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Nov. 7, 2012

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina men’s swimming and diving team remained in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Division I Team Rankings at No. 21, the CSCAA announced late Tuesday.

The Gamecocks, who were ranked No. 12 in the previous poll, recently wrapped up one of the toughest stretches school history, which included meets against three teams ranked by the CSCAA. South Carolina has faced No. 2 Florida (No. 1 at the time), No. 8 Virginia and No. 11 North Carolina on its way to a 1-3 record. The Gamecocks’ lone win was over a Texas A&M squad that was ranked No. 21 at the time.

“I think this poll is a reflection of our schedule and that we’ve faced the No. 1 and No 8 teams in the country the last couple of weeks,” South Carolina head coach McGee Moody said. “We dropped a few spots. I think that’s ok for where we are right now. We have to rebound over the next couple of weeks and have a good meet against Charleston and have a good week at the Virginia Tech Invitational. All in all I think our guys are doing a pretty good job.”

The CSCAA Team Rankings are voted on by nine CSCAA-member coaches and one media member. The 2012-13 rankings will be released on a regular basis throughout the season, alternating weeks between a men’s and a women’s team ranking.

This year’s poll is different than previous seasons in that the poll is not designed to predict the results of the NCAA Championship. The purpose is to rank in order which teams would win head-to-head against other teams in the country. Rankings are based on performances that have taken place since the previous poll and include dual meets and invitationals.

The Gamecocks will return to action on Friday on the road in a dual meet at College of Charleston. The meet is schedule to begin at 5 p.m. in Charleston, S.C. The Carolina divers will host the College of Charleston divers on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Blatt P.E. Center/Carolina Natatorium. Admission for the diving meet is free.

NCAA Division 1 Men's Swimming and Diving RankingsCurrent rank     Record          Previous Rank1. Michigan         (4-0, Big Ten 3-0)  22. Florida      (3-0, SEC 3-0)      13. Stanford         (1-0, Pac 12 0-0)   34. Texas        (1-1, Big 12 0-0)   55. California       (2-0, Pac 12 0-0)   76. Southern California  (1-0, Pac 12 0-0)   47. Indiana      (2-2, Big Ten 0-1)  88. Virginia         (3-0, ACC 0-0)      NR9. Minnesota        (2-1, Big Ten 2-1)  1310. Georgia         (1-1, SEC 0-1)      t911. North Carolina  (3-0, ACC 1-0)      t912. Auburn      (3-0, SEC 3-0)      613. Tennessee       (3-1, SEC 1-0)      2414. Iowa        (1-1, Big Ten 1-1)  1915. Virginia Tech   (6-1, ACC 3-1)      NR16. NC State        (2-1, ACC 1-0)      1417. Arizona         (3-0, Pac 12 0-0)   1118. Notre Dame      (3-0, Big East 0-0)     NR19. Florida State   (5-1, ACC 1-1)          1520. LSU         (2-1, SEC 1-1)      2221. South Carolina   (1-3, SEC 1-1)      1222. Ohio State      (3-0, Big Ten 0-0)  NR23. Louisville      (1-1, Big East 0-0)     1624. Penn State      (1-0, Big Ten 0-0)  1725. Purdue      (2-1, Big Ten 1-0)  18
Also receiving votes: Missouri, Alabama, UNLV, Denver, Wisconsin