Today’s podcast is all about rankings. Specifically, ranking philosophy and its application during the high school season.
My guest today is Sheldon Shealer, national editor at TopDrawerSoccer.com. Yes, I talk with a soccer guy about lacrosse rankings. Shealer was my professor at Mount St. Mary’s and has been my mentor for more than 12 years now. He is the one who taught me how to do rankings and has been my go-to when I have a question about placing a team.
For that reason, I brought him on to talk about how national rankings are compiled, how he looks at a team’s schedule to determine where they fit in the national scope and how picking that No. 1 team can be a challenge at times.
For context, check out the latest Consensus Rankings, which sealed the 2017 National Champion.