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Tuesday, 12 April 2016 21:58

U14 Rugby: The First U14 Rankings of 2016

In one of the most supported and opinion generating age groups in schoolboy rugby we present this season’s first U14 Rankings.

It is never going to be easy to evaluate the strengths of this group of teams as it is their first season in high school rugby and at this stage of the season many players, coaches and teams are still finding their feet as they come to grips with a new crop of players.

However it is interesting to see the usual suspects rising to the top of the rankings, although as the minimum criteria for entry into the rankings is three matches we can still expect several of the bigger names to enter high up the table as more matches are played.

Monnas will be happy with their start to the season and will be a team that is going to be difficult to halt as they aim at finishing at the top of the table. Glenwood will certainly be up for the challenge and it is going to interesting how they go with more game time.

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U14 RANKINGS 13 APRIL 2016
RANK TEAM PLAYED AVG PTS
1 GLENWOOD 3 7,400
2 MONUMENT 5 6,060
3 OUTENIQUA 5 5,900
4 GREY COLLEGE 6 5,733
5 DURBANVILLE 4 5,700
6 PAARL GIM 4 5,225
7 GARSFONTEIN 6 5,223
8 HTS DROSTDY 3 4,800
9 KEMPTON PARK 6 4,750
10 OAKDALE 4 4,625
11 HELPMEKAAR 9 4,600
12 ST STITHIANS 5 4,420
13 ST CHARLES COLLEGE 4 4,275
14 FRAMESBY 5 4,180
15 BEN VORSTER 3 4,167
16 EG JANSEN 6 4,150
17 NORTHWOOD 6 4,133
18 BOLAND LANDBOU 5 4,060
19 WESTVILLE 4 4,025
20 RUSTENBURG 5 4,000
21 LYDENBURG 4 4,000
22 NELSPRUIT 6 3,700
23 PRETORIA BOYS HIGH 6 3,617
24 PAUL ROOS GYM 5 3,260
25 SUTHERLAND 4 3,100
26 ELLISRAS 4 3,050
27 FOURWAYS 5 3,040
28 NOORDHEUWEL 5 2,900
29 MENLOPARK 4 2,800
30 DIAMANTVELD 4 2,725
31 KLERKSDORP 4 2,700
32 FLORIDA 6 2,683
33 JEUGLAND 5 2,640
34 BASTION 3 2,633
35 PAARL BOYS HIGH 4 2,550
36 PAREL VALLEI 3 2,533
37 TRANSVALIA 4 2,525
38 VOORTREKKER BETH 3 2,500
39 LINDEN 5 2,080
40 ST DAVIDS 3 1,700
41 BELLVILLE 4 1,700
42 RANDBURG 6 1,683
43 WATERKLOOF 4 1,450
44 HTS JOHN VORSTER 3 1,400
45 AFFIES 4 1,300
46 HILTON COLLEGE 3 0,800
47 DHS 4 0,625
48 WONDERBOOM 5 0,560
49 DIE ANKER 3 0,433
50 STELLENBERG 6 0,417
51 KEARSNEY COLLEGE 4 0,275
52 JEPPE 7 0,129
53 BEKKER 4 0,100
54 ELDORAIGNE 6 -0,383
55 MARAIS VILJOEN 4 -0,450
56 OOS MOOT 3 -0,467
57 HOOGENHOUT 3 -0,700
58 DR MALAN 3 -1,100
59 KES 3 -1,267
60 DRIEHOEK 3 -1,667
61 SELBORNE COLLEGE 3 -1,733
62 PARKTOWN 5 -1,840
63 HANS STRIJDOM 3 -2,067
64 DANIEL PIENAAR 3 -2,100
65 PIETERSBURG 3 -2,267
66 JIM FOUCHE 3 -3,100
67 CENTURION 3 -3,467
68 BRACKENFELL 4 -3,525
69 POTCH VOLKIES 3 -3,700
70 KRUGERSDORP 3 -5,867

 

How are the rankings calculated?

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” . 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 2 goals 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 equal strength opposition and if you going to lose make sure it is by 7 points or less

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