NCAAs Sees Dramatic Swings of Momentum


By Braden Keith on SwimSwam

2021 NCAA WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • When: Wednesday, March 17 – Saturday, March 20, 2021
  • The place: Greensboro Aquatic Heart / Greensboro, NC (Jap Time Zone)
  • Prelims 10 AM / Finals 6 PM (Native Time)
  • Quick course yards (SCY) format
  • Defending champion: Stanford (3x) – 2019 outcomes
  • Streaming: ESPN3
  • Championship Central
  • Psych Sheets
  • Dwell Outcomes – Swimming
  • Dwell Outcomes – Diving
  • Day 2 Finals Warmth Sheet
  • Day 2 full finals recap

2021 gained’t go down because the quickest NCAA Championship meet ever, and after a Cal relay DQ, it seems that the staff title battle isn’t going to be in query, barring a catastrophe for the Virginia Cavaliers.

However there have been some enjoyable races, capped off by the fastest-ever 400 medley relay from NC State, and a pleasant second for senior Julia Poole (who in her phrases, ‘wasn’t presupposed to be on this relay’), with a brand new NCAA Document.

Whereas Virginia seems to be able to win the staff title, there are nice staff battles brewing for the minor positions on the meet. That features NC State, a staff battling again from a pointless 800 free relay to open the meet, that now sits in 2nd.

Right here’s the info. Extra evaluation after the leap.

ACTUAL TEAM SCORES (THROUGH Day 2/400 MEDLEY RELAY)

  1. Virginia 184
  2. NC State 124
  3. Texas 119
  4. California 114
  5. Ohio St 101.5
  6. Alabama 90
  7. Georgia 85
  8. Stanford 84
  9. Michigan 78
  10. Kentucky 65
  11. Louisville 62
  12. UNC 61
  13. Mizzou 55
  14. Florida 53.5
  15. Tennessee 51
  16. Indiana/Texas A&M 30
  17. Northwestern 28
  18. Wisconsin 23
  19. USC 21
  20. Minnesota/Miami 20
  21. Arkansas 16
  22. Arizona 15
  23. Virginia Tech 11
  24. Nebraska/Akron 3
  25. Duke 2
  26. Houston 1

Day 2 Efficiency vs. Psych

faculty Swimming Factors – Days 1 & 2 Day 2 Seed Day 2 Rating Rating vs. Seed – Day 2 Solely Rating vs. Seed – Day 1 & 2 Diving Factors
Virginia 184 157.5 144 -13.5 -13.5 0
NC State 124 123 124 1 -29 0
California 114 102 82 -20 -22 0
Texas 105 81 75 -6 -8 14
Ohio St 100 74 76 2 22 1
Alabama 90 90.5 64 -26.5 -18.5 0
Georgia 85 85 57 -28 -22 0
Stanford 84 67 62 -5 -9 0
Michigan 78 55 64 9 9 0
Louisville 62 12 58 46 48 0
Kentucky 59 16 25 9 15 6
Missouri 55 58 55 -3 -3 0
Tennessee 51 41 49 8 -2 0
Florida 46.5 42 28.5 -13.5 -19.5 7
UNC 44 6 44 38 38 17
Northwestern 28 28 28 0 0 0
Wisconsin 23 6 15 9 17 0
Southern Cali 18 20 18 -2 -2 3
Texas A&M 14 3 4 1 3 0
Indiana 12 4 0 -4 -2 18
Virginia Tech 11 5 5 0 0 0
Nebraska 3 0 3 3 3 0
Akron 3 0 3 3 3 0
Houston 1 0 1 1 1 0
Arkansas 0 9 0 -9 -9 16
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 15
U.S. Navy 0 0 0 0 0 0
UCLA 0 0 0 0 0 0
San Diego St 0 0 0 0 0 0
Utah 0 0 0 0 0 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 20
Miami 0 0 0 0 0 20
Duke 0 0 0 0 0 2

Day 1 & 2 Precise + Day 3 & 4 Seed

Faculty Swimming Factors After Day 2 Diving Factors Day 1&2 Precise + 3&4 Seed Day 1 & 2 Seed vs. Precise (Swim Solely)
Virginia 184 0 462 -13.5
NC State 124 0 346 -29
California 114 0 333 -22
Texas 105 14 340.5 -8
Ohio St 100 1 194 22
Alabama 90 0 274 -18.5
Georgia 85 0 229 -22
Stanford 84 0 160 -9
Michigan 78 0 206 9
Louisville 62 0 102.5 48
Kentucky 59 6 203.5 15
Missouri 55 0 115 -3
Tennessee 51 0 143 -2
Florida 46.5 7 86 -19.5
UNC 44 17 81 38
Northwestern 28 0 59 0
Wisconsin 23 0 48 17
Southern Cali 18 3 70 -2
Texas A&M 14 0 51 3
Indiana 12 18 39 -2
Virginia Tech 11 0 38 0
Nebraska 3 0 10 3
Akron 3 0 3 3
Houston 1 0 1 1
Arkansas 0 16 31 -9
Arizona 0 15 16 0
U.S. Navy 0 0 9 0
UCLA 0 0 6 0
San Diego St 0 0 3 0
Utah 0 0 2 0
Minnesota 0 20 20 0
Miami 0 20 20 0
Duke 0 2 2 0

Breakdown

NC State took over 2nd place thanks their session-ending relay win, and now they and the Cal Bears are separated by simply 10 factors after every had an ’empty’ relay (NC State didn’t rating within the 800, although that was a operate of their lineup alternative somewhat than a DQ).

Squarely in between them are the Texas Longhorns, with the perfect diver of the trio.

Other than the DQ, none of these three groups are blowing away their seeded factors, however none are getting beat up too unhealthy by their seeded factors both. Every staff had a spotlight on day 2 (Cal and NC State every gained relays, Texas’ Evie Pfeiffer picked off Brooke Forde to put 2nd within the 500 free), and every staff missed some alternatives to take management.

It’s going to return right down to the wire between these three. We’ll get some extra essential information on day 3, however after the relay swim from Sophie Hansson, the Wolfpack look actually nice. Izzy Ivey has a troublesome double with the 100 fly and 100 again scheduled for Friday, and she or he’ll must upset some swimmers to maintain Cal within the hunt for 2nd.

Within the decrease ranks, there are some actually enjoyable battles available. Kentucky, at present ranked tenth and constantly transferring up versus seed, ought to have huge swims the final 2 days. The spoiler staff is Louisville. They had been solely seeded to attain 14 factors via the primary 2 days of competitors and that quantity has already bloomed right into a whopping 62 factors. In the event that they had been to maintain that tempo up for the remainder of the meet, it might put them at round 240 factors and they would change into severe spoiler contenders for a high 5 placement after being seeded simply sixteenth coming into the meet.

There are alternatives. Whereas the alternatives to catch Virginia have all-but-evaporated, there are smaller alternatives throughout the final 2 days of this meet – owed partially to an general lag in occasions (only a few private bests have gone on the board). If any staff, like a Louisville, catches hearth, they’ve the chance to maneuver up in a rush.

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