The Fantastic 50: St. Edward still No. 1? Ursuline, LaSalle making push for top spot

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Drew Pasteur’s Fantastic 50 rankings and predictions

The latest Drew Pasteur’s Fantastic 50 calculations are out.
Based on numbers,
mathematics and football, this formula calculates and ranks the state’s
top teams regardless of division.
So…who is No. 1 this week? Is it still St. Edward? If not, is it Ursuine, Colerain, LaSalle or Middletown? Or someone else?


We know how much Ohio high school football
fans love numbers, so here’s another set for fanatics to look at.
Thanks to Drew Pasteur, a professor of math at the College of Wooster,
we’re proud to offer Drew
Pasteur’s Ohio Fantastic 50
again this fall. In
addition to ranking every team in the state, the Fantastic 50 also
offers predictions for this weekend’s game. There’s also divisional
rankings. Enjoy. We know you will.

What is the
Fantastic 50?

The
Ohio Fantanstic 50 is a computer ranking of the state’s top 50 teams,
regardless of division. It is based completely on scores and schedules,
so there is no bias for or against any part of the state. Margin of
victory (or defeat) is used in the rankings, up to a maximum of a
21-point margin. Strength-of-schedule does play a significant part, but
a team is not heavily penalized for games against weaker teams,
provided that they win comfortably.

Under this system,
an average team has a power rating of 100, and the difference between
two teams’ ratings (not rankings) would be a predicted margin of
victory for the higher-rated team on a neutral
field, as long as this difference isn’t too large. These rankings are
not intended to be “fair” in determining teams to qualify for the
playoffs, but rather are meant to predict the outcome of future games.
Any contests against non-OHSAA opponents are not included in either the power
rating or strength-of-schedule computations.

Who
is Drew Pasteur?

Drew Pasteur is a native of North Carolina,
where he was
a high school
teacher and athletic trainer for several years. After earning a PhD in
applied math from N.C. State University, he took a job as a
math professor at the College of Wooster last year. He has
published a North
Carolina

version of the Fantastic 50 rankings for the last nine years and has
recently made a push in that stae to change the way it selects
postseason participants.

Rankings and Predictions
Here are this week’s Fantastic 50
rankings. Want to debate? Do it in the JJ forums.

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DREW PASTEUR’S OHIO FANTASTIC 50: WEEK 10
1) St Edward (Lakewood) (9-0, D1 R1) 163.7
2) Ursuline (Youngstown) (9-0, D5 R17) 158.0
3) La Salle (Cincinnati) (9-0, D1 R4) 155.4
4) Colerain (Cincinnati) (9-0, D1 R4) 153.9
5) Middletown (9-0, D1 R4) 153.3
6) Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati) (6-3, D1 R4) 152.5
7) Pickerington Central (Pickerington) (8-0, D1 R3) 151.8
8) Glenville Academic Campus (Cleveland) (9-0, D1 R1) 151.7
9) Solon (9-0, D1 R1) 151.2
10) St John’s (Delphos) (9-0, D6 R22) 150.6
11) Lake Catholic (Mentor) (8-1, D2 R5) 149.6
12) St Xavier (Cincinnati) (5-4, D1 R4) 148.7
13) Hilliard Davidson (Hilliard) (9-0, D1 R3) 147.4
14) Wayne (Huber Heights) (6-3, D1 R4) 145.6
15) Bishop Watterson (Columbus) (7-1, D3 R10) 145.2
16) Marlington (Alliance) (9-0, D3 R11) 144.8
17) Cardinal Mooney (Youngstown) (5-3, D3 R9) 144.6
18) Centerville (7-2, D1 R4) 144.5
19) Canton Mc Kinley (Canton) (7-2, D1 R2) 144.4
20) Mentor (6-3, D1 R1) 144.0
21) Austintown-Fitch (Youngstown) (8-1, D1 R1) 143.0
22) St Francis De Sales (Columbus) (4-5, D3 R10) 142.8
23) Winton Woods (Cincinnati) (8-1, D2 R8) 142.0
24) Springfield (7-2, D1 R3) 140.7
25) Maple Heights (9-0, D2 R6) 140.5
26) Clinton-Massie (Clarksville) (9-0, D4 R16) 140.3
27) Hamilton (6-3, D1 R4) 140.2
28) Elder (Cincinnati) (3-5, D1 R4) 139.8
29) New Albany (9-0, D2 R7) 139.6
30) Kenton (8-1, D4 R16) 139.6
31) Archbishop Alter (Kettering) (8-1, D4 R16) 139.5
32) Westerville South (Westerville) (8-1, D1 R3) 139.4
33) Howland (Warren) (9-0, D2 R5) 139.0
34) Whitmer (Toledo) (8-1, D1 R2) 137.2
35) Jonathan Alder (Plain City) (8-1, D4 R16) 137.1
36) Marion-Franklin (Columbus) (9-0, D2 R7) 137.0
37) Lake (Uniontown) (7-2, D2 R7) 136.9
38) South (Willoughby) (8-1, D1 R1) 136.8
39) Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls) (6-3, D2 R5) 136.7
40) Warren G Harding (Warren) (7-2, D1 R1) 136.6
41) Trotwood-Madison (Trotwood) (7-2, D2 R8) 135.8
42) Clear Fork (Bellville) (8-1, D4 R14) 135.2
43) Anna (7-2, D5 R20) 135.0
44) St Ignatius (Cleveland) (4-5, D1 R1) 134.7
45) Dublin Coffman (Dublin) (7-2, D1 R3) 134.6
46) Massillon Washington (Massillon) (7-2, D1 R2) 134.3
47) Lancaster (6-3, D1 R3) 134.0
48) Anderson (Cincinnati) (7-2, D1 R4) 133.8
49) Marion Local (Maria Stein) (7-2, D6 R24) 133.7
50) Perry (Massillon) (6-3, D1 R2) 133.7

