Outlying schools to benefit from new out-of-state opponents calculation in the RPI

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Members of the Holy Family baseball team celebrate after a win in this past spring’s state tournament.

AURORA — The RPI calculation for out-of-state opponents from select states is being adjusted this season.

For the past three seasons, out-of-state opponents have had their opponents’ opponents’ winning percentage (OWP) fixed at .500. This was because accurate data could not be verified for what would amount to tens of thousands of out-of-state teams.

However, in an effort to support schools with transportation challenges — especially those close to the borders of neighboring states — opponents from the following states will have the same calculation as in-state teams: Arizona, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

This means that opponents from those states will be given their true value in the OWP calculation.

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