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Central District Seeding Guide: Division II

By Zach Fleer, 02/09/19, 12:30AM EST

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A guide to seeding Division II for the Central District tournament

Updated as of 12:30 AM Saturday, Febuary 9th

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Arriving for the first time in 270 Hoops history, we present the Division II Central District tournament guide. This is our most comprehensive report yet, as we unveil brand new metrics that make this more accurate than ever before.

Grouping every area team from Division I to Division IV in tiers, we applied points for each team in each tier. For example, a win over South counts for 18 points, while a win over River Valley counts for 3 points.

While we presented the first edition of the Strength of Record metric last season that measured wins only, we have included an "Impact Loss" metric that subtracts the difference in the point values between a higher tiered team that lost to a lower tiered team.

For example, Licking Valley's tier value is 9 points. The Panthers lost earlier this season to Bloom-Carroll, whose tier value is 3 point. That loss for Licking Valley takes 6 points off its total strength of record for the season. 

This loss metric truly evaluates the totality of a team's path and gives this guide as accurate of an outlook as possible. If a team has beaten nothing but low quality opponents and has a bad loss to a team much lower than them, this metric accounts for that.

This metric also takes into account wins and losses to teams in lower divisions. If a Division I team has a value of 15 points, a Division II win over them counts for 18 points. This also works when going the other way, as a loss to a Division IV team with a value of 9 points becomes very impactful when that team has a converted Division II value of 4.5 points.

There hasn't been anything quite like this before, and we are very happy to share it with the rest of the area.

Take that for data! Let's dig into the results. Below our Strength of Record rankings, we have our adjusted seedings on how we would the seed the district tournament.


Strength of Record Rankings

(scroll to the end of the table to see the total SOR values)

Team Record Ranked Win Points Tier Point Value Total SOR
South 16-1 16 Elite 18 133
DeSales 11-6 9 Near Elite 15 123
Bishop Hartley 10-7 10 Near Elite 15 100
Bishop Watterson 9-7 6 Near Elite 15 93
Granville 12-3 3 Very Good 12 81
Jonathan Alder 13-3 2 Near Elite 15 77
Bexley 10-7 6 Very Good 12 72
London 16-2 0 Very Good 12 66
Hamilton Township 10-7 5 Good 9 62
Beechcroft 12-5 1 Very Good 12 61
Eastmoor 8-10 7 Average 6 58
Buckeye Valley 8-8 4 Good 9 57
Centennial 10-7 2 Good 9 56
Linden-McKinley 9-8 5 Average 6 49
Highland 12-6 1 Good 9 43
Bloom-Carroll 5-13 1 Below Average 3 43
East 7-10 2 Below Average 3 35
Licking Valley 9-5 0 Good 9 27
Independence 6-15 1 Below Average 3 22
River Valley 5-12 2 Below Average 3 17
Lakewood 5-11 0 Below Average 3 15
Marion-Franklin 5-10 0 Below Average 3 12
Olentangy Berlin 3-16 0 Bad 0 9

270 Hoops Seeds

1. South (16-1)

  • Total SOR: 133 points
  • Best wins: Walnut Ridge (18 SOR points), Bishop Hartley (15 SOR points), Jonathan Alder (15 SOR points), Africentric (x2, 18 SOR points), Eastmoor (x2, 12 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: None

2. Bishop Hartley (10-7)

  • Total SOR: 100 points
  • Best wins: Chaminade-Julienne (18 SOR points), DeSales (15 SOR points), Bishop Watterson (15 SOR points), Bishop Fenwick (12 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: Bishop Ready (-6 SOR points), St. Charles (-3 SOR points)

3. Jonathan Alder (13-3)

  • Total SOR: 77 points
  • Best wins: DeSales (15 SOR points), London (12 SOR points), Fairbanks (12 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: Kenton Ridge (-6 SOR points)

4. DeSales (11-6)

  • Total SOR: 123 points
  • Best wins: Bishop Hartley (15 SOR points), Bishop Watterson (15 SOR points), Beechcroft (12 SOR points), Granville (12 SOR points), St. Charles (12 SOR points), Whitehall (12 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: Worthington Kilbourne (-6 SOR points)

