Cheyenne Mountain Boys Sit at Top Seed in Colorado State Rankings

PrepSwimCo.com has released their second Colorado boys’ high school state rankings of 2017, and the top teams in both Class 4A (small schools) and 5A (big schools) have been dominant early in the season.

The defending state champions (2015,2016) Fossil Ridge continues to look very comfortable sitting at the top of the Class 5A rankings with 369 points. Fossil Ridge continues to show a lot of depth in several events.  The team is sitting over 80 points ahead of second place Cherry Creek, who moved up one spot from the previous rankings.  Cherry Creek was comfortably sitting 3rd in the last rankings posted, but after beating Regis Jesuit High School 166-149 in a dual meet, they moved up to 2nd.

Cheyenne Mountain High School moved up from 2nd place to 1st for the class 4A projections.  The team sits exactly 40 points ahead of second seed, Ponderosa High School.  Cheyenne Mountain won the 2016 State Championships by over 100 points.  Ponderosa, which was recently re-classified from 5A to 4A, sat second in the previous rankings.  The top three seeds for 4A Cheyenne Mountain., Ponderosa, and Lewis-Palmer High School sit very close to each other point wise.  There is a 63 point difference from first and third.

The team rankings are calculated like a championship swim meet, with adjustments for athletes ranked in more than two events so that the results are not skewed too much by one athlete or pool. Top 16 in each event score, and times are pulled from MaxPreps. Rob Nasser, the creator of prepswimco.com and head coach of Mountain Vista High School (and formerly of Valor Christian High School), maintains the rankings.  The 2017 Colorado Boy’s State Championship meet runs from May 19th and 20th. Class 4A will be held at USAFA, Colorado Springs, and Class 5A will be held at VMAC, Thornton.

4A Team Rankings

  1. Cheyenne Mtn.-294
  2. Ponderosa-254
  3. Lewis-Palmer-231
  4. Windsor-140
  5. Coronado-133
  6. Thompson Vall.-124
  7. Evergreen-111
  8. Pueblo Country-110
  9. Valor Christian-101
  10. Disc. Canyon-91
  11. Pine Creek-86
  12. Golden-83
  13. D’Evelyn-61
  14. Silver Creek-59
  15. Montrose-56
  16. Air Academy-52
  17. Loveland-43
  18. Estes Park-41
  19. Mullen-39
  20. Wheat Ridge-36

5A Team Rankings

  1. Fossil Ridge-369
  2. Cherry Creek 287
  3. Regis- 276
  4. Highlands Ranch-180
  5. Arapahoe-128
  6. Ft. Colins-119
  7. Broomfield-106
  8. Legacy-102
  9. Greeley West-81
  10. Smoky Hill- 79
  11. Rocky Mountain-73
  12. Lakewood-70
  13. Fairview-64
  14. Grandview-51
  15. Boulder-50
  16. Ralston Valley-43
  17. Palmer-32
  18. Columbine-27
  19. Bear Creek-25
  20. Poudre-24

 

 

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Olivia McLain

My name is Olivia McLain and I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri.  I am currently a junior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where I am also on the UNO Women's Swim Team. I specialize in the 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, and now that its allowed …

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