Males’s Recruiting Class Rankings Revisited: High 12 Colleges For 2017-2021

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By Jared Anderson on SwimSwam

Each summer season, we rank down the highest recruiting courses snagged by every group. However what do these rankings appear like 4 years later, when every swimmer has had a possibility to finish a full NCAA profession of competing and scoring?

We’ve already regarded again at our high 20 particular person athletes in the highschool graduating class of 2017, ranked after they have been highschool juniors in the summertime of 2016. Now it’s time to look again at our team-by-team recruiting class rankings to see which groups received most from their recruiting hauls.

  • Revisiting Recruiting Ranks: High 20 Athletes From Excessive Faculty Class of 2017

Again in July of 2017, we ranked out the highest 12 recruiting courses nationwide. You possibly can look again on our ranks right here:

  • #9-#12
  • #5-#8
  • #1-#4

We’ve republished every of the 12 courses under, verbatim from how they have been listed in our 2017 submit. Then we tracked down some stats on every class, plus a brief evaluation of every class together with any additional swimmers who wound up being a part of the category.

Keep in mind that worldwide swimmers throw a wrinkle into this form of evaluation, given the issue in projecting forward of time when a world recruit will be part of an NCAA program and formally begin their eligibility.

Notice: The ‘variety of NCAA Scorers’ part refers solely to particular person scorers, and solely amongst athletes included in our unique recruiting class rankings. Late additions to the courses are famous after we can discover them.

*Particular 2020 notice: with the 2020 NCAA Championships canceled, any 2020 references under confer with psych sheet scoring, together with the group end, marked with an asterisk.

#12: SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS

High-tier additions: Brandonn Almeida (Brazil – IM), Rafael Davila (Canada – distance free)
The remainder: AJ Ross, Tamas Novoszath, Grant Summers (diver)

  • NCAA finishes over 3* years: seventeenth, twenty seventh, *twenty third*, —
  • Variety of NCAA scorers at school: 1 (Almeida)

South Carolina’s large get was the Brazilian sensation Almeida. However he solely competed within the NCAA for one season, scoring 15 factors as a freshman.

#11: GEORGIA BULLDOGS

High-tier additions: #4 Camden Murphy (MI – fly), Youssef Abdalla/Youssef Stated (UAE – again), Tal Davis (SC – free/IM)
The remainder: Joshua Fulcher, Greg Reed, Billy Rothery, Cade Anderson, Teagan Cheney, Aaron Apel

  • NCAA finishes over 3* years: tenth, 18th, *seventeenth*, 4th
  • Variety of NCAA scorers at school: 3 (Murphy, Reed, plus switch Jack Dalmolin)

Murphy was a superb faculty swimmers, scoring 55 factors between simply his sophomore and senior seasons. (He didn’t rating as a freshman however was seeded to attain 17 within the canceled junior yr NCAAs). Reed scored in two seasons.

#10: ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS

High-tier additions: #7 Grant Home (OH – free/IM), Jack Dalmolin (GA – breast/IM)
The remainder: Cristian Musterait, Dylan Boyd, Evan Kolde, Joshua Vedder, Will Brenton, Graham Hauss, Aaron Beauchamp

  • NCAA finishes over 3* years: twentieth, twenty first, *seventh*, N/A
  • Variety of NCAA scorers at school: 1 (Home)

Home scored 9.5 factors between his freshman and sophomore seasons. He redshirted in 2020, after which the whole program redshirted in 2021, and it’s unclear what number of extra years Home will compete on the faculty degree. Arizona State additionally would have possible added Carter Swift as a scorer on this class – he was seeded with 12 factors in 2020. Dalmolin didn’t rating for ASU, however scored for Georiga later in his profession, post-transfer.

#9: VIRGINIA TECH

High-tier additions: Lane Stone (VA – distance free), Thomas Hallock (VA – dash free/breast), Connor Doyle (PA – IM/again)
The remainder: Sam Tornqvist, Alex Hines, Lasse Pittioni, Gershwin Greene, Alex McMurray

  • NCAA finishes over 3* years: thirty third, thirty fifth, *seventeenth*, eleventh
  • Variety of NCAA scorers at school: 1 (Tornqvist)

You possibly can see the massive rise in NCAA end over this group’s 4 years. Tornqvist scored 5 factors individually as a senior.

#8: LOUISVILLE CARDINALS

High-tier additions: Spencer Carl (MI – fly), #18 Nick Albiero (KY – fly/again)
The remainder: TC Smith, Michael Hampel, Daniel Pinto (diver)

  • NCAA finishes over 3* years: ninth, Fifth, *tenth*, Fifth
  • Variety of NCAA scorers at school: 3 (Albiero plus Evgenii Somov Daniel Sos)

This crew by no means completed decrease than ninth in an NCAA meet, together with a pair of Fifth-place showings. Albiero was one of many high scorers in the whole class, placing up 110 individually with one other 50+ projected in 2020. Somov scored 42 individually. Sos scored 2 as a sophomore.

