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09/07/22 – Initial RPI Rankings, Stat Leader Reports Released for Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey; Stat Leader Reports Released for Football

September 7, 2022 2022-2023 News Releases



The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) rankings and the initial statistical leader reports for the 2022 volleyball, soccer and field hockey seasons, as well as the initial statistical leader reports for the 2022 football season, have been posted at

As detailed to school administrators during recently concluded regional meetings, the first official football RPI rankings will be released at the start of week 6.

RPI is a tool developed for all team sports by using the official KHSAA/Riherds Scoreboard data. It is provided for a variety of reasons, including district tiebreaking and football bracketing, and as a means to locally increase publicity, interest and promotion. The RPI is also to be 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.

RPI measures a team’s strength relative to other teams, based largely on the strength of their schedules (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 out-of-state opponents will be handled in the following manner:

  • For all sports except football, all out-of-state teams will be assigned a .500 WP for all calculations. Were this not the case, schools would be chasing tens of thousands of opponents of out-of-state opponents over the course of a season, and there is no way to ensure the accuracy of that data.
  • The .500 figure was selected because it is the average value of opponents’ opponents’ winning percentages across all sports and has been validated by past results.
  • This same value of .500 is also assigned to any in-state home school competing against a member school.

The stat leader reports will be updated every day at approximately 3 a.m. ET and will include all teams missing stats for no more than two games in volleyball, soccer and field hockey, and for those 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.

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 additional 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.


Initial RPI rankings can be found through the links below:


Initial statistical leader reports can be found through the links below:



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 284 member schools, both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and six sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 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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