After a perfect regular season and the program's fourth straight Ivy League title, the Princeton men's swimming & diving team was named the 2011-12 Mid-Major Division I Champion by CollegeSwimming.com.
Princeton went 8-0 in the regular season, including a win over Patriot League champion Navy, and won the Big Al Open before hosting the 2012 Ivy League championships. Princeton won its fourth straight Ivy title by nearly 40 points over Harvard, which placed second in the Mid-Major standings.
Navy placed third in the standings.
Princeton now has its eyes focused on more than just the mid-major programs. Five Tiger swimmers, representing all four classes, will head to Seattle next weekend for the 2012 NCAA Championships. Senior Jon Christensen, junior Kaspar Raigla, sophomore Paul Nolle and freshmen Michael Strand and Harrison Wagner all earned invitations to compete at nationals, which will be held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center.
Now in its 10th year, the Mid-Major Rankings serve to provide an objective point system to compare teams’ relative strength in a traditional dual meet lineup. The ranking is available to those institutions that a) are not members of a BCS conference or Mountain West Conference, or b) provide fewer than one-half of the allowable scholarships under the NCAA rules.
See the final rankings here.