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Ranked by latest score, with no weighting. Keep in mind all the usual caveats about the dangers of comparing scores from different shows. This initial post will be updated fairly regularly. Replies w

Colt Cadets joined the fray, while in California, SCVC and BDB traded places by increasing two and one tenths of a point, respectively, while Empire and BDC . . . both got the exact same scores from

Genesis's opening is incredibly impressive. Opened about a point and a half behind Pioneer and didn't beat them til mid July, and opened up over 10 behind Colts last year. This year, opened 2 poin

As of August 2:

1. 71.15 Blue Devils B (8/2 Ft. Wayne, IN) [+1.30 7/31]
2. 70.70 Vanguard Cadets (8/2 Macomb, IL) [+2.75 7/30]
3. 68.75 Legends (8/2 Ft. Wayne, IN) [+0.55 7/31]
4. 68.55 Spartans (7/31 Ft. Wayne, IN) [+1.05 7/31]
5. 67.50 Genesis (8/2 Macomb, IL) [+3.05 7/30]

6. 65.75 Music City (8/2 Ft. Wayne, IN) [+0.45 7/31]

7. 65.20 7th Regiment (8/2 Ft. Wayne, IN) [+1.10 7/31]

8. 62.10 Gold (8/2 Macomb, IL) [+2.10 7/17]
9. 61.80 Guardians (7/26 Mustang, OK) [+1.45 7/25]
10. 61.725 Southwind (7/30 Atlanta, GA) [+2.675 7/28] Season Complete (at #9 of 25)
11. 60.65 Raiders (8/2 Ft. Wayne, IN) [+1.15 7/31]
12. 60.50 Louisiana Stars (8/2 Macomb, IL) [+2.60 7/23]

13. 60.40 Shadow (8/2 Macomb, IL) [+1.45 7/31]

14. 58.10 Impulse (8/2 Macomb, IL) [-0.65 7/31]
15. 57.10 Columbians (7/9 Denver, CO) [+2.10 7/7] Season Complete (at #3 of 20)

16. 56.40 Golden Empire (7/17 Belllfower, CA) [+0.90 7/16] Season Complete (at #9 of 23)

16. 56.40 Colt Cadets (8/2 Macomb, IL) [-0.95 7/31]

18. 56.30 River City Rhythm (7/30 Farmington, MN) [+5.80 7/16]
19. 53.35 Watchmen (7/17 Bellflower, CA) [+1.05 7/16] Season Complete (at #12 of 23)
20. 52.30 Heat Wave (7/30 Atlanta, GA) [-1.05 7/29] Season Complete (at #19 of 25)
21. 49.80 Battalion (7/7 Ogden, UT) [+1.70 7/6] Season Complete (at #10 of 19)
22. 47.50 Stentors (8/2 Ft. Wayne, IN) [+0.90 7/31]

23. 47.15 Thunder (7/9 Sacramento, CA) [+0.60 7/8] Season Complete (at #13 of 20)

24. 46.85 Blue Devils C (7/17 Bellflower, CA) [+1.65 7/16] Season Complete (at #20 of 23)
25. 41.75 Incognito (7/17 Bellflower, CA) [+0.95 7/16] Season Complete (at #23 of 23)

Next show: Dixon on August 3.

It appears some tiers have formed among the corps who will be at championships:

1. BDB and SCVC

2. Legends, Spartans, and Genesis

3. Music City and 7th Regiment

4. Gold, Guardians, Raiders, Louisiana Stars, and Shadow

5. Impulse

6. Colt Cadets and River City Rhythm

7. Stentors

Will the corps stay in these groupings, or will any of them break into another level?

Guardians haven't been scored for more than a week, but given that they were exactly five points behind Genesis when those two corps last appeared together, they'd still be in the fourth tier if they improved at the same rate. I wonder, though, if they'll actually be using all those yellow radioactive material barrels on the field, if they'd see a notable jump in G.E.

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Interested in how RCR does this weekend, they have a great performance slot and I think they have a really solid show. Haven't really gone against anyone but Colt Cadets as of late, and were 3 and a half ahead of them in their last meeting last weekend.

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Are the scores normally this close for the top 12? I looked at scores from 2015 finals and the spread was 21 points between first and twelth. Right now it looks like only about 10 points.

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quality of design and consistency of performance are making open class much more fun to watch, in some cases more so than Worlds.

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Quality has exploded since around 2012. Colt Cadets have a much stronger product this year in my eyes, and are still about where they usually are.

Lord help us when corps like Columbians, Southwind, Battallion, Golden Empire, ect. Decide to come out to Indy. It'll be a really exciting blood bath!

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Ranked by latest score, with no weighting. Keep in mind all the usual caveats about the dangers of comparing scores from different shows.

This initial post will be updated fairly regularly. Replies will indicate earlier standings.

