Coach's AdminSchedulesScoresBlogsGameStreamsPhoto GalleriesSports Guide Magazines
 
 
 
 




Upcoming Web Casts

(Click For Complete Broadcast Schedule & Archives)
8/23 Football  Centennial vs Boise
8/24 Football  Kirtland Central (NM) vs Minico
8/24 Football  Buhl vs Weiser
8/24 Football  Coeur d'Alene vs Rigby
8/24 Football  Idaho Falls vs Lewiston
8/24 Football  New Plymouth vs Homedale
8/24 Football  Snake River vs Kimberly
8/24 Football  South Fremont vs Fruitland
8/24 Football  Sugar-Salem vs Declo
8/24 Football  Timberline (Boise) vs Capital
8/24 Football  West Side vs Firth
8/24 Football  Orem (UT) vs Century
8/25 Football  Lethbridge Collegiate Institute (AB) vs Blackfoot
8/25 Football  Skyline (UT) vs Skyline
8/25 Football  Grace vs Kamiah
8/25 Football  Shadow Ridge (NV) vs Highland (Poc)
8/25 Football  Star Valley (WY) vs Hillcrest
8/30 Football  Mountain Home vs Pocatello
8/30 Football  Burley vs Buhl
8/30 Football  Cole Valley Christian vs Wendell
8/30 Football  Eagle vs Borah
8/31 Football  Capital vs Mountain View
8/31 Football  Castleford vs Hagerman
8/31 Football  Declo vs Aberdeen
8/31 Football  Meridian vs Timberline (Boise)


Most Recent Action Photo Galleries

(Click For Complete List Of Galleries)
5/28 Football  District 4 Shrine Game
5/21 Track & Field  1A Boys State Track Award Photos
5/21 Track & Field  1A Girls State Track Award Photos
5/21 Track & Field  1A State Track Award Memory Mates
5/21 Track & Field  2A Boys State Track Award Photos
5/21 Track & Field  2A Girls State Track Award Photos
5/21 Track & Field  2A State Track Award Memory Mates
5/21 Track & Field  3A Boys State Track Award Photos
5/21 Track & Field  3A Girls State Track Award Photos
5/21 Track & Field  3A State Track Award Memory Mates
5/21 Track & Field  4A Boys State Track Award Photos
5/21 Track & Field  4A Girls State Track Award Photos
5/21 Track & Field  4A State Track Award Memory Mates
5/21 Track & Field  5A Boys State Track Award Photos
5/21 Track & Field  5A Girls State Track Award Photos
5/21 Track & Field  5A State Track Award Memory Mates
5/19 Track & Field  4A-5A Track Championships 1pm
5/19 Track & Field  4A-5A Track Championships 1:40pm
5/19 Track & Field  4A-5A Track Championships 3pm
5/19 Track & Field  4A-5A Track Championships Unified


IdahoSports.com Blogs
 
Matt Harris

IdahoSports.com

Matt joined the IdahoSports.com team in the fall of 2011. He is the Sports Information Director and also broadcasts many sporting events throughout Idaho. Matt grew up in Alberta, Canada and moved to the Gem State in 2004. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Communications and works for Riverbend Communications. Matt married his wife (and much better half), Hannah, in 2010 and they have three children: Eli, Naomi, and Elizabeth. He and his family reside in Idaho Falls. Follow Matt on Twitter: @IdahoSportsMatt

 

4A 'Robison RPI' Rankings & Brackets
Published: 10/23/2017 9:32:22 PM

A look at the 4A 'Robison RPI' rankings and hypothetical seeded tournament brackets.




As Robison stated originally back in our August article on the 'Robison RPI', the goal of his experiment was to create a formula much like ones used in nearby states in order to help seed the state tournaments.

