geminicross wrote:If we're going by All-Time, Georgia needs to be above PA, and possibly above CA... (GA=most Division B national titles)
If we're going by Recently... Michigan is better than Georgia & Pennsylvania. And Georgia & Pennsylvania are sort of interchangeable for 5th place.
Honestly, I would say for recently, we should have separate rankings for B & C. Pennsylvania is way stronger in division C, but Georgia is stronger in division B.
Anyways, here are my unofficial rankings:
1. Illinois (2nd/6th at Nationals): keep in mind Daniel Wright, Meads Mill, and Shadyside have all beaten Solon this season...
2. Ohio (1st/9th): just by reputation alone, and generally these teams have been to the most invitationals.
3. California (4th/10th): yes, I'm combining N/S but Winston Churchill/Arden and Muscatel have been historically consistent
4. Georgia (3rd/25th): Booth makes this state quite consistently good at nationals.
5. Michigan (7th/13th): Whoever makes it out of this state, be it Meads Mill, Lakeshore, or White Pines has always proved to be capable of placing top 10 consistently.
Honorable Mentions: Texas (only last year become good, but has potential to grow), Virginia, Washington, and Pennsylvania
1. Ohio (1st/4th): Ohio has captured the last 4 national titles be it Centerville or Solon.
2. California (2nd/10th): Troy is amazing and it has a rich history of doing well. Mira Loma is very consistently good as well.
3. Michigan: (3rd/24th): Grand Haven is an absolute powerhouse and the school district as a whole is strong in SO.
4. Pennsylvania: (6th/14th): The teams that come out (Harriton/Penncrest/Bayard Rustin) are all very strong teams and can break the Top 5.
5. Tie between Texas, Illinois, and New York: Be it LASA, Seven Lakes, New Trier, Stevenson (IL), F-M, or Ward Melville, they all can break top 10. They are very strong in a couple events if not more. Expect to see these states on stage for team awards.
Honorable Mentions:Washington, New Jersey