5A Mid-Season Rankings and Numbers

5A Mid-Season Rankings and Numbers

I’ve been working on these over the past month and have finally got them calculated. Below will be rankings in several categories including the Magnolia Hoops Mid-Season Rankings. The Magnolia Hoops Mid-Season Rankings are based on current numbers, information that I’ve gather and what I’ve seen this season. The other rankings were based on records and numbers taken on January 1, 2018.

Magnolia Hoops Mid-Season Rankings

  1. Canton
  2. Olive Branch
  3. Cleveland Central
  4. Forest Hill
  5. Callaway
  6. Stone
  7. Saltillo
  8. Laurel
  9. Center Hill
  10. Picayune

Strength of Schedule Ranking

Strength of schedule is based on MaxPreps opponents rank as of January 1, 2018. Opponent rank will be ().

  1. Olive Branch (54)
  2. Forest Hill (57)
  3. Laurel (66)
  4. Germantown (69)
  5. Neshoba Central (72)
  6. Hattiesburg (84)
  7. Callaway (85)
  8. Holmes County Central (85)
  9. Vicksburg (86)
  10. Wingfield (86)

Winning Percentage Rank

The following rank is based on winning percentage as of January 1, 2018.

  1. Saltillo (14-1) 93%
  2. Canton (14-2) 88%
  3. Center Hill (13-2) 87%
  4. Callaway (11-2) 85%
  5. Olive Branch (11-2) 85%
  6. Stone (13-3) 81%
  7. Picayune (13-3) 81%
  8. Ridgeland (11-4) 73%
  9. Pearl River Central (10-4) 71%
  10. Laurel (9-4) 69%

Projected Division Tournament Finish

Everything was figured into these finishes including travel time to division host. The divisions are listed toughest division to weakest division according to MaxPreps ranks as of January 1, 2018. The following numbers come from that date.

5A-3 At Holmes County Central (58 average team rank)

#8 Canton 40 miles (14-2) 2-0 VS Top 20, 13-0 VS In State, 1-2 VS Out of State, 9-2 Before football championships, 5-0 After football championships, 99 Opponents rank

#32 Cleveland Central 80 miles (11-3) 0-3 VS Top 20, 11-3 VS In State, 4-2 Before football championships, 7-1 After football championships, 134 Opponents rank

#39 Holmes County Central (11-7) 1-3 VS Top 20, 11-7 VS In State, 4-4 Before football championships, 7-3 After football championships, 85 Opponents rank

#153 Neshoba Central 70 miles (5-7) 1-2 VS Top 20, 5-7 VS In State, 2-5 Before football championships, 3-2 After football championships, 72 Opponents rank

5A-1 At Center Hill (81 average team rank)

#2 Olive Branch 7 miles (11-2) 1-2 VS Top 20, 8-0 VS In State, 3-2 VS Out of State, 5-1 Before football championships, 6-1 After football championships, 54 Opponents rank

#13 Center Hill (13-2) 11-0 VS In State, 2-2 VS Out of State, 9-0 Before football championships, 4-2 After football championships, 112 Opponents rank

#77 Lake Cormorant 30 miles (9-6) 8-5 VS In State, 1-1 VS Out of State, 4-4 Before football championships, 5-2 After football championships, 107 Opponents rank

#231 Lewisburg 14 miles (6-7) 6-6 VS In State, 0-1 VS Out of State, 2-3 Before football championships, 4-4 After football championships, 214 Opponents rank

5A-4 At Vicksburg (86 average team rank)

#6 Callaway 51 miles (11-2) 4-1 VS Top 20, 9-1 VS In State, 2-1 VS Out of State, 7-1 Before football championships, 4-1 After football championships, 85 Opponents rank

#118 Vicksburg (5-8) 0-2 VS Top 20, 5-8 VS In State, 3-4 Before football championships, 2-4 After football championships, 86 Opponents rank

#43 Ridgeland 51 miles (11-4) 1-0 VS Top 20, 11-4 VS In State, 8-1 Before football championships, 3-3 After football championships, 114 Opponents rank

#177 Germantown 58 miles (2-11) 0-4 VS Top 20, 2-11 VS In State, 2-4 Before football championships, 0-7 After football championships, 69 Opponents rank

5A-7 At Hattiesburg (89 average team rank)

#38 Hattiesburg (9-5) 0-4 VS Top 20, 9-5 VS In State, 4-4 Before football championships, 5-1 After football championships, 84 Opponents rank

#42 Picayune 63 miles (13-3) 0-1 VS Top 20, 13-1 VS In State, 0-2 VS Out of State, 7-1 Before football championships, 6-2 After football championships, 143 Opponents rank

