Fossil Ridge Boys Ranked #1 in Colorado High School Rankings

PrepSwimCo.com has released their first 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 is looking very comfortable sitting at the top of the Class 5A rankings with 397 points.  The team is over 100 points ahead of second place Regis Jesuit, who has taken second the last two years. In all the events, the team shows a lot of depth. Fossil Ridge is ranked first in 6 of the 9 individual events, and leads in all three relays.  Fossil Ridge is led by defending state champion, Danny Kovac, who is ranked first in the 100-yard backstroke (51.67), and the 100-yard butterfly (50.61).  Kovac is first by over a second in both events.

Ponderosa High School, a school that was recently re-classified from 5A to 4A, sits 69 points ahead of Cheyenne Mountain in the projections. Ponderosa placed 10th last year at the class 5A state championship meet.

In the current-season rankings, they lead 2 individual events and 2 relays.  Ponderosa shows a lot of depth in the 100-yard backstroke and the 100-yard butterfly having five in the top 20.   Cheyenne Mountain won the 2016 state championships by over 100 points, but sit in second this year.

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.

5A Team Rankings

  1. Fossil Ridge 397
  2. Regis 256
  3. Cherry Creek 178
  4. Ft. Collins 162
  5. Highlands Ranch 126
  6. Broomfield 121
  7. Greeley West 112
  8. Lakewood 103
  9. Smoky Hill 101
  10. Legacy 96
  11. Grandview 86
  12. Fairview 84
  13. Arapahoe 82
  14. Rocky Mountain 76
  15. Ralston Valley 65
  16. Palmer 33
  17. Hinkley 30
  18. Columbine 28
  19. Denver East 25
  20. Chatfield 24

4A Team Rankings

  1. Ponderosa 293
  2. Cheyenne Mountain 224
  3. Lewis-Palmer 210
  4. Windsor 169
  5. Thompson Valley 145
  6. Valor Christian 137
  7. Evergreen 136
  8. Golden 116
  9. Silver Creek 92
  10. Discovery Canyon 78
  11. Loveland 76
  12. Pueblo County 70
  13. Montrose 69
  14. Estes Park 63
  15. Pine Creek 61
  16. Coronado 55
  17. D’Evelyn 49
  18. Green Mountain 44
  19. George Washington 42
  20. Standley Lake 36

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Really hope this article gets redone after the sectional boys have had a chance to compete. So many top Colorado swimmers missing!

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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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