To my mind, NCAAs is a tremendously exciting meet. But then, I’m not sure it appeals to the general public.
Beside separating diving and swimming, 2 vastly different and unrelated sports, I think the NCAA ought to take a page from rule book for other sports such as basketball or baseball. Wouldn’t it provide more interest to the non-swimming world to decide the NCAA swimming championships with a 32 team elimination tournament? As great as it is now, I don’t think we swimming fans would find it any less entertaining.