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Liberty Listed No. 9 in Mid-Major Rankings, 45th Overall

October 20, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty Listed No. 9 in Mid-Major Rankings, 45th Overall Rankings

The Liberty swimming & diving team appears in the national rankings for the third time in as many weeks. The Lady Flames are listed 45th in this week's Team Rankings, and No. 9 in the Mid-Major Rankings.

Liberty's highest national rankings in program history came two weeks ago, when the Lady Flames checked in 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.

Virginia claimed the top spot in the national rankings for the first time in program history. Last week's No. 1 team, Georgia, slides down one spot to second. Auburn, North Carolina and Stanford round out the top five. Liberty (No. 45) and Florida Gulf Coast (No. 28) are the CCSA's two representatives in the top 50 this week.

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 remains first in the Mid-Major Rankings for the third week in a row. San Diego State moved up to second, while SMU, Towson and Navy finish out the top five. Liberty sits in ninth, while additional CCSA schools Georgia Southern (35th), Gardner-Webb (45th) and Campbell (46th) also appear in the Mid-Major Rankings.

Liberty (5-3) has closed out the dual-meet portion of its fall schedule. The Lady Flames will next compete in the Rutgers Invitational, held Nov. 19-22.