Coming into this week there was still some discussion as to the top teams in the state, after the results of some key meets the clouds cleared somewhat and this weeks Top Ten is published. A question came up as to how the list is determined so here is how its determined. Each team is reviewed and rated based on the following criteria;
Frontline talent, the times of "number one" swimmers in each event.
The depth of the roster, how fast are the 2-3 swimmers.
The Versatility of the roster, ability to move "number one's" into other events.
Dual meet match ups, what would the results be head to head.
After seeing Staples in action against Wilton, it was apparent that the wreckers deserve to be in the top ten. Staples frontline swimmers Ortega and Mcnab proved they can swim with best and the Wreckers depth is adequate to compete in the divisional level. Darien tastes it first top ten ranking this year.
Those that dropped out this week were Wilton and Weston, Weston definitely does not have enough of the criteria needed to be selected in the top ten but Wilton sits on the bubble. Wilton's loss to Staples moved them down a few slots but they do have some frontline swimmers and they do have some depth, maybe we will see them again.
The change at the two/three spots, New Canaan dropped to three and Pomperaug moved up to the two spot largely due to the performances against Darien and Brookfield respectively. New Canaan beat Darien and posted respectable times but Pomperaug's frontline group lit it up against Brookfield especially Regan and Mcnamara.
Looking forward to this week some key meets are on the schedule; NDWH visits Cheshire, New Canaan hosts Ridgefield both of these meets can shake up the rankings. Until next week...see you on the deck