CLARION, Pa. – The Elk County Catholic boys and the Karns City girls maintain their top spots in the Jan. 18 , 2016, Laurel Eye Clinic D9Sports.com Power Ratings.
There is one new entrant on each side with Oswayo Valley entering the ratings on the boys’ side tied at No. 14 and Northern Potter coming into the ratings on the girls’ side at No. 13.
Also on the boys’ side, Clarion-Limestone is No. 2, Coudersport and Ridgway are tied at No. 3 and Punxsutawney is No. 5. See the rest of the Top 15 below.
North Clarion remains in at No. 2 on the girls’ side with Punxsutawney at No. 3 and Coudersport and Keystone tied at No. 4. See the rest of the Top 15 below.
Power ratings are different from rankings in that a power rating the rating is based on current events 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 Laurel Eye Clinic was founded in 1973 and the Laurel Laser & Surgery Center was opened in 2000. It is one of the first ambulatory surgery centers in Pennsylvania privately owned and operated by ophthalmologists. Nearly 3000 surgeries are performed in the Laurel Laser & Surgery Center annually. It has locations in Brookville, Clearfield, DuBois, St. Marys, New Bethlehem, Seneca, Altoona, Bedford, Grove City and Johnstown and can be found on the web at www.laureleye.com.
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|DISTRICT 9 BOYS’ POWER RATINGS|
|Others receiving votes – Brockway (1), Karns City (1)|
|DISTRICT 9 GIRLS’ POWER RATINGS|
|Others receiving votes: Clarion (1), Smethport (1)|