2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships

The Day 2 preliminaries held a few surprises, but some things are clearing up nonetheless. Virginia is swimming like she’s on her way to a second straight team title. Stanford remains in second place. Tennessee and NC State are battling for third place. Alabama, Texas and Ohio State are vying for that coveted fourth spot.

Virginia, Texas and Alabama had big mornings in all three individual events. Texas placed two swimmers in the A final of the 500 m freestyle; Erica Sullivan and Evie Pfeifer were originally seeded 14th and 17th, so their 2nd and 5th place finishes add significant points for the Longhorns. Texas also did 13 points better than expected on the 200 IM.

Virginia’s note on the psych sheet was more of a steady drip than a big splash like Texas. The Cavs added one more runner-up in each event to stay ahead by a solid margin.

At the other end of the scale, Tennessee missed each of the three morning events significantly. The No. 3 seed in the 500 freestyle and 200 IM, both freshmen, missed their respective A finals, and the No. 6 seed in the 50 freestyle also fell in the B final.

Psych Over/Under Prelims sheet – per event

500 Free 200 MI 50 free
Team Psych Preliminaries +/- Psych Preliminaries +/- Psych Preliminaries +/-
Virginia 14 22 8 26 35 9 38 46 8
Stanford 20 25 5 17 17 0 0 0
NC status 0 0 ten -ten 22 25 3
Tennessee 27 7 -20 16 2 -14 16.5 5.5 -11
Alabama 12 11 -1 0 0 19 30 11
Texas 3 31 28 3 16 13 0 0
Ohio Street 1 -1 13 4 -9 ten 4 -6
Michigan 0 0 0 0 16 14.5 -1.5
California 0 0 24 22 -2 0 0
Southern California 0 0 4 -4 0 0
Kentucky 0 0 0 8.5 8.5 0 0
Louisville 9 -9 5 15 ten 7 7 0
Wisconsin 13 15 2 0 7 7 0 0
Georgia 4 9 5 14 12 -2 0 0
North West 6 2.5 -3.5 0 0 6 -6
A C 0 0 0 0 15 14.5 -0.5
arizona street 24 3.5 -20.5 0 0 0 0
Penn 20 20 0 0 0 0 0
Indiana 0 0 0 5.5 5.5 0 0
Minnesota 0 0 11 -11 0 0
Virginia Tech 0 0 0 0 0 0
Missouri 0 0 0 0 3.5 1 -2.5
duke 0 0 12 11 -1 0 0
Texas A&M 0 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 2 9 7 0 0 0 0
Florida Street 0 0 0 0 0 0
Auburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arkansas 0 0 0 0 2 -2
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 0
UCLA 0 0 0 0 0 5.5 5.5
Yale 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

Total Over/Under Psych (Swim Only)

Team Day 2 Preliminaries +/-
Texas 41
Virginia 25
Alabama ten
Wisconsin 9
Kentucky 8.5
Florida 7
Indiana 5.5
UCLA 5.5
Stanford 5
Georgia 3
Yale 2
Louisville 1
Penn 0
Virginia Tech 0
Texas A&M 0
Florida Street 0
Auburn 0
Arizona 0
A C -0.5
duke -1
Michigan -1.5
California -2
Arkansas -2
Missouri -2.5
Southern California -4
NC status -7
North West -9.5
Minnesota -11
Ohio Street -16
arizona street -20.5
Tennessee -45