Maroons Tabbed 2nd By League's Coaches

Action photo of a Roanoke men's swimmer with the ODAC preseason poll listed

The second installment of the ODAC Men's Swimming Preseason Poll has a familiar feel with five-time league champion Washington and Lee University topping the survey entering the 2019-20 campaign. The Generals secured the top position with 100 points including 10 first place votes. Roanoke College picked up the remaining top nod on the way to 88 markers and the second spot. Randolph-Macon College rounds out the top-three with 85 tallies.

Much like on the women's side of the ledger, depth of talent experienced an uptick in 2018-19 with three schools finishing with more than 500 points at the ODAC Championships last February. Washington and Lee added to its championship haul - W&L has won all five championships since men's swimming official became an ODAC-sponsored sport - by collecting 913.0 points and winning 6-of-13 individual events and all five relays.

The remaining seven individual events were split between Roanoke with four victories and Randolph-Macon with a trio of wins. The Maroons finished second with 622.0 points, while the Yellow Jackets placed third at 541.0 tallies.

 

2019-20 ODAC Men's Swimming Preseason Poll

1. Washington and Lee University (10) 100 pts.
2. Roanoke College (1) 88 pts.
3. Randolph-Macon College 85 pts.
4. Hampden-Sydney College 66 pts.
5. University of Lynchburg 56 pts.
6. Randolph College 55 pts.
7. Emory & Henry College 54 pts.
8. Bridgewater College 40 pts.
9. Virginia Wesleyan University 26 pts.
10. Ferrum College 23 pts.
11. Greensboro College 12 pts