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Dartmouth Men's Swimming Ranked in Mid-Major Poll

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By Mark Washburn

HANOVER, N.H.- The Dartmouth men's swimming and diving team is ranked No. 24 in the latest mid major poll released on Thursday (Feb. 9).

The Big Green men are at No. 24 in the latest edition of the poll and are one of four Ivy League men's squads that are currently ranked. Ivy League foe, Princeton, takes top billing while Harvard is just behind them at No. 2. Columbia checks in at No. 16. UC-Santa Barbara, Navy and Denver round out the top five.

The Dartmouth women are among schools that are also receiving votes in the poll. Harvard headlines the women's poll and is sitting in the top spot. San Jose State is at No. 2, while, Miami (Ohio), Princeton and Denver round of the women's top five.

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 less than one-half of the allowable scholarships under the NCAA rules.

The Big Green will close out the Ivy League dual meet slate at Columbia on Saturday (Feb. 11). The women's meet will begin at 11 a.m. and the men's meet will start at 3 p.m. The swimming and diving teams will then begin preparation for the 2012 Ivy League Championships. The women's championship will be held Feb. 23-25 at Harvard's Blodgett Pool and the men's championship will be held March 1-3 at Princeton's DeNunzio.

See the complete rankings here