SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. – Led by No. 1 Elk County Catholic, the Top 5 in the final Allegheny Grille of Foxburg D9Sports.com District 9 Boys’ Basketball Power Ratings of the 2019 regular season released Feb. 11 remain unchanged.
(Photo of ECC’s Ben Hoffman. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here)
The Crusaders are the lone unbeaten D9 boys’ team at 21-0 and are followed by 18-1 Coudersport at No. 2, 18-3 Ridgway at No. 3. 17-3 Clarion-Limestone at No. 4 and 19-2 North Clarion at No. 5.
A pair of teams entered the Top 15 this week with Karns City (13-7) jumping back in at No. 11 and Otto-Eldred (10-8) coming in at No. 15.
Power ratings are different from rankings in that a power rating the rating is based on a combination of current events and overall body of work, which means while previous performances and results are taken into consideration they are not the end all be all of how a team is performing in a particular week whereas a ranking is based on a team’s entire body of work. Because the rankings/power ratings are not used to determine playoff positions or seeings in District 9, we have decided to go to a power rating system to better reflect how a team is currently performing.
The ratings are voted on by the D9Sports.com staff which includes editor Chris Rossetti, Rich Rhoades, who is also the Sports Editor at the Jeffersonian Democrat and Leader-Vindicator, Andy Close, who is the Sports Editor at the Warren Times-Observer, Nate Steis, a contributing writer at D9Sports.com from Ridgway, Jake Mercer, an intern with D9Sports.com from Ridgway and Jared Bakaysa, a former intern and contributing writer at D9Sports.com from Curwensville.
|ALLEGHENY GRILLE OF FOXBURG/D9SPORTS.COM BOYS’ POWER RANKINGS|
|1||Elk County Catholic||21-0||90||1|
|11||Karns City||13-7||28||Not Ranked|