We stipulated in that first article that we would include the same amount of teams from each district as would be included in this year's tournament. So, for example, the District 5-6 East conference is alotted three playoff berths to the tournament. This would mean that in our scenario, the maximum number of teams from the District 5-6 East conference that would be placed on the bracket would be three. Same goes for District 1-2 (2 berths), District 3 (4 berths), and District 4 (3 berths).

You will see three different brackets below - the first one using the RRPI Washington base formula, followed by the RRPI Colorado base formula, and finally the RRPI Colorado base 'No Autos'.

The 'No Autos' format means that the overall top 12 teams in the 4A classification will be seeded into the state tournament, regardless of how they finished the season or if they snagged an automatic berth to the tournament. This is, simply, the 12 highest ranked teams in the formula set up in the bracket.

We begin with the 12 teams that qualified for this year's state tournament. Instead of being in a pre-determined position on the bracket (as seen in the real brackets HERE), they are ranked using the RRPI Washington base formula and the RRPI Colorado base formula as seen in the table below.

Here's a look at how the Class 4A RRPI Washington base rankings (left) and the Class 4A RRPI Colorado base rankings (right) looked at the completion of the regular season:

With these rankings in mind, it's important to note the teams that reached the postseason this year from each district based on available berths to this year's state tournament:

District 1/2 - 2 berths
Sandpoint
Lakeland

District 3 - 4 berths
Skyview
Middleton
Bishop Kelly
Emmett

District 4 - 3 berths
Minico
Twin Falls
Canyon Ridge

District 5/6 - 3 berths
Skyline
Century
Idaho Falls


The RRPI Washington Base Formula Bracket

The first bracket we will look at is what the tournament would look like if we took these same 12 teams and seeded them on the bracket using the RRPI Washington base formula.



A few things change in comparison to the actual, real bracket used for this year's tournament. Minico drops from a first round bye into the 5 vs 12 matchup against conference-foe Canyon Ridge. Century would take on a Twin Falls team they player earlier in the season. Sandpoint would lose their first round bye and be forced to play on the road against Emmett. The Idaho Falls vs Lakeland matchup would remain the same. Middleton and Bishop Kelly would slide into first round byes.


The RRPI Colorado Base Formula Bracket

The second bracket we will take a look at is what the tournament would look like if we took these 12 teams and again seed them on the bracket, but this time we would use the RRPI Colorado base formula.



There are, again, more changes in comparison to the actual, real bracket used for this year's tournament. In comparison to the Washington base formula bracket above, the top four teams that get a first round bye all remain the same. The matchups in the first round would change a bit, with Idaho Falls hosting Twin Falls, Sandpoint playing at Minico, Century hosting Canyon Ridge, and Lakeland traveling south to take on Emmett.


The RRPI Colorado Base Formula 'No Autos' Bracket

The final bracket we will look at is the 'No Autos' bracket, which takes the RRPI Colorado base rankings and just seeds the tournament 1 through 12 without any automatic qualifiers. This would be like saying to all the teams in the classification, "Just finish in the top 12 of the rankings and you're in - doesn't matter if you won the district title or if you were in last place in the conference. If you are in the top 12 in the rankings, you are in the state tournament." Here's how that true 1 through 12 bracket would look:



In this bracket, there are a lot of changes - some of which will probably not be received well. First and foremost, the bracket completely omits all of the District 1-2 teams as Lakeland (#15), Sandpoint (#16), and Moscow (#18) all would miss the state tournament. Vallivue and Blackfoot get added into the fray, with Vallivue checking in at #7 in the rankings. We would have a couple of regular season rematches as Century takes on Idaho Falls and Minico hosts Twin Falls. The top four teams again remain the same.





Fan Comments Sign In | Register









 
Advertise on IdahoSports.com | About Us | Past Years' Information | Privacy Policy

This information is copyrighted to IdahoSports.com.
Any rebroadcast, retransmission, or other use of this information is strictly prohibited without the expressed, written, consent of IdahoSports.com.
Copyright 2018 IdahoSports.com