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Clemson_tennis 02-19-2011 03:42 PM

Top heavy vs deep teams
 
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?

10isplayer 02-19-2011 03:47 PM

are you talking about men's or women's teams?

Clemson_tennis 02-19-2011 03:56 PM

Men's of course( I should have clairifed but I am used to the **************** I guess)

10isplayer 02-19-2011 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clemson_tennis (Post 5434202)
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?

i would say ohio st should be considered more top heavy because of their outstanding 1,2 in blaz rola and chase buchanan

socaltennnis 02-19-2011 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clemson_tennis (Post 5434202)
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
Notre Dame
Mississippi State

others?


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.

jaggy 02-20-2011 01:53 AM

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.

Clemson_tennis 02-20-2011 07:11 AM

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

mikeler 02-20-2011 08:48 AM

How good is Clemson?

Automator 02-20-2011 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikeler (Post 5435299)
How good is Clemson?

They aren't.

mikeler 02-20-2011 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Automator (Post 5435494)
They aren't.


How good is UVA? :)

Automator 02-20-2011 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikeler (Post 5435503)
How good is UVA? :)

We're about to find out in three hours.

polski 02-20-2011 11:18 AM

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.

Clemson_tennis 02-20-2011 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikeler (Post 5435299)
How good is Clemson?

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.

NewGuy 02-20-2011 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Automator (Post 5435510)
We're about to find out in three hours.

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

mikeler 02-21-2011 05:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clemson_tennis (Post 5436715)
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.


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

Will Wilson 03-02-2011 04:46 PM

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.

Vicious Vik 03-20-2013 03:27 PM

what about middle-heavy teams?

jaggy 03-20-2013 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Will Wilson (Post 5460685)
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.

Minnesota have been great so far.

Court_Gamecocks 04-09-2013 07:02 PM

The Gamecocks are strong at 2 and 5 the most. What would you call them? They are neither top heavy or deep.

JLyon 04-09-2013 07:08 PM

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


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