KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Oklahoma Baptist tallied four first-place votes and collected 28 points to top the final regular season edition of the 2012-13 NAIA Men's Swimming & Diving Coaches' Poll, the national office announced Friday. Oklahoma Baptist has been ranked No. 1 all season.
The Bison boast NAIA individual top times in several categories: Vitor da Francis (200-meter breasktroke), Daniel Ramirez (50-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke, 100-meter butterfly), Andrew Nelson (1,000-meter freestyle), Max Abreu (200-meter butterfly) and Danys Noyles (one-meter six-dives, three meter six-dives). Oklahoma Baptist also holds the top time in the 200- meter freestyle relay, and 200-meter medley relay.
Holding steady at No. 2 is SCAD Savannah (Ga.), who received the last first-place vote and tallied 19 points. Jumping two spots to No. 3 is Concordia (Calif.) with 14 points. Union (Ky.) fell one spot to No. 4 this poll notching 10 points. Joining the Top 5 this week is No. 5 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) with six points.
The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches from the NAIA Swimming & Diving Coaches Association. The postseason poll will be released on March 8.
2012-13 NAIA Men's Swimming & Diving Final Coaches' Poll
|Rank||Last Week||School (1st Place Votes)||Total Points|
|1||1||Oklahoma Baptist (4)||28|
|2||2||SCAD Savannah (Ga.) (1)||19|
|5||RV||Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||6|
Others receiving votes: Illinois Tech 2.