Posted by Coach on February 01, 2019 at 00:37:28:
In Reply to: Re: How does the gif index for placement in divisions work? posted by May Help Some on January 31, 2019 at 09:42:05:
: : : Does anyone know how the index the cif uses to determine placement for divisions. If u could lead me to it or explain it I would be grateful. Thanks
: : If you're asking about teams being placed in different divisions, it's typically very simple... divisions are based on population first...and by strength of school play second. Some have petitioned to be in higher level divisions, due to their success.
Population and petitioning has nothing to do with it anymore. Teams earn a power rating based on win and losses and strength of opponent. Points are awarded based on the division your opponent is in and whether their final record is above or below .500 and whether you win or lose. For example, beating a good (above .500) division 3 team earns you 20 points, losing to a bad division 4 team earns you 2 points. You add up all the points you've earned for all of your games and then divide that number by the total number of games you played. That gives you your power rating. You then take that number and you power rating from the previous year, you average the two numbers while weighting the seasons 70/30. You then take all schools and list them in order of Power Ratings. You notate all teams that have been automatic qualifiers for CIF. Starting at the top of the list you count down until you counted 28 or so automatic qualifiers from last season and that is your cut-off for the first division. From there you count another 28 or so automatic qualifiers and that is division 2AA and so on.
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