Asked a similar question on the Boston thread but I figured it applied to all corps. So what do you guys think are the floors and ceilings, competitively, for each corps?
PURELY OPINION BASED
(I'll keep mine to last year's Top 12 in that order)
-With the new staff and plenty new talent Boston is quickly becoming a destination. Honestly think they'll win a title within 5 years.
-They're on the up and up. I believe in the design team to come through again and the instructional staff to work vigorously with their biggest audition turnout ever by far to find what I think will be their best talent even by far.
-Honestly not a fan. But they will not drop too much.
Phantom Regiment: 12-9
-Opposite of Academy. I think they're on a downhill design wise and talent wise.
Blue Stars: 10-7
-The percussion losses will probably hurt but I think the brass staff changes are an upgrade and I love their shows. We'll see how their season plays out.
Blue Knights: 9-5
-Hit or miss. That One Second and Because were big hits and Great Event was a big miss (for the most part. Still loved lots of that show)
-They're going down the drain I think. But they continue to bring in lots of talent so they won't fall too much, I think.
-Loved last year. Think they'll stay in the same general area especially retaining that strong design team.
Santa Clara Vanguard: 6-2
-Loved last year and they're probably headed up.
Carolina Crown: 5-1
-Think we could see another 2014 type of drop the way they did after a very strong 2013. Especially with the guard and visual losses. (I use "losses" loosely since we don't know for sure whether they'll be downgrades or upgrades)
Blue Devils: 3-1
-What will they come up with next? Will they dial it back a bit or go even farther into the abyss of creativity?
-They're my pick to win next season. Design is just too strong with the "cool" factor. Them and Blue Devils are THE destinations imo.