Greenville, Holy Innocents’ have early lead in Class A power rankings

The Georgia High School Association, with the help of MaxPreps, has released the first Class A points standings this week.

For the first time, the GHSA is holding separate state championships for Class A public and private schools. Each division will hold a 16-team playoff to determine its champion. Teams will be seeded 1-16 based on a points system, with region champions getting the highest seeds.

After three weeks, the leaders are Greenville for public schools and Holy Innocents’ for private schools.

Each week, teams receive: a) 10 points for a victory, five points for a tie and no points for a loss; b) two bonus points for each classification higher than Class A in which the opponents plays – two points for AA, four points for AAA, etc.; c) additional points using this formula – opponents’ winning percentage x 10. The points are then totaled for the season and divided by the number of games played.

Here how the system works, using Holy Innocents’ as an example. The Golden Bears, who have a power ranking of 19.33, have played Lakeside (Atlanta), Wesleyan and Riverwood.

*Lakeside game – 23 points (10 for the victory, 8 for playing a AAAAA school, 5 for Lakeside’s winning percentage times 10)

*Wesleyan game – 17 points (10 for the victory, 2 for playing a AA school, 5 for Wesleyan’s winning percentage times 10)

*Riverwood game – 18 points (0 for the loss, 8 for playing a AAAAA school, 10 for Riverwood’s winning percentage times 10)

That gives Holy Innocents’ 58 total points. Divide that number by three games played to get a final power ranking of 19.33.

Here are the complete rankings:

Private Public
Rank, School Ranking Rank, School Ranking
1. Holy Innocents’

19.33

1. Greenville

19.36

2. Aquinas

15.17

2. Hancock Central

16.33

3. Strong Rock Christian

15.00

3. Dooly County

15.67

4. ELCA

13.11

4. Charlton County

15.17

5. Brookstone

13.00

5. Commerce

14.67

5. Darlington

13.00

6. Claxton

14.50

7. Calvary Day School

12.67

6. Gordon Lee

14.50

7. Walker

12.67

6. Irwin County

14.50

9. Athens Academy

12.50

9. Lincoln County

14.33

9. George Walton

12.50

10. Trion

14.00

9. Pace Academy

12.50

11. Seminole County

13.50

12. Savannah Christian

12.33

12. ECI

13.00

13. First Presbyterian

12.00

12. Montgomery County

13.00

13. Pacelli

12.00

12. Wilcox County

13.00

15. Prince Avenue

11.78

15. Lakeview Academy

12.50

16. Athens Christian

11.17

16. Calhoun County

11.83

17. Fellowship Christian

10.00

17. Portal

11.50

17. Hebron Christian

10.00

18. Lanier County

11.33

17. King’s Ridge

10.00

19. Georgia Military

11.00

17. Landmark Christian

10.00

19. Jenkins County

11.00

17. Mt. Paran Christian

10.00

19. Marion County

11.00

17. Our Lady of Mercy

10.00

19. Miller County

11.00

17. Pinecrest Academy

10.00

19. Randolph-Clay

11.00

24. Christian Heritage

9.50

19. Telfair County

11.00

25. Mt. Pisgah Christian

8.50

19. Terrell County

11.00

25. Whitefield Academy

8.50

19. Twiggs County

11.00

27. Baconton

8.11

27. Hawkinsville

10.50

28. North Cobb Christian

6.67

27. Turner County

10.50

28. SW Atlanta Christian

6.67

29. Mitchell County

10.17

30. Sav. Country Day

3.33

30. Glascock County

10.00

30. Johnson County

10.00

30. Treutlen

10.00

30. Warren County

10.00

34. Clinch County

9.89

35. Wilkinson County

9.17

36. Stewart County

8.67

37. Towns County

7.75

38. Central, Talbotton

7.00

39. Schley County

5.00

39. Wheeler County

5.00

41. Mt. Zion, Carroll

3.33

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2 comments Add your comment

moto

September 14th, 2012
11:08 am

Thanks for the clarification, explanation, and example. Much appreciated and looked forward to each week.

Swamp Lizard

September 14th, 2012
5:42 pm

Thanks for the update & the power rankings ( VERY INTERESTING ) … BUT … right now these numbers really don’t mean a thing to what teams are for REAL and not. I promise all of us Class A fans, Prince Ave Christian ( #15 Private ) & Wilcox Co ( #12 Public ) will be ranked a lot higher at season’s end. It’s way to early to get really excited, one way or the other, about these numbers right now.