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Oct. 26, 2000

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia men’s swimming and diving team is ranked 11th in the Preseason College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Top 25 Poll, while the women’s team is ranked 12th in the nation. The Cavaliers commence Atlantic Coast Conference competition on Saturday, October 28 when both squads host Clemson at 4:00 p.m. at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center. The one-meter diving competition will begin at 2:30 p.m.

In the men’s CSCAA poll, UVa is ranked 11th with 111 points. Texas is the top-ranked team in the preseason poll with 180 points. The Virginia women are rated as the 12th best team in the country and they garnered 100 points in women’s poll. Arizona heads the women’s poll with 180 points.

Both Virginia swimming teams stand at 2-0 on the season, having defeated West Virginia (Oct. 14) and James Madison (Oct. 20) at the Aquatic and Fitness Center. Clemson opens its season at Virginia Tech on Friday, October 27. The Cavalier women are looking for their 23rd-consecutive dual meet win. The streak spans four seasons, dating back to the end of the 1997-98 season.

The Virginia men are looking to avenge a 136-107 loss to the Tigers last season. It was the Cavaliers’ only dual meet loss of the 1999-2000 season. The UVa women defeated Clemson 145.5-97.5 last season.

The men’s and women’s CSCAA Polls follow.

Men   (Preseason Poll released 10/26/2000)Rank  Team               Points1.    Texas              1802.    Auburn             1613.    Stanford           1584.    Arizona            1565.    California         1546.    Southern Cal       1337.    Florida            1258.    Tennessee          1209.    Texas A&M          11410.   Minnesota          11311.  Virginia        11112.   Michigan           10513.   Arizona State      9914.   Georgia            8015.   Southern Methodist 6316.   Hawaii             5317.   Penn State         4618.   Nebraska           4419.   Harvard            3819.   South Carolina     3821.   Wisconsin          3122.   North Carolina     2723.   Alabama            2123.   Miami (Fla.)       2125.   Florida State      19

Women (Preseason Poll released 10/26/2000)Rank Team Points1. Arizona 1802. California 1633. Stanford 1624. Georgia 1495. Southern Cal 1486. Auburn 1467. Texas 1288. Florida 1189. Michigan 1129. North Carolina 11211. UCLA 10512. Virginia 10013. Southern Methodist 9614. Wisconsin 7014. Northwestern 7016. Minnesota 5217. Miami (Fla.) 4718. Notre Dame 4019. Arizona State 3920. Villanova 3721. Nebraska 3122. Penn State 3023. Tennessee 2924. Maryland 2725. Indiana 23

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