Division I Rankings  
1) St Edward (Lakewood) (9-0) 163.7
2) LaSalle (Cincinnati) (9-0) 155.4
3) Colerain (Cincinnati) (9-0) 153.9
4) Middletown (9-0) 153.3
5) Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati) (6-3) 152.5
6) Pickerington Central (Pickerington) (8-0) 151.8
7) Glenville Academic Campus (Cleveland) (9-0) 151.7
8) Solon (9-0) 151.2
9) St Xavier (Cincinnati) (5-4) 148.7
10) Hilliard Davidson (Hilliard) (9-0) 147.4
11) Wayne (Huber Heights) (6-3) 145.6
12) Centerville (7-2) 144.5
13) Canton Mc Kinley (Canton) (7-2) 144.4
14) Mentor (6-3) 144.0
15) Austintown-Fitch (Youngstown) (8-1) 143.0

Division II Rankings
1) Lake Catholic (Mentor) (8-1) 149.6
2) Winton Woods (Cincinnati) (8-1) 142.0
3) Maple Heights (9-0) 140.5
4) New Albany (9-0) 139.6
5) Howland (Warren) (9-0) 139.0
6) Marion-Franklin (Columbus) (9-0) 137.0
7) Lake (Uniontown) (7-2) 136.9
8) Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls) (6-3) 136.7
9) Trotwood-Madison (Trotwood) (7-2) 135.8
10) Central Catholic (Toledo) (8-1) 133.6
11) Ashland (7-2) 132.1
12) Aurora (8-1) 131.7
13) St Charles (Columbus) (5-3) 131.1
14) Ravenna (7-2) 131.0
15) Louisville (6-3) 130.0

Division III Rankings
1) Bishop Watterson (Columbus) (7-1) 145.2
2) Marlington (Alliance) (9-0) 144.8
3) Cardinal Mooney (Youngstown) (5-3) 144.6
4) St Francis De Sales (Columbus) (4-5) 142.8
5) Minerva (8-1) 131.4
6) Poland Seminary (Poland) (6-3) 130.6
7) Columbian (Tiffin) (8-1) 129.9
8) Eaton (9-0) 129.6
9) St Vincent-St Mary (Akron) (6-3) 128.9
10) Elida (7-2) 127.4
11) Steubenville (7-2) 127.2
12) Dover (7-2) 127.1
13) Buchtel (Akron) (6-3) 126.7
14) Sheridan (Thornville) (9-0) 126.7
15) Archbishop Mcnicholas (Cincinnati) (7-2) 126.7

Division IV Rankings
1) Clinton-Massie (Clarksville) (9-0) 140.3
2) Kenton (8-1) 139.6
3) Archbishop Alter (Kettering) (8-1) 139.5
4) Jonathan Alder (Plain City) (8-1) 137.1
5) Clear Fork (Bellville) (8-1) 135.2
6) Chagrin Falls (8-1) 129.4
7) Bishop Fenwick (Franklin) (7-2) 127.9
8) Lakeview (Cortland) (7-2) 127.6
9) Carlisle (9-0) 127.0
10) Genoa Area (Genoa) (9-0) 125.0
11) Ironton (7-2) 124.2
12) Heath (8-1) 123.4
13) Waynesville (7-2) 123.4
14) Manchester (Akron) (9-0) 122.7
15) Orrville (6-3) 122.3

Division V Rankings
1) Ursuline (Youngstown) (9-0) 158.0
2) Anna (7-2) 135.0
3) Coldwater (6-3) 132.9
4) Lima Central Catholic (Lima) (8-1) 130.7
5) Archbold (9-0) 125.4
6) Fredericktown (9-0) 125.4
7) Tinora (Defiance) (9-0) 123.0
8) Badin (Hamilton) (5-4) 121.5
9) West Jefferson (9-0) 121.3
10) North Union (Richwood) (9-0) 120.5
11) Cuyahoga Heights (Cleveland) (8-1) 120.5
12) Ridgewood (West Lafayette) (9-0) 120.2
13) Patrick Henry (Hamler) (8-1) 120.1
14) Western Reserve (Collins) (9-0) 119.8
15) Wheelersburg (7-2) 119.7

Division VI Rankings
1) St John’s (Delphos) (9-0) 150.6
2) Marion Local (Maria Stein) (7-2) 133.7
3) Ada (9-0) 131.4
4) Mc Comb (9-0) 128.4
5) Lehman Catholic (Sidney) (8-1) 123.6
6) Leipsic (8-1) 123.2
7) Wynford (Bucyrus) (9-0) 122.5
8) Bridgeport (9-0) 118.3
9) Catholic Central (Springfield) (8-1) 118.1
10) Mogadore (9-0) 117.7
11) Mohawk (Sycamore) (8-1) 115.4
12) St Joseph Central Catholic (Fremont) (8-1) 115.3
13) Columbus Grove (6-3) 114.9
14) Minster (5-4) 114.2
15) Shadyside (8-1) 112.1

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