With five weeks now officially in the books, the initial Utah High School Activities Association’s football RPI rankings have been released for all six classifications throughout the state.
Unbeaten in four games this season, the Manti Templars are currently the No. 1 ranked team in the 3A classification. Undefeated Morgan comes in at No. 2, followed by Grantsville, who is currently 3-2. North Sanpete, who is also unbeaten, comes in at No. 4, while San Juan rounds out the top five.
Despite being only one of two 3A teams without a victory this season, the Emery Spartans come in at No. 15. Sitting 0-5 through five weeks, the Spartans have played the most difficult schedule in the classification as their opponents have a combined record of 20-5.
The Carbon Dinos come in right behind the Spartans at No. 16 after accumulating a 1-3 record during the non-region portion of the season. The Dinos are one of 11 3A teams who have played a schedule where their opponents combined winning percentage is above the .500 barrier.
The RPI standings will now be updated following every contest throughout the remainder of the season. In a field consisting of 18 teams, the top 16 will qualify for the state playoffs, which begin the final week of October.
The RPI standings are determined by three statistically categories:
*MWP (Modified Winning Percentage): Divide the number of possible points by the number of total available points from games played accounting for the adjustment between classifications.
*OWP (Opponents Winning Percentage): Average of the winning percentage of a team’s opponent.
*OOWP (Opponents’ Opponents Winning Percentage): Same process as OWP except the calculation is with the opponents of the team’s opponent.
Both Carbon and Emery will return to the football field Friday. The Spartans will travel to meet the Grand Red Devils, while the Dinos will host the Richfield Wildcats for homecoming.
Click below to view the complete 3A RPI rankings: