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 →

4A Western Iowa Bye Weeks

 by team Ames – 10/15 – week 8 Ankeny – 10/08 – week 7 CB Jefferson – 09/24 – week 5 CB Lincoln – 09/17 – week 4 Des Moines East – 08/20 – week 0 Des Moines Hoover – 09/17 – week 4 Des Moines Lincoln – 09/17 – week 4 Des Moines North […] Continue reading →