EDITOR'S NOTE: Opinions in this column do not reflect an official viewpoint of CHSAA.

I've spent a number of hours staring at spreadsheets each week this fall.

This actually isn't atypical for me, but I do seem to have my laptop on my lap late at night more often, eyes fixed on the bottom right corner of the screen as I watch a percentage slowly increase.

See, this is the problem with the RPI: it takes so long to process in Excel.

Oh, you thought I was going to go somewhere else with that?

Yes, the RPI has been under some scrutiny since it was first implemented with baseball last spring. That scrutiny has picked up once football's RPI standings were released following Week 6 games.

You know what? There are valid arguments against the system, or data that makes you go, Hmm ... — but, no, it is not the end of the world, as some of the usual suspects would have you believe.

Since the RPI was implemented, the CHSAA office, Board of Directors, and committees have said that there would be unforeseen issues that we'd have to deal with, and that we would have to live through a season or two to see how it played out.

We are currently seeing how it's playing out, so it's time to take a hard look and see what changes might be needed.

The good news here is that there can be tweaks to this formula in the middle of a two-year cycle, and it's up to individual sports committees to do that.

Before we start, these changes assume basic knowledge of the CHSAA RPI formula. To familiarize yourself with it, the best place to start is the CHSAA RPI FAQs. We'll be using acronyms like WP (winning percentage), OWP (opponents' winning percentage), and OOWP (opponents' opponents' winning percentage).

Currently, the RPI formula used in all sports is:

RPI = (¼ × WP) + (½ × OWP) + (¼ × OOWP)

Possible changes to the CHSAA RPI

Denver South football practice generic

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1. Change the percentages used in the formula itself.

We've said from the beginning with this formula that the more data you put into the formula, the more accurate it becomes. That's why, by and large, the right teams have made the postseason fields in softball, field hockey and boys soccer — the only sports to have completely finalized RPI data so far this fall. Each sport has anywhere between 15-19 games.

This becomes problematic for football, which only has eight games of data for 6-man teams, nine for 8-man/1A/2A and 10 for 3A/4A/5A. That's part of the reason a classification modifier was implemented for football, but for no other sports.

We've talked to dozens of coaches and athletic directors about the RPI this fall. Consistently, they've said that they feel a team's own winning percentage should account for more of the formula. We took that feedback, and ran it in the formula.

There are two options we've heard more than the rest: splitting each competent evenly into thirds; and then really weighting winning percentage more — namely 37.5 percent of the formula.

The thirds formula is as follows:

RPI = (⅓ × WP) + (⅓ × OWP) + (⅓ × OOWP)

The other formula, what we'll call 37.5, is:

RPI = (0.375 × WP) + (0.375 × OWP) + (¼ × OOWP)

Below is the data from soccer, softball and field hockey with those proposed splits; where teams did rank, and where they would rank. Note that teams are sorted by the current RPI formula, and the new data is at the far right.

