SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. – The top five teams held serve in the D9Sports.com District 9 Boys’ Basketball Power Ratings released Feb. 5.
Elk County Catholic (19-0) continued to lead the way at No. 1 after a 3-0 week that pushed the Crusaders regular-season win streak to 56 straight games. Coudersport (18-0), the only other unbeaten team in D9, is No. 2 followed closely by Clearfield (19-1) at No. 3. Clarion-Limestone (14-4) stays at No. 4 with Ridgway (16-3) in at No. 5.
Two new teams entered the Top 15 with Bradford (6-11), riding a three-game win streak, entering at No. 12 and Otto-Eldred (11-7), winners of four of five, in at a tie for No. 15 with North Clarion (10-8).
Power ratings are different from rankings in that a power rating the rating is based on current events. While previous performances and results are part of the consideration, they are not the end all be all of how a team is performing in a particular week whereas performance based on a team’s entire body of work usually encompasses rankings. 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.