Top heavy vs deep teams

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  1. Clemson_tennis

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    What are some that are the best examples of that in each category in the nation? What would you rather your team be?

    top heavy:
    Michigan
    Florida State
    Wisconsin(more so last year)
    Texas Tech
    Kentucky

    deep:
    UCLA
    Texas
    Ohio State
    Notre Dame
    Mississippi State

    others?
     
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  2. 10isplayer

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    are you talking about men's or women's teams?
     
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  3. Clemson_tennis

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    Men's of course( I should have clairifed but I am used to the **************** I guess)
     
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    i would say ohio st should be considered more top heavy because of their outstanding 1,2 in blaz rola and chase buchanan
     
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    You've also got an elite category that would be considered both top heavy and deep and those teams not coincidentally are Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio State, the teams ranked 1,3,4 right now. I don't know what to call USC this year because they are both deep and top heavy, but didn't perform well at Indoors due to injuries and maybe just cause its indoor courts.

    the three teams i said, virginia, tenneseee, and OSU all have at least 4 ranked guys, if not more. all three teams have a good 1+2 combo as well.
     
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  6. jaggy

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    It's an interesting topic, if you can win most of your 4, 5 and 6 matches then pick up the doubles or the top 3 singles you would be very strong and race up the rankings.
     
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  7. Clemson_tennis

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    The most extreme example was Wisonsin of last year. Bauman and Michalika were a ferocious top 2 but 3-6 was weak. Big dropoff, but because their top 2 was strong they were able to be competitive with teams like Ohio State
     
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    How good is Clemson?
     
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    They aren't.
     
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  10. mikeler

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    How good is UVA? :)
     
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    We're about to find out in three hours.
     
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    When a top-heavy team plays a deep team without a stud or two at the top, two things become very important:

    1) The doubles point...lineup is a huge decision for both coaches

    2) If the deep team wins the doubles point 4, 5, & 6 have to perform at their highest level.
     
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  13. Clemson_tennis

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    Was this a serious question or was it a snide way to say "Why are you talking because your team is bad?

    If it was serious; Clemson is more of a deep team. Our top is very weak for an ACC school. If we are too pull any upsets this year(our closest was losing 4-3 to VT last year), it is our bottom that has to respond well.
     
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  14. NewGuy

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    Based on today's performance, I would say both. . .. :)
     
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  15. mikeler

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    I'm a Clemson alumnus which is why I asked.
     
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    Minnesota

    Minnesota may be the best example of a team being good exclusively due to depth. They are now ranked 16th and do not have a player ranked in the top 125.

    They are virtually undefeated in the 3-6 spots so far this year.
     
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  17. Vicious Vik

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    what about middle-heavy teams?
     
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    Minnesota have been great so far.
     
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    The Gamecocks are strong at 2 and 5 the most. What would you call them? They are neither top heavy or deep.
     
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  20. JLyon

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    Ole Miss is very tough at 1-2, but then drop at 3-4 and then again at 5-6
     
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  21. 10isplayer

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    Add kentucky to the top heavy teams list
     
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  22. Clemson_tennis

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    the list at the beginning of the thread was from two years ago.
     
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