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09/05/23 – Initial Stat Leader Reports Released for Football, Volleyball, Field Hockey; RPI Rankings Released for Soccer

September 5, 2023 2023-2024 News Releases



The first official KHSAA statistical leader reports for the 2023 football, volleyball and field hockey seasons, as well as the initial KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index rankings for the 2023 soccer season, have been posted at

Initial soccer stat leader reports were unveiled on Aug. 28.

Stat leader reports for all fall sports are updated every day at approximately 3 a.m. ET, including only teams missing stats for no more than two games in soccer, volleyball and field hockey and teams missing stats for no more than one game in football.

Statistical entry is required of all member schools, and those failing to meet the requirement to enter stats are subject to penalties from the Commissioner’s office, including fines and other actions within the constraints of Bylaw 27.

Member schools are solely responsible for submitting and validating the accuracy of statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that likely means the team in question did not update its statistics through the KHSAA’s online system prior to the re-calculation deadline. When in doubt about statistics calculations, reference can be made to the NFHS Statisticians Manual located at:

The requirement to enter statistics, which has been in place for several years, is always reiterated to coaches during the online rules clinic and to athletics staff during regional meetings. Statistical entry has the primary benefit of allowing member schools to highlight and promote the accomplishment of their student-athletes, which should be a priority for all involved in school-based sports. Inquiries from parents and other fans will be summarily directed back to the athletic director of the member school.

RPI is a tool developed for all team sports using the official KHSAA/Riherds Scoreboard data, modeled after, but not identical to, similar measurement tools. It is provided for a variety of reasons, including district tiebreaking and football bracketing, and as a means to increase publicity, interest and promotion of interscholastic athletics. RPI is also used as a tiebreaking/contest-result mechanism to decide seeded district games not played by the deadline. RPI rankings are updated on an hourly basis but are not calculated for teams with missing scores from the previous day.

RPI measures a team’s strength relative to other teams, based largely on the strength of its schedule (margin of victory is not a factor). RPI is calculated from the team’s winning percentage (WP), the opponents’ winning percentage (OWP) and the opponents’ opponents’ winning percentage (OOWP). These three components are combined to produce the RPI using the following formula: RPI = (WP * WPVAL) + (OWP * OWPVAL) + (OOWP * OOWPVAL).

The KHSAA has adopted its RPI using the following final calculation:

  • WPVAL shall be .35 (35%)
  • OWPVAL shall be .35 (35%)
  • OOWPVAL shall be .30 (30%)

All non-KHSAA member opponents will be handled in the following manner:

  • For all sports except football, all out-of-state teams will be assigned an estimated RPI non-member school factor of .53 WP for all calculations. If a standardized calculation were not assigned, schools would be chasing tens of thousands of results of opponents of out-of-state over the course of a season, and there is no way to ensure the accuracy of that data in a timely manner.
  • The .53 non-member factor was selected as a representative average value of member schools’ winning percentages with respect to non-member opponents across all sports using past results since the initial usage of RPI by the KHSAA. This is compared to .50, which was used during the initial years of the RPI calculation.
  • This same value of .53 is also assigned to any in-state approved home school team as they are non-member schools without score reporting requirements.

Initial statistical leader reports can be found below:

Initial RPI rankings can be found through the links below:

Statistics and RPI Release

Initial stat leader reports for the sports on the Riherds/KHSAA Scoreboard will be released at the start of week 4 of the regular season, followed by each sport’s initial RPI rankings at the start of week 5.



About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 290 member schools, both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 229 state championships to 59 teams and 178 individuals in 13 sports and six sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 109,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.


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