Power ranking is completed using Athletic.net. Each team wishing to be ranked must enter three athletes per event, being careful to not enter an athlete in more than four total events. All times entered must be ACTUAL MEET PERFORMANCES during the 2016 MHSAA season, including indoor performances IF they are at the same distance during the season and while competing on the school team. If you have a relay time with an athlete who will not run that relay (or has already been entered in four events) then you shall deduct the split(s) of the athlete(s) not running the relay from a relay time and substitute a different person in their place using an open mark or relay split. This is meant to allow for the fact that your relay may have run with an athlete entered in four other events for the power ranking.
There are four different meets on athletic.net — you join the proper one and then enter your athletes the same as you would in any other meet — you do NOT ENTER MEET RESULTS in these meets — you enter the athletes in the meet as ENTRIES using seed times that are appropriate.
The four meets may be found here:
MITCA D1 Power Ranking
DO NOT ENTER RESULTS AS RESULTS, rather enter your athletes in the meet using their best time as their seed time AS AN ENTRY. If you enter results it will affect performance lists, etc., and it will NOT be used for rankings.
The power ranking meets are scored based on THIRTY team scoring (90 individuals and 30 teams). Power rankings are typically generated no later than forty-eight (48) hours after the entry deadline.
Entries will be due as follows at 10:00 p.m. each week in 2016:
April 19th – top two teams will receive automatic invites
April 26th – invite any top three team without an invite already
May 3rd – invite any top four team without an invite already
May 10th – invite any top five team without an invite already
May 17th– invite top 20 D1 teams and top 12 D2, D3 and D4 teams to attend
May 23rd – invite regional champions (runner up teams are not invited based on regional performance)
May 26th at NOON – ALL ENTRIES DUE FOR SATURDAY MEET. Only limited drop adds will be permitted after this time.
Meets in 2016 will be held at the following locations:
Division 1 Jenison High School
Division 2 Linden High School
Division 3 Clare High School
Division 4 Saugutuck High School
Here is a list of who is invited and who is coming: Link to 2016 MITCA Attending Teams Spreadsheet