W.F. West Girls Second in Initial RPI Rankings
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association posted its first-ever Ratings Percentage Index rankings on Friday, and W.F. West’s girls basketball team currently holds the No. 2 spot in the 2A girls list.
The RPI rankings will be used for seeding purposes into the regional playoffs, though the district tournaments will still be used to determine which teams advance to regionals. Of the 16 teams qualifying for regionals in each classification, the top eight teams — based on the new RPI ratings — will play each other for seeding purposes but will automatically advance to the new 12-team state tournament. The bottom eight teams will play each other in loser-out games, with the winner advancing to make up the final four teams in state.
The RPI rankings are weighted based on each team’s record, the record of its opponents, and the records of its opponents’ opponents.
W.F. West (8-0) came in second behind White Swan (9-1) in the 2A girls rankings. Fellow Evergreen 2A Conference team Black Hills was third, and Centralia (5-4) was 14th.
In the 2A boys list, W.F. West (6-3) was ranked 10th in the initial release, with Centralia 23rd. Mark Morris (7-2) was first.
Napavine (9-0) was fourth in the 2B boys rankings, behind Kittitas (7-0), defending state champion Northwest Christian-Colbert (7-1) and Life Christian Academy (11-1).
Adna was ranked 12th in the 2B girls list (9-0), the lowest position for an undefeated team in that classification. Dayton (7-0) was first, with Ilwaco (9-1) second. Wahkiakum and Kalama were seventh and eighth, respectively.
The rankings are available at wiaa.com and will be updated daily as new game results are reported.