What is the Power Score?
A major component of the Prep Hoops Circuit is the ability for participating teams to create their own schedule. While we are excited to provide unprecedented flexibility for Prep Hoops Circuit teams, we understand that this complicates the process of ranking teams for our regional finals.
Two Prep Hoops Circuit teams have the potential to finish with the same win-loss record, despite having no common opponent. In addition, teams may finish a weekend (or multiple weekends) having played a different number of games.
Ranking teams who have played a different number of games or have equivalent records yet no common opponent poses a challenge.
This led us to the question: How do we differentiate teams in the Prep Hoops Circuit?
Do we rank teams solely on win-loss record and create a system of random tiebreakers? Or do we come up with a formula that can objectively evaluate a team’s ranking? We decided the latter was a more effective way to compare teams from different regions and without the same number of games played.
Enter the Prep Hoops Circuit Power Score: a comprehensive calculation of a team’s performance in Prep Hoops Circuit events.
How is it determined?
After much deliberation, we settled on a team-ranking score that depends on two simple factors:
1. Win/Loss Percentage: This factor was a no-brainer. At the end of the day, the most important thing you can do to earn a higher Power Score is win your games. The higher your win-loss percentage is, the more points you will earn for this factor.
2. Strength of Schedule: Who you play matters. Especially in larger tournaments, some teams will be required to face a tougher or weaker set of opponents. Strength of Schedule will help account for these differences in opponents. We calculate the Strength of Schedule by factoring in a team’s opponents winning percentage and the average winning percentage of their opponents, as well as the Pool a team plays in, and the size of the event.
1. Every Prep Hoops Circuit Game Matters: If you are participating in a Prep Hoops Circuit game, the results of your game will contribute to your Power Score.
2. Only Prep Hoops Circuit teams will be given a Power Score. This score will be updated mid-week following each weekend of Prep Hoops Circuit play (Assuming enough teams from a region played in that previous weekend).
3. Each unexcused forfeit will result in a 3 point deduction from your team’s power score. This could be the difference between several spots in the rankings.
4. The Prep Hoops Circuit Power Score will be used to determine seeding in each regional final event. Teams with power scores that are within 1 point of each other will receive a margin consideration. The margin consideration will look at head-to-head matchups to further solidify proper rankings.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
No. Each Prep Hoops Circuit team is required to attend three qualifying events in their region. You can select any three events that fit into your schedule. Once you have completed your second qualifying event, you are immediately eligible for the Finals event in your region.
You can find a full list of qualifying events here: view schedule.
You are more than welcome to do that! Although you will miss out on the benefits of the Prep Hoops Circuit, which includes premium pricing, apparel packages, and exclusive media coverage.
Grind Region: TX, OK, AR, MO, KS, CO, WY
Grit Region: OH, IN, MI, WV, PA, KY, IL, TN
Hustle Region: CA, NV, AZ, UT, ID, OR, WA, MT, NM, CO
Hard Work Region: MN, ND, SD, NE, IA, WI
Passion Region: FL, GA, AL, MS, LA, NC, SC, TN, VA
Canadian Teams are allowed to participate pending an application. Click here to apply.