#7: INDIANA HOOSIERS

High-tier additions: Bruno Blaskovic (Croatia – dash), Nikola Miljenic (Croatia – dash), Gabriel Fantoni (Brazil – again), Corey Gambardella (CT – fly), Spencer Lehman (IN – IM)
The remainder: Gary Kostbade, Gage Hamill, Griffin Eiber, Jacob Steele, Thomas Vanderbrook, Matthew Jerden, Brock Brown

  • NCAA finishes over 3* years: third, third, *4th*, sixth
  • Variety of NCAA scorers at school: 4 (Blaskovic, Fantoni, Steele plus Andrew Capobianco)

One other group with excellent group finishes in all of their NCAA meets. Capobianco was one of the vital productive athletes within the class, scoring 94 factors. He might have one other yr left after a 2020 redshirt. Fantoni scored as a sophomore and senior, however was a relay issue whilst a freshman. Blaskovic scored only one particular person level, coming in his freshman yr. He was seeded to attain 38.5 within the canceled 2020 meet and would possible have scored large in 2021 had he not been a late-season scratch.

#6: NC STATE WOLFPACK

High-tier additions: Giovanni Izzo (Italy – dash), Gil Kiesler (Israel – distance free), Eric Knowles (Ohio – IM), Noah Hensley (FSU switch – again), Jacob Molacek (Auburn switch – dash free/breast)
The remainder: Daniel Forndal, Jacob Johnson, Ray Van Deusen, Luke Sobolewski

  • NCAA finishes over 3* years: 4th, 4th *eighth*, eighth
  • Variety of NCAA scorers at school: 3 (Knowles, Izzo, Molacek)

Molacek was truly a Class of 2014 highschool grad who had a switch and a niche yr in his faculty profession. He scored and gained a number of NCAA relay titles with NC State. Izzo might nonetheless have extra eligibility left. Knowles scored as a sophomore.

#5: USC TROJANS

High-tier additions: Robert Glinta (Romania – again), Nikita Tretyakov (FL – again), #8 Jake Sannem (PA – free), Justin Nguyen (CA – free)
The remainder: N/A

  • NCAA finishes over 3* years: sixth, twentieth, *thirtieth*, twenty seventh
  • Variety of NCAA scorers at school: 2 (Glinta, plus switch Nikola Miljenic)

Glinta was a freshman star who scored 14 factors and broke 45 within the 100 again. However he turned professional after one faculty season. Sannem transferred out, however did ultimately rating large for Texas. Attrition was brutal on this group – actually, not a single one among these 4 have been on the roster as of this previous yr. Miljenic was the one true senior, scoring just a few factors this yr after transferring from Indiana.

#4: STANFORD CARDINAL

High-tier additions: #3 Matthew Hirschberger (MD – distance free), #14 Alex Liang (CA – IM), #13 Brennan Pastorek (GA – IM/breast)
The remainder: Alberto Mestre, Glen Cowand, Johannes Calloni, Jordan Greenberg

  • NCAA finishes over 3* years: seventh, fifteenth, *twenty seventh*, 14th
  • Variety of NCAA scorers at school: 3 (Liang, Calloni, Pastorek)

Liang scored in each his sophomore and senior seasons. Calloni tied him for the group lead with 9 particular person factors, all put up in his sophomore yr. Pastorek scored as a freshman and was seeded to attain once more as a junior.

#3: FLORIDA GATORS

High-tier additions: #5 Michael Taylor (GA – again), Gerry Quinn (Eire – free), Clark Seashore (VA – again/IM), Ethan Seashore (VA – again), Grant Sanders (Arizona switch – IM/free)
The remainder: Erge Gezmis, Tate Callahan, Marty Stange, Santi Corredor

  • NCAA finishes over 3* years: Fifth, sixth, *third*, third
  • Variety of NCAA scorers at school: 2 (Seashore, Sanders)

Florida’s famous person recruit on this class, Taylor, had his profession pressed by medical points, however this class nonetheless spanned an awesome run contained in the NCAA’s high 6. Seashore scored 25 factors between his sophomore and senior seasons, and doubtless had a dozen or extra factors to attain within the canceled junior-year meet. Gezmis was a stable NCAA contributor and bubble NCAA swimmer as a freshman earlier than transferring to NC State, the place he was a relay contributor and NCAA qualifier.

