Collegiate Power Ranking

Contests in Ranking

Year runs from Griswold to NAILE for senior division and from September 1st to end of school year for JuCo.

Contest Date Teams High Point Team
Senior Junior
NAILE 11/15/2021 20 Oklahoma State University --
American Royal 10/18/2021 47 Texas A&M University Redlands Community College
Cimarron 10/14/2021 12 -- Redlands Community College
Tulsa State Fair 10/8/2021 37 Texas Tech University Black Hawk East College
State Fair of Texas 10/4/2021 22 Texas A&M University Black Hawk East College
World Beef Expo 9/25/2021 7 Texas A&M University Black Hawk East College
National Barrow Show 9/13/2021 28 Western Illinois University Black Hawk East College
Houston 3/29/2021 16 Texas A&M University --
SLE 3/10/2021 5 University of Tennesse --
San Antonio 2/27/2021 12 Oklahoma State University --
Nebraska Cattlemens 2/13/2021 11 South Dakota State University --
Dixie National 2/13/2021 3 Oklahoma State University --
The Patriot 2/7/2021 11 Oklahoma State University --
Sioux Empire 1/31/2021 13 Kansas State University --
Cattlemans Congress 1/13/2021 19 Texas A&M University --
Griswold 12/18/2020 10 Texas A&M University --

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Ranking System

Only the top PLACING team for each school is counted and any second, third, etc. teams from the same school are ignored. For example, if Team University places 1st, 3rd, and 6th; we simply do not include a 3rd or 6th place from the event.

1 - Each team starts with a power rating of 1.00

2 - Each contest is given a rating based on the average power rating of the top ten teams at the event.

3 - Teams at the event are then assigned points for the event based on their placing and the strength of the event itself. Winning is emphasised and the difference in points between 1st and 4th is more than the difference in points between 10th and 20th.

4 - A new rating for each team is calculated based on their top five results and the process is started over at step 2 until there is no more fluctuation of ratings.

If you'd like to see a detailed version of the calculation, click a team name. The team's overall power rating will be the same as the average power rating for their top five results.

There is no subjective opinion factored into the power ranking.

If the rating is changing quickly, it's because it is in the process of updating.

As of 2/16/21 Once 5 events have been held, there is a minimum of 2 events to be ranked.

As of 2/16/21 The point system for events with less than 10 schools has been updated to better reflect actual results. i.e. finishing 3rd out of 3 is not the same as finishing 3rd out of 20+ schools.

The alogorithm is based on a modifiation of the Official World Golf Ranking system.


Teams with logos have been in the top ten of the current version of power ranking at some point since September 2020.