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Computer rankings: Alas, Skyline surpasses Kentwood at No. 1 in 4A

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on Oct. 30, 2012 at 11:13 am with 4 Comments »
October 30, 2012 11:13 am

Last year, The News Tribune began a partnership with Scott Odiorne, also known as the “Score Czar,” to publish computer-based high school football rankings.

Here is how he explains the process:

The computer rankings take the outcome of each game and endeavors to capsulize the data created by the final score by placing a numerical rating on how each team did compared to the caliber of their opponent.

The computer takes Points Allowed divided by Points For, multiplied by strength of schedule to determine each team rating.

Week 3 is the earliest computer rankings can be calculated.

CLASS 4A

1. Skyline 0.910
2. Kentwood 0.959
3. Federal Way 1.002
4. Bellarmine Prep 1.089
5. Camas 1.123
6. Skyview 1.307
7. Eastmont 1.671
8. Mead 1.764
9. Newport of Bellevue 1.839
10. Bothell 1.849

Others: Curtis 1.855, Union 1.904, Lake Stevens 1.959, Gonzaga Prep 2.009, Central Kitsap 2.026.

CLASS 3A

1. Bellevue 0.385
2. Mount Si 0.941
3. Peninsula 1.217
4. Eastside Catholic 1.245
5. Kennedy Catholic 1.308
6. O’Dea 1.605
7. Timberline 1.813
8. North Thurston 1.899
9. Meadowdale 1.934
10. Ferndale 1.977

Others: Kennewick 1.995, Glacier Peak 2.096, Mountlake Terrace 2.161, Shelton 2.254, Kelso 2.256.

CLASS 2A

1. Othello 0.665
2. Mark Morris 1.055
3. Lynden 1.214
4. Capital 1.377
5. Prosser 1.662
6. Lakewood 1.913
7. Ephrata 1.988
8. Tumwater 2.104
9. Bremerton 2.258
10. East Valley of Yakima 2.385

Others: Ellensburg 2.558, Lindbergh 2.576, East Valley of Spokane 2.612, Ridgefield 2.866, Cheney 2.946.

CLASS 1A

1. Cashmere 0.408
2. Royal 0.597
3. Hoquiam 0.709
4. Montesano 1.361
5. La Center 1.548
6. Eatonville 1.628
7. Quincy 1.881
8. Charles Wright Academy 1.947
9. Mount Baker 1.995
10. Woodland 2.004

Others: Freeman 2.010, Cle Elum/Roslyn 2.037, King’s 2.056, Cascade of Leavenworth 2.406, River View 2.477.

CLASS 2B

1. Morton/White Pass 0.639
2. Raymond 1.227
3. DeSales 1.670
4. La Conner 1.697
5. Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 2.165

Others: Waitsburg-Prescott 2.227, Willapa Valley 2.298, Concrete 2.408, Tekoa-Oakesdake/Rosalia 2.630, Kittitas 3.249.

CLASS 1B

1. Liberty Christian 0.300
2. Neah Bay 0.908
3. Cusick 0.938
4. Mary M. Knight 1.111
5. Lummi 1.377

Others: Touchet 1.723, Almira/Coulee-Hartline 1.746, Odessa-Harrington 2.084, Taholah 2.252, Lopez 2.427.

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Leave a comment Comments → 4
  1. Huh. That’s too bad. I seem to remember losses for some of those teams in the top 10 (to teams that don’t appear at all) during the first three weeks of play. Why was week 4 the start of the ranking?

  2. ScoreCzar says:

    The rankings don’t ‘start’ at week 4, the computer needs the first 3 weeks to begin the calculations. Every game from week 1 forward is factored in.

  3. C’mon Bertah. You can’t be that unsmart.

  4. Sideshow_Bill says:

    The first week is a crapshoot anyway. Lots of ineligible kids that don’t play, so you see some surprises that don’t pan out as the season progresses.

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