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Re: Unofficial Rankings: Div. B

Posted: April 28th, 2015, 6:46 pm
by deoxyribonucleicacid
Who is Piedmont? I see them a lot in these predictions but I don't recall their team.
They are one of the top 10 powerhouses at Nationals and I believe they are from North Carolina.
They got 9th last year at Nationals.
Oh really, wow. I think it's been a while since NC has been in the top ten as I recall.

Re: Unofficial Rankings: Div. B

Posted: April 28th, 2015, 7:05 pm
by sciolyboy123
It doesn't see that long to me.....

Re: Unofficial Rankings: Div. B

Posted: April 28th, 2015, 7:23 pm
by aditi
Editing my list again:

1. Solon
2. Beckendorff
3. Piedmont
4. Daniel Wright
5. Marie Murphy
6. Winston Churchill
7. Muscatel
8. Meads Mill
9. Longfellow
10. Memorial
I strongly believe Springhouse Middle school will get 10th over Memorial. They beat them at Solon invitational this year
I can easily see Springhouse getting top 10 after their performance at WSU and States. Their score of 87 was the third best in div B states since 2002, and the two teams that got better scores placed 6th and 11th at nationals respectively. I think Meads Mill will get top 3, and be in a fight with Beckendorff for 2nd place behind Solon.

EDIT: Changed the years. My bad
No way! Didn't Piedmont get like 56 or something and Beckendorff -- 43 and Solon somewhere in the 50s?

Re: Unofficial Rankings: Div. B

Posted: April 28th, 2015, 8:51 pm
by Adi1008
I strongly believe Springhouse Middle school will get 10th over Memorial. They beat them at Solon invitational this year
I can easily see Springhouse getting top 10 after their performance at WSU and States. Their score of 87 was the third best in div B states since 2002, and the two teams that got better scores placed 6th and 11th at nationals respectively. I think Meads Mill will get top 3, and be in a fight with Beckendorff for 2nd place behind Solon.

EDIT: Changed the years. My bad
No way! Didn't Piedmont get like 56 or something and Beckendorff -- 43 and Solon somewhere in the 50s?
Solon got 64. Extremely impressive for a team in Ohio and they're my pick to win now
https://www.dropbox.com/s/10fxkcextjgbn ... s.pdf?dl=0

For what it's worth, Winston Churchill got 40 last year and Beckendorff got 64 (and not only that, but also got second place the Riverwood). In my humble opinion, state results don't directly translate into national results (see: Beckendorff) aside from selecting the people who go to nats, as different states are tougher/easier

Re: Unofficial Rankings: Div. B

Posted: April 28th, 2015, 10:18 pm
by sciolyboy123
Yeah, some teams can get less than 50 at their state but in a competition-less state (my school), but doesn't accurately represent their nationals score.

Re: Unofficial Rankings: Div. B

Posted: April 29th, 2015, 4:29 am
by Unome
Generally I just use state scores to compare to previous state scores rather than other teams or other states.

Re: Unofficial Rankings: Div. B

Posted: April 29th, 2015, 6:13 am
by schist99centz
1. Solon
2. Beckendorff
3. Piedmont
4. Daniel Wright
5. Marie Murphy
6. Winston Churchill
7. Muscatel
8. Meads Mill
9. Longfellow
10. Memorial
I strongly believe Springhouse Middle school will get 10th over Memorial. They beat them at Solon invitational this year
I can easily see Springhouse getting top 10 after their performance at WSU and States. Their score of 87 was the third best in div B states since 2002, and the two teams that got better scores placed 6th and 11th at nationals respectively. I think Meads Mill will get top 3, and be in a fight with Beckendorff for 2nd place behind Solon.

EDIT: Changed the years. My bad
No way! Didn't Piedmont get like 56 or something and Beckendorff -- 43 and Solon somewhere in the 50s?[/quote]

I see 8 teams as locks for top 10 (Solon, Beckendorff, Meads Mill, Winston Churchill, Muscatel, Daniel Wright, Piedmont, and Marie Murphy). The other two spots are up for grabs, and based off of what you guys have done this year, you guys are definitely a top-10 contender.

Re: Unofficial Rankings: Div. B

Posted: April 29th, 2015, 9:56 am
by Adi1008
Generally I just use state scores to compare to previous state scores rather than other teams or other states.
The issue with this is that states can grow weaker and stronger over time.

Re: Unofficial Rankings: Div. B

Posted: April 29th, 2015, 1:51 pm
by deoxyribonucleicacid
What school is everyone from and where does everyone think their team stands at nationals?

Re: Unofficial Rankings: Div. B

Posted: April 29th, 2015, 6:29 pm
by SpamMer101
I'm from Ladue!!
Idk, it all depends.