How Power points are calculated

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  1. mike salem

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    I saw this on another board and I thought it would be a good idea to post at the top of the board for reference when we start to think about playoff points. Copied from a C6 post by 757FridayNiteZ.


    Game Points

    Teams receive game points regardless if they win or lose, but earn significantly more points for winning. For example, a team will earn 26 points for beating a Class 6 team, but will only receive 14 points for losing to a Class 6 team.

    Class/Winning Against/Losing Against
    Class 6/26/14
    Class 5/24/12
    Class 4/22/10
    Class 3/20/8
    Class 2/18/6
    Class 1/16/4

    Bonus/Rider Points
    Bonus points (also known as rider points) are what separate great teams from good teams. For each opponent a team beats—they’ll receive 2 bonus points for each win that opponent has during the season. For opponents a team loses to—they’ll receive only 1 bonus point for each win that opponent has during the season.

    For example, if Team A beats Team B who goes 0-10 during the season, Team A will receive no bonus points at all because Team B doesn’t have any wins (0 wins x 2 points) and Team B will receive 10 points (10 wins x 1 point). And if Team A beats Team C who is 9-1, Team A will receive 18 bonus points (9 wins x 2 points) and Team C will receive 10 points (10 wins x 1 point).

    Classification Points
    The addition of classification points makes it possible for higher class teams to play lower class team's without creating a disadvantage. Historical districts are still used as a core in scheduling, which creates some districts with different class teams. If a higher class team play's a lower class team, they will automatically receive 2 points for each class jump to make up for the difference in base points. These points are now given whether a team is in your district or not.
     
  2. DinwiddieProud

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    Excellently explained. Great job FridayNightLightz. Thanks Mike.
     
  3. 757FridayNiteZ

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    Thanks, should be a sticky within each Class 1-6
     
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    I doubt if much on the forum has caused more disagreements and arguments than the power points topic.

    LOL, and the VHSL is not immune either. They messed up last year when the final points were calculated. They had a couple of teams in the playoffs that ultimately were not.
     
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    I remember they had Charlottesville and William Byrd flipped
     
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    Don't let VHSL Helper see that you are using the term "power" points or "power" ratings!
     
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    And I'm waiting for someone to jump me for using 4a, etc, etc!
     
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    How are the out of state and games versus private schools scored?
     
  9. mike salem

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    The same way. The VHSL classifies every opponent on the same classification scale. Private school's enrollment is multiplied by 1.5 to get the proper classification.
     
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    VHSL only recognizes in state public & private schools AND out of state public school in their power ratings. So, playing St. John's, DeMatha, etc. are essentially considered as an exhibition game.
     
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    Yes I forgot to add that caveat, thank you.
     

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