High school football: Classification rankings after Week 5

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  • Bigtravi Herriman, UT
    Sept. 19, 2018 9:55 a.m.

    Olympus opponents have the lowest win percentage out of any of the teams in the top 25 currently, at just .320. That is a major factor into who the best teams are NOW. I agree, they should be in the top 5 for 5A. But scoring 49 points a game and letting up 6.2 per game isn't as impressive when the teams they play just aren't that good.

  • dkgriff Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 19, 2018 2:04 a.m.

    ViaMofasa - Those are all good points and are valid measurables when making current power ranking. But folks a power ranking is used to determine who the best teams are NOW. Not in the past or in the future. Lastly, your statistics are flawed. Of the 17 losses, 5 came at the hands of Olympus so throw those out. The number is actually 8-12. What if those teams had played a "lesser" team other than Olympus? Would they win them all, half or none? That is why the strength of schedule is not the only static that matters. Olympus could play Highland tomorrow and get blown away. Then week 6 ranking adjusts. So my concluding point is statistically Olympus is in another league TODAY. That might change TOMORROW.

  • ViaMofasa American Fork, UT
    Sept. 17, 2018 3:57 p.m.

    DK,

    Maybe it is because Olympus has played teams with a combined record of 8-17? They have played NOBODY, and like our friend from Cache Valley said it will be all played out on the field. 5A is the most competitive and Olympus might actually win a playoff game? To me Highland is the only team in that region that might make some noise in the playoffs only because of their defense. I am looking forward to seeing how it all comes together.

  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    Sept. 17, 2018 10:47 a.m.

    dk,

    I know exactly what this is and how these rankings work. It's obvious that whoever is making these rankings doesn't agree with how you feel about Olympus and feels they aren't worthy of a top 5 ranking. If they are all that, they will continue to play well and make a run in the playoffs. My forecast is they won't make it through the second round of the playoffs if that. That is just MY view you are welcome to have your own.

  • dkgriff Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 17, 2018 2:26 a.m.

    Sports Nutz - What? It's a week 5 power ranking. Meaning, who are the best teams through week 5. It's not a forecast? Look at the win\loss, opponents and stats. How much more on the field could you get.

    Olympus 5-0 5 (PS245/PA31 88% score differential)

  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    Sept. 16, 2018 9:16 p.m.

    Unlike college football, these classification championships will be won on the field. So people need to relax as these are just someones rankings and mean nothing with regards to which teams are actually the best in state. If "your team" is the best team, then prove it on the field by winning the championship.

  • dkgriff Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 16, 2018 5:43 p.m.

    Olympus is undefeated, has scored 245 points, allowed only 31 points and isn't even in the top five. There isn't another team in the state that is even close. What is the standard for the top five? Likeability? How about a ranking based facts.

  • root for the underdog Delta, Ut
    Sept. 16, 2018 10:33 a.m.

    Your 2A rankings make no sense. San Juans only in State loss is to South Summit. Delta has played one of the tougher pre-season schedules and was driving for the win against San Juan with less than 5 minutes. Rankings should be
    1 South Summit
    2 San Juan
    3 Beaver
    4 Delta
    5 Millard

  • Yankees24 SLC, UT
    Sept. 16, 2018 8:05 a.m.

    How is Olympus not included in the top 5? They’ve been one of the most impressive teams in the entire state.

  • Me, Myself and I The Promised Land, UT
    Sept. 15, 2018 7:21 p.m.

    Juan Diego is 2-3 and lost to unranked North Sanpete and somehow manages to stay in the top 5 in 3A (only ranked team with a losing record 2A-6A.) San Juan beats Beaver in Beaver (27-25) and Delta who San Juan beat (34-16) last week beats Millard and both Millard and Beaver are ranked ahead of San Juan? Mr. Edwards your bias is showing.