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Columbia, Penn State, Princeton top NCAA Polls

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NCAA Fencing

Entering the NCAA Regionals weekend, Columbia and Penn State stand tied in the NCAA Fencing Coaches Poll atop the men’s fencing rankings while unbeaten Princeton sits at the top of the women’s fencing rankings.

Columbia boasts a 90% win percentage on its 27-3 season record but is tied with Penn State – a team that sits at 21-3 (an 87.5% win percentage). Penn State received 4 out of 10 first place votes in the poll following Columbia’s loss to Princeton in the Ivy League Championships. Columbia and Penn State split dual meets this season and Penn State’s other losses were in January to Notre Dame and Harvard.

The Princeton women’s team were a unanimous #1 as they are currently on a 51 meet win streak during dual meet action.

CollegeFencing360 Coaches Poll #3 (March 7, 2014)

NCAA MEN (first-place votes – Columbia 6, Penn State 4)

school (varsity dual-meet record) – voting points … previous rankings (2–6–14 & 1–22–14)
co-1. Columbia (27–3) – 144 voting points … (1) … (1)
co-1. Penn State (21–3) – 144 … (2) … (2)
3. Notre Dame (16–7) – 116 … (3) … (4)
4. Harvard (12–6) – 114 … (6) … (5)
5. Ohio State (16–9) – 112 … (4) … (6)
6. Princeton (17–11) – 94 … (5) … (3)
7. Pennsylvania (18–10) – 92 … (7) … (8)
8. St. John’s (12–7) – 83 … (8) … (7)
9. Duke (20–8) – 74 … (10) … (–)
10. Stanford (10–4) – 61 … (9) … (10)
Also Receiving Votes (panel submits top-15) – Brown 50 (9th in poll #1), North Carolina 34, Brandeis 28,
Sacred Heart 22, Yale 18, UC San Diego 10, Johns Hopkins 3, Stevens Tech 1

NCAA WOMEN (first-place votes – Princeton 10)

school (varsity dual-meet record) – voting points … previous rankings (2–6–14 & 1–22–14)

1. Princeton (31–0) – 150 voting points … (1) … (1)
2. Ohio State (23–3) – 135 … (2) … (5)
3. Harvard (15–4) – 123 … (3) … (2)
4. Columbia (23–7) – 117 … (5) … (6)
5. Notre Dame (15–8) – 113 … (4) … (3)
6. Penn State (15–10) – 104 … (6) … (4)
7. Temple (28–8) – 86 … (8) … (9)
8. Pennsylvania (18–8) – 81 … (7) … (8)
9. Northwestern (24–9) – 75 … (9) … (7)
10. St. John’s (8–12) – 59 … (10) … (10)
Also Receiving Votes (panel submits top-15) – Stanford 41, Cornell 34, Duke 29, Brown 25, North Carolina 12,
Sacred Hart 4, Boston College 3, Sacred Heart 3, Yale 3, Brandeis 2, Johns Hopkins 1

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