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WAC Announces Swimming and Diving Pre-Championship Coaches Poll

WAC Announces Swimming and Diving Pre-Championship Coaches Poll

DENVER- The Western Athletic Conference announced its men's and women's Swimming and Diving Pre-Championship Coaches Polls, as voted on by the seven men's head coaches and the eight women's head coaches in the league. California Baptist was selected as the favorite to win the men's championship and reigning champion Northern Arizona was selected to win it again for the women this year.

On the men's side, four different teams received first place votes. California Baptist finished with the most points at 30 and two first-place votes. Grand Canyon and Wyoming tied for second each tallying 28 points. The Lopes had three first-place votes while the Cowboys received one. Air Force and UNLV tied for fourth at 22 points and UNLV earned the final first-place vote. CSU Bakersfield files in at sixth with ten points and Seattle U received seven.

For the women, Northern Arizona was picked as the favorite to win the conference championship for their sixth consecutive title. They received six first-place votes and 41 points. NM State followed with two first-place nods and 34 points. Northern Colorado snatched third tallying 29 points. Idaho and California Baptist tied for fourth with 25 points. Close behind is Grand Canyon with 22 points followed by CSU Bakersfield at 14. Seattle U rounds out the poll at six points.

The 2019 Western Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving championships will take place at the CRWC Natatorium in Houston, Texas this Wednesday-Saturday, February 27-March 2.

2019 Pre-Championship Men's Swimming and Diving Coaches Poll

1. California Baptist (2) 30

T2. Grand Canyon (3) 28

T2. Wyoming (1) 28

T4. Air Force 22

T4. UNLV (1) 22

6. CSU Bakersfield 10

7. Seattle U 7

2019 Pre-Championship Women's Swimming and Diving Coaches Poll

1. Northern Arizona (6) 41

2. NM State (2) 34

3. Northern Colorado 29

T4. Idaho 25

T4. California Baptist 25

6. Grand Canyon 22

7. CSU Bakersfield 14

8. Seattle U 6