According to the Ivy League web site, the official ruling has come down on the 200 free relay final from Thursday's opening night of the 2009 Ivy League Women's Swimming & Diving Championships.
Five teams, including Princeton, were disqualified from the race. Five of eight.
From Princeton's perspective, this is what it does. The Tigers won the championship-opening race, which would have scored them 64 team points. Harvard came in third to Princeton and the also-disqualified Columbia, which would have meant 54 team points for the Crimson. Basic math says it's a +10 advantage to Princeton, and based on the final team score through individual events last night, that would have given the Crimson a 6-point lead through five of 21 events.
Instead, Princeton goes from 64 points to 0 points. Harvard jumps to first, which moves its 54 points to 64. That creates a 74-point swing total, which means Harvard's lead (which would have been 6) stood at 80 points through those five events.
A quick search through the last four years showed that five relays total (in a combined 20 events) were disqualified. Each championship meet has a 200, 400 and 800 free relay, as well as a 200 and 400 medley relay. The results of the 400 medley relay were also counted last night, which Princeton won in a team and Ivy League record time of 3:40.99. So at the end of Day One, Harvard held a 72-point advantage over Princeton.
GoPrincetonTigers.com will have a full recap following the second day.