Maxpreps Kentucky top 25

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    Maxpreps Kentucky top 25

    I saw this list on social media and thought that y'all should see it.

    1. Christian Academy-Louisville
    2. South Warren
    3. Covington Catholic
    4. Frederick Douglass
    5. Male
    6. Boyle County
    7. Trinity
    8. Franklin-Simpson
    9. Scott County
    10. Mayfield
    11. Highlands
    12. Butler
    13. North Hardin
    14. Johnson Central
    15. Beechwood
    16. Corbin
    17. DeSales
    18. St. Xavier
    19. Pulaski County
    20. Belfry
    21. Ashland Blazer
    22. Ballard
    23. South Oldham
    24. Bowling Green
    25. Simon Kenton

    Here is a link to the rankings on Max Preps: Kentucky High School Football Rankings - MaxPreps

    Very interesting rankings indeed.
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    They go off CalPreps ratings. Most coaches don’t respond to their preseason requests for info. I don’t put much stock in their preseason rankings. Like any rankings, they get better through the season.

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    Yeah, once I saw this, I looked into it and realized they go off Calpreps. Still interesting to look at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerpride94 View Post
    They go off CalPreps ratings. Most coaches don’t respond to their preseason requests for info. I don’t put much stock in their preseason rankings. Like any rankings, they get better through the season.
    Agreed.

    CalPreps is the best out there, but the data needs to be valid. What data is there out there about these teams this year? Margin of error in these rankings preseason is probably plus or minus 15 spots in the rankings.

    That said, I don't know how they could have CAL at #1, or St. X at 18.

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    Not a fan of MaxPreps. Not much better than a group of BGPers coming up with a ranking for Oregon high schools....

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    Frederick Douglass ahead of Trinity, and Trinity just crushed them in scrimmage.

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    These will be pretty solid once we get about 4 or 5 weeks of data into their CPU's, but until that point the only basis of determination these use is 1) Returning D-1 players and D-1 players lost 2) Info submitted by the schools for returning starters 3) Historical trends.

    Simply put, by about Week 5 the Calpreps' formula is traditionally the 2nd best rating system in KY behind the Bluegraspreps ratings. It is often by far the most accurate CPU system as it takes into account Out of State competition and it's "magic number" seems to work itself out. Up until Week 5 though... well... they are best described as "a work in progress", and a pre-season ranking usually is akin to throwing darts.

    All things told, once all the CPU's get cooking I would rate the rankings as:
    1. Bluegrasspreps

    2. Calpreps/Maxpreps
    3. KHSAA's new RPI system

    4. Cantrall
    5. Lit

    6. A Monkey throwing feces at the wall
    7. AP Poll

    (I jest a little, but for some AP voters this is sadly true)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATLCat View Post
    These will be pretty solid once we get about 4 or 5 weeks of data into their CPU's, but until that point the only basis of determination these use is 1) Returning D-1 players and D-1 players lost 2) Info submitted by the schools for returning starters 3) Historical trends.

    Simply put, by about Week 5 the Calpreps' formula is traditionally the 2nd best rating system in KY behind the Bluegraspreps ratings. It is often by far the most accurate CPU system as it takes into account Out of State competition and it's "magic number" seems to work itself out. Up until Week 5 though... well... they are best described as "a work in progress", and a pre-season ranking usually is akin to throwing darts.

    All things told, once all the CPU's get cooking I would rate the rankings as:
    1. Bluegrasspreps

    2. Calpreps/Maxpreps
    3. KHSAA's new RPI system

    4. Cantrall
    5. Lit

    6. A Monkey throwing feces at the wall
    7. AP Poll

    (I jest a little, but for some AP voters this is sadly true)
    I agree with much of this, except your AP ranking is a bit too high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    I agree with much of this, except your AP ranking is a bit too high.
    Agreed. Personally, I've got the AP rated just below the room full of blindfolded people throwing darts at a wall covered in sticky notes with team names scribbled on them. Oh wait, nevermind. That is the AP.

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    After last night there has been some movement. Trinity moved to #2 and St.X moved up to #11. Trinity, Male, and St.X are 1,2,3 in 6A now.

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