Colorado Boys Swimming and Diving Psych Sheet Rankings (5-15-2018)
The Psych Sheets have now been posted and for the most part, teams have held to their post-league postions with a few minor exceptions. Top teams Fossil Ridge and Discovery Canyon look like they've improved their leads though in both cases, 3rd through 10th look very close and relays making into the top 8 versus the top 16 can make or break those teams.
Final week of the season remains... Only one meet to go... The one that matters most - the State Meet! Fossil Ridge and Discovery Canyon still lead the rankings though many schools played "possum" this week at the league meets and either had their best swimmers in off events, or in some cases, didn't swim them at all to give more chances for the rest of the team to make it into the State meet. Both meets look to be close enough that a misstep like a DQ or bad meet could put the top trophy in another teams grasp.
Next Rankings Published - Immediately after release of the psych sheets
You can bet that the 5A meet will be a close one... Fossil Ridge has made their way back to the top of the 5A rankings, though only by 3 points! 4A is still held tightly by Discovery Canyon with a 34 point lead over Windsor.
New rankings this week in 5A show Regis closing the gap on Fossil Ridge - some, after the Cherry Creek/Regis dual, which has also helped Cherry Creek land in a solid 3rd place. Windsor toppled Silver Creek for the top 4A spot while Cheyenne Mountain is making the climb back towards the top 5.
First rankings of the season bring some of the same, and some definite changes... The same comes from Fossil being atop the 5A rankings, followed by Regis, while the new comes from 4A with both Cheyenne Mountain and Valor (Last year's top 2) being out of the top 10 - for now. Realize that many of the faster swimmers have not swam high school yet because of recent sectional meets going on. Now that this has passed, you may see a lot more changes in the rankings over the next few weeks. For now, Silver Creek, Windsor, and Pine Creek lead 4A, while Fossil Ridge, Regis, and Ponderosa Co-Op are the top 3 in 5A.
Boys weekly rankings will start the week of April 2nd since many of the state's faster swimmers have been prepping for their Sectional meets that wrapped up this past week/weekend. Hopefully this gives enough time to have a decent set of results to reflect accurate rankings. Meanwhile, be sure to follow @prepswimco on twitter to see any information on Colorado HS Swimming and Diving, as we continue to follow all of the boys and girls programs in Colorado, along with providing the only team rankings in Colorado!!
Colorado Girls Swimming and Diving Psych Sheet Rankings (2-7-2018)
The Psych Sheets have now been posted and for the most part, teams have held to their post-league postions with a few minor exceptions. 5A looks to be a great battle within the top 2 and then 3-10, while in 4A, the top 4 could be very competitive. 3A looks like the top 3 will be a real battle to see who lands on top. For teams in the 10-20 range, relays will be the big ticket to the higher ranks, while a DQ anywhere could drop a team several places.
And the roller coaster ride is on!! 5A rankings grew much closer with Fossil Ridge and Fairview nearly in a tie now, 4A saw Valor Christian jump up to 2nd place but Rampart still has a strong hold of the top place, and Longmont regained the top of the 3A rankings, though Pueblo County is only 5 points back. Late rankings this week to help bridge the gap for no rankings next week since most teams will be focusing on their JV groups and those league meets. The heavy hitters will come back to play next week with league championships happening February 2nd and 3rd. There will be a few rankings that week... One on Sunday the 4th (whenever all league meets show up in MaxPreps), and then another ranking following the publishing of the psych sheets for the State meets. Good luck in the championship phase of our season!!
Definitely a fun time of the season... 3 Invites this week - Smoky, Hornet, Mustang, and a new leader in 3A - Pueblo County, by one point, after they hosted their Hornet Invitational! Fairview is still keeping up ahead of Fossil Ridge in 5A with some unreal depth. Rampart looks to be the real deal after Cheyenne Mountain swam this weekend at the Hornet in Pueblo and made up little ground on Rampart. One more week of meets until teams give the stage to the C/B/JV teams at their championship meets before the League championship meets the following week. Next Rankings: Week of Jan 15th
Well.. That's a bit of a surprise! We have a new leader in 5A - Fairview! Fairview now leads 5A rankings by 16 points. Now, to be fair, Fossil Ridge didn't swim a meet this week, and Fairview swam a big meet at VMAC - The Boulder County Invite, and did VERY well. Also understand that there isn't a filter for teams that have more than 4 athletes in an event, which will happen at the state meet. Yes, this is now under consideration. Example of this would be in the 100 Fly where Fairview has 5 girls in the top 10. In 4A, Rampart has pulled a further away from Cheyenne Mountain and now has a lead of 63 points. Same story applies - Rampart swam at the Boulder County Invite, while Cheyenne Mountain was idle. Stay tuned.. In 3A, Longmont remains in a solid 24 point lead ahead of Pueblo County, though this may change next week after PC hosts their Hornet Invite. A lot to look forward to over the next few weeks!! Next Rankings: Week of Jan 15th