High school sports fans are getting their first look at how CHSAA’s use of an RPI formula will impact playoff fields.
RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) has been implemented for all team sports for the 2016-17 school year, and now that the fall season is well underway the first look at RPI scores are available.
Remember, RPI is different from top 10 rankings. RPI is the formula used to determine playoff fields, while top 10 rankings are voted on by coaches and media members, but have no bearing on postseason seedings.
Here’s a look at where local teams sit, with RPI score and records current through Monday’s games. Football RPI updates aren’t available on CHSAANow.com yet as CHSAA works to make sure the modification for games between classifications and the feed of scores from MaxPreps are correct.
In Class 5A, Fort Collins (3-1-2) is fourth with an RPI score of 0.686. Fossil Ridge (3-2) is 26th at 0.548, Rocky Mountain (1-4) is 43rd at 0.475 and Poudre (1-4-1) is 49th at 0.440.
In 4A, Windsor (2-5) is 48th with an RPI of 0.451. In 3A, Liberty Common (2-2-1) is 20th at 0.546 and Heritage Christian (3-2) is 67th at 0.350.
Thirty-two teams make the boys soccer playoffs in each classification.
In 5A, Fossil Ridge (10-1) is 11th with an RPI of 0.614. Rocky Mountain (9-3) is 12th at 0.612, Fort Collins (6-5) is 22nd at 0.562 and Poudre (4-5) is 25th at 0.557.
Windsor (7-4) is 24th in 4A at 0.537. Thirty-two teams make softball regionals, with 16 advancing to the state tournament.
Fossil Ridge (7-1) is the top-ranked team in RPI in 5A with a score of 0.708. Rocky Mountain (6-3) is 24th at 0.563, Fort Collins (4-3) is 30th at 0.532 and Poudre (1-8) is 61st at 0.373.
Windsor (4-4) is 29th in 4A at 0.530. Resurrection Christian (7-2) is ninth in 3A at 0.608 and Liberty Common (1-4) is 54th at 0.451. Heritage Christian (6-3) is 10th at 0.556.
In 5A, 4A and 3A, 36 teams qualify for regionals, with 12 advancing to the state tournament. In 2A and 1A, 24 teams make regionals and 12 advance to the state tournament.
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