Hubbell/Donohue won 4CC this year and were 5th at 4CC last year; had 2 GP events this year and medaled at one, and had two GP events last year. Orford/Williams were 5th at 2014 4CC and 6th at 2013 4CC and had one GP this year and two last year.
Paul/Islam went to 4CC in 2012, which will be wiped; had no GP events or ISU International in 2012-2013, and just one GP event this season in addition to their World points.
That's why H/D and O/W outrank P/I at this point.
Anyway, it's the top 24 that count, not the top 26.
Here are the next ones on the list:
26 1386 YANOVSKAYA/MOZGOV - have already said they plan to remain Junior
27 1281 McNAMARA/CARPENTER - same as above
28 1234 TOBIAS/STAGNIUNAS
29 1227 EDWARDS/PANG - also remaining junior
30 1202 PAUL/ISLAM
31 1200 KRIENGKRAIRUT/GIULIETTI-SCHMITT - retiring
32 1134 NAZAROVA/NIKITIN - aged out of juniors
Yes, that makes sense. That's what I was getting at in my post, and your logical analysis provides further detail.
It's not as surprising to see H&D ahead of P&I in the rankings (although they have missed 2 Worlds now) because they are a solid team. But ISU rankings often don't reflect the real strength of certain skaters, because in reality, O&W aren't a stronger team than P&I (as we saw this year) and yet they will remain ahead in the ISU rankings for a while.
Teams that have a lot of senior B events also tend to rank high as well. And you have to remember that ISU rankings are a cumulative of three seasons. O/W fared OK in the 2012-2013 season.
Originally Posted by Ryan O
Last edited by Mrs. P; 04-01-2014 at 08:27 PM.
Originally Posted by chuckm
I don't believe H/D last year were on either the 4 CC or Worlds teams. However, as you stated, the past two seasons they have had 2 GP's each year, plus medaled at SC and won 4 CC this season.
I agree with Mrs. P-skaters in some countries seem to do 3 or more Senior B's. I believe you can use the top two scores on these, which is why it may seem strange to see what would be seen as a "lower ranked" team is skill level is still higher up in the rankings. Since most B's are held in Europe, it is common for those skaters to take advantage of them. US and Canada should do the same and send skaters to two B's (though spreading the wealth seems to be the way they do it).
16 yr. old from south korea, so youn skates impressive at 2014 world. if she continues to improve for next four years, she will be the medal contender at 2018 pungchang.