Schools: Rugby Rankings Week 7

Despite a pretty busy list of fixtures last week only a few changes have occurred this week, albeit significant ones:

In the ‘match of the day’, Campbell College pushed to victory in the final few minutes against RBAI. Given that Belfast were one place above Campbell last week and playing in a home fixture it would have been reasonable to assume that things would have been different, although still as close. However, with CCB’s win at Osborne Park they move into 6th, while RBAI slide three places to rival’s former position, 8th.

Another top team who found it hard going this week was Regent House. Despite playing away from home they probably would have expected to defeat Down HS quite easily; however, the home team had other ideas and racked up a 14-point victory which sees them move up five places into 16th. Regent meanwhile drop one to 10th.

At the bottom, Antrim GS played a Friends’ SL team who have struggled so far to say the least; Antrim themselves had played very matches, so perhaps this would be the chance that Friends’ needed? If indeed it was, the Lisburn didn’t take it and Antrim secured their first win against an Ulster school, jumping up from 30th into 26th; Friends’ fall further, moving down to 28th.

Important Fixtures for Sat 26th Nov:

BRA v Regent House: Two teams would probably would have expected more of themselves so far

Campbell College v Sullivan Upper: The East Belfast team face their near rivals from Holywood

RS Dungannon v Coleraine AI: 13th and 14th respective go head-to-head.

Rank Team Win Percentage Opponent Rating Score Previous Score Previous Position
1 Methodist College 100.0% 0.524 0.907 0.925 1
2 RS Armagh 100.0% 0.424 0.802 0.795 2
3 Limavady GS 100.0% 0.447 0.791 0.773 3
4 Ballyclare HS 80.0% 0.503 0.770 0.757 4
5 Ballymena Academy 84.6% 0.471 0.760 0.738 6
6 Campbell College 78.6% 0.489 0.741 0.684 8
7 Wallace HS 55.0% 0.698 0.735 0.697 7
8 RBAI 54.5% 0.655 0.703 0.745 5
9 Foyle & L’Derry College 70.0% 0.464 0.606 0.599 10
10 Regent House 60.0% 0.527 0.592 0.646 9
11 Sullivan Upper 50.0% 0.562 0.552 0.538 11
12 Portadown College 70.0% 0.391 0.509 0.501 12
13 RS Dungannon 50.0% 0.430 0.475 0.493 13
14 Coleraine AI 36.4% 0.589 0.469 0.468 14
15 Belfast Royal Academy 30.0% 0.591 0.456 0.440 15
16 Down HS 33.3% 0.691 0.444 0.318 21
17 Grosvenor GS 44.4% 0.419 0.430 0.407 17
18 Omagh Academy 50.0% 0.398 0.408 0.432 16
19 Banbridge Academy 42.9% 0.435 0.390 0.391 18
20 Rainey ES 33.3% 0.567 0.383 0.363 20
21 Bangor GS 22.2% 0.696 0.377 0.306 22
22 Belfast HS 33.3% 0.564 0.371 0.384 19
23 Dalriada 37.5% 0.420 0.335 0.295 23
24 Lurgan College 50.0% 0.286 0.315 0.249 25
25 Cambridge House 33.3% 0.420 0.307 0.266 24
26 Antrim GS 50.0% 0.233 0.269 0.111 30
27 Portora RS 12.5% 0.578 0.228 0.232 26
28 Friends’ School 20.0% 0.321 0.215 0.208 27
29 Carrickfergus GS 10.0% 0.495 0.195 0.193 28
30 Larne GS 0.0% 0.412 0.140 0.125 29
31 Wellington College 0.0% 0.175 0.126 0.105 31
32 Strabane GS 0.0% 0.000 0.120 0.099 32

6 comments

  • Edd

    Surely Cambridge house should go up a place or two instead of going down 1 place. We beat portora 23-8 on the 19th of November

    • John

      Congratulations on your win.

      The rankings are worked out on the match score and the strength of the opposition. One of the other teams around you in the league must have beaten a team ranked higher than Portora.

      The rankings also include the midweek fixtures from last week so those results may also have had a bearing on Cambridge’s positioning this week.

  • Remember that these rankings are for the season as a whole; they are not a measure of current form. So, even though Cambridge’s win % has increased, their opponent rating has decreased (from 0.444 to 0.420) after playing a low ranked opponent.
    Actually, despite the drop in rank, their overall score has actually increased.

  • Ramdam

    I agree with Edd… even though I’m from Campbell College

  • Edd

    I understand now i didnt think all those statistics were taken into consideration. Cheers

  • CCCCB

    Massive, Massive, Massive game on Sat! Methody vs Campbell. Who ever wins is pretty much the cup favourites