Arrowhead, McFarland Lead First Wisconsin High School Rankings

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (WISCA) has released its first rankings of the 2015 girls high school season, with defending state champs Arrowhead staying atop Division 1 and McFarland sitting first in Division 2.

You can see the full polls here, and we’ve also reposted them below.

Hartland Arrowhead, who won last year’s Division I (big schools) title by over 100 points, is coming off of a big win at the prestigious Maroon & Gold Invite across the border in Minnesota.

Arrowhead topped Minnesota powers Edina and Minnetonka by 64 and 134.5, respectively, winning a host of events.

Seniors Sarah ‘Rocky’ Laabs and Megan Doty each won two individual events. Laabs, who was twice a Wisconsin state runner-up to top-ranked recruit Katie Drabot last year, won the 200 and 500 frees, and Doty, another two-event state runner-up took the 200 IM and 100 fly.

Middleton, 6th last year at state, has risen to #2 in the rankings. Verona Area, featuring national high school record-holding butterflyer Beata Nelson, sits third. Drabot’s Cedarburg team is fourth.

In Division 2, for the state’s smaller schools, McFarland moved up to the #1 spot after winning the Long Course Meters Elkhorn Invite in dominating fashion. McFarland won 9 0f 11 events.

Freshman Alex Moderski is looking like an exciting young talent for McFarland after sweeping the 50 and 100 frees by huge margins. Senior Sara Hagen also won two individuals (100 fly, 100 breast) and junior Marissa Wolff did the same (200 free, 500 free).

Both Hagen and Wolff were state runners-up last year, while McFarland took 4th overall. The top 3 returning teams did not appear on the poll yet this week.

Division 1 Top 10

1 » Arrowhead 761 pts
2 » Middleton 696 pts
3 » Verona Area-Mount Horeb 503 pts
4 » Cedarburg 410 pts
5 » Brookfield East 358 pts
6 » Germantown 297 pts
7 » Sun Prairie 260 pts
8 » Janesville Parker 235 pts
9 » Muskego 226 pts
10 » Waukesha North-Kettle Morain 221 pts

Division 2 Ranked Teams

1 » McFarland 423 pts
2 » Madison Edgewood 312 pts
3 » Kohler/Sheboygan Area Luther 297 pts
4 » Whitnall 183 pts
5 » Tomahawk 106 pts
6 » Berlin-Green Lake 56 pts

Rankings Methodology

The weekly WISCA polls are computer generated and based on the Top Times.

The polls are generated at midnight each Sunday. Individuals are scored in their top two scoring events only.

Points are awarded as follows:
Individuals: 1st Place – 30 points – 30th Place – 1 point (1 point increments)
Relays: 1st Place – 60 points – 30th Place – 2 points (2 point increments)


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