Track and Field is a great sport because it comprises both team and individual aspects. It is of course driven by numbers and we love to see fast times and high marks. But as a true fan of the sport I like to see more context. Occasionally, that means subjective opinion mixed in an objective point of view.
In ASSESSING THE VALUE of rankings I weigh multiple factors, the most important factor is whether or not an athlete is likely to an impact on real time or the current season. Rankings position can and will change every posting regardless of popularity. Once again it will be about what happens in real time that is relevant to the current season. Since this is the first one everyone is on the same playing field. I am going to be brash, bold and bias with these weekly assessments.