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iahsaa.org: 2010 Preseason Football Notes

 2010 preseason football notes from iahsaa.org: First Year of New Re-classification This fall marks the first year of a new two-year re-classification of districts. These changes occur to take into account changes in school enrollment, sharing programs, whole grade sharing, etc. All told from the 2008 scheme, there are 56 total changes, which include two […] Continue reading →

Status update

 Practice Schedules Week 0 games are now ten days away, August 20. Class 4A Western and those teams playing week 0 started practicing in pads yesterday. All other teams started practice yesterday, with 2-a-day preconditioning practices. Iowa Scores Project The Iowa Scores Project now has 54,530 scores of Iowa high school football teams from 1893-2009. […] Continue reading →

Predictions for 4A-3A games

 2001-2009 data set: class mean stdev 4A 87.44 15.05 3A 85.87 13.31 2A 72.57 13.50 1A 68.04 17.49 A 61.98 15.33 8 45.90 20.64 2010 preseason (current rankings, need to be improved): class mean stdev 4A 79.30 21.57 3A 90.73 20.48 2A 81.42 17.54 1A 75.54 22.37 A 64.96 21.55 8 75.94 28.80 My current […] Continue reading →

Class strength estimates

 In thinking about the 4A-3A games, it occurred to me that I really need a baseline measurement of the difference between 4A and 3A. I took the score data from 2001-2009 and then applied the team data for 2010. Thus the games played by Sioux City Heelan and Waukee, 2001-2009, are the basis for this […] Continue reading →

4A Extra-class games

 Week 0 08/20/2010 Sioux City East @ 3A Sioux City Heelan 08/20/2010 3A Sergeant Bluff-Luton @ Sioux City West Week 1 08/27/2010 Sioux City North @ 3A LeMars Week 2 09/03/2010 Council Bluffs Jefferson @ 3A Council Bluffs Lewis Central 09/03/2010 Des Moines Roosevelt @ 3A Grinnell 09/03/2010 3A Sioux City Heelan @ Sioux City […] Continue reading →