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2002-2003 First Preseason Power Rankings


Well, the SCVARSITY rankings have been released, so here is the first of two preseason rankings.The second preseason rankings will include the SCMAT rankings, also.


PR:††††† Team (SCMAT, SCWCA, SCVARSITY, # of Non-Returning SQ) Points

1:†††††††† Dutch Fork†††††††††††††††††† (-off-, 1, 2, 8)†††††††††††††† 2.75

2:†††††††† Summerville††††††††††††††††† (-off-, 2, 1, 10)†††††††††††† 3.25

3:†††††††† Byrnes††††††††††††††††††††††††† (-off-, 3, 3, 10)†††††††††††† 4.00

4:†††††††† Fort Mill†††††††††††††††††††††† (-off-, 7, 4, 8)†††††††††††††† 4.75

4:†††††††† Hilton Head††††††††††††††††† (-off-, 5, 5, 9)†††††††††††††† 4.75

6:†††††††† Irmo†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (-off-, 4, 10, 10)†††††††††† 6.00

7:†††††††† Spring Valley††††††††††††††† (-off-, 8, 6, 12)†††††††††††† 6.50

7:†††††††† Rock Hill††††††††††††††††††††† (-off-, 8, 8, 10)†††††††††††† 6.50

7:†††††††† Stratford†††††††††††††††††††††† (-off-, 6, 9, 11)†††††††††††† 6.50

10:†††††† Lexington†††††††††††††††††††† (-off-, NR, 7, 10)†††††††† 7.00

11:†††††† Battery Creek†††††††††††††† (-off-, 10, NR, 11)†††††† 8.00


Note:NR will go down as the first place not included in the ranking, but a teamís SCMAT ranking will be included.Ėoff- will be counted as 0 for points.


During Season

PR:††††† Team (SCMAT, SCVARSITY, # Non-Returning SQ, # of In-State Losses, Strength in Schedule*, Highest In-State Tournament Placement*) Points Ė Quality Wins*


During Post-Season

PR:††††† Team (SCMAT, SCVARSITY, # Non-Returning SQ, # In-State Losses, Highest In-State Tournament Placement*, Region Placement) Points - Quality Wins*


*Tournaments included are:Palmetto State Classic, Taco Bell Invitational, Silver Fox Invitational, Bearcat Invitational, Rebel Classic, Battery Creek Duals, Wildcat Duals, Blue Devil Classic, or North Myrtle Beach Classic.If a team competes in more than one of these events, only that teamís highest finish will be included towards Highest In-State Tournament Placement.The Blue Devil Classic is added by popular demand.Quality Wins is a new addition; I think it counts for something if you beat any of the teams included in the Power Rankings.For each Quality Win, a tenth of a point (.1) will be subtracted from that teamís final points.Strength of Schedule will also be added by popular demand.It is a simple point system starting with 12 points.For each team (included in preseason Power Rankings) that is included on a teamís schedule, one point is subtracted from the 12 original points.If a team at least has one of the nine tournaments listed above on their schedule, two additional points will be subtracted from the original 12 points.


Strength in Schedule Example:


Dutch Fork Varsity Wrestling 2002-2003

Date††††††††††††††† Opponent/Event†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Points
Dec. 6-7††††††††† Palmetto Classic†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2
Dec. 10            Richland Northeast†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 0
Dec. 12††††††††††† Summerville††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1
Dec. 20-21††††† Silver Fox Invitational ††††††††††††† 2
Dec. 27-28††††† Hornet Holiday Classic (VA)††††††††††††††† 0
Jan. 3†††††††††††††† Byrnes / Northwestern †††††††††††† 1
Jan. 7†††††††††††††† Irmo†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1
Jan. 8†††††††††††††† Lexington†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1
Jan. 10-11††††††† Bearcat Invitational ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2
Jan. 15†††††††††††† Lower Richland††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 0
Jan. 21†††††††††††† Airport†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 0
Jan. 22†††††††††††† Spring Valley††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1
                *also Anderson vs. Citadel at Dutch Fork High School
Jan. 24-25††††††† Wildcat Duals ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2
Jan. 28†††††††††††† Sumter†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 0

Jan. 30†††††††††††† Battery Creek†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1

††† 12 Ė 8 = 4


I took the original 12 points and subtracted 2 points for competing in at least one of the nine tournaments listed above.If a team has more than one of those tournaments scheduled, only one will be counted for points.I also subtracted one point for each of the following opponents scheduled:Summerville, Byrnes, Irmo, Lexington, Spring Valley, and Battery Creek.That leaves Dutch Fork with 4 points for Strength in Schedule.For Strength in Schedule to be included, I need one thing; I NEED EVERY TEAMíS SCHEDULE THAT IS INCLUDED IN THE POWER RANKINGS!Please give me a little help on that. Only the preseason Power Ranked teams will be counted for Strength in Schedule, so no new team in the Power Rankings later in the season can be counted toward points; though, any team that is ever ranked in the Power Rankings may be counted towards Quality Wins.


Notice how a college match is scheduled to take place at Dutch Fork on Jan. 22.This will be a great match, so please come and see the only two remaining college wrestling programs face off at Dutch Fork High School.