The California Golden Bears won the program’s 7th team title at this year’s NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. 5 of the 7 titles amassed were under David Durden over the past 11 years. With a string of success that includes winning 2 of the last 3 NCAA titles, the Bears are ranked 7th among collegiate programs with the most NCAA-declared men’s Division I team titles in history. Additionally, Cal is just one NCAA win away from tying Auburn and Stanford for 5th place in the standings.
The Texas Longhorns battled for first place but finished 2nd. The previous year’s winners put up strong performances, led by the Tokyo 2020 Olympian Drew Kibler. He helped Texas win the 400 and 800 freestyle relays and won a title for himself in the 200-yard freestyle.
Three schools – Cal, Texas and Florida – finished the meet with 3 event titles each. Although Cal and Texas saw no positive change in their rankings, Florida moved up 2 spots.
LSU had a historic NCAA championship with Brooks Curryachievements in the pool. Curry showed his mastery of the sprint by winning individual titles in the 50 and 100 free yards. Thanks to his efforts, LSU moved up 10 spots in the all-time rankings. They are now among 41 all-time programs that have won at least 4 NCAA individual events at the Division I level. Previous titles were won by Todd Torres in 1987 in the 100m breaststroke and Mark Andrews in 1988 in the 50m free.
Leon Marchand made a remarkable debut for Arizona State after dropping out Caeleb DresselUS Open and NCAA records in the 200-yard individual medley. Marchand followed that up with the second-fastest performance ever in the 200-yard breaststroke. His momentum lifted the Sun Devils to a 6th-place finish which marked their first entry into the top 10 in 19 years. As a result, ASU moved up 2 ranks and has the same number of event titles as Harvard and Washington, which cut their schedule in 2009.
Although Marchand seemed indomitable, Cal Hugo Gonzalez defeated him in the 400-yard individual medley and swam to a distant first that set new US Open and NCAA records.
Texas A&M made another significant ascent thanks to wins for Kurtis Mathews in the 1-meter and 3-meter dives. These titles now bring the program total to 5, which have been accumulated over two amazing consecutive years. Shaine Casas established Texas A&M in the all-time rankings with its impressive hat-trick last year by winning the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and 200 IM. In just two years, Texas A&M quickly rose to 35th place all-time.
Similar to last year’s trend, there are minimal changes to the all-time rankings list.
Below are the 2022 NCAA Men’s D1 Swimming and Diving Champions along with the updated all-time standings.
2022 Men’s Event Champions
- 200 Medley Relay – Florida (Adam Chaney, So.; Dillon Hillis, Sr.; Eric Friese, Jr.; Will Davis, Sr.) – 1:21.13
- Free Relay 800 – Texas (Drew Kibler, Sr.; Coby Carrozza, So.; Luke Hobson, Sr.; Carson Foster, So.) – 6:03.89
- 500 free – Matthew Sates, Georgia, Fr. – 4:06.61
- 200 IM – Leon Marchand, Arizona State, Fr. – 1:37.69
- 50 free – Brooks CurryLouisiana State, Jr. – 18.56
- Diving 1 meter – Kurtis Mathews, Texas A&M, Sr. – 438.20
- 200 Freestyle Relay – Florida (Adam Chaney, So.; Eric Friese, Jr.; Will Davis, Sr.; Kieran Smith, Sr.) – 1:14.11
- 400 MI – Hugo GonzalezCal, Sr. – 3: 32.88
- 100 Fly – Andrei Minakov, Stanford, So. – 43.71
- 200 Free – Drew KiblerTexas, Sr. – 1:30.28
- 100 Chest – Max McHugh, Minnesota, Sr. – 49.90
- 100 Back – Kacper Stokowski, NC State, Jr. – 44.04
- Diving 3 meters – Kurtis Mathews, Texas A&M, Sr. – 466.85
- Relay 400 Medley – Cal (Destin Lasco, So.; Reece Whitley, Sr.; Trenton Julian, 5Y; Bjorn Seeliger, So.) – 3:00.36
- 1650 Free – Bobby Finke, Florida, Sr. – 14:22.28
- 200 Back – Destiny Lasco, Cal, So. – 1:37.71
- 100 free – Brooks CurryLouisiana State, Jr. – 40.84
- 200 Chest – Leon Marchand, Arizona State, Fr. – 1:48.20
- 200 butterfly – Brendan Burns, Indiana, Jr. – 1:38.71
- Diving Platform – Tyler Downs, Purdue, Fr. – 447.20
- 400 freestyle relay – Texas (Drew Kibler, Sr.; Aaron Auchinachie, 5 years old; Caspar Raven, Jr.; Danny Krueger, Sr.) – 2:46.03
All-time rankings by individual event titles
|Current rank||Team||Earlier titles||Titles 2022||New total||Previous ranking||Change of rank|
|18||state of michigan||22||22||17||-1|
|29||Long Beach State||9||9||29|
|33||state of florida||6||6||33|
|50||Army West Point||1||1||50|