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Friday, 04 September 2015 11:53

Rugby: The Combined Rugby Rankings for 2015

With the end of the 2015 schoolboy rugby season we take a look at the combined (First XV, U16, U15 & U14) Powerade Performance Rankings for the season.

 The rankings take into consideration the First XV and all the “A” teams of each school from the under 14 level upwards and makes for some interesting reading.

As expected Paarl Boys High take their place on the top of the Combined Rugby Rankings and can claim without doubt to be the leading rugby playing school in South Africa for 2015.

Across all the age groups Boishaai have been very competitive placing at the top end of the table for the respective rankings. With such a dominant display it certainly looks like Boishaai will continue to enjoy a golden age for a few more seasons to come.

Interestingly though Selborne College takes the second spot and although their First XV perhaps would have been expected to win some matches which they lost, it was their junior teams which helped to boost their status. The Selborne U15 and U14 teams in particular put in a huge season and this will bode well for the school in the coming seasons.

COMBINED FIRST XV, U16, U15 & U14 RANKINGS 2015
RANK TEAM AVG PTS
1 PAARL BOYS HIGH 26,880
2 SELBORNE COLLEGE 25,631
3 GLENWOOD 24,173
4 GREY COLLEGE 24,100
5 AFFIES 22,837
6 MONUMENT 22,300
7 GREY HIGH SCHOOL 21,354
8 PAUL ROOS GYM 20,476
9 STELLENBERG 17,507
10 PAARL GIM 16,598
11 NOORD KAAP 16,191
12 BOLAND LANDBOU 16.010
13 HTS DROSTDY 15,659
14 SACS 15,241
15 ST STITHIANS 14,884
16 JEPPE 14,562
17 HELPMEKAAR 14,356
18 EG JANSEN 13.901
19 OOS MOOT 13,558
20 HTS MIDDELBURG 12,937
21 KES 12,707
22 MARITZBURG COLLEGE 12,373
23 OUTENIQUA 12,246
24 WESTVILLE 12,197
25 OAKDALE 12,151
26 HILTON COLLEGE 11,981
27 NELSPRUIT 11,564
28 KEARSNEY COLLEGE 11,435
29 BELLVILLE 11.375
30 ST ANDREWS COLLEGE 10,911
31 ST BENEDICTS 10,813
32 HUDSON PARK 10,529
33 WATERKLOOF 10,436
34 TRANSVALIA 10.202
35 QUEENS COLLEGE 10,178
36 BEN VORSTER 10.168
37 KEMPTON PARK 10,058
38 DURBANVILLE 9.951
39 GARSFONTEIN 9.907
40 DHS 9,783
41 HERMANUS 9,722
42 MENLOPARK 9,695
43 WYNBERG 9.663
44 RONDEBOSCH 9,321
45 MARAIS VILJOEN 9,248
46 DALE COLLEGE 9.053
47 CLIFTON 9.024
48 BRACKENFELL 8.701
49 ELDORAIGNE 8.564
50 NOORDHEUWEL 8,239
51 DR MALAN 7.851
52 STRAND 7.821
53 DIE ANKER 7,745
54 PAREL VALLEI 7,531
55 KLERKSDORP 7,523
56 ST DAVIDS 7,399
57 LINDEN 7,294
58 WITTEBERG 7,145
59 ST JOHNS COLLEGE 6.873
60 MARLOW 6,569
61 ST CHARLES COLLEGE 6,218
62 DIE BRANDWAG 5,737
63 DF MALAN 5.428
64 POTCH GIM 4,985
65 RANDBURG 4,850
66 MICHAELHOUSE 4,804
67 GRENS 4,441
68 DIAMANTVELD 4,435
69 PIETERSBURG 4,123
70 BEKKER 3.943
71 WELKOM GYM 3,818
72 AHS KROONSTAD 3,807
73 MIDDELBURG HS 3,743
74 PARKTOWN 3,610
75 WORCESTER GYM 3.620
76 WOODRIDGE COLLEGE 3.543
77 NORTHWOOD 3,427
78 ALBERTON 3.364
79 HTS JOHN VORSTER 3,329
80 DAN PIENAAR 3.175
81 LABORI 3,100
82 MUIR 3,100
83 BRANDWAG 2,989
84 FRAMESBY 2.963
85 TUINE 2.960
86 LOUIS BOTHA 2,920
87 VOORTREKKER BETH 2,825
88 HUGENOTE JHB 2,719
89 NICO MALAN 2,671
90 FRIKKIE MEYER 2.588
91 STIRLING 2.587
92 WONDERBOOM 2,486
93 SECUNDA 2,450
94 HOPEFIELD 2,443
95 FOCHVILLE 2,400
96 CAMBRIDGE 2,387
97 VRYBURG 2,300
98 CHARLIE HOFMEYR 2,229
99 KALAHARI 2,025
100 PIONIER 2,013
101 PEARSON 1,963
102 VEREENIGING GIM 1,875

So how are the rankings worked out?

It is an often asked question and we will try to briefly explain the science behind the equation.

  • These are performance rankings which means it is an indication of the current form of a team
  • The rankings are not based on a win/loss ratio
  • The strength of the opposition is a vital factor of the equation. At the start of the season each team is “seeded” according to where they and the U16 team finished in the rankings. A seeding of 10 is awarded to the top teams, 9 to the next strongest teams, then 8 ...etc.
  • The seeding of teams helps to grade a win against weaker or lower seeded team, which ultimately means a win against a lower seeded team will not result in the full complement of win bonus points being accorded to the victor.
  • Bonus points of varying value are rewarded for the result Win or Draw and for a Loss if it was within 7 points.
  • Bonus points are also awarded for the actual points scored on the field and the difference between “points for” and “points against”.
  • The amount of actual bonus points attributed for a Win, Draw or Loss within 7 points depends on the seeding of the opposition. For eg: If TEAM A (seeded 10) beats TEAM B (seeded 6), TEAM A will only receive 60% of the maximum allowed bonus points for a win. If TEAM B was seeded 5, then TEAM A would receive 50% of the bonus points for the win and so on...
  • All the bonus points are totalled and divided by the amount of matches played which generates and “average bonus points per match” which ultimately is ranking the team.
  • A new addition is the rewarding of bonus points to a losing team if the loss was by 7 points or less which will hopefully give a fairer reflection of the closeness of the match.
  • The key to finishing as high as possible is to win as many matches as possible against equals strength opposition and if you going to lose make sure it is by 7 points or less points.

In essence this is how the rankings are worked out

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