IHSWCA Duals State Championship Scoring System and Selection Procedures 2014
Scoring System approved and implemented by IHSWCA selection committee: Mike Day (Centerville), Zach Harper (Jeffersonville), Sam Riesen (Churubusco), Tyson Skinner (Madison), Nick Strub (East Central), and Jim Tonte (Perry Meridian); and by former board president Trent McCormick (Yorktown) and current president Danny Struck (Jeffersonville).
Scoring System and Procedures developed by consulting economist Adrian Troyer (Goshen ’96) and Nick Strub (East Central)
I. Number of Participating Schools (p. 1)
II. Selection Procedure (p. 1)
III. Base Scoring System (p. 2)
IV. Adjustments to the Base Scoring System (p. 3-4)
Appendix: List of Schools by Class (p. 4-5)
I. NUMBER OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS
A. A total of 12 schools will be selected from each of three classes (3A, 2A, and 1A) to participate in the Duals State Championship.
B. For each class, one school will be invited as the top school from each of the four IHSAA individual semi-state locations (Merrillville, Fort Wayne, New Castle, Evansville). Additionally, eight Wildcard schools will be selected as the next best eight schools, regardless of location in the state.
II. SELECTION PROCEDURE: The 12 schools in each class will be selected according to the following four procedures:
A. The top team from each class from each of the four semi-states will be selected and invited for the following season’s IHSWCA event based solely on points earned in the IHSAA individual state series (see Part III for scoring system).
B. The first six Wildcard positions for each class will also be selected and invited to the event based solely on points earned in the individual tournament.
C. The seventh Wildcard for each class will be chosen after the individual state finals by a Selection Committee vote from among 1) the highest scoring team not already selected and 2) any teams within 30 points of the given highest scoring remaining team.
D. The eighth and final Wildcard for each class will be chosen after the seventh Wildcard vote from among 1) the highest scoring team not already selected and 2) any teams within 30 points of the given highest scoring remaining team.
III. BASE SCORING SYSTEM: The following 2-part scoring system will be used to select the participants for the IHSWCA Duals Championship (Undergraduate Points PLUS Seniors’ Points).
Note: Participants wrestling less than 10 matches before sectional and not placing in the top 6 earn zero (0) points.
A. UNDERGRADUATE POINTS EARNED from the IHSAA individual state series, based on the following classed chart:
B. SENIORS’ POINTS EARNED from the IHSAA individual state series
IV. ADJUSTMENTS TO BASE SCORING: The following adjustments will be made to the base scoring system for the purpose of competitive fairness.
A. A Difficulty Multiplier will be used to adjust all classes’ points according to this description:
1. The multipliers were calculated using this season’s Genius ratings and last season’s individual state series results in a data analysis technique which isolated the true difficulty of each team’s tournament path (in terms of earning points for this duals event). The multiplier will adjust teams’ scores to reflect their proper value as if they wrestled in an average quality tournament path. The multiplier for each sectional reflects the overall difficulty for its teams to score points throughout the state series. Values range between 0.70 and 1.24.
2. The multiplier will adjust points earned by teams in all classes from sectional through the first round of semi-state in 2014 as follows:
B. Teams’ scores will be adjusted downward according to their ability to maintain the current season’s quality level next year.
The following values will be subtracted from all teams according to their given class:
1A: 1.74*(number of seniors)^2 + 1.0*(number of underclassmen)^2
2A: 0.6*(number of seniors)^2 + 0.72*(number of underclassmen)^2
3A: 0.58*(number of seniors)^2 + 0.47*(number of underclassmen)^2
C. An underclassmen injury provision will be used.
1. If a current sophomore or junior who reached at least semi-state level (3A and 2A) or at least regional level (1A) in the previous season is injured and does not wrestle at all at sectional, his team will be given his previous season’s points—minus the team’s average times 0.75.
2. The wrestler in question must have wrestled at least 10 matches during the current season OR have a scanned image of a doctor’s note stating that the wrestler is expected to be healthy for the 2014-15 season.
3. The coach of the wrestler in question must submit an email by Wednesday, February 19, 2014, to alert IHSWCA Data Managers of the issue, so that points can be adjusted before selections are announced.
Email to Adrian Troyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) the following: 1) School name, 2) Coach’s name, 3) Wrestler’s name, 4) Wrestler’s current grade (sophomore or junior), 5) Injury description, 6) 2012-13 record and advancement level, 7) 2013-14 record, 8) Scanned image of doctor’s note IF LESS THAN 10 MATCHES wrestled in 2013-14 (see Item 2 above)
4. Wrestlers who do not wrestle sectional due to missing weight or being disciplinarily or academically ineligible do not qualify for this provision. (The nature of a wrestler’s absence from the state series will be verified.)
APPENDIX: List of all schools participating in IHSAA sectionals, divided by class.