The Tennessee has opened the year eighth in the CSCAA's Division I men's swimming and diving national team rankings.
With nearly everyone back this year plus some key newcomers, the Vols are looking to build off last year's postseason performance. Tennessee finished fourth in the Southeastern Conference and 16th at the NCAA Championships.
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division 1 Team Rankings are voted on by eight CSCAA-member coaches and one media member. The rankings will be released on a regular basis throughout the 2013-14 season, alternating weeks between a men's and women's team ranking.
The CSCAA D1 Poll Committee will produce in-season rankings of the 25 best performing NCAA Division 1 Swimming and Diving teams in rank order at the time of each poll. The poll is not designed to predict the results of the NCAA Championship, but rather which teams would win head-to-head against other teams in the country. Rankings are based on performances that have taken place since the previous poll and include invites as well as dual meets.
NCAA Division 1 Men's Swimming and Diving Ranking as of October 24, 2013
10. Florida State
11. Ohio State
14. Virginia Tech
17. North Carolina
19. Penn State
22. Notre Dame
24. North Carolina State
25. South Carolina
Also receiving votes: LSU and Kentucky