GC: Hastings "Riverside Company" (BC) (BB)
1RU: Ankeny "Visual Adrenaline" (BV)
2RU: Linn-Mar "10th Street Edition"
3RU: Johnston "Innovation"
5RU: Cedar Rapids Kennedy "Happiness Inc."
Now I know this might look janky as hell but hear me out. GC to 3RU is going to be close, if you look at Ankeny over the past 4 years they have grown exponentially. They beat Waukee and almost beat Johnston at SEP last year. They are also known for having incredible ballads in their shows. Now I ranked Linn-Mar at 2RU because I feel like they had one really good year in 2018 but they are now falling.
Edit: Also no matter who wins it will not be a sweep
Both shows are incredible in different ways. It's hard to compare them, because while they're both character shows with extremely cohesive stories, each group approached their singing and dancing in very different ways to fit the theme.
I agree with Sam that I don’t think Linn-Mar fell one bit last season. I have seen every Linn-Mar show live since the mid-90s and the past two were two of the very best. However, both were highly artistic shows, and left tastes in the audiences’ mouths, and the audience was left to decide whether they liked it or not. I only expect more of the same brilliance in the future as the program continues to grow and solidify into the powerhouse it looks to become.
This will be the last change I swear
GC: Linn Mar "10th Street Edition" (BC)
1RU: Ankeny "Visual Adrenaline"
2RU: Hastings "Riverside Company" (BV)
3RU: Waukee "Millennium"
4RU: Johnston "Innovation" (BB)
5RU: Cedar Rapids Kennedy "Happiness Inc"