Boys Soccer
Class 5A
Rank Team RPI Record WP OWP OOWP 1/3 Rank 37.5 Rank
1 Denver East 0.673 15-0-0 1.000 0.576 0.541 0.706 1 0.726 1
2 Boulder 0.669 15-0-0 1.000 0.564 0.548 0.704 2 0.723 2
3 Cherry Creek 0.635 11-4-0 0.733 0.637 0.532 0.634 5 0.647 5
4 Broomfield 0.625 12-2-1 0.833 0.559 0.549 0.647 3 0.659 3
5 Fairview 0.622 12-3-0 0.800 0.574 0.540 0.638 4 0.650 4
6 Arapahoe 0.597 11-4-0 0.733 0.554 0.546 0.611 7 0.619 8
7 Grandview 0.596 11-2-2 0.800 0.516 0.552 0.623 6 0.632 6
8 Fort Collins 0.592 9-3-3 0.700 0.564 0.542 0.602 9 0.609 9
9 Pine Creek 0.585 10-5-0 0.667 0.564 0.545 0.592 10 0.598 11
10 Mountain Vista 0.584 9-4-2 0.667 0.571 0.528 0.589 13 0.596 12
11 Rangeview 0.578 12-2-1 0.833 0.493 0.493 0.606 8 0.620 7
12 Ralston Valley 0.573 11-4-0 0.733 0.518 0.521 0.591 12 0.600 10
13 Legacy 0.572 10-4-1 0.700 0.523 0.541 0.588 14 0.594 15
14 Lincoln 0.566 11-4-0 0.733 0.490 0.549 0.591 11 0.596 13
15 Regis Jesuit 0.564 9-5-1 0.633 0.558 0.508 0.566 18 0.574 18
16 Rock Canyon 0.556 11-3-1 0.767 0.462 0.533 0.587 15 0.594 14
17 Castle View 0.553 9-4-2 0.667 0.519 0.509 0.565 19 0.572 19
18 Cherokee Trail 0.551 6-7-2 0.467 0.607 0.525 0.533 28 0.534 28
19 Vista Ridge 0.545 9-6-0 0.600 0.526 0.527 0.551 22 0.554 23
20 Arvada West 0.543 11-4-0 0.733 0.462 0.514 0.570 17 0.577 17
21 Horizon 0.537 8-6-1 0.567 0.523 0.535 0.542 24 0.543 24
22 Greeley West 0.536 8-7-0 0.533 0.540 0.531 0.535 26 0.535 27
23 Bear Creek 0.535 10-5-0 0.667 0.495 0.484 0.549 23 0.557 22
24 Grand Junction 0.532 10-3-2 0.733 0.436 0.524 0.565 20 0.570 20
25 Lakewood 0.530 11-4-0 0.733 0.445 0.499 0.559 21 0.566 21
26 Fruita Monument 0.530 7-6-2 0.533 0.536 0.515 0.528 30 0.530 30
27 Aurora Central 0.527 8-5-2 0.600 0.505 0.497 0.534 27 0.539 26
28 Far Northeast Warriors 0.527 6-8-1 0.433 0.574 0.526 0.511 33 0.509 33
29 Gateway 0.526 12-2-1 0.833 0.386 0.497 0.572 16 0.582 16
30 Fossil Ridge 0.519 5-9-0 0.357 0.584 0.550 0.497 34 0.490 35
31 Monarch 0.518 6-7-2 0.467 0.528 0.550 0.515 32 0.510 32
32 Legend 0.517 8-4-3 0.633 0.455 0.524 0.538 25 0.539 25
33 Doherty 0.516 9-6-0 0.600 0.471 0.520 0.530 29 0.532 29
34 Eaglecrest 0.509 8-7-0 0.533 0.487 0.527 0.516 31 0.515 31
35 Rampart 0.507 5-8-2 0.400 0.552 0.522 0.492 37 0.488 36
36 Mountain Range 0.505 6-9-0 0.400 0.545 0.532 0.492 36 0.487 37
37 Heritage 0.505 3-8-4 0.333 0.586 0.515 0.478 39 0.474 39
38 Smoky Hill 0.492 4-11-0 0.267 0.592 0.517 0.459 43 0.452 44
39 Adams City 0.492 7-7-1 0.500 0.486 0.497 0.494 35 0.494 34
40 Hinkley 0.490 5-7-3 0.433 0.523 0.481 0.479 38 0.479 38
41 Westminster 0.475 7-8-0 0.467 0.476 0.479 0.474 41 0.473 40
42 Overland 0.474 5-8-1 0.393 0.492 0.518 0.468 42 0.461 42
43 ThunderRidge 0.467 6-7-2 0.467 0.436 0.529 0.477 40 0.471 41
44 Chaparral 0.464 5-8-2 0.400 0.486 0.485 0.457 44 0.453 43
45 Chatfield 0.464 4-10-1 0.300 0.533 0.489 0.441 46 0.435 45
46 Rocky Mountain 0.461 2-13-0 0.133 0.590 0.532 0.418 50 0.404 51
47 Poudre 0.460 4-10-1 0.300 0.501 0.535 0.446 45 0.434 46
48 Liberty 0.443 3-12-0 0.200 0.536 0.499 0.411 52 0.401 52
49 Loveland 0.441 2-12-1 0.167 0.532 0.531 0.410 53 0.395 53
50 Denver South 0.437 4-11-0 0.267 0.488 0.507 0.420 49 0.410 49
51 Pomona 0.435 5-9-1 0.367 0.438 0.498 0.434 47 0.426 47
52 Coronado 0.426 5-10-0 0.333 0.438 0.495 0.422 48 0.413 48
53 Northglenn 0.419 5-10-0 0.333 0.429 0.487 0.416 51 0.407 50
54 Columbine 0.419 2-11-2 0.200 0.490 0.496 0.395 55 0.383 56
55 Grand Junction Central 0.415 1-14-0 0.067 0.553 0.488 0.369 59 0.354 59
56 Highlands Ranch 0.411 2-13-0 0.133 0.502 0.508 0.381 58 0.365 58
57 Palmer 0.406 2-12-1 0.167 0.475 0.506 0.383 57 0.367 57
58 Fountain-Fort Carson 0.406 3-10-2 0.267 0.433 0.490 0.397 54 0.385 54
59 Prairie View 0.398 4-10-1 0.300 0.406 0.478 0.395 56 0.385 55
60 Brighton 0.394 0-14-1 0.033 0.531 0.481 0.348 62 0.332 62
61 Douglas County 0.393 0-14-1 0.033 0.521 0.496 0.350 61 0.332 61
62 Thornton 0.378 2-13-0 0.133 0.457 0.465 0.352 60 0.338 60
63 Dakota Ridge 0.374 0-14-1 0.033 0.498 0.467 0.333 63 0.316 63
Class 4A
Rank Team RPI Record WP OWP OOWP 1/3 Rank 37.5 Rank
1 Cheyenne Mountain 0.679 13-1-1 0.900 0.633 0.551 0.695 1 0.713 1
2 Lewis-Palmer 0.648 12-3-0 0.800 0.626 0.538 0.655 3 0.669 3
3 The Classical Academy 0.639 13-2-0 0.867 0.583 0.522 0.657 2 0.674 2
4 Air Academy 0.635 11-4-0 0.733 0.631 0.546 0.637 5 0.648 6
5 Mullen 0.619 12-3-0 0.800 0.571 0.532 0.634 7 0.647 7
6 Denver West 0.614 11-1-3 0.833 0.552 0.518 0.635 6 0.649 5
7 Durango 0.608 14-1-0 0.933 0.485 0.528 0.649 4 0.664 4
8 Silver Creek 0.598 12-2-1 0.833 0.521 0.517 0.624 9 0.637 9
9 Battle Mountain 0.598 13-2-0 0.867 0.512 0.500 0.626 8 0.642 8
10 Skyview 0.596 12-3-0 0.800 0.536 0.510 0.615 10 0.628 10
11 Palmer Ridge 0.587 10-4-1 0.700 0.543 0.561 0.601 11 0.606 13
12 Pueblo West 0.585 11-4-0 0.733 0.551 0.505 0.596 12 0.608 12
13 Niwot 0.577 9-6-0 0.600 0.583 0.539 0.574 20 0.579 21
14 Standley Lake 0.575 9-4-2 0.667 0.548 0.538 0.584 17 0.590 17
15 Valor Christian 0.575 7-7-1 0.500 0.638 0.522 0.553 26 0.557 26
16 Denver North 0.574 9-6-0 0.600 0.583 0.531 0.571 22 0.576 22
17 D'Evelyn 0.574 10-4-1 0.700 0.529 0.539 0.589 14 0.595 16
18 Evergreen 0.573 8-5-2 0.600 0.583 0.527 0.570 23 0.575 23
19 Skyline 0.571 12-3-0 0.800 0.499 0.488 0.595 13 0.609 11
20 Pueblo Centennial 0.563 11-3-0 0.786 0.489 0.488 0.588 15 0.600 14
21 Greeley Central 0.562 10-5-0 0.667 0.534 0.515 0.572 21 0.579 20
22 Ponderosa 0.559 11-4-0 0.733 0.495 0.512 0.580 18 0.589 18
23 Centaurus 0.558 9-5-1 0.633 0.540 0.519 0.564 24 0.570 24
24 Steamboat Springs 0.558 11-4-0 0.733 0.505 0.490 0.576 19 0.587 19
25 Fort Morgan 0.554 11-2-2 0.800 0.460 0.494 0.585 16 0.596 15
26 Pueblo South 0.549 10-5-0 0.667 0.519 0.493 0.559 25 0.568 25
27 Longmont 0.549 6-8-1 0.433 0.626 0.511 0.523 31 0.525 31
28 Green Mountain 0.544 6-8-1 0.433 0.605 0.532 0.523 32 0.522 32
29 Kennedy 0.532 7-7-1 0.500 0.545 0.539 0.528 30 0.527 30
30 Golden 0.531 7-8-0 0.467 0.557 0.543 0.522 33 0.520 33
31 Thompson Valley 0.526 5-9-1 0.367 0.601 0.533 0.500 39 0.496 40
32 Mitchell 0.524 9-6-0 0.600 0.505 0.486 0.530 29 0.536 29
33 Sand Creek 0.524 10-5-0 0.667 0.452 0.523 0.547 27 0.550 27
34 Windsor 0.523 10-5-0 0.667 0.464 0.498 0.543 28 0.549 28
35 George Washington 0.514 5-10-0 0.333 0.602 0.519 0.485 43 0.480 43
36 Holy Family 0.508 8-7-0 0.533 0.514 0.473 0.507 36 0.511 35
37 Discovery Canyon 0.502 7-8-0 0.467 0.513 0.515 0.498 42 0.496 41
38 Summit 0.498 9-6-0 0.600 0.446 0.500 0.515 34 0.517 34
39 Montrose 0.496 5-10-0 0.333 0.578 0.493 0.468 46 0.465 46
40 Eagle Valley 0.496 8-7-0 0.533 0.473 0.503 0.503 37 0.503 37
41 Littleton 0.495 8-7-0 0.533 0.457 0.532 0.507 35 0.504 36
42 Alameda 0.494 7-6-2 0.533 0.474 0.495 0.501 38 0.501 39
