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Where NCAA Teams Will Be Racing During College Swimming “Invite” Season

NCAA mid-season invite season is upon us.

As some of the top-tier schools have started to battle head-to-head in dual meets as the season has moved forward, we’ll now get a good glimpse of where both teams and individuals are at during the mid-season invitationals which will primarily take place on the November 18-20 weekend. After a week off for Thanksgiving, the last few meets will trickle in on the first weekend of December.

On the men’s side of things, the top 10 schools from last season’s NCAA Championships will be spread out across seven different invites, with #1 Texas and #2 Cal notably going head-to-head at the Minnesota Invite.

Florida and Georgia will both be in action at the Georgia Tech Invite, and Big Ten foes Indiana and OSU will battle at the Ohio State Invitational. Louisville will head to Purdue, the Wolfpack will host the NC State/GAC Invitational, UVA will head over to Tennessee, and Texas A&M will host the Art Adamson Invite.

The top 10 teams from 2021 on the women’s side will be a little bit more condensed, spread out across five different meets.

The top-ranked head-to-head matchup will come at the Minnesota Invite with #3 Texas, #4 Cal and #6 Michigan all in attendance. The defending champs from UVA will take on #5 Alabama and the #10 host Vols at the Tennessee Invite, and #2 NC State will host the 2019 NCAA champion Stanford Cardinal at the Wolfpack Invite.

Note: Any invites listed with “TBD” under competing teams indicate we’ve reached out to the host school and are awaiting confirmation on which teams will be in attendance.

Week 1 (Nov. 17-20)

Mizzou Invite

  • Dates: November 17-19, 2021
  • Host: University of Missouri
  • Location: Columbia, Mo.
  • Teams Competing: Mizzou, Cal Baptist, Wyoming, Missouri S&T (men only), Nebraska (women only), San Jose State (women only)
  • Diving Teams (only) Competing: Air Force, Iowa State, Northern Iowa, BYU, Kansas

Art Adamson Invitational

  • Dates: November 17-19, 2021
  • Host: Texas A&M University
  • Location: College Station, Tx.
  • Teams Competing: Texas A&M, USC, LSU, TCU, Nevada (women only), Air Force (men only)

Tennessee Invitational

  • Dates: November 18-20, 2021
  • Host: University of Tennessee
  • Location: Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Teams Competing: Tennessee, Virginia, Alabama, South Carolina, UNLV, Carson Newman

Ohio State Fall Invitational

  • Dates: November 18-20, 2021
  • Host: Ohio State University
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Teams Competing: Ohio State, Indiana, Kentucky, Pitt, Cincinnati, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, UCLA (women), Navy (women)

NC State/GAC Invitational

  • Dates: November 18-20, 2021
  • Host: NC State University
  • Location: Greensboro, NC
  • Teams Competing: NC State, Stanford, UNC, Duke, Army, Arizona State, Penn State

Purdue Invite

  • Dates: November 18-20, 2021
  • Host: Purdue University
  • Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Teams Competing: Purdue, Louisville, Northwestern, Missouri State, McKendree, FIU (women only), Illinois State (women only), Navy (men only)

Georgia Tech Invite

  • Dates: November 18-20, 2021
  • Host: Georgia Tech University
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Teams Competing: Georgia Tech, Florida, Georgia, Florida State, Auburn
  • Diving Teams Competing:

WVU Invitational

  • Dates: November 18-20, 2021
  • Host: West Virginia University
  • Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Teams Competing: West Virginia, Colgate, Old Dominion, St. Bonaventure, Villanova, William & Mary

Eagle Invitational (Women Only)

  • Dates: November 18-20, 2021
  • Host: Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Location: Fort Myers, Floria
  • Teams Competing: Florida Gulf Coast, North Florida, Georgia Southern

Miami Invite

  • Dates: November 18-20, 2021
  • Host: University of Miami
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Teams Competing: Miami (FL), Vanderbilt, Iowa

Texas Diving Invitational

  • Dates: November 18-20, 2021
  • Host: University of Texas
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Teams Competing: Texas, Texas A&M, Stanford, Utah, Arizona, LSU

