State meets are going to be interesting... 4A won't likely have much surprise to who will win, based upon the current projections of Cheyenne Mountain having a 130+ point lead over the next highest team, Valor Christian, In reality, the lineups going into the meet and prelim performances at the meet will play a critical role in 4A from 2nd to 6th since those teams are all within 30 points. If a team comes out flat on Friday, a great Saturday won't be enough to make up the difference.
In 5A, the same could be said for 1st through 5th... Fossil Ridge still has a solid 79 point projected advantage on Boulder, who came strong to the rankings after what looks to be a great league meet. 2nd through 5th are all less that 30 points apart as well. Don't count out Regis as a team that could jump into the mix, as history has shown that their laser-focus on the state meet and little else, usually pays big dividends when all is said and done. They are currently projected at 8th but look to be shy in the top 3 relays with only 1 of their 3 relays in that tier.
Tickets are now on sale for the state meets on May 20th & 21st, and can be found at the link below to the CHSAANow.com website with other relevant info.
This is the final rankings as far as pre-state competitions go. There will be one more ranking published - likely on Tuesday or Wednesday, based upon the psych sheets for the state meets, so stay tuned and follow us on Twitter