The Wisconsin Interscholastic Swim Coaches’ Association has released their inaugural ranking for the 2016 Girls’ High School season.
The big news is that the defending Division I Girls’ State Champions from Arrowhead High School are not ranked in the top 10 at all, while 2015 runners-up Middleton take the top spot in the initial poll.
Arrowhead had huge graduations after last season, including defending 50 free state champion and Division I Record holder Kelly Jacob, but still return enough quality to expect a higher finish than their current 20th-ranking has them after week 1 of the season.
Verona Area-Mount Horeb, who graduated one of the state’s two best swimmers Beata Nelson at the end of last season, comes in 2nd in the initial poll.
Division II sees a shakeup at the top from last year’s final state-championship results as well, though not as drastic as in Division I. McFarland, who were the runners-up in Division II last season, open at #1 in 2016. Edgewood, who were 57.5 poitns better than McFarland at last year’s State Championship meet (277.50-220) are 3rd in this year’s initial rankings.
The 2016 Wisconsin State Girls Swimming & Diving Championships run November 11th-12th at the University of Wisconsin.
Division 1 Girls Poll
Division 2 Girls Poll
The weekly WISCA polls are computer generated and based on the WISCA Top Times database.
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)