Swim Teams Ranked in Top 50 in Avidasports Performance Rankings
Somers, Wisc. – In the second weekly release of the Avidasports Performance rankings, the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's and women's swimming teams were both ranked in the Top 50 in Division III.
The Seahawk men (4-4, 1-1 CAC) are 30th while the women (8-1, 2-0 CAC) are No. 42.
The Avidasports Performance Index weekly rankings account for each team's performances and improvement rates over the past weekend. The Avidasports Performance Index rates teams on two equally-weighted metrics – a team's rate of improvement over their season-best times and their overall ranking among other NCAA programs.
The December 4-5 weekend was the most significant of the 2010-11 collegiate season with over 36,000 races swum across slightly more than 100 collegiate meets. Of those swims, a remarkable 341 of 551 teams exceeded their season best times.
The men showed an improvement of 102.31% and a percentile of 85.8 at the Franklin & Marshall College Invitational while the women recorded an improvement of 100.90 and a percentile of 90.6.
Next up for St. Mary's is its training trip in Florida during the first part of January 2011 before traveling to Fredericksburg, Va. for a Capital Athletic Conference meet against University of Mary Washington on January 14.
1. The first indicator (Improvement) ranks teams based on improvement of an athlete's time compared to in-season best times (the higher the percentage the better). See division rankings in parenthesis.
2. The second indicator (Percentile) ranks the teams based on their athletes' times compared to other athletes in the same division in the same event (the lower the percentile the better). See division rankings in parenthesis.
3. Teams are then ranked (average ranking) by averaging the team's Improvement Ranking and Percentile Ranking for a final team ranking (the lower the average score the better).
4. Rankings are taken from Hy-Tek result files received from teams by 12:00 CST each Tuesday. Percentile and Improvement indicators are averaged for teams swimming in multiple meets.