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Dallas swim teams take top spots

Dallas used unbeaten Wyoming Valley Conference seasons, District 2 Class 2A championships and strong state meet performances to wind up as the top boys and girls teams in the final Riverfront Sports Super Six Swimming Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

The Mountaineers moved up from second to first in both when the final rankings were revealed Wednesday afternoon. The previous set of rankings was produced going into the final week of the regular season.

Dallas passed both unbeaten Lackawanna League champions – the Delaware Valley boys and Scranton Prep girls – with its postseason accomplishments.

The rankings combine an assessment of teams both in dual meet and large-field invitational/championship competition.

The Dallas girls finished ahead of Wyoming Seminary, which moved up from fourth to second.

Wyoming Seminary lost to Dallas in the WVC season and finished third in the District 2 Class 2A Championships before leading district teams on the state level by finishing second in the state Class 2A standings at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships.

Dallas was sixth in the state in Class 2A girls.

Scranton Prep slipped from first to third in the final girls rankings. The Classics won the Lackawanna League and finished second in District 2 Class 2A.

None of the girls rankings positions were the same as the final rankings during the regular season.

Delaware Valley dropped from third to fourth. The Lady Warriors were second in the District 2-4 Class 3A Subregional team standings behind District 4 member Williamsport, making them the District 2 champion.

Elk Lake moved up from sixth to fifth with the help of fourth-place district finish.

Tunkhannock joined the rankings in sixth. The Lady Tigers were third in the Class 3A Subregional after a 6-5 WVC season in which it suffered losses by two, four and six points.

Berwick, fifth in the previous rankings, dropped out.

Dallas and Class 3A Subregional champion Delaware Valley traded places in the final boys rankings with the Warriors dropping to second.

The Mountaineers led district teams on the state level, finishing 16th.

Tunkhannock and Abington Heights, the next-best district finishers in Class 3A, remained in third and fourth.

Hazleton Area moved above Wyoming Seminary, trading places in fifth and sixth.

The full, final rankings, with conference records, district or subregional finish and previous rankings:



RankTeamLeague RecordPostseason FinishLast Rank
  1Dallas11-01st in 2A  2
  2Delaware Valley  8-01st in 3A  1
  3Tunkhannock10-12nd in 2A  3
  4Abington Heights  7-13rd in 3A  4
  5Hazleton Area  9-24th in 3A  6
  6Wyoming Seminary  8-34th in 2A  5


RankTeamLeague RecordPostseason FinishLast Rank
  1Dallas11-01st in 2A  2
  2Wyoming Seminary10-13rd in 2A  4
  3Scranton Prep  8-02nd in 2A  1
  4Delaware Valley  7-12nd in 3A  3
  5Elk Lake  6-24th in 2A  6
  6Tunkhannock  6-53rd in 3A NR

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