November 18, 2010

UMW Swim Teams Ranked in Top 10 by collegeswimming.com Performance Rating

The University of Mary Washington men's swimming team is currently ranked second in the nation and the Eagle women are ranked eighth in the latest collegeswimming.com Avidasports performance rating, released Wednesday night. In addition to measuring a team’s performance against other programs, the Rankings also account for those programs trending upwards or downwards based on their past season performance, thus offering fans a statistical snapshot of team performance in each of the three college divisions.

Division III Women

Team Improvement Percentile Avg
1 Kenyon 101.4% (6) 70.3 (1) 3.5
2 Carnegie Mellon 101.0% (14) 79.7 (4) 9.0
3 Wilmington
102.8% (2) 90.8 (18) 10.0
4 Grove City 101.2% (11) 89.7 (13) 12.0
5 Allegheny 101.3% (8) 90.4 (17) 12.5
6 Denison 100.5% (27) 71.3 (2) 14.5
7 New York 100.5% (25) 85.7 (6) 15.5
8 Mary Washington 100.6% (22) 87.0 (12) 17.0
9 Transylvania 101.0% (15) 91.2 (21) 18.0
10 Gustavus Adolphus 100.4% (29) 86.3 (9) 19.0

Division III Men

Team Improvement Percentile Avg
1 Carnegie Mellon 101.3% (9) 70.6 (3) 6.0
2 Mary Washington 103.0% (1) 84.0 (12) 6.5
3 Grove City 101.5% (6) 83.9 (11) 8.5
4 Saint Olaf 101.1% (12) 84.3 (14) 13.0
5 Denison 100.5% (26) 73.4 (4) 15.0
6 Albright 101.9% (3) 91.0 (30) 16.5
7 Ramapo 102.0% (2) 91.9 (35) 18.5
8 Susquehanna 100.9% (20) 88.1 (19) 19.5
9 Carleton 101.9% (4) 92.0 (36) 20.0
10 Olivet 100.8% (21) 89.0 (21) 21.0

The first indicator (Improvement) ranks teams based on improvement of an athlete’s time compared to in-season best times (the higher the percentage the better). See division rankings in parenthesis.

The second indicator (Percentile) ranks the teams based on their athletes’ times compared to other athletes in the same division in the same event (the lower the percentile the better). See division rankings in parenthesis.

Teams are then ranked (avg ranking) by averaging the team’s Improvement Ranking and Percentile Ranking for a final team ranking (the lower the average score the better).
Rankings are taken from Hy-Tek result files received from teams by 12:00 CST each Tuesday. Percentile and Improvement indicators are averaged for teams swimming in multiple meets.