43 Northridge 0.493 7-7-1 0.500 0.476 0.519 0.499 41 0.496 42
44 Elizabeth 0.472 9-5-1 0.633 0.392 0.473 0.499 40 0.502 38
45 Glenwood Springs 0.472 7-8-0 0.467 0.465 0.492 0.475 44 0.472 44
46 Mesa Ridge 0.472 6-9-0 0.400 0.499 0.491 0.463 47 0.460 47
47 Canon City 0.463 5-9-1 0.367 0.506 0.472 0.448 49 0.445 49
48 Vista PEAK Prep 0.461 7-7-1 0.500 0.429 0.485 0.471 45 0.469 45
49 Arvada 0.452 5-9-0 0.357 0.484 0.482 0.441 50 0.436 50
50 Harrison 0.448 5-10-0 0.333 0.488 0.483 0.435 52 0.429 52
51 Pueblo County 0.442 7-8-0 0.467 0.412 0.478 0.452 48 0.449 48
52 Thomas Jefferson 0.431 3-12-0 0.200 0.511 0.502 0.404 56 0.392 58
53 Wheat Ridge 0.431 4-11-0 0.267 0.474 0.509 0.417 54 0.405 54
54 Erie 0.427 3-10-2 0.267 0.493 0.456 0.405 55 0.399 56
55 Mountain View 0.422 6-8-1 0.433 0.375 0.503 0.437 51 0.429 51
56 Pueblo East 0.420 6-8-1 0.433 0.389 0.467 0.430 53 0.425 53
57 Widefield 0.411 3-11-1 0.233 0.470 0.469 0.391 59 0.381 59
58 Frederick 0.396 6-9-0 0.400 0.371 0.440 0.404 57 0.399 55
59 Palisade 0.391 1-13-1 0.100 0.490 0.483 0.358 63 0.342 63
60 Falcon 0.389 1-14-0 0.067 0.490 0.508 0.355 64 0.336 64
61 Rifle 0.388 0-13-2 0.067 0.504 0.477 0.349 65 0.333 65
62 Sierra 0.384 4-11-0 0.267 0.400 0.468 0.378 60 0.367 60
63 Conifer 0.383 3-12-0 0.200 0.426 0.479 0.368 61 0.355 62
64 Roosevelt 0.376 7-8-0 0.467 0.296 0.445 0.402 58 0.397 57
65 Woodland Park 0.369 4-11-0 0.267 0.376 0.456 0.366 62 0.355 61
66 Pueblo Central 0.368 0-15-0 0.000 0.510 0.451 0.320 67 0.304 67
67 Berthoud 0.351 2-13-0 0.133 0.418 0.432 0.328 66 0.315 66
68 Mead 0.304 0-14-0 0.000 0.399 0.419 0.273 68 0.254 68
Class 3A
Rank Team RPI Record WP OWP OOWP 1/3 Rank 37.5 Rank
1 Kent Denver 0.657 14-0-1 0.967 0.562 0.537 0.689 1 0.707 1
2 KIPP Denver Collegiate 0.631 12-2-1 0.833 0.576 0.538 0.649 2 0.663 2
3 Colorado Academy 0.614 10-4-1 0.700 0.609 0.539 0.616 7 0.626 7
4 Vail Mountain 0.613 12-3-0 0.800 0.570 0.513 0.628 5 0.642 5
5 Colorado Springs Christian 0.606 13-2-0 0.867 0.526 0.506 0.633 4 0.649 4
6 Jefferson Academy 0.597 12-3-0 0.800 0.533 0.525 0.619 6 0.631 6
7 Denver Science & Tech Stapleton 0.595 9-4-2 0.667 0.603 0.505 0.592 11 0.603 11
8 Coal Ridge 0.589 14-1-0 0.933 0.448 0.525 0.635 3 0.649 3
9 Fountain Valley 0.583 8-6-1 0.567 0.638 0.490 0.565 17 0.574 17
10 Salida 0.583 12-3-0 0.800 0.523 0.485 0.603 8 0.617 8
11 Basalt 0.582 10-5-0 0.667 0.578 0.505 0.583 12 0.593 12
12 Bruce Randolph 0.575 12-3-0 0.800 0.492 0.515 0.603 9 0.613 9
13 Peak to Peak 0.571 9-5-1 0.633 0.559 0.531 0.574 15 0.580 15
14 The Pinnacle 0.566 10-5-0 0.667 0.538 0.521 0.575 14 0.582 14
15 Aurora West College Prep Academy 0.558 13-2-0 0.867 0.432 0.503 0.600 10 0.613 10
16 Frontier Academy 0.548 9-5-1 0.633 0.533 0.492 0.553 21 0.561 21
17 Denver School of Science & Technology: Green Valley Ranch 0.545 11-4-0 0.733 0.485 0.478 0.565 16 0.576 16
18 Delta 0.542 12-3-0 0.800 0.430 0.507 0.579 13 0.588 13
19 St. Mary's 0.540 8-6-1 0.567 0.548 0.496 0.537 25 0.542 27
20 The Academy 0.539 9-4-2 0.667 0.481 0.526 0.558 20 0.562 20
21 Liberty Common 0.538 10-3-2 0.733 0.466 0.489 0.563 19 0.572 19
22 Denver Christian 0.532 9-5-1 0.633 0.523 0.450 0.535 27 0.546 24
23 Crested Butte 0.530 8-6-1 0.567 0.536 0.481 0.528 29 0.534 29
24 Jefferson 0.529 10-5-0 0.667 0.469 0.512 0.549 22 0.554 23
25 Arrupe Jesuit 0.521 8-7-0 0.533 0.512 0.528 0.524 30 0.524 32
26 Beth Eden Baptist 0.521 9-2-0 0.818 0.393 0.479 0.563 18 0.574 18
27 William Smith 0.520 8-3-0 0.727 0.443 0.469 0.546 23 0.556 22
28 Ridgway 0.517 8-4-0 0.667 0.458 0.486 0.537 26 0.543 25
29 Roaring Fork 0.515 10-5-0 0.667 0.448 0.500 0.538 24 0.543 26
30 Sheridan 0.513 4-11-0 0.267 0.637 0.512 0.472 46 0.467 47
31 Dawson School 0.509 9-5-1 0.633 0.481 0.441 0.519 32 0.528 30
32 James Irwin 0.509 9-6-0 0.600 0.488 0.460 0.516 33 0.523 33
33 Telluride 0.501 7-6-1 0.536 0.494 0.479 0.503 35 0.506 35
34 Lamar 0.498 11-4-0 0.733 0.395 0.468 0.532 28 0.540 28
35 Manitou Springs 0.495 9-6-0 0.600 0.461 0.457 0.506 34 0.512 34
36 Fort Lupton 0.491 8-7-0 0.533 0.477 0.478 0.496 38 0.498 39
37 Manual 0.490 8-7-0 0.533 0.459 0.510 0.501 37 0.499 38
38 Sterling 0.489 9-3-3 0.700 0.390 0.477 0.522 31 0.528 31
39 Aspen 0.489 5-9-1 0.367 0.543 0.502 0.470 48 0.467 48
40 Eagle Ridge Academy 0.487 8-6-0 0.571 0.473 0.432 0.492 39 0.500 37
41 Lake County 0.483 5-8-1 0.393 0.514 0.512 0.473 45 0.468 46
42 Lutheran 0.480 6-8-1 0.433 0.488 0.512 0.478 43 0.473 43
43 Bishop Machebeuf 0.480 6-8-0 0.429 0.499 0.491 0.473 44 0.471 44
44 The Vanguard School 0.475 8-7-0 0.533 0.447 0.475 0.485 40 0.486 40
45 Alamosa 0.475 7-7-1 0.500 0.457 0.485 0.481 41 0.480 41
46 Faith Christian 0.473 2-11-2 0.200 0.590 0.514 0.435 54 0.425 54
47 Rye 0.472 9-5-0 0.643 0.386 0.476 0.501 36 0.505 36
48 SkyView Academy 0.467 7-7-1 0.500 0.430 0.507 0.479 42 0.476 42
49 Moffat County 0.466 7-8-0 0.467 0.451 0.496 0.471 47 0.468 45
50 Bayfield 0.460 4-6-3 0.423 0.466 0.486 0.458 49 0.455 50
51 Pagosa Springs 0.457 4-9-2 0.333 0.500 0.494 0.442 51 0.436 52
52 Middle Park 0.453 5-10-0 0.333 0.487 0.504 0.441 52 0.434 53
53 Bennett 0.448 3-11-1 0.233 0.523 0.511 0.422 56 0.411 56
54 Heritage Christian 0.440 8-7-0 0.533 0.390 0.446 0.457 50 0.458 49
55 Atlas Preparatory School 0.438 6-8-0 0.429 0.428 0.466 0.441 53 0.438 51
56 Montezuma-Cortez 0.424 4-10-0 0.286 0.464 0.482 0.411 58 0.402 58
57 Venture Prep 0.424 4-7-1 0.375 0.426 0.470 0.423 55 0.418 55
58 Valley 0.417 3-11-1 0.233 0.492 0.450 0.392 59 0.385 59
59 Ellicott 0.415 5-9-0 0.357 0.428 0.448 0.411 57 0.407 57
60 Weld Central 0.413 3-11-0 0.214 0.502 0.436 0.384 60 0.378 60
61 Prospect Ridge Academy 0.413 2-13-0 0.133 0.521 0.475 0.377 63 0.364 63
62 Colorado Rocky Mountain 0.409 1-9-0 0.100 0.523 0.490 0.371 65 0.356 65
63 Grand Valley 0.405 2-12-1 0.167 0.482 0.487 0.379 62 0.365 62
64 Englewood 0.390 3-12-0 0.200 0.438 0.485 0.374 64 0.360 64
65 Ridge View Academy 0.377 2-10-1 0.192 0.433 0.451 0.359 67 0.347 67
66 Caprock Academy 0.372 0-10-0 0.000 0.498 0.492 0.330 68 0.310 68
67 Dolores Huerta Prep 0.370 0-10-0 0.000 0.512 0.454 0.322 70 0.306 70
68 Evangelical Christian 0.367 4-11-0 0.267 0.376 0.451 0.364 66 0.354 66
69 Colorado Springs School 0.345 0-15-0 0.000 0.484 0.412 0.299 75 0.285 74
70 Lotus School For Excellence 0.344 0-14-0 0.000 0.460 0.455 0.305 72 0.286 73
71 Thorncreek Christian School 0.343 2-13-0 0.133 0.396 0.445 0.325 69 0.310 69
72 Denver Academy 0.340 5-6-0 0.455 0.219 0.467 0.380 61 0.369 61
73 Estes Park 0.339 0-15-0 0.000 0.451 0.455 0.302 73 0.283 75
74 Union Colony Prep 0.337 1-13-0 0.071 0.411 0.452 0.312 71 0.294 71
75 Front Range Christian 0.330 1-13-0 0.071 0.420 0.411 0.301 74 0.287 72

