Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.) rose 50 spots and is one of three newcomers in the top 10 of the latest Super 25 Computer boys basketball rankings.
The Buffaloes come in at No. 10. La Lumier (La Porte, Ind.) rose four spots to No. 8, while St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.) moved from No. 13 to No. 9.
Montverde Academy (Fla.), Guyer (Denton, Texas), and Bishop Montgomery (Torrance, Calif.) remain the top three teams.
Portland (Maine) was the rankings’ other big mover, jumping 27 spots to No. 16.
The Super 25 Computer rankings are provided by Ken Massey. Because some of the data is based on past performances, the computer will be more accurate as the season progresses. As teams play more games, the computer can better slot how it stacks up against teams nationally.
The data is current through games Sunday.
The ratings are designed to reward teams for their performance, and objectively quantify those performances. Strength of schedule is built into the model. The model also corrects for home field advantage. Teams lose less for a loss on the road and gain more for a win on the road. Margin of victory is also factored in.