By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC
As basketball gets underway, this first edition of the Class A blog provides a primer on the power rating system and we take a look at some player of the year candidates on the boys side. The girls will be featured next week.
Power rating for basketball
For basketball teams in Class A, a team is awarded five points for each win, plus a point for each win earned by that opponent. A team gets no points for a loss, but is awarded one-third (33 percent) of that opponent’s wins.
The power rating is then computed by taking the total power points awarded and dividing that number by the number of total games played – including invitational tournaments during the regular season and the region tournament.
However, games played against out of state opponents, and games played against opponents playing non-region schedules, will not be counted in the power rating computation. So teams playing high-powered opponents from other states during holiday