Softball

Rank Team RPI Record WP OWP OOWP 1/3 Rank 37.5 Rank
1 Broomfield 0.671 17-2-0 0.895 0.624 0.541 0.687 1 0.705 1
2 Grand Junction Central 0.648 16-2-1 0.868 0.604 0.513 0.662 3 0.681 2
3 Cherokee Trail 0.642 16-3-0 0.842 0.577 0.572 0.664 2 0.675 3
4 Douglas County 0.640 15-4-0 0.789 0.606 0.561 0.652 4 0.663 4
5 Eaglecrest 0.636 15-4-0 0.789 0.600 0.555 0.648 5 0.660 5
6 Legend 0.629 14-4-1 0.763 0.595 0.563 0.640 6 0.650 6
7 Arvada West 0.620 13-5-1 0.711 0.604 0.562 0.625 8 0.633 8
8 Loveland 0.615 13-6-0 0.684 0.616 0.545 0.615 12 0.624 12
9 Rocky Mountain 0.605 14-5-0 0.737 0.574 0.538 0.616 11 0.626 11
10 Fossil Ridge 0.604 15-4-0 0.789 0.535 0.554 0.626 7 0.635 7
11 Dakota Ridge 0.600 11-8-0 0.579 0.631 0.560 0.590 15 0.594 14
12 Ralston Valley 0.592 11-7-0 0.611 0.596 0.566 0.591 14 0.594 15
13 Prairie View 0.590 16-3-0 0.842 0.512 0.495 0.616 10 0.632 9
14 Brighton 0.587 16-3-0 0.842 0.500 0.507 0.617 9 0.630 10
15 Fort Collins 0.586 12-7-0 0.632 0.585 0.541 0.586 17 0.592 16
16 Legacy 0.585 13-6-0 0.684 0.555 0.545 0.595 13 0.601 13
17 Castle View 0.582 11-7-1 0.605 0.580 0.563 0.583 18 0.585 18
18 ThunderRidge 0.571 13-6-0 0.684 0.519 0.561 0.588 16 0.591 17
19 Columbine 0.567 9-10-0 0.474 0.625 0.543 0.547 22 0.548 22
20 Rock Canyon 0.563 10-9-0 0.526 0.584 0.559 0.556 20 0.556 20
21 Mountain Vista 0.561 12-7-0 0.632 0.526 0.562 0.573 19 0.574 19
22 Grandview 0.559 9-10-0 0.474 0.609 0.544 0.542 25 0.542 25
23 Poudre 0.553 10-9-0 0.526 0.569 0.546 0.547 23 0.547 23
24 Mountain Range 0.552 10-9-0 0.526 0.569 0.545 0.547 24 0.547 24
25 Fruita Monument 0.548 11-8-0 0.579 0.541 0.529 0.550 21 0.552 21
26 Cherry Creek 0.545 9-10-0 0.474 0.587 0.533 0.531 27 0.531 27
27 Smoky Hill 0.530 10-9-0 0.526 0.529 0.535 0.530 28 0.530 28
28 Chatfield 0.529 7-12-0 0.368 0.603 0.541 0.504 36 0.500 36
29 Horizon 0.524 8-11-0 0.421 0.573 0.530 0.508 35 0.505 34
30 Vista Ridge 0.523 10-8-1 0.553 0.519 0.502 0.524 29 0.527 30
31 Northglenn 0.518 11-8-0 0.579 0.499 0.495 0.524 30 0.528 29
32 Pomona 0.514 9-10-0 0.474 0.509 0.565 0.516 31 0.510 33
33 Pine Creek 0.511 10-8-1 0.553 0.503 0.484 0.513 32 0.517 31
34 Liberty 0.508 13-6-0 0.684 0.437 0.474 0.532 26 0.539 26
35 Bear Creek 0.508 9-10-0 0.474 0.505 0.547 0.509 34 0.504 35
36 Grand Junction 0.505 10-9-0 0.526 0.486 0.523 0.512 33 0.511 32
37 Greeley West 0.497 8-11-0 0.421 0.518 0.531 0.490 37 0.485 38
38 Fairview 0.491 8-11-0 0.421 0.511 0.521 0.484 39 0.480 39
39 Highlands Ranch 0.488 8-11-0 0.421 0.504 0.523 0.483 40 0.478 40
40 Arapahoe 0.482 8-11-0 0.421 0.490 0.528 0.480 41 0.474 41
41 Chaparral 0.477 4-15-0 0.211 0.570 0.557 0.446 48 0.432 50
42 Lakewood 0.477 5-14-0 0.263 0.549 0.547 0.453 45 0.441 47
43 Regis Jesuit 0.475 5-14-0 0.263 0.552 0.534 0.450 46 0.439 48
44 Fountain-Fort Carson 0.468 11-8-0 0.579 0.411 0.472 0.488 38 0.489 37
45 Heritage 0.467 5-14-0 0.263 0.538 0.530 0.444 50 0.433 49
46 Westminster 0.461 7-10-0 0.412 0.471 0.490 0.457 42 0.453 43
47 Monarch 0.450 4-15-0 0.211 0.529 0.531 0.423 51 0.410 52
48 Thornton 0.449 9-10-0 0.474 0.434 0.453 0.454 44 0.454 42
49 Rampart 0.447 9-10-0 0.474 0.423 0.467 0.454 43 0.453 44
50 Adams City 0.445 7-9-0 0.438 0.446 0.453 0.445 49 0.444 45
51 Denver East 0.444 8-11-0 0.421 0.437 0.479 0.446 47 0.442 46
52 Lincoln 0.441 5-10-0 0.333 0.504 0.422 0.420 52 0.419 51
53 Palmer 0.409 5-12-0 0.294 0.455 0.432 0.394 54 0.389 53
54 Rangeview 0.404 5-13-0 0.278 0.427 0.482 0.396 53 0.385 55
55 Doherty 0.399 6-13-0 0.316 0.422 0.437 0.391 55 0.386 54
56 Overland 0.388 4-15-0 0.211 0.423 0.496 0.376 56 0.362 57
57 Far Northeast Warriors 0.374 5-12-0 0.294 0.383 0.435 0.371 57 0.363 56
58 Coronado 0.345 1-16-0 0.059 0.442 0.437 0.313 60 0.297 60
59 Aurora Central 0.336 3-12-0 0.200 0.352 0.440 0.331 58 0.317 59
60 Denver South 0.336 4-15-0 0.211 0.353 0.427 0.330 59 0.318 58
61 Gateway 0.326 1-15-0 0.063 0.396 0.448 0.302 61 0.284 61
62 Hinkley 0.291 0-17-0 0.000 0.369 0.426 0.265 62 0.245 62
Rank Team RPI Record WP OWP OOWP 1/3 Rank 37.5 Rank
1 Erie 0.664 19-0-0 1.000 0.564 0.527 0.697 1 0.718 1
2 Mullen 0.644 13-3-1 0.794 0.615 0.554 0.654 4 0.667 4
3 Valor Christian 0.643 18-1-0 0.947 0.544 0.538 0.676 2 0.694 2
4 Pueblo West 0.642 15-3-0 0.833 0.599 0.536 0.656 3 0.671 3
5 Wheat Ridge 0.615 13-6-0 0.684 0.606 0.563 0.618 7 0.625 9
6 Mountain View 0.598 16-3-0 0.842 0.520 0.510 0.624 5 0.638 5
7 Silver Creek 0.589 16-3-0 0.842 0.504 0.507 0.617 8 0.631 7
8 Conifer 0.587 15-4-0 0.789 0.541 0.474 0.602 11 0.618 11
9 Elizabeth 0.587 16-3-0 0.842 0.525 0.453 0.607 10 0.626 8
10 Air Academy 0.586 14-4-0 0.778 0.523 0.521 0.607 9 0.618 10
11 Frederick 0.586 12-7-0 0.632 0.590 0.532 0.585 13 0.591 13
12 Thomas Jefferson 0.586 17-2-0 0.895 0.482 0.486 0.621 6 0.638 6
13 Discovery Canyon 0.581 12-7-0 0.632 0.585 0.524 0.580 14 0.587 15
14 Pueblo Central 0.574 12-7-0 0.632 0.558 0.548 0.579 15 0.583 16
15 Pueblo South 0.573 10-8-1 0.553 0.598 0.545 0.565 18 0.568 20
16 Golden 0.571 14-5-0 0.737 0.514 0.519 0.590 12 0.599 12
17 Berthoud 0.567 12-7-0 0.632 0.562 0.513 0.569 17 0.576 17
18 Thompson Valley 0.557 14-5-0 0.737 0.491 0.507 0.578 16 0.587 14
19 D'Evelyn 0.545 12-7-0 0.632 0.518 0.513 0.554 21 0.559 21
20 Pueblo County 0.545 13-6-0 0.684 0.489 0.517 0.563 19 0.569 19
21 Rifle 0.539 14-5-0 0.737 0.477 0.467 0.560 20 0.572 18
22 Ponderosa 0.532 9-10-0 0.474 0.554 0.547 0.525 24 0.522 26
23 Falcon 0.531 9-10-0 0.474 0.568 0.514 0.518 27 0.519 27
24 Holy Family 0.530 11-8-0 0.579 0.502 0.537 0.539 22 0.540 22
25 Windsor 0.523 10-9-0 0.526 0.518 0.528 0.524 25 0.524 25
26 Longmont 0.519 11-7-0 0.611 0.489 0.486 0.529 23 0.534 23
27 Evergreen 0.514 11-8-0 0.579 0.488 0.501 0.523 26 0.525 24
28 Pueblo Centennial 0.511 6-12-1 0.342 0.583 0.535 0.487 34 0.481 36
29 Arvada 0.506 11-8-0 0.579 0.500 0.446 0.509 29 0.516 29
30 Pueblo East 0.498 7-12-0 0.368 0.545 0.531 0.482 36 0.475 38
31 Niwot 0.496 9-10-0 0.474 0.502 0.504 0.493 30 0.492 31
32 Vista PEAK Prep 0.488 10-9-0 0.526 0.484 0.457 0.489 31 0.493 30
33 Kennedy 0.485 9-9-1 0.500 0.481 0.480 0.487 33 0.488 33
34 Lewis-Palmer 0.483 10-9-0 0.526 0.470 0.465 0.487 32 0.490 32
35 George Washington 0.476 13-5-1 0.711 0.371 0.451 0.511 28 0.518 28
36 Mead 0.476 7-12-0 0.368 0.508 0.518 0.465 39 0.458 40
37 Widefield 0.472 10-9-0 0.526 0.451 0.461 0.479 37 0.482 35
38 Green Mountain 0.470 7-11-0 0.389 0.490 0.512 0.463 40 0.457 41
39 Palmer Ridge 0.468 10-9-0 0.526 0.444 0.458 0.476 38 0.478 37
40 Canon City 0.467 11-8-0 0.579 0.417 0.456 0.484 35 0.487 34
41 Montrose 0.464 8-12-0 0.400 0.485 0.485 0.457 42 0.453 42
42 Cheyenne Mountain 0.457 9-10-0 0.474 0.448 0.457 0.460 41 0.460 39
43 Alameda 0.439 6-12-0 0.333 0.491 0.440 0.422 49 0.419 48
44 Palisade 0.439 6-13-0 0.316 0.484 0.472 0.424 47 0.418 49
45 Eagle Valley 0.436 7-11-0 0.389 0.449 0.456 0.431 43 0.428 43
46 Woodland Park 0.431 7-12-0 0.368 0.453 0.450 0.424 48 0.420 47
47 Northridge 0.431 4-15-0 0.211 0.509 0.495 0.405 51 0.394 52
48 Skyline 0.424 3-16-0 0.158 0.514 0.511 0.394 54 0.380 56
49 Roosevelt 0.424 5-14-0 0.263 0.462 0.508 0.411 50 0.399 50
50 The Classical Academy 0.421 8-11-0 0.421 0.412 0.440 0.424 45 0.423 45
51 Englewood 0.420 8-11-0 0.421 0.402 0.456 0.426 44 0.423 44
52 Skyview 0.420 8-11-0 0.421 0.406 0.445 0.424 46 0.422 46
53 Boulder 0.411 5-14-0 0.263 0.431 0.518 0.404 52 0.390 53
54 Denver North 0.409 6-12-0 0.333 0.445 0.414 0.397 53 0.395 51
55 Sand Creek 0.409 5-14-0 0.263 0.454 0.465 0.394 55 0.385 54
56 Standley Lake 0.408 0-18-0 0.000 0.564 0.503 0.356 59 0.337 59
57 Durango 0.394 3-14-0 0.176 0.454 0.491 0.374 57 0.359 57
58 Mesa Ridge 0.382 7-12-0 0.368 0.358 0.442 0.389 56 0.383 55
59 Centaurus 0.378 3-16-0 0.158 0.439 0.475 0.357 58 0.343 58
60 Greeley Central 0.336 0-19-0 0.000 0.428 0.487 0.305 61 0.282 62
61 Harrison 0.315 4-14-0 0.222 0.316 0.408 0.315 60 0.304 60
62 Mitchell 0.303 3-16-0 0.158 0.320 0.413 0.297 62 0.282 61
63 Denver West 0.303 0-11-0 0.000 0.398 0.414 0.271 63 0.253 63
64 Sierra 0.276 1-18-0 0.053 0.329 0.394 0.259 64 0.242 64
Rank Team RPI Record WP OWP OOWP 1/3 Rank 37.5 Rank
1 Strasburg 0.648 17-2-0 0.895 0.585 0.525 0.668 1 0.686 1
2 Rocky Ford 0.623 18-1-0 0.947 0.521 0.502 0.657 2 0.676 2
3 Eaton 0.607 15-4-0 0.789 0.554 0.531 0.625 3 0.637 3
4 Brush 0.605 14-5-0 0.737 0.584 0.516 0.612 4 0.624 4
5 Lamar 0.587 13-6-0 0.684 0.582 0.501 0.589 5 0.600 5
6 Valley 0.556 11-8-0 0.579 0.565 0.514 0.553 9 0.557 9
7 The Academy 0.553 15-4-0 0.789 0.479 0.466 0.578 6 0.592 6
8 Basalt 0.546 15-4-0 0.789 0.462 0.469 0.574 7 0.587 7
9 Cedaredge 0.542 14-5-0 0.737 0.474 0.484 0.565 8 0.575 8
10 Sterling 0.529 10-9-0 0.526 0.537 0.517 0.527 11 0.528 11
11 Weld Central 0.529 12-7-0 0.632 0.515 0.456 0.534 10 0.544 10
12 La Junta 0.529 10-9-0 0.526 0.543 0.502 0.524 12 0.527 12
13 Faith Christian 0.520 10-9-0 0.526 0.548 0.457 0.510 14 0.517 14
14 Burlington 0.506 11-7-0 0.611 0.479 0.455 0.515 13 0.523 13
15 Delta 0.499 11-8-0 0.579 0.468 0.480 0.509 15 0.513 15
16 Meeker 0.487 11-8-0 0.579 0.453 0.463 0.498 16 0.503 16
17 Limon 0.483 11-8-0 0.579 0.454 0.447 0.493 17 0.499 17
18 Fort Lupton 0.477 10-9-0 0.526 0.457 0.467 0.483 19 0.485 18
19 St. Mary's 0.476 10-9-0 0.526 0.454 0.470 0.483 18 0.485 19
20 Dolores Huerta Prep 0.469 4-8-0 0.333 0.528 0.489 0.450 22 0.445 22
21 University 0.465 7-12-0 0.368 0.500 0.493 0.454 21 0.449 21
22 Wray 0.454 10-9-0 0.526 0.424 0.442 0.464 20 0.467 20
23 Platte Valley 0.442 7-12-0 0.368 0.448 0.502 0.440 23 0.432 24
24 Akron 0.429 9-10-0 0.474 0.402 0.437 0.438 24 0.438 23
25 Gunnison 0.427 3-16-0 0.158 0.537 0.476 0.390 29 0.380 29
26 Montezuma-Cortez 0.422 6-13-0 0.316 0.459 0.456 0.410 25 0.405 25
27 Lyons 0.410 2-17-0 0.105 0.512 0.510 0.376 30 0.359 31
28 Florence 0.401 6-13-0 0.316 0.416 0.457 0.396 27 0.389 27
29 Holyoke 0.388 7-12-0 0.368 0.364 0.454 0.396 28 0.388 28
30 James Irwin 0.385 4-12-0 0.250 0.415 0.461 0.375 31 0.365 30
31 Sheridan 0.382 9-10-0 0.474 0.325 0.406 0.401 26 0.401 26
32 Yuma 0.334 1-13-0 0.071 0.414 0.435 0.307 34 0.291 34
33 Peak to Peak 0.327 4-15-0 0.211 0.336 0.424 0.323 32 0.311 32
34 Aspen 0.325 0-14-0 0.000 0.413 0.472 0.295 35 0.273 35
35 Jefferson 0.320 4-14-0 0.222 0.325 0.408 0.318 33 0.307 33
36 Platte Canyon 0.239 0-10-0 0.000 0.293 0.373 0.222 36 0.203 36