#83 Pearl River Central 57 miles (10-4) 0-1 VS Top 20, 8-4 VS In State, 2-0 VS Out of State, 6-3 Before football championships, 4-1 After football championships, 159 Opponents rank

#194 North Pike 77 miles (6-9) 6-9 VS In State, 3-5 Before football championships, 3-4 After football championships, 152 Opponents rank

5A-6 At Brookhaven (96 average team rank)

#17 Forest Hill 54 miles (10-5) 1-3 VS Top 20, 8-3 VS In State, 2-2 VS Out of State, 5-3 Before football championships, 5-2 After football championships, 57 Opponents rank

#107 Brookhaven (9-7) 0-1 VS Top 20, 9-7 VS In State, 3-4 Before football championships, 6-3 After football championships, 136 Opponents rank

#50 Wingfield 55 miles (8-5) 0-4 VS Top 20, 8-5 VS In State, 4-3 Before football championships, 4-2 After football championships, 86 Opponents rank

#210 Natchez 61 miles (2-6) 2-5 VS In State, 0-1 VS Out of State, 2-3 Before football championships, 0-3 After football championships, 152 Opponents rank

5A-8 At Long Beach (97 average team rank)

#66 Stone 38 miles (13-3) 13-3 VS In State, 6-2 Before football championships, 7-1 After football championships, 168 Opponents rank

#84 Gautier 39 miles (9-6) 9-6 VS In State, 7-1 Before football championships, 2-4 After football championships, 120 Opponents rank

#124 Long Beach (6-10) 0-1 VS Top 20, 6-8 VS In State, 0-2 VS Out of State, 2-4 Before football championships, 4-6 After football championships, 103 Opponents rank

#112 West Harrison 8 miles (4-6) 0-2 VS Top 20, 4-6 VS In State, 3-4 Before football championships, 1-2 After football championships, 91 Opponents rank

5A-2 At Saltillo (104 average team rank)

#18 Saltillo (14-1) 1-0 VS Top 20, 13-1 VS In State, 1-0 VS Out of State, 6-1 Before football championships, 8-0 After football championships, 147 Opponents rank

#98 Grenada 93 miles (8-7) 0-1 VS Top 20, 8-7 VS In State, 1-4 Before football championships, 7-3 After football championships, 113 Opponents rank

#114 West Point 59 miles (6-7) 0-3 VS Top 20, 6-7 VS In State, 3-5 Before football championships, 3-2 After football championships, 106 Opponents rank

#184 Lafayette 58 miles (2-7) 0-1 VS Top 20, 2-7 VS In State, 2-1 Before football championships, 0-6 After football championships, 103 Opponents rank

5A-5 At Wayne County (140 average team rank)

#12 Laurel 34 miles (9-4) 0-1 VS Top 20, 9-4 VS In State, 4-0 Before football championships, 5-4 After football championships, 66 Opponents rank

#102 Wayne County (7-7) 0-3 VS Top 20, 7-7 VS In State, 3-23 Before football championships, 4-4 After football championships, 116 Opponents rank

#215 West Jones 41 miles (4-4) 4-4 VS In State, 3-1 Before football championships, 1-3 After football championships, 198 Opponents rank

#232 South Jones 40 miles (2-13) 0-2 VS Top 20, 2-13 VS In State, 2-6 Before football championships, 0-7 After football championships, 120 Opponents rank

5A Playoff Projections

Here’s a look ahead to see some possible match ups that we might be able to see in the playoffs. These are based on my division tournament projections and just a little possibility of what I might see happening. Winners highlighted in bold.

Round 1 Tuesday February 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Holmes County Central at Grenada

Pearl River Central at Brookhaven

West Point at Cleveland Central

Wingfield at Picayune

Ridgeland at Center Hill

Long Beach at Wayne County

Lake Cormorant at Vicksburg

West Jones at Gautier

Round 2 Saturday February 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Holmes County Central at Olive Branch

Brookhaven at Laurel

Cleveland Central at Callaway

Picayune at Stone

Center Hill at Saltillo

Wayne County at Forest Hill

Lake Cormorant at Canton

Gautier at Hattiesburg

Quarterfinal Round 3 At Coliseum

Olive Branch vs Laurel

Callaway vs Stone

Saltillo vs Forest Hill

Canton vs Hattiesburg

Semifinal Round 4 At Coliseum

Olive Branch vs Stone

Forest Hill vs Canton

Championship

Olive Branch vs Canton

Champions

Canton


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