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The guys talk about the good, the bad, the unknown with the Maxpreps rankings system
Published: 12/15/2023 4:30:36 PM
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The guys (Brandon Baney, Logan Green, Scott Burton and Paul Kingsbury) got together recently to do a deep dive into the MaxPreps rankings that are used in Idaho's state tournaments. What's working? What isn't? What new info needs to come to light?

If you missed it live, don't worry - we've got you covered. You can watch the entire conversation below. Please remember to like, share, and comment because we will be monitoring the feedback it gets for quite a while. If you don't have time to sit down and enjoy it all at once, we marked some of the highlights with time stamps below

These time stamps are estimates. You will want to listen to what happened a little before and after to really get the full context. Just use the slide bar to fast forward and rewind. 

12:30 - 13:10
Scott talks about the problems that come with a lack of transparency with margin of victory leads to assumptions about bad sportsmanship

31:55 - 33:02
Scott talks about how he think there is complete mismanagement of MaxPreps and getting scores reported; no governing body taking charge

39:20 - 40:13
Brandon shows screen shots of 4A football bracket, and missing MaxPreps scores before state

34:53 - 35:00
Paul isn't muted fast enough.

46:03 - 46:52
Brandon runs down the Firth score missing and added in days before our show

51:40 - 52:37
Brandon shows hard facts about the American Falls/Wood River rankings flip-flop after Tuesday update

57:10 - 57:36
Logan explains how a 2A team can affect a 5A team's rankings via the dreaded ripple effect

1:10:31 - 1:11:03
Delicious cake analogy

1:13:06 - 1:13:48
Scott asks Paul, "Has IdahoSports been asked to partner with IHSAA"

1:15:46 - 1:16:22
Logan feels sick after hearing IHSAA Board of Directors accuse coaches of "manipulating" the system.


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12/15/2023 9:49:54 PM
Out of state games
Who is going to call Star Valley because they have a game against Jackson late in the season that wasn't reported by Saturday midnight? This all affects the "ripple".
12/15/2023 9:54:27 PM
Cont. Out of state games.
I should clarify. Star Valley plays multiple Idaho teams each year, which affects the Idaho rankings weekly, as does all out of state games.
12/15/2023 10:16:52 PM
Out of state games
Very good point about Star Valley

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