Updated as of 12:30 AM Saturday, February 9th
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Arriving for the first time in 270 Hoops history, we present the Division III Central District tournament seeding 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 Harvest Prep counts for 18 points, while a win over Horizon Science 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, Fredericktown's tier value is 9 points. The Panthers lost earlier this season to Northmor, whose tier value is 3 points. That loss for Fredericktown 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 III win over them counts for 18 points. Division II and III teams have the same value, while Division IV values range by the level of team. Bishop Rosecrans has the highest D4 to D3 converted value at 4.5 points, while Fisher Catholic, Berne Union and others have a value of 3 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.
(scroll to the end of the table to see the total SOR values)
|Rank||Team||Record||Ranked Win Points||Tier||Point Value||Total SOR|
|1||Columbus Academy||13-4||19||Near Elite||15||100|
|2||Worthington Christian||14-4||15||Near Elite||15||99|
|6||Grandview Heights||11-5||8||Very Good||12||68|
|18||Madison Plains||5-11||0||Below Average||3||12|
|19||Mount Gilead||4-15||0||Below Average||3||9|
|23||Horizon Science||9-11||0||Below Average||3||3|
|24||Grove City Christian||4-13||0||Below Average||3||3|