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As we bridge the gap toward the anticipation of the start of football season I wanted to do a study on Geography and Football Success.

Using data from 2000 until the present I have broken down the entire State of Kentucky by County (for those that play football).

I developed a formula which takes into account State Titles, State Runner-Ups, Semi-Finals Appearances, and Regional Championship Appearances. I figured up a win percentage and the number of total winning seasons. I also factored for the total number of teams and the subsequent "Wins Per Season Average" for the teams in the County. Most importantly of all, I factored in the total population of the County based off the 2012 Census.

The end result is a "Strength Rating" which can be used to compare and rank the Counties.



Without further ado... let's begin our study with the Ten Counties That Ranked The Lowest


#108 Muhlenburg County
Population: 31,332
Number Of Schools: 3* (One Current Consolidated School, Two Others Calculated During The Time Frame)
Finals: 0

Record: 64-187 (25.5%)
Winning Seasons: 3
Regional Finals: 0
Semi's: 0
W.P.S. Average: 2.46 (11.54%)

Strength Rating: 0.043




#107 Jessamine County
Population: 49,586
Number Of Schools: 2
Finals: 0

Record: 164-208 (44.09%)
Winning Seasons: 12
Regional Finals: 0
Semi's: 0
W.P.S. Average: 4.82 (35.29%)

Strength Rating: 0.056

#106 Madison County
Population: 84,759
Number Of Schools: 3
Finals: 0

Record: 234-325 (41.86%)
Winning Seasons: 21
Regional Finals: 2
Semi's: 0
W.P.S. Average: 4.59 (41.18%)

Strength Rating: 0.056

#105 Laurel
Population: 59,446
Number Of Schools: 2
Finals: 0

Record: 144-218 (39.78%)
Winning Seasons: 11
Regional Finals: 1
Semi's: 0
Wins Per Season Average: 4.24

Strength Rating: 0.058

#104 Todd
Population: 12,661
Number Of Schools: 1
Finals: 0

Record: 28-147 (16.00%)
Winning Seasons: 0
Regional Finals: 0
Semi's: 0
W.P.S. Average: 1.65

Strength Rating: 0.065


#103 Knott
Population: 16,048
Number Of Schools: 1
Finals: 0

Record: 36-141 (20.34%)
Winning Seasons: 0
Regional Finals:0
Semi's: 0
W.P.S. Average: 2.12

Strength Rating: 0.066



#102 Grant
Population: 24,566
Number Of Schools: 1
Finals: 0

Record: 54-121 (30.86%)
Winning Seasons: 2
Regional Finals: 0
Semi's: 0
W.P.S. Average: 3.18

Strength Rating: 0.069


#101 Jackson
Population: 13,315
Number Of Schools: 1
Finals: 0

Record: 22-93 (19.13%)
Winning Seasons: 1
Regional Finals: 0
Semi's: 0
W.P.S. Average: 1.83

Strength Rating: 0.075



#100 McCreary
Population: 18,053
Number Of Schools: 1
Finals: 0

Record: 44-129 (25.43%)
Winning Seasons: 2
Regional Finals: 0
Semi's: 0
W.P.S. Average: 2.59

Strength Rating: 0.078

#99 Carter
Population: 27,353
Number of Schools: 2
Finals:0

Record: 132-227 (36.77%)
Winning Seasons: 7
Regional Finals:0
Semi's:0
W.P.S. Average: 3.88

Strength Rating:0.078



#98 Montgomery
Population: 26,875
Number of Schools: 1
Finals:0

Record: 68-114 (37.36%)
Winning Seasons: 5
Regional Finals: 0
Semi's:0
W.P.S. Average: 4.00

Strength Rating:0.085


#97 Hart
Population:18,424
Number of Schools: 2
Finals:0

Record:103-260 (28.37%)
Winning Seasons:4
Regional Finals:0
Semi's:0
W.P.S. Average:3.03

Strength Rating: 0.089



#96 Rowan
Population:23,427(37.78%)
Number of Schools:1
Finals:0

Record:68-112
Winning Seasons:3
Regional Finals:0
Semi's:0
W.P.S. Average:4.00

Strength Rating:0.093



#95 Ohio
Population:24,028
Number of Schools:1
Finals:0

Record:67-116 (36.61%)
Winning Seasons: 5
Regional Finals: 0
Semi's:0
W.P.S. Average:3.94

Strength Rating: 0.094



#94 Woodford
Population:25,049
Number of Schools: 1
Finals:0

Record:73-108 (40.33%)
Winning Seasons:5
Regional Finals:0
Semi's:0
W.P.S. Average:4.29

Strength Rating:0.097