PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – In the second of four Mid-Major rankings released annually by the website collegeswimming.com, the Brown men's swimming and diving team (2-2, 0-2 Ivy League) was ranked 16th out of the 46 schools that submitted entries.
The Mid-Major Rankings were established eleven years ago by then-Evansville Head Coach Clark Campbell to provide an objective point system to compare teams' relative strength in a traditional dual meet lineup. Schools that fall under the Mid-Major umbrella are not members of a BCS conference or Mountain West Conference and provide less than one-half of the allowable scholarships under the NCAA rules.
Ivy League schools dominated the most recent poll, with the Princeton Tigers claiming the top spot on the men's side, followed closely by the Harvard Crimson in second. The Dartmouth Big Green and the Bears took 12th and 16th place respectively, while the Cornell Big Red grabbed the 20th spot.
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Brown experienced considerable success in the first half of the 2012-2013 season, claming commanding victories over Boston University (162-138) and UMass-Amherst (172-126). In the first annual Brown Invitational, the Bears placed fourth, falling to Dartmouth (175-125) and Princeton (215-84).
The Bears will resume competition on Saturday, January 5 against the Providence College Friars. The first race will begin at 1:00pm in Providence's Taylor Natatorium, with diving set to begin at the same time in the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center on the campus of Brown University.