Now that the scores are mostly in, I took some time to graph the variance between the final game score and the posted pregame expectations of MaxPreps. The new Ratings update will reflect this variance. As to how much of a correction? That question is above our pay-grade.
But moving your Power Rating up or down, is all about meeting the computer's expectations. The chart shows how each of the top Div. 1 teams did this week, in relation to their expected performance. The teams with Green bars can expect an improvement in their power ratings, tomorrow. The teams with red bars may take a hit.
Be sure to accurately list any playoff games on your Maxpreps schedules. Playoff games are given special treatment by Maxpreps Rankings. A playoff game counts for more than twice( 2.1) the impact of a regular season game. When you win a playoff game against a tough opponent, your rating really jumps!