Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April 21 Colorado Boys HS Swimming and Diving Rankings Posted!

Colorado Boys Swimming and Diving Rankings Posted Here (4-21-2015)

Since it appears that many people appear to be coming to this site for current rankings, I will go ahead and continue to post rankings here.  I was reluctant to post anything, and didn't do so publicly during the girls season because it's been said that some coaches didn't "like the rankings and that it will ruffle feathers".  I've also been told specifically not to publish rankings because it would "spoil the surprise"

After a lot of consideration, and in grand scheme of things, this is about the kids and the teams getting publicity for all of the work that they do.  It generates buzz and excitement about the sport that we love!  If it ruffles a few feathers because some team cannot "sneak up" on another team, so be it.  In today's media world, not much of anything is a secret any more, and if a team or athlete wins, hopefully it's because they beat all-comers, and not because of some administrative gaffe. This resistance is really tired and old-school.  Get over it...

Finally, most every other sport does rankings by opinions.  This is *NOT* how these rankings are done. These rankings are strictly taken from data that is required to be submitted to MaxPreps (much more than the Top-20 event rankings there too)!  The team rankings are derived from taking the top two events of each swimmer and scoring events based upon those places, as well as relays and 11-dive scores from diving.  This is pure numbers and facts - no opinions here, which makes it better and more realistic! There is no charge for this, and it's hoped that media outlets see this as a tool that they can depend upon to augment news about the kids and teams that deserve it! Remember, you always have to swim the meet, so while this may serve as an attempt to predict the state meet, it isn't worth anything once the meet starts!

Good luck to everyone!!  

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Final 2014 Boys (Psych Sheet) Rankings

Here are the top 20 team rankings based solely upon the 4A psych sheets and the 5A psych sheets:

        4A Team Rankings
1.  Air Academy 336
2.  D'Evelyn 237
3.  Thompson Valley 236
4.  Discovery Canyon 222
5.  Cheyenne Mountain 191
6.  Silver Creek 166
7.  Estes Park 159
8.  Broomfield 155
9.  Montrose 142
10.  Coronado 114
11.  Mullen 61
12.  Wheat Ridge 58
13.  Green Mountain 47
14.  Greeley Central 44
15.  Glenwood Springs 37
16.  Pueblo East 20
17.  Pueblo West 18
18.  Conifer 16
18.  Valor Christian 16
19.  Pueblo County 12

        5A Team Rankings
1.  Regis 264
2.  Fairview 199
3.  Boulder 188
4.  Lewis-Palmer 178
5.  Cherry Creek 164
6.  Highlands Ranch 146
7.  Grandview 120
8.  Smoky Hill 113
9.  Ft. Collins 112
10.  Cherokee Trail 106
11.  Fossil Ridge 83
12.  Chatfield 75
12.  Pomona 75
14.  Douglas County 66
15.  Loveland 65
16.  Poudre 64
17.  Arapahoe 61
18.  Lakewood 57
19.  Standley Lake 28
19.  Greeley West 28

Thursday, May 8, 2014

May 8 Colorado Boys HS Swimming and Diving Rankings Posted!

Colorado Boys Swimming and Diving Rankings Posted Here (5-8-2014)

8 days and counting!!!  This weekend will be big for many teams as the league championships take pace statewide.  Still, it only comes a close second to the big weekend of the state meet next weekend!  I will publish two rankings - One on Sunday that will have the top times including the league meets (assuming the league reps get the results submitted).  This may help a lot of coaches determine who they want to enter in what...  Another one on Tuesday or Wednesday, depending upon when the psych sheets come out that will serve as the meet "on paper".