Powered by the upset of top ten team Tennessee, the University of Louisville men’s swimming and diving team have jumped to No. 7 in Endless Pools/Collegeswimming’s ranking this week.
U of L trails only Michigan, Florida, California, Texas, Stanford and Georgia. Only 26 points separates No. 1 Michigan (944) and No. 7 Louisville 918.
The ranking accounts for teams’ top performances over the preceding month and is the only objective ranking of college swimming for NCAA Divisions I, II, and III, NAIA, and NJCAA.
Last weekend, for the first time in school history the University of Louisville men’s swimming and diving beat the University of Tennessee , in a 167.5-132.5 upset.
“We had a solid all-around effort to achieve a good team win,” said U of L head coach Arthur Albiero. “Most importantly, we competed well and fought for every point. It was good to see our freshmen mature a bit more and perform under pressure.”
The men’s team multiple event winners were headlined by senior Kameron Chastain who won the 100-breast and was part of the winning 200-medley relay team. Senior Joao De Lucca, defending National Champion, won two events in the 100- and 200-free. Freshman Josh Quallen also took two events, the 100- and 200-butterfly.