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BHP Top 50 – week ending 24 August 2013

27 August, 2013 beet 109

There is just one more week of SBR left in 2013 and as mentioned before the Outeniqua – Grey College battle for third place is as tight as ever. The Kwaggas play Paarl Gim in a Western Cape season ending Burger Trophy final. It is tough at the top. Nelspruit in the congestion and considered a contender for the national 5th place just a week back, drop out of the Top 10 following their defeat to EG Jansen in the Beeld semi . After a promising start to 2013, Rondebosch drops out of the Top 30 altogether, after their defeat at the hands of Bishops.  …

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BHP Top 50 – week ending 17 August 2013

19 August, 2013 beet 91

The battle for third spot is hotting up. Grey College has closed the gap to Outeniqua from 0.19 average points per game before the weekend to just 0.07. This leaves the Kwaggas with virtually no room for error during their remaining games which will presumably be Marlow followed by Paarl Gim. Even an Outeniqua win against Marlow might see their lead over Grey Bloem reduced even further, meaning that the school from George might have to beat Gimmies just to hold onto third spot for 2013. Interesting weeks ahead. Elsewhere it’s EG Jansen and Nelspruit who will battle it out for fifth place via the Beeld Trofee semi-final and with it a chance to meet surprise package Kempton Park in this year’s cup final.…

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BHP Top 50 – week ending 03 August 2013

8 August, 2013 beet 76

So very tight at the top. All the interest has been on the top 2 who are only separated by 5 100ths of a point. Further down, the Northvaal battle via the BeeldTrofee is winding down with Jansies and Nellies looking set to contest for 5th spot in SA this year. In form Klofies not done yet in either and they could still claim a top 10 finish in 2013.…

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BHP Top 50 Rankings – calculations explanation

1 August, 2013 beet 15

Rankings 101:

Some Bloggers still don’t understand the concept of earning points per match according to the category ranked school you play and that the ranking is thus formula driven and not “adjusted” by BHP as seen fit. It is as simple as this: If you played and won high category schools you will have higher average points per game.

The idea that BHP has “given in to pressure” about Affies is absolute nonsense and absurd. Affies earned it by playing and beating Category 4 and 5 schools well and thus earning a slightly higher average game-point. Paarl Gim will most probably overtake them again if they win Interschools as Boishaai have a 5 point scalp! 

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BHP Top 50 – week ending 20 July 2013

24 July, 2013 beet 37

There’s a new No.1. Affies’ dominate performance against Maritzburg College has given them a slight edge on Paarl Gim by just seven hundredth’s of a point. The log looks very settled near the top. In the teens, Wynberg and Grey PE have made big leaps following good campaigns at Cape Schools week. Rondebosch have gone through a bleak period and might be a bit fortunate to only fall seven spots. Their early season form has definitely come to their rescue. Maritzburg College and Kempton Park are other schools that have suffered major drops.…

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BHP Top 50 – week ending 01 June 2013

5 June, 2013 beet 23

With the school rugby season now past halfway point, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to rank teams, especially those in the teens and upwards. Fortunately the BHP ranking system is formula driven, meaning that it does not rely on human guesswork. …

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BHP Top 50 – week ending 25 May 2013

28 May, 2013 beet 17

Word from BHP:

Midway through the season and I did some adjustments on the schools categories and shifted some up and some down according to the results against them so far. I also tweaked a little on my formula and adjusted the points scored for a draw. The result looks a little different than the previous weeks but I think maybe more accurate in current strengths. 

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BHP Top 50 – week ending 27 April 2013

29 April, 2013 beet 1

This formula-driven ranking system is the only one on any school rugby website to have ranked Paarl Gim as the No.1 team in SA last week.  This week EG Jansen and Centurion make the noticeable gains at the top, while Monnas falls 15 places to the unfamiliar possie of 31.…