FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The University of Arkansas swimming and diving team (5-1, 2-1 SEC) moved up seven spots to No. 18 in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America poll.
The CSCAA ranking of 18th is a team-best for the 2012-13 season. Arkansas debuted the season at No. 21.
The ranking comes just days after the Razorbacks upended 12th-ranked Penn State in a Senior Day thriller 151.5-146.5. The win over Penn State was the closest margin of victory for an Arkansas team since the 2007-08 season when the Razorbacks defeated Kansas by a single point (150.5-149.5). With the two wins Arkansas improved to 5-1 on the season, their best start since the 2010-11 season. The Razorbacks finished the day with eight event wins and one, one-two finish.
Arkansas is one of seven Southeastern Conference teams ranked nationally. The Razorbacks have already competed against five teams ranked in the top-25.
Arkansas will hit the road for their next competition, facing South Carolina and Florida State in a double-dual meet on Friday, Jan. 18 and squaring off against Davidson the following day on Saturday, Jan. 19. Arkansas' final dual meet of the season will be on Feb. 2 as Arkansas faces Kansas.
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(Source: University of Arkansas Athletic Media Relations)