What do you mean by getting the #1 team correct?last year for the first poll. D1 all 12 voters got the boys correct for #1 and none got the girls correct.
D2 only one got boys. only one got girls. (All 12 should get both this year)
D3 no one got boys. all 12 got the girls.
Exactly. Defiance will be top 10 D2 school. Somehow they have Lexington at 8. They graduated 4 of top 5 and number 5 returner had an 18:40 PR last year. Perrysburg girls not in top 30 D1 is also another clear miss.I think some may have also missed Carroll and Defiance boys dropping down to D2. Both teams should be considered. Not to mention that Defiance adds a top-tier individual.
Last year at regional meet 3 of top 5 were suspended included Bronson who ran a 9:19 at state to finish 5th in 2 mile. Bronson ran a15:15 today to edge out Noah Fisher by 6 seconds. Defiance had a 16:20 average today with top 7 under 17:26.Where is all the Defiance love coming from? They lost 1 and 5 from last year and, the returning 7-8 were closer to 19:00 than 18:00 on Tiffin. They might have been 4th out of their region last year. I have no doubt that they will be a strong team, but how does anyone think they are a top 10 to start?
That explains it and makes a huge difference. I'll have to go back and look at other results. ThanksLast year at regional meet 3 of top 5 were suspended included Bronson who ran a 9:19 at state to finish 5th in 2 mile. Bronson ran a15:15 today to edge out Noah Fisher by 6 seconds. Defiance had a 16:20 average today with top 7 under 17:26.
I will omit Unioto from this list since they beat Heath head to head last night at the Hartford Twilight Invite.I believe that their #1 was out for the Regional/State last year. He returns and will likely be top 3 if healthy. The rest of their pack is decent and has a few young guys. They lack depth, but I would certainly place them ahead of teams like Unioto, Lex, Eaton, Alder, etc.
It is hard to speculate like this about any meet this early in the season.Looks like something was perhaps a bit off on the Loveland meet. Every top Jr High 3200 runner ran between 35 seconds and a 1:10 faster than the week before with equal weather. High school girls were setting PR's all over the place some by a minute as well vs the Moeller meet the week before. Hard to believe that.