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Central District Seeding Guide: Division IV

By Zach Fleer, 02/07/20, 2:30PM EST

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A guide to seeding Division IV for the Central District Tournament

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Returning for the second-straight year, we present our Division IV Central District Seeding Guide. We have examined the schedules of all 19 teams in Division IV, assigning point values for both wins and losses for every single game.

We put teams into tiers, ranging from "elite" to "bad" and assigned a strength of record point value for each win.

For example:

  • A win over Wellington equals 21 strength of record points
  • A win over Madison Christian equals 3 strength of record points

We also created the "impact loss" metric, which punishes teams for losing to inferior competition. 

For example:

  • Granville Christian’s loss to Tree of Life cost them 6 strength of record points

We've taken those total values and used them to help us seed the district. We added a few new enhancements for Division IV, as no loss to a Division I team, regardless of tier status, resulted in an impact loss penalty. We also assigned point values to non-OHSAA opponents like Liberty Christian and New Hope Christian, who are very similar in enrollment size and talent to most of Division IV.

Let's take a look at how we would seed the district. The table below will show the data we calculated, while the seedings under that give a little more detail into each team.

Seed SOR Rank Team Record SOR
1 2 Wellington 11-8 137
2 1 Grandview Heights 14-5 197
3 3 East Knox 12-7 107
4 4 Berne Union 12-6 80
5 5 Newark Catholic 10-10 75
6 6 Patriot Academy 14-7 75
7 7 Fisher Catholic 10-10 74
8 10 Shekinah Christian 12-5 61
9 9 Delaware Christian 12-8 68
10 11 Ridgedale 7-12 45
11 8 Cardington 8-11 60
12 15 Granville Christian 8-8 24
13 12 Millersport 8-10 38
14 14 KIPP Columbus 6-11 28
15 17 Grove City Christian 3-16 15
16 13 Tree of Life 8-13 29
17 16 Northside Christian 3-11 18
18 18 Fairfield Christian 3-17 12
19 18 Danville 2-17 6
20 19 Madison Christian 1-16 0

1. Wellington

Record: 11-8
Strength of Record: 2nd
Strength of Record Value: 137
Best wins: Buckeye Valley (24 SOR points), Grandview Heights (21 SOR points), Columbus Academy X2 (24 SOR points), Fredericktown (12 SOR points)
Impact losses: Bishop Hartley (-6 SOR points)

2. Grandview Heights

Record: 14-5
Strength of Record: 1st
Strength of Record Value: 197
Best wins: Worthington Christian (24 SOR points), Buckeye Valley (24 SOR points), Whitehall (21 SOR points), Johnstown (21 SOR points), Northmor (15 SOR points), Columbus Academy (12 SOR points), Bexley (12 SOR points)
Impact losses: Liberty Union (-12 SOR points)
Last 10 games: 7-3

3. East Knox

Record: 12-7
Strength of Record: 3rd
Strength of Record Value: 107
Best wins: Centerburg (18 SOR points), Northmor (15 SOR points), Fredericktown (12 SOR points), Delaware Christian (12 SOR points)
Impact losses: Mount Gilead X2 (-6 SOR points)

4. Berne Union

Record: 12-6
Strength of Record: 4th
Strength of Record Value: 80
Best wins: Fisher Catholic (15 SOR points), Shekinah Christian (12 SOR points), Patriot Academy (9 SOR points), Millersport (9 SOR points)
Impact losses: Pleasant (-6 SOR points)
Last 10 games: 6-4

5. Newark Catholic

Record: 10-10
Strength of Record: 5th
Strength of Record Value: 75
Best wins: Fisher Catholic (15 SOR points), Crooksville (12 SOR points), Patriot Academy (9 SOR points)
Impact losses: Utica (-9 SOR points), Fredericktown (-3 SOR points)

