2019 CT High School Preseason Rankings

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Not sure if Gametime has a preseason poll
 
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No real argument at the top but Guilford, Branford, East Haven and Amity ranked ahead of West Haven, Hillhouse, and Xavier? Seriously?
 
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No real argument at the top but Guilford, Branford, East Haven and Amity ranked ahead of West Haven, Hillhouse, and Xavier? Seriously?
it's a preseason maxpreps rating based solely off a formula. Maxpreps rankings don't mean anything until the last game has been played.
 
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it's a preseason maxpreps rating based solely off a formula. Maxpreps rankings don't mean anything until the last game has been played.
I’m well aware of that and actually rankings in any sport with a playoff system are meaningless until the last game has been played and even then on most occasions. Just have to wonder about their “fourmula”
 
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it's a preseason maxpreps rating based solely off a formula. Maxpreps rankings don't mean anything until the last game has been played.
... and it includes the Preps (Choate, Suffield, Taft, Brunswick, Cheshire Academy, etc...) which none of State Media polls do (GameTime CT, Courant, The Day).
 
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it's a preseason maxpreps rating based solely off a formula. Maxpreps rankings don't mean anything until the last game has been played.
So what you're saying is this ranking is based on the end of last season? It's not a preseason poll of coaches or writers?
 
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So what you're saying is this ranking is based on the end of last season? It's not a preseason poll of coaches or writers?
Yes. I think it takes historical success into consideration, and I think it looks at returning player stats. But it's not accurate because coaching staffs almost never fill those maxpreps rosters out correctly.

edit: I have no idea what they're doing. Here is their statement on the preseason ranking.

MaxPreps does not poll coaches, sportswriters or fans. Nor does our staff make any judgments on the merits of any individual team. Prior season history, school size and comments on message boards are not considered in the MaxPreps Computer Rankings.
 
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Gametime poll is the media poll. The Day is the coaches poll. The Courant "poll" I think is just one guy at the Courant. Gametime poll will probably be out on the Tuesday prior to the opening week.
 
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Gametime poll is the media poll. The Day is the coaches poll. The Courant "poll" I think is just one guy at the Courant. Gametime poll will probably be out on the Tuesday prior to the opening week.
New Canaan, St Joe's, Greenwich, Hand, and Newtown should round out the top five. Darien is rebuilding this year, but you never know. I'm expecting Darien to be ranked around #11, 12 or 13.
 
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... and the GameTime CT version (again, CIAC schools only):
  1. Hand
  2. St. Joe’s
  3. New Canaan
  4. Greenwich
  5. Darien
  6. Shelton
  7. Bloomfield
  8. Newtown
  9. Southington
  10. Windsor
 
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I wonder how East Hartford will do. Growing up, our rival was Penny, and it was THE GAME, but East Hartford was (not sure if it is still) a baseball town.
 
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Gametime poll is the media poll. The Day is the coaches poll. The Courant "poll" I think is just one guy at the Courant. Gametime poll will probably be out on the Tuesday prior to the opening week.
With the Courant and GameTimeCT polls out - The Day's Top 10 Coaches' poll will debut next week following the upcoming Week 1 schedule.
 
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Shelton is playing East Hartford in one of the strangest matchups I can remember.
Is there a back story on how that happed.
 
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Shelton is playing East Hartford in one of the strangest matchups I can remember.
Is there a back story on how that happed.
You want strange? New Canaan played @ New London today (NC won 32-6).

>>The Alliance, which began with a crossover scheduling agreement the Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC), the South-West Conference (SWC) and Eastern Connecticut Conference (ECC) in 2017, has added the Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) and Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) beginning this year.

The new arrangement is a one-year deal.

The five leagues scheduled 99 interleague crossover games (up from 80 last season), a majority of which will be played over four weeks — Week 2 (Sept. 20), Week 3 (Sept. 27), Week 6 (Oct. 18) and Week 7 (Oct. 25), with a handful of matchups played during other weeks due to league scheduling conflicts.<<

I like the concept. The State really isn’t that big.
 
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You want strange? New Canaan played @ New London today (NC won 32-6).

>>The Alliance, which began with a crossover scheduling agreement the Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC), the South-West Conference (SWC) and Eastern Connecticut Conference (ECC) in 2017, has added the Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) and Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) beginning this year.

The new arrangement is a one-year deal.

The five leagues scheduled 99 interleague crossover games (up from 80 last season), a majority of which will be played over four weeks — Week 2 (Sept. 20), Week 3 (Sept. 27), Week 6 (Oct. 18) and Week 7 (Oct. 25), with a handful of matchups played during other weeks due to league scheduling conflicts.<<

I like the concept. The State really isn’t that big.
they really just need to switch to a district model and line up the regular season by enrollment. You can make it so the majority of teams don't have to drive more than 45 minutes.
 
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