Washington State High School
Rankings for 2006-07
Dave Gilbertson & Phil Lercher
You wanted them so we got them. TEAM RANKINGS! Phil Lercher of Auburn
has gone through my individual rankings and results and put it together to come
up with team rankings for each of the five divisions in Washington plus an
All-Class dividion. We will probably do this once a week until we get
through state at which time we will have the official standings.
It has been a while since Washington has regularly had team rankings for the
state. Since Dave Gilbertson's individual rankings listed on this web site (Washington
Wrestling Report) are pretty much the "official" rankings for the state, they
are a good starting point to establish team rankings for each classification. I
want to thank Dave for allowing me to collaborate with him on this effort.
1B/2B are combined in B. For class B I considered the number and placing of
returning state placers plus this year's tournament team results found on this
site, with an emphasis on this year's tournaments. 1A through 4A I used
individual placing calculations: 26, 20, 13, 11, 8, 6, 3, 2pts for placings. I
included placing points, advancement points, and 2 pins for 1st and 1 pin for
2nd (the pins were the rough average for 2006 3A & 4A).
Since there was not much individual data for 1A, I researched the tournaments
listed on this site for placing data. The tournaments posted are mostly from
eastern Washington, but the western teams are well represented in the 1A list.
Scattered across all classifications there are weights that do not have all
eight spots filled. As you can see above, the missing points from 6th through
8th places will only affect tight team races.
The rankings are a good starting point and a topic for board discussion.
Crunching numbers takes much of the subjectivity out of the rankings. Be sure to
email significant match results to Dave to keep his individual list current and