As of August 3:

1. 72.30 Blue Devils B (8/3 Dixon, IL) [+1.15 8/2]
2. 71.40 Vanguard Cadets (8/3 Dixon, IL) [+0.70 8/2]
3. 68.75 Legends (8/2 Ft. Wayne, IN) [+0.55 7/31]
4. 68.55 Spartans (8/2 Ft. Wayne, IN) [+1.05 7/31]
5. 68.00 Genesis (8/3 Dixon, IL) [+0.50 8/2]

6. 65.75 Music City (8/2 Ft. Wayne, IN) [+0.45 7/31]

7. 65.20 7th Regiment (8/2 Ft. Wayne, IN) [+1.10 7/31]

8. 63.90 Louisiana Stars (8/3 Dixon, IL) [+3.40 8/2]
9. 63.40 Gold (8/3 Dixon, IL) [+1.30 8/2]
10. 61.80 Guardians (7/26 Mustang, OK) [+1.45 7/25]
11. 61.725 Southwind (7/30 Atlanta, GA) [+2.675 7/28] Season Complete (at #9 of 25)
12. 60.65 Raiders (8/2 Ft. Wayne, IN) [+1.15 7/31]
13. 60.10 Shadow (8/3 Dixon, IL) [-0.30 8/2]
14. 58.40 Impulse (8/3 Dixon, IL) [+0.30 8/2]
15. 57.10 Columbians (7/9 Denver, CO) [+2.10 7/7] Season Complete (at #3 of 20)

16. 56.40 Golden Empire (7/17 Belllfower, CA) [+0.90 7/16] Season Complete (at #9 of 23)

16. 56.40 Colt Cadets (8/2 Macomb, IL) [-0.95 7/31]

18. 56.30 River City Rhythm (7/30 Farmington, MN) [+5.80 7/16]
19. 53.35 Watchmen (7/17 Bellflower, CA) [+1.05 7/16] Season Complete (at #12 of 23)
20. 52.30 Heat Wave (7/30 Atlanta, GA) [-1.05 7/29] Season Complete (at #19 of 25)
21. 49.80 Battalion (7/7 Ogden, UT) [+1.70 7/6] Season Complete (at #10 of 19)
22. 47.50 Stentors (8/2 Ft. Wayne, IN) [+0.90 7/31]

23. 47.15 Thunder (7/9 Sacramento, CA) [+0.60 7/8] Season Complete (at #13 of 20)

24. 46.85 Blue Devils C (7/17 Bellflower, CA) [+1.65 7/16] Season Complete (at #20 of 23)
25. 41.75 Incognito (7/17 Bellflower, CA) [+0.95 7/16] Season Complete (at #23 of 23)

Next shows: Johnsonburg and Muscatine on August 5.

Gains by all but one corps at the Dixon show, with Louisiana Stars getting the largest bump. All O.C. corps are off Thursday.

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I bet the last thing Genesis expected after San Antonio was to be looking up at Legends and Spartans. Did they peak in front of a pretty much hometown crowd?

Other questions....

It's an even year, so that means Blue Devils B win, right?

Who raises performance levels amongst the next tier to grab the bronze like Spartans did last year?

What will it take for Music City to break into that tier next year? Certainly isn't membership nor the amount of time on the road.

Is this the Raiders swan song? After barely making it out on the road again this year (Exec Dir resigning, then not resigning...) things are bleak - especially when the corps loses the support of its board of directors.

Can Guardians jump back in and surge over the last few days? Don't count them out for top 7.

Lastly, I hope all the members, instructors, administrative/support teams and fans enjoy the Michigan City experience.....is it possible to replicate the small town environment with decent sized stadium elsewhere?

It appears some tiers have formed among the corps who will be at championships:

1. BDB and SCVC

2. Legends, Spartans, and Genesis

3. Music City and 7th Regiment

4. Gold, Guardians, Raiders, Louisiana Stars, and Shadow

5. Impulse

6. Colt Cadets and River City Rhythm

7. Stentors

Will the corps stay in these groupings, or will any of them break into another level?

Guardians haven't been scored for more than a week, but given that they were exactly five points behind Genesis when those two corps last appeared together, they'd still be in the fourth tier if they improved at the same rate. I wonder, though, if they'll actually be using all those yellow radioactive material barrels on the field, if they'd see a notable jump in G.E.

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I bet the last thing Genesis expected after San Antonio was to be looking up at Legends and Spartans. Did they peak in front of a pretty much hometown crowd?

Other questions....

It's an even year, so that means Blue Devils B win, right?

Who raises performance levels amongst the next tier to grab the bronze like Spartans did last year?

What will it take for Music City to break into that tier next year? Certainly isn't membership nor the amount of time on the road.

Is this the Raiders swan song? After barely making it out on the road again this year (Exec Dir resigning, then not resigning...) things are bleak - especially when the corps loses the support of its board of directors.

Can Guardians jump back in and surge over the last few days? Don't count them out for top 7.

Lastly, I hope all the members, instructors, administrative/support teams and fans enjoy the Michigan City experience.....is it possible to replicate the small town environment with decent sized stadium elsewhere?

Whatever you've read about the Raiders, is not a swan song. They did some restructuring to ensure their existence for many years to come and have their eyes set on moving up the ranks. The membership morale is better than its ever been, and the staff are gelling like it never has before. That corps is laying the groundwork to grow and be more successful than they ever have been.

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Vanguard Cadets seem to have the show, they've been on top or tied with Blue Devils B in GE the entire season, just can't seem to get the performance captions close. Still wouldn't count them out. Think it's definitely down to those two with an an advantage to BDB.

Man, Louisiana Stars with a HELLUVA swing. Only .1 ahead of Shadow on Tuesday and 1.6 behind Gold and then the next day over 3 ahead of Shadow and .5 ahead of Gold. Dang!

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