If anyone still could not decide which team would be the favorite in the Pac-12 Swimming and Diving Championships, the final CSCAA poll of the regular season may help them make up their minds. The Stanford Men jumped up from #4 in the nation to grab the #1 spot, knocking conference foe California out of the top spot. The Cardinal finished the regular season 6-0 in their dual meets. This includes a close 151-149 victory over California February 17th to close out the regular season. Your text to link… Stanford also scored another close win over another Pac-12 team, USC, getting by them 151.5-148.5. Their other dual meet victories were not as challenging; 184-101 vs. ASU, 194-99 vs. Arizona, and 141.5-95.5 vs. Utah. Capping off Stanford’s terrific regular season, Tarek Abdelghany was named the Pac-12 Diver of the Week, — his third such honor of the season — and Abrahm Devine nabbed Pac-12 Swimmer of the Week honors.
While the Cardinal enter the Conference Meet as the top team in the country, their final step to Nationals will not be an easy one. Four teams in the latest top ten poll come out of the Pac-12. Included with #1 Stanford are #2 California, #8 ASU, and #9 USC. In addition, Arizona checks in at #18 in the country.
The Pac-12 Men’s Diving Championships runs February 21st – 23rd, and the Men’s Swimming Championships takes place February 28th – March 3rd in Washington.