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Liberty Remains in National Rankings at No. 32, 6th in Mid-Major

October 13, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty Remains in National Rankings at No. 32, 6th in Mid-Major Release

For the second week in a row, the Liberty swimming & diving team finds itself squarely in the national rankings. The Lady Flames appear at No. 32 in the Team Rankings, while being listed sixth in the Mid-Major Rankings.

Last week, Liberty had its highest national rankings in program history, at No. 26 in the Team Rankings and No. 4 in the Mid-Major Rankings.

The Team Rankings account for NCAA Division I teams' performances over the last month. For every meet, all individuals are objectively ranked, based on percentile of top national performances. The rankings are based on teams' top 27 swims in a meet.

Georgia overtook Florida for the top spot in the NCAA Division I team rankings, with Auburn taking second place. North Carolina, Alabama and Florida are listed third through fifth, in that order. Liberty is one of two CCSA schools in the top 50 nationally, as Florida Gulf Coast is ranked 18th.

Now in its 14th year, the Mid-Major Rankings serve to provide an objective point system to compare teams that do not benefit from large scale football or basketball conferences or those teams that provide fewer than one-half of the allowable scholarships under the NCAA rules.

FGCU sits atop the Mid-Major Rankings for the second week in a row, with Towson remaining in second place. Navy, East Carolina and William & Mary round out the top five, while Liberty is sixth. CCSA program Georgia Southern is ranked 20th.

The Lady Flames (5-2) close out the dual-meet portion of their fall schedule this Saturday, traveling to Harrisonburg, Va., for an 11 a.m. meet at 2015 CAA runner-up James Madison.