Girls Swimming: Super 7, Jan. 10

And here’s the girls rankings…

All-Delco Tara O'Prey has Episcopal Academy firing on all cylinders this season. (Times Staff/JULIA WILKINSON)

All-Delco Tara O’Prey has Episcopal Academy firing on all cylinders this season. (Times Staff/JULIA WILKINSON)

1. Episcopal Academy (3-0)

January 28, Episcopal Academy vs. Germantown Academy. That’s the biggest metric for the Churchmen’s season, their dominance and improved depth from last season making them unquestionably the county’s standard-bearers.

2. Haverford (6-0)

Beating Radnor is likely the biggest obstacle to Delco domination for the Fords, though a tough Conestoga matchup still looms for the Central League title. Either way, this is a very talented and very young team with a ton of upside.

3. Radnor (4-1)

The record contains a caveat with the Conestoga meet all but officially decided as a loss for the Red Raiders. Radnor isn’t the deepest team, but their top-end speed is among the best in the league.

4. Upper Darby (3-3)

The Royals’ win over Strath Haven last time out earns them this spot. They may not be the deepest team for the dual-meet slate, but they pose an interesting relay threat at districts.

5. Strath Haven (6-1)

The loss to the Royals was the only slip-up in a season that includes an impressive win over Ridley. Much like the boys teams, the tough tests lie ahead, with two of the teams ahead of them in the Super 7, plus Conestoga, in the offing.

6. Ridley (3-4)

Expect some more wins in the coming weeks for the Green Raiders after a daunting early schedule. With the emergence of freshman Kiera Wadsworth and the easing of the schedule, the Green Raiders could gain some momentum.

7. Cardinal O’Hara (1-1)

With state qualifier Kaitlyn Hay and Hanna Blewett, the Lions have some quality swimmers at the top end of their roster. How the other swimmers fall in behind that is yet to be seen.

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