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Category: Rankings, polls

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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Oct.
31st

Coaches poll: Undefeated Charles Wright up to No. 6 in final 1A rankings

For the first time, The News Tribune has organized a statewide football coaches poll for the 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A classifications.

With the cooperation of more three dozen coaches from around the state, The News Tribune is releasing its 10th and FINAL poll.

CLASS 4A

1. Skyline (9) 90
T2. Federal Way 76
T2. Camas 76
4. Bellarmine Prep 57
5. Kentwood 51
6. Mead 43
7. Gonzaga Prep 35
8. Graham-Kapowsin 27
9. Skyview 25
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Oct.
24th

Coaches poll: After win over Cascade Christian, Eatonville debuts at No. 9

For the first time, The News Tribune has organized a statewide football coaches poll for the 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A classifications.

With the cooperation of more three dozen coaches from around the state, The News Tribune is releasing its ninth poll, and will update the rankings after each week in the regular season.

CLASS 4A

1. Skyline (9) 90
2. Federal Way 78
3. Camas 74
4. Gonzaga Prep 57
T5. Bellarmine Prep 52
T5. Kentwood 52
7. Mead

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Oct.
17th

Coaches poll: Camas climbs into a tie with Federal Way at No. 2 in 4A

For the first time, The News Tribune has organized a statewide football coaches poll for the 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A classifications.

With the cooperation of more three dozen coaches from around the state, The News Tribune is releasing its eighth poll, and will update the rankings after each week in the regular season.

CLASS 4A

1. Skyline (10) 100
T2. Camas 83
T2. Federal Way 83
4. Gonzaga Prep 64
T5. Bellarmine Prep 58
T5. Kentwood 58
7. Mead 40

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Oct.
3rd

Coaches poll: After big win over Skyview, Camas moves up to No. 2 in 4A

For the first time, The News Tribune has organized a statewide football coaches poll for the 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A classifications.

With the cooperation of more three dozen coaches from around the state, The News Tribune is releasing its sixth poll, and will update the rankings after each week in the regular season.

CLASS 4A

1. Skyline (10) 100
2. Camas 84
3. Federal Way 83
4. Gonzaga Prep 64
5. Kentwood 60
6. Bellarmine Prep 53
7. Mead

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Sep.
26th

Coaches poll: Nobody certain who reigns as 2A’s top program

For the first time, The News Tribune has organized a statewide football coaches poll for the 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A classifications.

With the cooperation of more three dozen coaches from around the state, The News Tribune is releasing its fifth poll, and will update the rankings after each week in the regular season.

CLASS 4A

1. Skyline (9) 90
2. Mead 79
3. Federal Way 72
T4. Skyview 56
T4. Camas 56
6. Kentwood 46
7. Bellarmine Prep 40

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Sep.
19th

Coaches poll: No. 1 schools increase stranglehold on top spots

For the first time, The News Tribune has organized a statewide football coaches poll for the 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A classifications.

With the cooperation of more three dozen coaches from around the state, The News Tribune is releasing its third poll, and will update the rankings after each week in the regular season.

CLASS 4A

1. Skyline (10) 100
2. Mead 88
3. Federal Way 74
4. Skyview 67
5. Camas 53
6. Bellarmine Prep 50
7. Kentwood 48

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