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Automated Rankings

RankSchool Name
1Bishop Shanahan
2Great Valley
3Archbishop Wood
4WC Henderson
5Pope John Paul II
6Gwynedd Mercy
7Merion Mercy
8Strath Haven
9Mount Saint Joseph
10Villa Maria
11Central Bucks East
12Downingtown East
13Downingtown West
14Perkiomen Valley
15Archbishop Carroll

Current Rankings

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Final Ranking

1) Villa Maria 18-2 AA District 1 Champion

2) Bishop Shanahan 21-2 AAA District 1 Champion

3) Great Valley 20-3 AAA District 1 Runner Up

4) Pope John Paul II 15-3 AA District 1 Runner Up

5) Perk Valley 18-3

6) AB Wood 19-2 AA District 12 Champion

7) Cardinal O'Hara 20-5 AAA District 12 Champion

8) Penncrest 18-4

9) CB East 20-3

10) Merion Mercy 14-8

Week 7

1) Bishop Shanahan 17-1

2) Pope John Paul II 14-2

3) Perk Valley 15-1

4) Villa Maria 16-2

5) Great Valley 17-1

6) AB Wood 16-1

7) Strath Haven 16-3

8) Merion Mercy 14-5

9) CB East 18-2

10) Mt St Joe's 13-7

Week 6

1) Bishop Shanahan 14-1

2) Pope John Paul II 13-2

3) Perk Valley 14-1

4) Villa Maria 16-2

5) Great Valley 14-1

6) AB Wood 12-1

7) Strath Haven 16-3

8) Downingtown East 14-4

9) Merion Mercy 15-5

10) CB East 17-2

Week 5

1) Perk Valley 13-0

2) Bishop Shanahan 11-1

3) Pope John Paul II 12-2

4) Villa Maria 12-2

5) Great Valley 13-1

6) Upper Merion 13-1

7) Merion Mercy 12-4

8) CB East 15-1

9) Strath Haven 14-1

10) AB Wood 9-1

Week 4

1) Perk Valley 10-0

2) Bishop Shanahan 9-1

3) Pope John Paul II 8-2

4) Villa Maria 10-1

5) Great Valley 11-0

6) Strath Haven 11-1

7) Merion Mercy 9-4

8) Upper Merion 10-1

9) Downingtown West 10-1

10) CB East 12-1

Week 3

1) Perk Valley

2) PJP

3) Shanahan

4) Villa Maria

5) Upper Merion

6) Great Valley

7) Merion Mercy

8) AB Carroll

9) Strath Haven

10) D-Town West

Week 2

1) PJP

2) Villa

3) Shanahan

4) Upper Merion

5) Merion Mercy

6) Perk Valley

7) Henderson

8) AB Carroll

9) Strath Haven

10) D-Town West

Week 1

1) PJP

2) Villa

3) Henderson

4) Upper Merion

5) Shanahan

6) Strath Haven

7) Merion Mercy

8) AB Carroll

9) Perk Valley

10) tie Unionville & D-Town West

Preseason Top 10

1) Pope John Paul II

2) Bishop Shanahan

3) Villa Maria

4) Merion Mercy

5) Strath Haven

6) Upper Merion

7) Perk Valley

8) Pennridge

9) D-Town West

10) CR North


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I urge you to read the offering from a Commentator called DUMAS on page 3 of the thread.

You owe it to yourself and your child to read and understand the immense misunderstanding about collegiate scholarships.

New Playoff Seeding Procedure!

VOLLEYBALL POWER RATING (current rankings)

Here is a step by step description of the ranking process:

1. Only best of 5 matches are to be included; abbreviated matches, such as those played in tournaments, are to be excluded.

2. Only best of 5 matches with PIAA schools are to be included ; matches with non-PIAA schools are to be excluded.

3. District one teams that play matches with PIAA teams that are outside of District One, are responsible for obtaining end of season win/loss records of those opponents to have them included in the ranking calculation.

4. The ranking calculation weighs two factors; a team’s season win/loss record, and the pre-district playoff win/loss records of that team’s PIAA opponents (as defined in steps 1-3).

5. An index will be calculated  using  55% of a team’s own win/loss record (% matches won/total matches played), added to 45%  of the combined win/loss records of its opponents.  This formula is designed to reward teams that play competitive schedules.

6. Each District One team will be ranked for district playoffs using the 55/45 index, with the team with the highest total index ranked first, the team with the second highest index ranked second, and so on until all available seeds are determined.

District 1 Playoffs begin Tuesday September 27th

Brackets AAA AA A