5. Bishop Watterson (9-7)

  • Total SOR: 93 points
  • Best wins: Bishop Hartley (15 SOR points), DeSales (15 SOR points), St. Charles (x2, 24 SOR points), Buckeye Valley (9 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: Marysville (-3 SOR points)

6. Granville (12-3)

  • Total SOR: 81 points
  • Best wins: Johnstown (15 SOR points), Tri-Valley (12 SOR points), Licking Valley (x2, 18 SOR points), Licking Heights (9 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: None

7. London (16-2)

  • Total SOR: 66 points
  • Best wins: Kenton Ridge (x2, 18 SOR points), Shawnee (x2, 12 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: Buckeye Valley (-3 SOR points)

8. Bexley (10-7)

  • Total SOR: 72 points
  • Best wins: Worthington Christian (15 SOR points), Westerville Central (12 SOR points), Grandview Heights (12 SOR points), St. Charles (12 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: Grove City (-3 SOR points), Buckeye Valley (-3 SOR points)

9. Beechcroft (12-5)

  • Total SOR: 61 points
  • Best wins: Northland (15 SOR points), Centennial (9 SOR points), Linden-McKinley (x2, 12 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: Centennial (-3 SOR points)

10. Eastmoor (8-10)

  • Total SOR: 58 points
  • Best wins: Walnut Ridge (18 SOR points), Africentric (9 SOR points), Briggs (x2, 12 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: None

11. Hamilton Township (10-7)

  • Total SOR: 65 points
  • Best wins: Fairfield Union (x2, 18 SOR points), Liberty Union (x2, 18 SOR points), Amanda-Clearcreek (9 SOR points), Licking Heights (9 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: Circleville (-6 SOR points)

12. Buckeye Valley (8-8)

  • Total SOR: 46 points
  • Best wins: London (12 SOR points), Bexley (12 SOR points), Pleasant (12 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: Galion (-6 SOR points), Marion-Harding (-3 SOR points)

13. Linden-McKinley (9-8)

  • Total SOR: 49 points
  • Best wins: Centennial (x2, 18 SOR points), West Jefferson (9 SOR points), Mifflin (6 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: None

14. Centennial (10-7)

  • Total SOR: 56 points
  • Best wins: Northland (15 SOR points), Beechcroft (12 SOR points), Highland (9 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: Linden-McKinley (x2, -6 SOR points)

15. Highland (12-6)

  • Total SOR: 43 points
  • Best wins: Fredericktown (x2, 18 SOR points), Pleasant (12 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: Mount Vernon (-3 SOR points), Bloom-Carroll (-3 SOR points), East Knox (-3 SOR points)

16. Licking Valley (9-5)

  • Total SOR: 27 points
  • Best wins: Licking Heights (9 SOR points), Heath (6 SOR points), Linden-McKinley (6 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: Bloom-Carroll (-6 SOR points), Northridge (-6 SOR points)

17. East (7-10)

  • Total SOR: 35 points
  • Best wins: St. Charles (12 SOR points), Centennial (9 SOR points), Mifflin (6 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: None

19. Independence (6-15)

  • Total SOR: 22 points
  • Best wins: Africentric (9 SOR points), Bloom-Carroll (3 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: None 

19. Bloom-Carroll (5-13)

  • Total SOR: 43 points
  • Best wins: Teays Valley (12 SOR points), Fairfield Union (9 SOR points), Licking Valley (9 SOR points), Highland (9 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: None (on current 8-game losing streak, however)

20. Lakewood (5-11)

  • Total SOR: 15 points
  • Best wins: Licking Heights (9 SOR points), Heath (6 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: None

21. Marion-Franklin (5-10)

  • Total SOR: 12 points
  • Best wins: West (x2, 6 SOR points), Briggs (3 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: None

22. River Valley (5-12)

  • Total SOR: 17 points
  • Best wins: Fredericktown (9 SOR points), Shelby (3 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: None 

23. Olentangy Berlin (3-16)

  • Total SOR: 9 points
  • Best wins: Watkins Memorial (6 SOR points), Horizon Science (3 SOR points)
  • Impact losses: None

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