Interesting stuff out there concerning Canby and its sports teams.
We might as well get right into it.
OregonLive.com held its weekly "Week 3 meaningless pick 'em" for 10 meaningful games on Friday.
The Canby vs. South Salem game makes the list. On the panel again are O-Live sports producer Sean Meagher, associate producer and videographer Tim Brown and Mike Richman.
Canby @ South Salem: Likely the best 0-2 team in the state, Canby is ripe for a win while South Salem looked very impressive in a Week 2 win (40-26) over Thurston.
The Cougars are again picked to win, although the same thing happened last week and we all know how that turned out.
Here are the rest of their picks
In football, another quote from a football coach within the Three Rivers League about the introduction of Canby into the league. The consensus, however, is still Lake Oswego being the favorite to win the league title.
John Denny, Clackamas Review, LO still favored
The state’s coaches like the Lakers. They were ranked second in the state in last week’s Class 6A poll.
“Obviously, until someone beats them, Lake Oswego’s the favorite,” said West Linn coach Ron Chappell. “I think Canby has to be considered a contender, based on the school’s football program. But I think we’ll challenge both those teams.”
This week, the rankings are out from the OSAA for football, boys/girls soccer and volleyball.
These rankings will eventually determine state-playoff seeding, so every game, every match and every victory -- or loss -- matters this season.
They are determined by the RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) system.
What is the formula?
Factors included are wins, losses, ties and location of the contest (home, neutral, away). Score differential, coaches/media polls and rewards/penalties for playing teams outside one’s classification are not a part of the OSAA’s RPI system.
The basic formula factors a team’s Weighted Winning Percentage (WWP) (25%), a team’s Opponents’ Winning Percentage (OWP) (50%), and a team’s Opponents’ Opponents’ Winning Percentage (OOWP) (25%) to create a team’s RPI ranking.
Canby sits 32nd with an RPI of 375 with a record of 0-2. You have to figure, though, the Cougars' RPI will rise from here on out.
Canby sits in 24th with an RPI of 521 with a record of 1-1.
Canby sits in 32nd with an RPI of 354 with a 2-0 record. The score reflects what the RPI is all about as the Cougars' opponents are North Salem -- 37th in the RPI -- and Franklin -- 36th and last in Class 5A.
Canby is 17th with an RPI of 595 with a 4-1 record.