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Males’s Huge 12 Picks Revisited: West Virginia Snags Second With Sturdy Exhibiting


2021 BIG 12 SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • When: Swimming: Wednesday, February 24 – Saturday, February 27, 2021 / Diving Monday, March 1 – Wednesday, March 3, 2021
  • The place: Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Middle – Austin, TX (Central Time Zone)
  • Champion: Texas males (25x)
  • Outcomes

Within the lead-up to NCAA convention meet season, we previewed all ten main convention meets and took a stab at predicting a crew order. Now, we’re trying again at these picks to see how the ultimate crew standings shook out. The place have been we flawed? The place have been we proper? Which groups over-performed and under-performed in comparison with expectations?

Huge 12 Males

SwimSwam Fan Information Picks

  1. Texas
  2. TCU
  3. West Virginia

Precise End Order (With Change from our picks famous in parentheses)

  1. Texas (-)
  2. West Virginia (+1)
  3. TCU (-1)

Simply as we noticed on the ladies’s facet, West Virginia outswam expectations, beating TCU by 132 to stay the convention runners-up. TCU seemed like a younger crew on the rise, returning 90% of their particular person factors from 2020 together with 19 of 20 relay legs. However in hindsight, it was value placing a little bit of a damper on these expectations, as a result of TCU nonetheless returned 37 fewer particular person factors than West Virginia.

We projected the second-place battle to be a lot nearer than the Swimulator projections, which had TCU main by virtually 180. After the swimming had fully wrapped, TCU nonetheless led by 20 – however even by that time, we knew West Virginia’s deeper diving group would carry the day, particularly in a skinny convention the place each diver would rating a minimum of some factors.