2022 Year End: Iowa Scores Project

1. 2022 review

2022 saw lots of improvements. This is the first year that over 20,000 game entries were added to the database.

33,094 new or improved game entries
20,516 new game entries

Improvements by teams:

Improvements by year:

Hat tips:

Jarren Wiersma 1,371 games
Scott Mason 919 games
Dan Krull 785 games

(This report is relatively hard/impossible to compile; let me know if I missed someone.)

2. Current and future development

2.1 Additional reports

The 1891 to 1910 time period has a lot of games where a high school team plays a college football team (varsity, or second team, or even third team). Additionally there are games with non-educational teams: alumni teams, athletic clubs, military teams, town teams, and YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Assocation) teams.

Given my interest in this time period, I am adding scores for any amateur team in Iowa. Aditionally, I am working to develop additional reports for these teams.

2.2 Season reports for non-IA high school teams

In the past non-IA high school teams did not have a season report. This has now been updated; all teams will now have a season report. This will effect both current season rankings and historical rankings (both football and basketball).

2.3 Rivarly rankings

I’d like to develop reports measuring the quality of a rivalry. Clearly the most important factor is the total number of games played. The next factor is clearly a measure of the overall closeness of the total wins for the two teams. Thus, the best rivaly is when two teams play a lot of games, and the two teams have an equal amount of wins in the rivalry.

4. current totals

118,336 game entries
114,257 scores
92,706 scores with locations

5. Collaboration

As always, this is a great collaboration with a lot of contributors (currently 47 contributors). If you have scores you would like to share, please contact me bcmoore87@bcmoorerankings.com.