#2: TEXAS LONGHORNS

High-tier additions: #6 Austin Katz (FL – again/free), #10 Chris Yeager ( – distance free), #12 Sam Pomajevich (VA – fly/free), Parker Neri (OH – free)
The remainder: JohnThomas Larson, Colter Carman, Luke Bowman, Braedyn Ringgold, Jordan Windle (diver)

  • NCAA finishes over 3* years: 1st, 2nd, *1st*, 1st
  • Variety of NCAA scorers at school: 6 (Windle, Katz, Pomajevich, plus transfers Jake Sannem, Alvin Jiang, Chris Staka)

Windle turned out to be the #1 scorer on this class, placing up 45+ factors in all three of his NCAA meets. He’ll get yet one more yr so as to add to that whole, as he’s recommended he needs to make the most of additional NCAA eligibility. Katz scored large, together with one particular person NCAA title and two relay titles. Pomajevich scored big as a rookie, then slumped as a sophomore, however returned to scored 20 once more as a senior. Yeager by no means scored, however was an NCAA invitee in a number of seasons. He was a roster cap casualty as a junior.

The Longhorns added loads of factors by way of switch, too: UNC switch Alvin Jiang scored 31 as a senior. USC switch and former top-20 recruit Sannem scored 15 in his senior yr. Alabama-to-Texas switch Chris Staka scored 10.

#1: CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS

High-tier additions: #1 Ryan Hoffer (AZ – dash all the pieces), #2 Sean Grieshop (TX – IM/distance free), #11 Bryce Mefford (CA – free/again/IM), #15 Trenton Julian (CA – IM/fly/free), #16 Daniel Carr (CO – again/IM)
The remainder: Jackson Gabler (diver), James Daugherty, Jarod Hatch, Nate Biondi

  • NCAA finishes over 3* years: 2nd, 1st, *2nd*, 2nd
  • Variety of NCAA scorers at school: 7 (Hoffer, Julian, Grieshop, Mefford, Carr, plus transfers Hugo Gonzalez, Zach Yeadon)

This was an unbelievable group that, frankly, made our recruit rankings look good. All 5 of Cal’s top-20 recruits scored and scored large. Not one of the 5 scored lower than 70 factors over three seasons. All 5 scored in all three NCAA meets they took half in. And all 5 completed within the high eight throughout the whole class in particular person scoring. Hoffer scored 131.5 and gained a class-leading 4 NCAA titles individually. Carr (70 factors) gained an NCAA relay title. So did Biondi.

Julian scored 96, together with 48 as a senior and had 33 psych sheet factors within the canceled season. Grieshop scored 90. Mefford scored 78. Cal additionally added switch Hugo Gonzalez, who scored 42 as a senior and should have one other yr or two of eligibility, if he chooses to take it. Yeadon scored 34 over two seasons with Notre Dame adopted by 22 in a single NCAA meet with Cal.

 

RE-RANKING THE CLASSES

Actually, particular person factors don’t encapsulate all the pieces a recruiting class brings to a program over 4 years. However they’re the best technique to rank the courses towards one another 4 years later. Right here’s a have a look at all of the courses represented, ranked by particular person factors from all swimmers on this graduating class:

Rank Crew Factors Over 4 Years
1 Cal 529.5
2 Texas 317
3 Louisville 155
4 Indiana 109
5 Ohio State 100
6 Georgia Tech 73
7 Arizona 62
7 Michigan 62
9 Georgia 61
10 Miami (FL) 43
11 Notre Dame 34
11 Purdue 34
13 Virginia 32
14 Florida 25
15 Texas A&M 24
16 Stanford 22
17 Pitt 17
17 USC 17
19 South Carolina 15
20 Columbia 14
21 Arizona State 9.5
22 Kentucky 9
23 Auburn 7
23 Denver 7
23 UNC 7
26 NC State 6
27 Virginia Tech 5
27 West Virginia 5
29 Florida State 3
30 Tennessee 1

And our new high 12, purely when it comes to particular person NCAA factors:

The far left column tracks every swimmer’s last rank inside the class. The following column tracks their particular person rating in our high 20 recruits submit. HM means “honorable point out.” UNR means “unranked” and INTL means “worldwide”, as we don’t rank worldwide swimmers in our high 20 submit. “DIVE” refers to divers, additionally not ranked in our high 20 lists.

Within the case of transfers, we’ve solely awarded factors to the college that the athlete earned whereas at that faculty – so a swimmer who transferred after two years may have their first two yr’s price of level totals depend for his or her unique college and their subsequent two years for his or her second college.

