SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. – The Punxsutawney boys’ basketball team has won four in a row including victories over Clarion-Limestone, St. Marys, Hollidaysburg and DuBois and has moved from out of the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg D9Sports.com Power Ratings into a tie for No. 4 in the Feb. 12 Boys’ Ratings, the final ratings of the 2017-18 season.
(Photo of Ridgway head coach Tony Allegretto, whose team went wire-to-wire as the No. 1 team in the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Power Ratings. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick’s work here)
The Chucks (9-10 through Sunday) are tied with Clarion (15-6 through Sunday) for the fourth spot, while Ridgway (20-0 through Sunday) completed a wire-to-wire run as the top team coming in at No. 1 for the sixth straight week.
Cameron County (15-4) drops from the ratings after an 0-2 week after being No. 8 a week ago.
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.
|ALLEGHENY GRILLE OF FOXBURG/D9SPORTS.COM BOYS’ POWER RANKINGS|