Ranking The Rebels

Dec. 5, 2012

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV men's swimming and diving team has made its first appearance in the national rankings, as the Rebels are 23rd in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division 1Team Rankings that was released Tuesday night. It's the first top 25 appearance for the Rebels since a No. 19 ranking on Dec. 7, 2011.

UNLV is 3-1 on the season, with wins over Denver, BYU and Utah, while the lone loss was against No. 3 Arizona. The Rebels are coming off an impressive showing at the Mizzou Invitational this past weekend, where the Rebels won seven events on the men's side at the meet hosted by the 14th-ranked Missouri Tigers.

The Rebels have three swimmers that rank in the top 16 in the nation in their events. Cody Roberts currently holds the nation's fifth fastest time in the 100 fly in a time of 46.76. Giacomo Gremizzi is ranked sixth in the 400 IM with a time of 3:45.58, while David Szele is 11th in the 100 breast (53.37).

The Rebels will return to action on Dec. 15-17 when they host the UNLV Winter Invitational at Buchanan Natatorium.