#1: Cal (-)

Last Rank 2017 Rank Identify Faculty Crew Complete NCAA Factors 2018 NCAA Factors 2019 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Factors 2021 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Factors
2 1 Ryan Hoffer Cal 131.5 26.5 45 60 53
4 15 Trenton Julian Cal 96 12 36 48 33
6 2 Sean Grieshop Cal 90 10 49 31 3
7 11 Bryce Mefford Cal 78 26 16 36
8 16 Daniel Carr Cal 70 13 32 25 41
15 INTL Hugo Gonzalez Auburn/Cal 42 (7, however for Auburn) redshirt 42 35
12 UNR Zach Yeadon Notre Dame/Cal 22 (27, however for Notre Dame) (7, however for Notre Dame) 22 (33 however for Notre Dame)

#2: Texas (-)

Last Rank 2017 Rank Identify Faculty Crew Complete NCAA Factors 2018 NCAA Factors 2019 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Factors 2021 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Factors
1 DIVE Jordan Windle Texas 144 45 47 52
9 6 Austin Katz Texas 68 35 17 16 29
17 12 Sam Pomajevich Texas 44 24 0 20 21
21 UNR Alvin Jiang UNC/Texas 31 31 25
25 8 Jake Sannem USC/Texas 20 no invite 5 15
34 UNR Chris Staka Alabama/Texas 10 10 6

#3: Louisville (+5)

Last Rank 2017 Rank Identify Faculty Crew Complete NCAA Factors 2018 NCAA Factors 2019 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Factors 2021 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Factors
3 18 Nicolas Albiero Louisville 110 22 37 51 52.5
19 INTL Evgenii Somov Louisville 42 12 15 15 9
50 INTL Daniel Sos Louisville 3 3

#4: Indiana (+3)

Last Rank 2017 Rank Identify Faculty Crew Complete NCAA Factors 2018 NCAA Factors 2019 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Factors 2021 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Factors
5 DIVE Andrew Capobianco Indiana 94 33 20 41
33 INTL Gabriel Fantoni Indiana 11 7 4 17
50 UNR Jacob Steele Indiana 3 3
56 INTL Bruno Blaskovic Indiana 1 1 38.5

#5: Ohio State (+)

Last Rank 2017 Rank Identify Faculty Crew Complete NCAA Factors 2018 NCAA Factors 2019 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Factors 2021 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Factors
12 9 Paul DeLakis Ohio State 56 6 27 23 42
22 DIVE Jacob Siler Ohio State 26 26
26 DIVE Joseph Canova Ohio State 18 12 6

#6: Georgia Tech (+)

Last Rank 2017 Rank Identify Faculty Crew Complete NCAA Factors 2018 NCAA Factors 2019 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Factors 2021 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Factors
10 INTL Caio Pumputis Georgia Tech 66 41 25 2
40 INTL Christian Ferraro Georgia Tech 7 1 6 4

T-#7: Michigan (+)

Last Rank 2017 Rank Identify Faculty Crew Complete NCAA Factors 2018 NCAA Factors 2019 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Factors 2021 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Factors
16 INTL Ricardo Vargas Michigan 45 23 22 21
28 INTL Gus Borges Michigan 16 2 14 11
56 UNR Will Roberts Michigan 1 1

T-#7: Arizona (+)

Last Rank 2017 Rank Identify Faculty Crew Complete NCAA Factors 2018 NCAA Factors 2019 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Factors 2021 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Factors
11 UNR Brooks Fail Arizona 58 16 42 25.5
45 UNR Sam Iida Arizona 4 4

#9: Georgia (+2)

Last Rank 2017 Rank Identify Faculty Crew Complete NCAA Factors 2018 NCAA Factors 2019 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Factors 2021 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Factors
14 4 Camden Murphy Georgia 55 0 25 30 17
45 UNR Greg Reed Georgia 4 2 2 11
54 UNR Jack Dalmolin Arizona State/Georgia 2 2

#10: Miami(+)

Last Rank 2017 Rank Identify Faculty Crew Complete NCAA Factors 2018 NCAA Factors 2019 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Factors 2021 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Factors
18 DIVE Zach Cooper Miami (FL) 43 12 15 16

T-#11: Notre Dame (+)

Last Rank 2017 Rank Identify Faculty Crew Complete NCAA Factors 2018 NCAA Factors 2019 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Factors 2021 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Factors
12 UNR Zach Yeadon Notre Dame/Cal 34 27 7 (22, however for Cal) 33

T-#11: Purdue (+)

Last Rank 2017 Rank Identify Faculty Crew Complete NCAA Factors 2018 NCAA Factors 2019 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Factors 2021 NCAA Factors 2020 NCAA Psych Sheet Factors
20 DIVE Gregory Duncan UNC/Purdue 30 (6, however for UNC) 16 14
45 UNR Trent Pellini Purdue 4 2 2 6

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