6. Patriot Academy

Record: 14-7
Strength of Record: 6th
Strength of Record Value: 75
Best wins: Fisher Catholic (15 SOR points), Delaware Christian (9 SOR points), West (9 SOR points), Horizon Science (9 SOR points)
Impact losses: None

7. Fisher Catholic

Record: 10-10
Strength of Record: 7th
Strength of Record Value: 74
Best wins: Berne Union (15 SOR points), Meigs (12 SOR points), Millersport X2 (18 SOR points)
Impact losses: Patriot Academy (-6 SOR points), Liberty Union (-6 SOR points)

8. Shekinah Christian

Record: 12-5
Strength of Record: 10th
Strength of Record Value: 61
Best wins: Delaware Christian (12 SOR points), Granville Christian (9 SOR points), Liberty Christian (6 SOR points), New Hope Christian (6 SOR points)
Impact losses: Horizon Science (-3 SOR points)

9. Delaware Christian

Record: 12-8
Strength of Record: 9th
Strength of Record Value: 68
Best wins: Elgin (15 SOR points), Shekinah Christian (12 SOR points), Granville Christian x2 (18 SOR points)
Impact losses: Northridge (-6 SOR points), Cardington (-3 SOR points), Patriot Academy (-3 SOR points)

10. Ridgedale

Record: 7-12
Strength of Record: 11th
Strength of Record Value: 45
Best wins: Bucyrus X2 (18 SOR points), Cardington (9 SOR points), Buckeye Central  X2 (12 SOR points)
Impact losses: None

11. Cardington

Record: 8-11
Strength of Record: 8th
Strength of Record Value: 60
Best wins: Fredericktown (12 SOR points), Delaware Christian (12 SOR points), Highland (6 SOR points), Northridge (6 SOR points)
Impact losses: None

12. Granville Christian

Record: 8-8
Strength of Record: 15th
Strength of Record Value: 24
Best wins: Patriot Academy (9 SOR points), Millersport (9 SOR points), Marion Christian (6 SOR points)
Impact losses: Northside Christian (-6 SOR points), Northridge (-3 SOR points)

13. Millersport

Record: 8-10
Strength of Record: 12th
Strength of Record Value: 38
Best wins: Patriot Academy (9 SOR points), Granville Christian (9 SOR points), Liberty Christian (6 SOR points)
Impact losses: Grove City Christian (-6 SOR points)
Last 10 games: 3-7

14. KIPP Columbus

Record: 6-11
Strength of Record: 14th
Strength of Record Value: 28
Best wins: Mansfield St. Peter’s (9 SOR points), Liberty Christian (6 SOR points), Tree of Life (3 SOR points)
Impact losses: None

15. Grove City Christian

Record: 3-16
Strength of Record: 16th
Strength of Record Value: 15
Best wins: Millersport (9 SOR points), Tree of Life (3 SOR points), International (3 SOR points)
Impact losses: None
Last 10 games: 2-8

16. Tree of Life

Record: 8-13
Strength of Record: 13th
Strength of Record Value: 29
Best wins: Horizon Science (9 SOR points), Liberty Christian X2 (12 SOR points)
Impact losses: None

17. northside christian

Record: 3-11
Strength of Record: 16th
Strength of Record Value: 18
Best wins: Granville Christian (9 SOR points), Liberty Christian (6 SOR points), Madison Christian (3 SOR points)
Impact losses: None

18. Fairfield Christian

Record: 3-17
Strength of Record: 17th
Strength of Record Value: 6
Best wins: Liberty Christian (6 SOR points), Grove City Christian (3 SOR points), Madison Christian (3 SOR points)
Impact losses: None

19. Danville

Record: 2-17
Strength of Record: 18th
Strength of Record Value: 6
Best win: Tree of Life (3 SOR points), Highland (3 SOR points)
Impact losses: None

20. Madison Christian

Record: 1-16
Strength of Record: 19th
Strength of Record Value: 0
Best wins: Genoa Christian (0 SOR points)
Impact losses: None
Last 10 games: 1-9

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