Nov. 8, 2012
Tennessee: 3-1 (1-0 SEC)
Ohio State: 3-0
Last Meeting: Tennessee and Ohio State last met in 2010 in Columbus, Ohio, a matchup the Vols lost by the slimmest of margins 151-149. Mike DeRocco and Brad Craig both won a pair of races with DeRocco taking the 50 and 100 freestyle, and SEC Champion Craig winning the 100 and 200 breaststroke events.
The Vols' Last Event: Tennessee beat Louisville 168.5-131.5 to open the home schedule on Oct. 25. Sophomore Tristan Slater led the way with three individual victories, barely beating out Louisville opponents in the 200 breaststroke and 200 butterfly and also winning the 400 IM. The Vol divers also put together a strong day with Mauricio Robles winning the 1-meter springboard, and Brent Sterling winning it on 3 meter.
Ohio State's Last Event: The Buckeyes won all 16 events in a 193-98 victory over Division III Denison last week. Shane Miszkiel swept the 1-meter (388.35) and 3-meter (415.50) diving events to earn Big Ten Diver of the Week honors.
In the Rankings: The new CSCAA poll was released this week, and the Vols climbed from 24th to 13th following the win against Louisville. Ohio State went from unranked to No. 22.
Tennessee: 4-0 (1-0 SEC)
Ohio State: 3-0
Last Meeting: The Lady Vols have only face Ohio State once, winning 151.50-147.5 in 2004 on the road.
The Lady Vols' Last Event: The Lady Vols stayed perfect on the season with a 190-107 victory over Louisville at home on Oct. 25. Lindsay Gendron has yet to lose an individual race this season. She picked up three more wins against Louisville in the 1650 freestyle, the 200 freestyle and the 400 IM. Kelsey Floyd touched the wall first in a trio of races, including the 200 butterfly, the 100 butterfly and the 500 freestyle. Jodie McGroarty swept first in the 1 meter and 3 meter. Freshman Faith Johnson won the 50 and 100 freestyle events for the second week in a row.
Ohio State's Last Event: Ohio State beat Division III Denison 178.5-110.5 last week. Cheyenne Coustineau was named the Big Ten Diver of the Week after winning the 1 meter.
In the Rankings: The women's rankings were released last week. Tennessee is ranked eighth nationally. Ohio State is not ranked but received votes.