Field hockey

Rank Team RPI Record WP OWP OOWP 1/3 Rank 37.5 Rank
1 Kent Denver 0.613 13-0-2 0.933 0.509 0.502 0.648 1 0.666 1
2 Palmer Ridge 0.589 11-2-2 0.800 0.528 0.500 0.609 3 0.623 3
3 Colorado Academy 0.587 11-2-2 0.800 0.523 0.500 0.608 4 0.621 4
4 Denver East 0.581 11-1-3 0.833 0.495 0.502 0.610 2 0.624 2
5 Cherry Creek 0.580 11-2-1 0.821 0.499 0.500 0.607 5 0.620 5
6 Mountain Vista 0.544 9-4-1 0.679 0.499 0.500 0.559 6 0.567 6
7 Regis Jesuit 0.533 8-6-1 0.567 0.533 0.498 0.533 7 0.537 7
8 St. Mary's Academy 0.495 7-7-1 0.500 0.489 0.500 0.497 8 0.496 8
9 Golden 0.477 5-9-1 0.367 0.522 0.498 0.462 10 0.458 10
10 Grandview 0.466 6-8-1 0.433 0.464 0.502 0.466 9 0.462 9
11 Smoky Hill 0.447 4-10-1 0.300 0.495 0.500 0.431 11 0.423 11
12 Cheyenne Mountain 0.429 4-11-0 0.267 0.475 0.500 0.414 12 0.403 12
13 Liberty 0.396 2-13-0 0.133 0.475 0.500 0.370 13 0.353 13
14 Arapahoe 0.394 1-13-0 0.071 0.502 0.500 0.358 14 0.340 14
15 Fossil Ridge 0.369 0-15-0 0.000 0.489 0.498 0.329 15 0.308 15

I'm hesitant to do this next part, because the season isn't even over yet, and we've preached patience. But, in the interest of transparency, here is football through Week 8:

Football

Class 5A
Rank Team RPI Record WP OWP OOWP 1/3 Rank 37.5 Rank
1 Valor Christian 0.679 5-3-0 0.595 0.786 0.552 0.644 6 0.656 6
2 Regis Jesuit 0.679 7-1-0 0.875 0.643 0.555 0.691 1 0.708 1
3 Mullen 0.657 6-2-0 0.750 0.654 0.571 0.658 4 0.669 4
4 Grandview 0.656 7-1-0 0.875 0.607 0.533 0.672 2 0.689 2
5 Pomona 0.639 7-1-0 0.875 0.549 0.584 0.670 3 0.680 3
6 Cherry Creek 0.639 5-3-0 0.625 0.710 0.510 0.615 7 0.628 7
7 Columbine 0.606 6-2-0 0.734 0.589 0.511 0.611 9 0.624 9
8 Legacy 0.604 6-2-0 0.750 0.589 0.488 0.609 10 0.624 8
9 Highlands Ranch 0.601 5-3-0 0.625 0.597 0.585 0.602 11 0.604 11
10 Ralston Valley 0.598 5-3-0 0.625 0.625 0.518 0.589 12 0.598 12
11 Chaparral 0.597 6-2-0 0.750 0.554 0.533 0.612 8 0.622 10
12 Eaglecrest 0.592 8-0-0 1.000 0.393 0.581 0.658 5 0.668 5
13 Fairview 0.556 6-2-0 0.750 0.462 0.550 0.587 13 0.592 13
14 Fountain-Fort Carson 0.545 3-5-0 0.375 0.646 0.514 0.511 21 0.511 21
15 Mountain Vista 0.534 4-4-0 0.500 0.554 0.527 0.527 17 0.527 16
16 Doherty 0.522 6-2-0 0.750 0.375 0.590 0.572 14 0.569 14
17 ThunderRidge 0.515 4-4-0 0.500 0.545 0.472 0.506 23 0.510 22
18 Cherokee Trail 0.511 4-4-0 0.500 0.536 0.473 0.503 24 0.507 23
19 Lakewood 0.508 5-3-0 0.625 0.442 0.523 0.530 15 0.531 15
20 Poudre 0.499 5-3-0 0.625 0.429 0.513 0.522 18 0.523 18
21 Legend 0.498 4-4-0 0.500 0.463 0.567 0.510 22 0.503 24
22 Bear Creek 0.497 2-6-0 0.250 0.623 0.493 0.455 29 0.450 30
23 Fossil Ridge 0.494 5-3-0 0.625 0.411 0.528 0.521 19 0.520 19
24 Horizon 0.486 5-3-0 0.625 0.406 0.505 0.512 20 0.513 20
25 Castle View 0.483 3-5-0 0.375 0.518 0.522 0.472 28 0.465 28
26 Arapahoe 0.483 4-4-0 0.500 0.464 0.504 0.489 25 0.488 25
27 Douglas County 0.475 4-4-0 0.500 0.446 0.508 0.485 26 0.482 26
28 Rangeview 0.474 2-6-0 0.250 0.589 0.467 0.435 32 0.432 32
29 Arvada West 0.468 6-2-0 0.750 0.286 0.551 0.529 16 0.526 17
30 Prairie View 0.455 3-5-0 0.375 0.495 0.453 0.441 31 0.440 31
31 Aurora Central 0.439 5-3-0 0.625 0.304 0.522 0.484 27 0.479 27
32 Denver East 0.438 4-4-0 0.500 0.386 0.479 0.455 30 0.452 29
33 Westminster 0.434 1-7-0 0.125 0.571 0.468 0.388 34 0.378 34
34 Rocky Mountain 0.429 0-8-0 0.000 0.641 0.437 0.359 38 0.349 38
35 Rock Canyon 0.424 2-6-0 0.250 0.464 0.518 0.411 33 0.397 33
36 Boulder 0.415 0-8-0 0.000 0.607 0.444 0.350 39 0.339 39
37 Mountain Range 0.403 2-6-0 0.250 0.464 0.434 0.383 35 0.376 35
38 Smoky Hill 0.395 0-7-0 0.000 0.592 0.395 0.329 40 0.321 40
39 Northglenn 0.367 2-6-0 0.250 0.389 0.441 0.360 37 0.350 37
40 Overland 0.362 2-6-0 0.250 0.339 0.521 0.370 36 0.351 36
41 Hinkley 0.335 0-8-0 0.000 0.446 0.447 0.298 42 0.279 42
42 Far Northeast Warriors 0.329 2-6-0 0.217 0.339 0.420 0.325 41 0.314 41
Class 4A
Rank Team RPI Record WP OWP OOWP 1/3 Rank 37.5 Rank
1 Denver South 0.640 8-0-0 1.019 0.488 0.567 0.691 1 0.707 1
2 Broomfield 0.611 6-2-0 0.750 0.595 0.503 0.616 3 0.630 2
3 Pine Creek 0.601 6-2-0 0.769 0.554 0.530 0.617 2 0.628 3
4 Monarch 0.586 5-3-0 0.644 0.607 0.487 0.579 7 0.591 7
5 Pueblo West 0.583 5-3-0 0.625 0.595 0.516 0.579 8 0.586 8
6 Pueblo South 0.581 6-2-0 0.750 0.516 0.541 0.602 6 0.610 6
7 Mesa Ridge 0.572 5-3-0 0.625 0.577 0.511 0.571 10 0.578 10
8 Chatfield 0.561 7-1-0 0.875 0.431 0.508 0.605 5 0.617 5
9 Ponderosa 0.561 7-1-0 0.894 0.429 0.494 0.606 4 0.619 4
10 Fruita Monument 0.555 4-4-0 0.500 0.605 0.509 0.538 16 0.542 16
11 Windsor 0.551 5-3-0 0.625 0.521 0.539 0.562 13 0.564 13
12 Rampart 0.545 6-2-0 0.750 0.472 0.487 0.570 11 0.580 9
13 Wheat Ridge 0.539 3-5-0 0.375 0.648 0.484 0.502 21 0.505 21
14 Heritage 0.536 5-3-0 0.625 0.521 0.476 0.541 15 0.549 15
15 Greeley West 0.524 6-2-0 0.750 0.396 0.555 0.567 12 0.568 12
16 Vista Ridge 0.521 5-3-0 0.625 0.490 0.479 0.532 17 0.538 17
17 Grand Junction Central 0.521 4-4-0 0.500 0.539 0.506 0.515 19 0.516 19
18 Mountain View 0.505 3-5-0 0.359 0.577 0.507 0.481 23 0.478 24
19 Montrose 0.504 3-5-0 0.375 0.559 0.522 0.485 22 0.481 22
20 Loveland 0.502 7-1-0 0.894 0.283 0.546 0.574 9 0.578 11
21 Dakota Ridge 0.497 5-3-0 0.625 0.420 0.524 0.523 18 0.523 18
22 Liberty 0.489 3-5-0 0.375 0.559 0.463 0.466 27 0.466 27
23 Widefield 0.488 5-3-0 0.625 0.424 0.479 0.509 20 0.513 20
24 Skyline 0.476 7-1-0 0.875 0.273 0.481 0.543 14 0.551 14
25 Standley Lake 0.474 4-4-0 0.500 0.452 0.491 0.481 24 0.480 23
26 George Washington 0.460 4-4-0 0.519 0.432 0.458 0.469 26 0.471 26
27 Pueblo Centennial 0.445 2-6-0 0.250 0.523 0.482 0.418 28 0.410 28
28 Cheyenne Mountain 0.441 5-3-0 0.592 0.343 0.485 0.473 25 0.472 25
29 Coronado 0.419 2-6-0 0.250 0.482 0.463 0.398 30 0.390 30
30 Fort Collins 0.419 2-6-0 0.250 0.500 0.425 0.392 31 0.388 31
31 Grand Junction 0.414 1-7-0 0.125 0.538 0.456 0.373 32 0.363 32
32 Niwot 0.414 3-5-0 0.375 0.427 0.427 0.410 29 0.407 29
33 Palmer 0.412 1-7-0 0.125 0.538 0.447 0.370 34 0.360 33
34 Gateway 0.407 1-7-0 0.125 0.523 0.456 0.368 35 0.357 34
35 Brighton 0.396 1-7-0 0.125 0.472 0.513 0.370 33 0.352 35
36 Greeley Central 0.383 0-8-0 0.000 0.556 0.418 0.325 40 0.313 40
37 Sand Creek 0.365 1-7-0 0.125 0.429 0.476 0.344 38 0.327 38
38 Adams City 0.362 2-6-0 0.250 0.393 0.410 0.351 37 0.344 36
39 Air Academy 0.355 1-7-0 0.125 0.409 0.479 0.337 39 0.320 39
40 Thornton 0.352 2-6-0 0.269 0.342 0.456 0.355 36 0.343 37
41 Golden 0.321 1-7-0 0.125 0.393 0.371 0.296 41 0.287 41
42 Littleton 0.245 0-8-0 0.000 0.253 0.473 0.242 42 0.213 42
Class 3A
Rank Team RPI Record WP OWP OOWP 1/3 Rank 37.5 Rank
1 Discovery Canyon 0.716 8-0-0 1.056 0.618 0.570 0.748 1 0.770 1
2 Pueblo East 0.693 7-1-0 0.913 0.642 0.577 0.710 2 0.727 2
3 Lewis-Palmer 0.681 7-1-0 0.875 0.626 0.596 0.699 3 0.712 4
4 Silver Creek 0.653 8-0-0 1.019 0.521 0.552 0.697 4 0.715 3
5 Palisade 0.639 7-1-0 0.931 0.534 0.556 0.674 5 0.688 5
6 Longmont 0.636 6-2-0 0.769 0.603 0.570 0.647 7 0.657 7
7 Holy Family 0.634 6-2-0 0.769 0.598 0.571 0.646 8 0.655 8
8 Fort Morgan 0.622 7-1-0 0.875 0.532 0.549 0.652 6 0.665 6
9 Palmer Ridge 0.613 6-2-0 0.788 0.576 0.514 0.626 10 0.640 10
10 Mead 0.610 5-3-0 0.625 0.621 0.576 0.607 11 0.611 11
11 Rifle 0.608 7-1-0 0.894 0.516 0.505 0.638 9 0.655 9
12 Evergreen 0.583 4-4-0 0.500 0.669 0.493 0.554 18 0.562 18
13 Erie 0.577 5-3-0 0.625 0.572 0.537 0.578 15 0.583 15
14 Lutheran 0.567 6-2-0 0.750 0.481 0.556 0.596 13 0.601 13
15 Skyview 0.559 5-3-0 0.625 0.560 0.492 0.559 17 0.567 17
16 Vista PEAK Prep 0.555 6-2-0 0.788 0.463 0.505 0.585 14 0.595 14
17 Roosevelt 0.551 3-5-0 0.394 0.654 0.505 0.517 22 0.519 22
18 Conifer 0.551 7-1-0 0.875 0.401 0.528 0.601 12 0.611 12
19 Durango 0.550 5-3-0 0.649 0.502 0.547 0.566 16 0.568 16
20 Centaurus 0.536 3-5-0 0.375 0.633 0.503 0.504 26 0.504 25
21 Pueblo County 0.532 4-4-0 0.519 0.532 0.547 0.532 21 0.531 21
22 Canon City 0.530 2-6-0 0.250 0.652 0.568 0.490 27 0.480 28
23 Eagle Valley 0.518 2-6-0 0.250 0.654 0.515 0.473 29 0.468 29
24 Green Mountain 0.509 4-4-0 0.519 0.516 0.485 0.507 25 0.509 23
25 Harrison 0.496 6-2-0 0.750 0.345 0.546 0.547 19 0.547 19
26 Falcon 0.496 4-4-0 0.540 0.462 0.519 0.507 24 0.506 24
27 Northridge 0.485 4-4-0 0.519 0.416 0.588 0.508 23 0.498 26
28 Thomas Jefferson 0.485 6-2-0 0.750 0.318 0.553 0.540 20 0.539 20
29 Alameda 0.476 1-6-0 0.143 0.672 0.418 0.411 33 0.410 33
30 Denver North 0.464 5-3-0 0.576 0.388 0.502 0.489 28 0.487 27
31 Thompson Valley 0.457 1-7-0 0.125 0.603 0.499 0.409 34 0.398 36
32 Battle Mountain 0.449 3-5-0 0.342 0.496 0.461 0.433 32 0.429 31
33 Glenwood Springs 0.446 4-4-0 0.500 0.414 0.456 0.457 30 0.457 30
34 Kennedy 0.442 2-6-0 0.269 0.542 0.415 0.408 35 0.408 34
35 Mitchell 0.437 3-5-0 0.375 0.450 0.474 0.433 31 0.428 32
36 Lincoln 0.434 2-5-0 0.267 0.520 0.429 0.405 36 0.402 35
37 Woodland Park 0.428 2-6-0 0.250 0.499 0.465 0.404 37 0.397 37
38 Frederick 0.420 1-7-0 0.125 0.529 0.498 0.384 39 0.370 39
39 Sierra 0.409 0-8-0 0.000 0.596 0.446 0.347 41 0.335 41
40 Berthoud 0.390 2-6-0 0.269 0.360 0.570 0.399 38 0.378 38
41 Summit 0.389 2-6-0 0.234 0.413 0.495 0.381 40 0.366 40
42 Pueblo Central 0.372 0-8-0 0.000 0.509 0.469 0.326 42 0.308 42
Class 2A
Rank Team RPI Record WP OWP OOWP 1/3 Rank 37.5 Rank
1 La Junta 0.702 8-0-0 1.000 0.649 0.512 0.720 1 0.746 1
2 Resurrection Christian 0.638 8-0-0 1.000 0.500 0.553 0.684 2 0.701 2
3 Kent Denver 0.615 7-1-0 0.894 0.521 0.527 0.647 4 0.662 4
4 Sterling 0.615 5-3-0 0.625 0.674 0.486 0.595 9 0.609 8
5 The Classical Academy 0.608 7-1-0 0.913 0.467 0.586 0.655 3 0.664 3
6 D'Evelyn 0.595 6-2-0 0.769 0.562 0.489 0.606 7 0.621 7
7 Bayfield 0.595 6-2-0 0.788 0.541 0.509 0.613 6 0.626 5
8 University 0.581 5-3-0 0.625 0.625 0.450 0.567 11 0.581 10
9 Delta 0.571 5-3-0 0.625 0.586 0.487 0.566 12 0.576 12
10 Manitou Springs 0.568 6-2-0 0.750 0.482 0.557 0.597 8 0.602 9
11 Weld Central 0.557 7-1-0 0.913 0.386 0.545 0.614 5 0.623 6