House of Champions

  • Dates: November 18-20, 2021
  • Host: IUPUI
  • Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Teams Competing: IUPUI, UIndy, Lewis, Milwaukee, UIC, Green Bay, Ball State, Butler, Illinois

Dixie State Trailblazer Invitational

  • November 18-20, 2021
  • Host: Dixie State University
  • Location: St. George, Utah
  • Teams Competing: BYU, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, CSU Bakersfield, Dixie State (women), New Mexico State (women), Loyola Marymount (women), Pepperdine (women), Northern Colorado (women), UC Davis (women ), Cal State East Bay (women)

Patriot Invitational

  • Dates: November 18-20, 2021
  • Host: George Mason University
  • Location: Fairfax, Virginia
  • Teams Competing: George Mason, American, Delaware, Florida Atlantic, Richmond, Seton Hall

Phill Hansel Invitational

  • Dates: November 18-20, 2021
  • Host: University of Houston
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Teams Competing: Houston, Colorado State, San Diego State, Air Force, Tulane, New Mexico, Washington State (swimming only), Rice (swimming only), North Texas (diving only)

Terrier Invitational

  • Dates: November 19-21, 2021
  • Host: Boston University
  • Location: Boston, Mass.
  • Teams Competing: TBD

Bucknell Invitational

  • Dates: November 19-21, 2021
  • Host: Bucknell University
  • Location: Lewisburg, Pa.
  • Teams Competing: Bucknell, Davidson, Fordham, LaSalle, Towson, UConn (women only), NJIT (men only)

Harold Anderson Invitational

  • Dates: November 19-21, 2021
  • Host: University of Rhode Island
  • Location: Kingston, RI
  • Teams Competing: Rhode Island, Maine, Holy Cross, Providence, Binghamton, Vermont, Roger Williams

Fall Frenzy

  • Dates: November 19-21, 2021
  • Host: Queens University of Charlotte
  • Location: Charlotte, NC
  • Teams Competing: Queens (NC), Wingate Gardner Webb, UNC Asheville, Pfeiffer, Emmanuel, Milligan, Lenoir Rhyne, Mars Hill, Converse

Week 2 (Dec. 1-4)

Minnesota Invitational

  • Dates: December 1-4, 2021
  • Host: University of Minnesota
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Teams Competing: Minnesota, Texas, Cal, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Harvard

Denison Invitational

  • December 2-4, 2021
  • Host: Denison University
  • Location: Granville, Ohio
  • Teams Competing: Denison, Emory, Washington University (St. Louis), Eastern Michigan

Wheaton Invitational

  • Dates: December 3-4, 2021
  • Host: Wheaton College
  • Location: Wheaton, Illinois
  • Teams Competing: Wheaton, Augustana, Olivet Nazarene, Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin-Whitewater, Washington

H2ounds Invitational

  • Dates: December 3-4, 2021
  • Host: Loyola University Maryland
  • Location: Baltimore, Md.
  • Teams Competing: Loyola, Marist, Iona, VMI, Howard

Big Al Invitational

  • December 3-5, 2021
  • Host: Princeton University
  • Location: Princeton, New Jersey
  • Teams Competing: TBD

ECAC Winter Championships

  • Dates: December 3-5, 2021
  • Host: Nassau County Aquatic Center
  • Location: East Long Meadow, NY
  • Teams Competing: UMBC, Fairfield

Zippy Invitational

  • Dates: December 3-5, 2021
  • Host: University of Akron
  • Location: Akron, Ohio
  • Teams Competing: TBD

Bruno Invite

  • Dates: December 3-5, 2021
  • Host: Brown University
  • Location: Providence, RI
  • Teams Competing: TBD

Blue Devil Invite

  • Dates: December 3-5, 2021
  • Host: Central Connecticut State University
  • Location: New Britain, Connecticut
  • Teams Competing: CCSU, Siena, Stony Brook, Sacred Heart, St. Francis PA

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