Yet another pre-season ranking list.
Check out Stanford well up the list at #2. Good call.
And Utah dropping to #5. (The arrival of Canadian Olympian Gael Mackie may keep them in the top 4. We will see.)
But Florida down #6 ??
They were the best team last season. Something seems wrong there.
… One (to us) surprising artifact of our method was Stanford showing up at number two and Utah showing up at number five. No matter how many variables we added, this relationship between the Utes and the Cardinal remained the same. It seems that, despite Utahâ€™s strong showing at the 2007 Championships in Salt Lake City, their less than stellar 7th place â€˜Final RQS Rankingâ€™ hurt their ranking in our poll. At the same time, Stanford not only ended up in 4th place in the RQS standing, but they, like Georgia, return 24 of 24 starting routines from the 2007 Championships. …