12 Platte Valley 0.556 4-4-0 0.500 0.610 0.504 0.538 18 0.542 18
13 Florence 0.555 5-3-0 0.644 0.524 0.529 0.566 13 0.570 13
14 Faith Christian 0.545 5-3-0 0.625 0.541 0.475 0.547 15 0.556 14
15 Basalt 0.538 6-2-0 0.769 0.450 0.484 0.568 10 0.578 11
16 Alamosa 0.531 5-3-0 0.609 0.485 0.546 0.547 16 0.547 16
17 Gunnison 0.525 4-4-0 0.500 0.527 0.548 0.525 19 0.522 20
18 Valley 0.502 5-3-0 0.625 0.452 0.481 0.519 20 0.524 19
19 Eaton 0.501 6-2-0 0.750 0.337 0.581 0.556 14 0.553 15
20 Bishop Machebeuf 0.496 6-2-0 0.750 0.360 0.515 0.542 17 0.545 17
21 Elizabeth 0.480 4-4-0 0.519 0.437 0.527 0.494 21 0.490 21
22 Salida 0.480 2-6-0 0.250 0.577 0.513 0.447 24 0.439 24
23 The Academy 0.472 4-4-0 0.500 0.464 0.460 0.475 22 0.477 22
24 Moffat County 0.457 4-4-0 0.500 0.425 0.477 0.467 23 0.466 23
25 Brush 0.456 1-7-0 0.125 0.592 0.516 0.411 29 0.398 29
26 Lamar 0.453 1-7-0 0.109 0.597 0.510 0.405 30 0.392 30
27 Prospect Ridge Academy 0.444 1-7-0 0.125 0.603 0.446 0.391 31 0.384 31
28 Englewood 0.422 3-5-0 0.375 0.447 0.420 0.414 28 0.413 27
29 Arvada 0.418 4-4-0 0.500 0.355 0.460 0.438 25 0.436 25
30 Ridge View Academy 0.408 1-7-0 0.125 0.526 0.456 0.369 34 0.358 33
31 Roaring Fork 0.407 3-5-0 0.375 0.381 0.491 0.416 27 0.406 28
32 Middle Park 0.403 4-4-0 0.500 0.324 0.463 0.429 26 0.425 26
33 Pagosa Springs 0.401 1-7-0 0.109 0.488 0.518 0.372 32 0.353 34
34 Montezuma-Cortez 0.393 1-7-0 0.125 0.473 0.502 0.367 35 0.350 35
35 Coal Ridge 0.387 1-7-0 0.125 0.467 0.489 0.360 37 0.344 36
36 Aspen 0.383 2-6-0 0.250 0.419 0.444 0.371 33 0.362 32
37 Fort Lupton 0.380 1-7-0 0.125 0.434 0.528 0.362 36 0.342 37
38 The Pinnacle 0.351 0-8-0 0.000 0.482 0.438 0.307 40 0.290 40
39 Sheridan 0.342 1-7-0 0.125 0.383 0.475 0.328 38 0.309 38
40 Jefferson 0.323 0-8-0 0.000 0.424 0.444 0.289 41 0.270 41
41 Denver West 0.323 1-7-0 0.125 0.361 0.444 0.310 39 0.293 39
42 Steamboat Springs 0.311 0-8-0 0.000 0.409 0.425 0.278 42 0.259 42
Class 1A
Rank Team RPI Record WP OWP OOWP 1/3 Rank 37.5 Rank
1 Meeker 0.718 8-0-0 1.019 0.646 0.560 0.742 1 0.764 1
2 Strasburg 0.681 8-0-0 1.019 0.574 0.556 0.716 2 0.736 2
3 Paonia 0.671 7-1-0 0.913 0.605 0.560 0.693 3 0.709 4
4 Bennett 0.664 7-1-0 0.875 0.633 0.515 0.674 5 0.694 5
5 Platte Canyon 0.653 8-0-0 1.019 0.537 0.520 0.692 4 0.713 3
6 Cedaredge 0.643 6-2-0 0.788 0.611 0.562 0.653 6 0.665 6
7 Limon 0.627 6-2-0 0.750 0.628 0.502 0.627 8 0.642 8
8 Center 0.610 5-3-0 0.625 0.662 0.493 0.593 11 0.606 11
9 Peyton 0.586 8-0-0 1.000 0.387 0.568 0.652 7 0.662 7
10 Grand Valley 0.575 5-3-0 0.663 0.554 0.527 0.581 12 0.588 12
11 Highland 0.572 5-3-0 0.625 0.595 0.473 0.564 15 0.576 15
12 Buena Vista 0.570 5-3-0 0.663 0.557 0.506 0.575 14 0.584 13
13 Burlington 0.569 6-2-0 0.769 0.465 0.577 0.603 9 0.607 10
14 Crowley County 0.554 6-1-0 0.857 0.416 0.526 0.600 10 0.609 9
15 Monte Vista 0.552 4-4-0 0.519 0.574 0.541 0.544 18 0.545 18
16 Olathe 0.543 4-4-0 0.538 0.557 0.521 0.538 19 0.541 19
17 Rye 0.537 4-4-0 0.500 0.562 0.523 0.528 21 0.529 21
18 Ellicott 0.536 5-4-0 0.556 0.558 0.472 0.528 20 0.535 20
19 Clear Creek 0.532 6-2-0 0.790 0.401 0.534 0.575 13 0.580 14
20 Centauri 0.531 5-3-0 0.644 0.481 0.518 0.548 17 0.551 16
21 Manual 0.526 4-4-0 0.556 0.550 0.450 0.519 23 0.527 22
22 Holyoke 0.523 4-4-0 0.500 0.534 0.521 0.519 22 0.518 23
23 Hotchkiss 0.508 3-5-0 0.394 0.539 0.559 0.498 25 0.490 26
24 Rocky Ford 0.495 6-2-0 0.750 0.328 0.572 0.550 16 0.547 17
25 Front Range Christian 0.491 4-4-0 0.500 0.475 0.514 0.496 26 0.494 25
26 Colorado Springs Christian 0.484 5-3-0 0.625 0.395 0.519 0.513 24 0.512 24
27 Wray 0.484 3-5-0 0.375 0.512 0.536 0.474 27 0.466 27
28 Wiggins 0.476 3-5-0 0.375 0.523 0.481 0.460 28 0.457 28
29 Vail Christian 0.470 1-7-0 0.125 0.611 0.533 0.423 31 0.409 33
30 John Mall 0.467 3-5-0 0.375 0.505 0.482 0.454 29 0.450 29
31 Yuma 0.466 2-6-0 0.250 0.571 0.471 0.431 30 0.426 30
32 St. Mary's 0.451 0-8-0 0.000 0.671 0.462 0.378 36 0.367 36
33 Cornerstone Christian Academy 0.433 2-6-0 0.250 0.485 0.513 0.416 34 0.404 34
34 Trinidad 0.432 1-7-0 0.125 0.566 0.472 0.388 35 0.377 35
35 Dolores 0.410 3-5-0 0.394 0.372 0.502 0.423 32 0.413 31
36 Lake County 0.410 1-7-0 0.125 0.511 0.493 0.376 37 0.362 37
37 Ignacio 0.409 3-5-0 0.394 0.374 0.494 0.421 33 0.411 32
38 Byers 0.401 1-7-0 0.125 0.526 0.425 0.359 39 0.351 38
39 Estes Park 0.359 0-8-0 0.000 0.491 0.456 0.315 40 0.298 40
40 Lyons 0.330 3-5-0 0.375 0.214 0.516 0.368 38 0.350 39
41 Dolores Huerta Prep 0.329 0-7-0 0.000 0.459 0.399 0.286 41 0.272 41
8-man
Rank Team RPI Record WP OWP OOWP 1/3 Rank 37.5 Rank
1 Akron 0.696 6-2-0 0.750 0.738 0.560 0.683 1 0.698 1
2 Dayspring Christian Academy 0.662 6-2-0 0.750 0.643 0.612 0.668 2 0.676 2
3 Sedgwick County 0.617 7-1-0 0.894 0.503 0.570 0.656 3 0.666 4
4 Merino 0.617 6-2-0 0.769 0.574 0.550 0.631 7 0.641 7
5 Pikes Peak Christian 0.609 7-1-0 0.875 0.539 0.485 0.633 6 0.651 6
6 West Grand 0.609 7-1-0 0.875 0.521 0.519 0.639 5 0.653 5
7 Hoehne 0.604 6-2-0 0.750 0.584 0.496 0.610 9 0.624 9
8 Sargent 0.602 8-0-0 1.000 0.446 0.515 0.654 4 0.671 3
9 Norwood 0.591 6-1-0 0.857 0.518 0.472 0.616 8 0.634 8
10 Granada 0.582 6-2-0 0.750 0.530 0.516 0.599 10 0.609 10
11 Haxtun 0.559 5-3-0 0.625 0.529 0.554 0.569 11 0.571 11
12 McClave 0.548 5-3-0 0.625 0.541 0.484 0.550 13 0.558 13
13 Plateau Valley 0.546 4-3-0 0.571 0.585 0.443 0.533 16 0.544 14
14 Holly 0.534 5-2-0 0.714 0.457 0.508 0.560 12 0.566 12
15 Soroco 0.523 5-3-0 0.625 0.470 0.525 0.540 14 0.542 16
16 Simla 0.508 3-5-0 0.375 0.571 0.515 0.487 21 0.484 21
17 Justice 0.503 5-2-0 0.714 0.404 0.491 0.536 15 0.542 15
18 Mancos 0.501 5-3-0 0.625 0.442 0.495 0.521 17 0.524 17
19 Fowler 0.492 4-4-0 0.500 0.488 0.490 0.493 20 0.493 20
20 Springfield 0.484 3-5-0 0.359 0.539 0.500 0.466 23 0.461 24
21 South Park 0.476 2-5-0 0.286 0.585 0.448 0.440 28 0.438 27
22 Gilpin County 0.475 5-3-0 0.625 0.372 0.530 0.509 18 0.506 18
23 Sangre de Cristo 0.471 5-3-0 0.625 0.396 0.468 0.496 19 0.500 19
24 Sanford 0.467 2-6-0 0.250 0.568 0.479 0.433 29 0.427 29
25 Nederland 0.459 3-3-0 0.500 0.448 0.438 0.462 24 0.465 23
26 Caliche 0.458 0-8-0 0.000 0.666 0.498 0.388 31 0.374 31
27 Rocky Mountain Lutheran 0.457 4-4-0 0.500 0.423 0.482 0.468 22 0.467 22
28 Hayden 0.449 3-5-0 0.375 0.474 0.474 0.441 27 0.437 28
29 Kiowa 0.449 3-5-0 0.375 0.446 0.528 0.450 25 0.440 26
30 Wiley 0.444 3-4-0 0.429 0.440 0.469 0.446 26 0.443 25
31 Rangely 0.421 2-6-0 0.250 0.485 0.463 0.399 30 0.391 30
32 Custer County 0.367 2-6-0 0.250 0.378 0.461 0.363 32 0.351 32
33 Swink 0.360 1-7-0 0.125 0.423 0.469 0.339 35 0.323 35
34 Dove Creek 0.360 1-7-0 0.125 0.416 0.481 0.341 34 0.323 34
35 Del Norte 0.354 0-8-0 0.000 0.479 0.458 0.313 37 0.294 37
36 Las Animas 0.350 2-6-0 0.250 0.343 0.466 0.353 33 0.339 33
37 Miami-Yoder 0.335 1-7-0 0.125 0.389 0.436 0.317 36 0.302 36
6-man
Rank Team RPI Record WP OWP OOWP 1/3 Rank 37.5 Rank
1 Kit Carson 0.676 8-0-0 1.000 0.574 0.555 0.710 1 0.729 1
2 Fleming 0.635 8-0-0 1.000 0.512 0.516 0.676 2 0.696 2
3 Stratton/Liberty 0.619 7-1-0 0.875 0.524 0.553 0.651 3 0.663 4
4 Hi-Plains 0.606 6-2-0 0.750 0.563 0.550 0.621 5 0.630 5
5 Cotopaxi 0.601 7-0-0 1.000 0.473 0.459 0.644 4 0.667 3
6 Eads 0.598 6-2-0 0.750 0.553 0.534 0.613 6 0.622 6
7 Cheyenne Wells 0.590 5-3-0 0.625 0.595 0.547 0.589 8 0.594 10
8 Genoa-Hugo 0.582 5-2-0 0.714 0.563 0.486 0.588 9 0.601 8
9 La Veta 0.567 6-1-0 0.857 0.473 0.467 0.599 7 0.615 7
10 North Park 0.563 6-2-0 0.750 0.503 0.498 0.584 11 0.594 9
11 Peetz 0.559 6-2-0 0.750 0.485 0.518 0.584 10 0.593 11
12 Arickaree/Woodlin 0.557 3-4-0 0.429 0.633 0.535 0.532 13 0.532 13
13 Pawnee 0.540 5-3-0 0.625 0.509 0.517 0.550 12 0.554 12
14 Otis 0.510 4-4-0 0.500 0.491 0.557 0.516 14 0.511 15
15 Idalia 0.506 2-6-0 0.250 0.616 0.541 0.469 18 0.460 19
16 Walsh 0.494 3-5-0 0.375 0.529 0.541 0.482 17 0.474 17
17 Sierra Grande 0.490 5-3-0 0.625 0.431 0.474 0.510 15 0.515 14
18 Weldon Valley 0.479 3-5-0 0.375 0.521 0.498 0.464 19 0.460 18
19 Manzanola 0.476 4-3-0 0.571 0.435 0.462 0.490 16 0.493 16
20 Briggsdale 0.471 3-5-0 0.375 0.503 0.501 0.460 20 0.455 20
21 Elbert 0.470 3-5-0 0.375 0.505 0.494 0.458 21 0.453 21
22 Cheraw 0.452 1-6-0 0.143 0.574 0.517 0.411 24 0.398 25
23 Hanover 0.450 3-5-0 0.375 0.475 0.473 0.441 23 0.437 23
24 Branson/Kim 0.447 3-5-0 0.394 0.442 0.508 0.448 22 0.441 22
25 Primero 0.426 2-5-0 0.286 0.480 0.458 0.408 25 0.401 24
26 Prairie 0.425 1-6-0 0.143 0.531 0.497 0.390 26 0.377 26
27 Aguilar 0.392 1-6-0 0.143 0.480 0.466 0.363 27 0.350 27
28 Cripple Creek-Victor 0.386 1-7-0 0.125 0.460 0.499 0.361 28 0.344 28
29 Longmont Christian 0.380 1-7-0 0.125 0.446 0.500 0.357 29 0.339 29
30 Mountain Valley 0.334 0-7-0 0.000 0.439 0.460 0.299 31 0.279 31
31 Colorado School for the Deaf & Blind 0.325 1-5-0 0.192 0.309 0.491 0.331 30 0.311 30

