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UMBC WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING RANKED THIRD, MEN SEVENTH IN MID-MAJOR POLL
Baltimore, Md.-UMBC’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both rank in the top 10 in the first Mid-Major Division I Power Ranking of the season, which was released today. The Retriever women are third, less than three-tenths of a point behind second-place
The women are a perfect 6-0 on the season and have dominated opponents. The Retrievers knocked off defending America East champion
The men are 3-3 overall, with two of the losses coming down to the final event. Junior Jeff Salgado (Glen Rock,
The top 25 also includes UNC-Wilmington’s fifth-ranked men and women and George Washington’s No. 19 men and No. 22 women, two of the Retrievers’ opponents at this weekend’s George Mason Patriot Invitational.
Also in the top 25 are Navy’s men and women at No. 2 and No. 11, respectively; Rider’s 15th-ranked men and 24th-ranked women; and Bucknell’s men and women at No. 11 and No. 16, respectively. The Retriever men fell to Navy, 127-116, on Oct. 29, while the women dominated the Mids, 141-96. UMBC’s men also lost to Rider, 130-110, in the first dual meet of the season on Oct. 22, while the women downed the Broncs, 146-95. The Retrievers will host Bucknell on Dec. 3.
The Power Rankings are a relative indication of a team’s strength in dual meets. The mid-major poll supports institutions that do not benefit from large football and basketball television agreements and are based on each team’s best dual meet lineup as judged and submitted by participating teams.
In addition, UMBC head coach Chad Cradock announced an addition to the Retrievers’ dual meet schedule. UMBC will host local foe Howard on Jan. 11 at 2 p.m.
The Retrievers return to action this weekend as they head to