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 (2023) Junior (2022-23)
Iowa Beef Expo 2/11/2023 20 Texas Tech University Black Hawk East College
Dixie National 2/3/2023 18 Oklahoma State University Lake Land College
Fort Worth 2/3/2023 14 Texas Tech University Blinn College
National Western 1/12/2023 45 Oklahoma State University Northern Oklahoma College
Cattlemans Congress 1/10/2023 29 Oklahoma State University Butler Community College
Arizona National 12/31/2022 7 Chico State University Clarendon College
Griswold 12/16/2022 42 Texas Tech University Butler Community College
NAILE 11/14/2022 27 -- Northern Oklahoma College
Midwestern 10/29/2022 9 -- Butler Community College
Indiana Stockman 10/23/2022 7 -- Black Hawk East College
Boilermaker 10/22/2022 7 -- Black Hawk East College
American Royal 10/18/2022 29 -- Northern Oklahoma College
Texas State Fair 10/11/2022 13 -- Northern Oklahoma College
Tulsa 10/7/2022 30 -- Black Hawk East College
World Beef Expo 9/24/2022 7 -- Black Hawk East College
Aksarben 9/24/2022 8 -- Butler Community College
Tri State Fair 9/23/2022 10 -- Blinn College
National Barrow Show 9/12/2022 8 -- Black Hawk East College
Top Notch 9/8/2022 5 -- Northern Oklahoma College
NSR Swine 9/3/2022 14 -- Northern Oklahoma College

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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.

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

NAILE is weighted 2x.


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