As you can see, tweaking the formula does perhaps provide a more accurate picture.

By the way, these changes to the formula would have also improved baseball's seeding last season. For example, Cherokee Trail, the eventual 5A champion, was No. 13 in the final RPI. The Cougars would have been No. 4 in the 1/3 formula, and No. 5 in the 37.5 formula.

We've also run these scenarios for volleyball, and it does seem to help that sport, as well.

Personally, I believe the 1/3 formula is the way to go across all sports.

2. Consider a classification modifier in all sports.

4A state softball Valor Christian Thomas Jefferson

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This isn't going to be as detailed as the section above, because we haven't run the data yet, but I believe the addition of a classification modifier in all sports — something football is already using — will only help.

Currently, there are teams that are getting the same amount of points for beating a 15-4 team in 3A as they are for beating a 15-4 team in 5A. More often than not, those two opponents vary in terms of difficulty.

There is a downside here: If this were to be implemented, it would affect multi-class leagues two ways.

First, teams in the higher classification (for example, 4A), would potentially be penalized for having lower class teams (for example, 3A) in their league.

Second, the opposite would also be true. In the example, the 3A teams would get a boost for beating the 4A teams — an opportunity others in their classification may not even have the chance to schedule.

Football's current classification modifier has a one-time exemption to allow teams to continue to play one traditional rival (or another opponent) without being penalized, and I imagine a similar exemption would exist were this to be implemented in all sports.

3. Use the CHSAANow.com polls in the formula.

Pine Creek Rampart volleyball generic

(Josh Watt/CHSAANow.com)

This is something I've advocated for since before the move to RPI, as I believe it would add a much-needed human element to the formula.

The use of the CHSAANow.com polls in the CHSAA RPI can reward teams for big wins, but also for being ranked.

There is already a model we can use to do this. Check out the NAIA modified RPI.

Rangeview boys basketball coach Shawn Palmer actually wrote a column in favor of this very thing last spring. Rangeview spent much of last season No. 1 in the 5A poll, and eventually reached the Final 4 as part of a 26-1 season. They likely would not have been rated very highly by the RPI due to a relatively low strength of schedule that can at least in part be attributed to the league they play in — which had just three of 10 teams finish over .500 last season.

The coaches poll can be a good counter-balance to a situation such as that. Again, the more data the goes into the RPI formula, the more accurate it will be.

Some are hesitant to adopt this as part of the CHSAA RPI for fear that coaches may try and manipulate their rating. Well, for starters, the Association is built on trust and integrity. We've got to be able to trust that coaches won't do that. Secondly, the ballots would be published in a public way so that there is accountability.

These probably aren't the ultimate or only solutions to every issue related to the CHSAA RPI. But I believe they are good first steps, ones we can take to continue to improve the accuracy of the formula.

Ultimately, not everyone is going to be happy with the formula, especially if the end result is that they're No. 33 out of a 32-team field. These changes should improve the performance of the rating system, and my hope is that committees consider them (along with other ideas) sooner rather than later.