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Category: A human and a computer

Jan.
8th

Computer basketball rankings: Federal Way boys still rule 4A kingdom

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.

And this winter, he has started basketball rankings, too.

Here is how he explains the overall 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

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Jan.
3rd

Computer basketball rankings: Top team in 4A girls? Might be a surprise

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.

And this winter, he has started basketball rankings, too.

Here is how he explains the overall 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

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Dec.
19th

Computer basketball rankings: Wilson girls No. 1 in inaugural release

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.

And this winter, he has started basketball rankings, too.

Here is how he explains the overall 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

Read more »

Nov.
6th

Computer rankings: Bellarmine Prep rising . . . and rising . . . to No. 2 in 4A

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

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Oct.
30th

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

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

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Oct.
23rd

Computer rankings: Is this the week King’s goes down? Computer thinks so

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

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Oct.
19th

Friday night prep football FINAL scores, Week 8

Don’t see your score? Check here.

We’ll be posting score updates from all of the South Sound high school football action tonight. You can also follow TNT Preps at @TNTPreps to have updates sent to your smartphone.

Also, statewide scores can be found at #wafbscores on Twitter.

** SPSL SOUTH
Curtis 41, Rogers 33, FINAL
Puyallup 44, Bethel 30, FINAL
Graham-Kapowsin 42, Beamer 7, FINAL

** SPSL NORTH
Kentlake 49, Tahoma 22, FINAL
Kent-Meridian 42, Mount Rainier 0, FINAL

** NARROWS 4A
Bellarmine Prep 21, Olympia 0, FINAL
South Kitsap 42,

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Oct.
16th

Computer rankings: Top SPSL South contender? Not who you think

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

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