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
Aksarben 9/24/2022 18 Oklahoma State University Butler Community College
World Beef Expo 9/24/2022 20 Texas A&M University Black Hawk East College
Tri State Fair 9/23/2022 10 -- Blinn College
National Barrow Show 9/12/2022 15 Colorado State University Black Hawk East College
Top Notch 9/8/2022 7 University of Arkansas Northern Oklahoma College
NSR Swine 9/3/2022 21 Texas A&M University Northern Oklahoma College
Houston 3/14/2022 23 Colorado State University --
Alabama SLE 3/9/2022 9 University of Arkansas --
San Antonio 2/26/2022 12 Texas A&M University --
Iowa Beef Expo 2/13/2022 11 Colorado State University --
Dixie National 2/12/2022 11 Oklahoma State University --
Fort Worth 2/4/2022 5 Texas A&M University --
National Western 1/13/2022 22 Texas A&M University --
Cattlemans Congress 1/12/2022 17 Oklahoma State University --
Arizona National 1/1/2022 3 Colorado State University --
Griswold 12/17/2021 30 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.