During the '17-'18 prep school basketball season, a new set of rankings seemed to emerge each week. Most of the time, they weren't even "polls" but simply a reflection of one man's opinion.
Instead of perpetuating the issue and dividing things even further, we attempted to bring a group of guys together who know the national prep hoops landscape better than anyone. Shockingly, every coach was prompt and passionate in their response to the idea.
After a diverse panel of 10 coaches from across the country was put together, we agreed that the poll would be updated each month during the prep season. A basic point system was developed.
1st Place: 10 Pts 6th: 5 Pts
2nd: 9 Pts 7th: 4 Pts
3rd: 8 Pts 8th: 3 Pts
4th: 7 Pts 9th: 2 Pts
5th: 6 Pts 10th: 1 Pt
Everyone's Top-10 was submitted, the numbers were applied and The National Prep Coaches Poll was established.
Here are our '18-'19 Preseason Rankings:
IMHO prep school hoops needed to establish a REAL POLL that accurately reflected the opinions of the MOST INFORMED MINDS from within the game.— Mike Yagmin (@MikeYagmin) October 29, 2018
So, with the support of the nation’s best, I’m proud to introduce: THE NATIONAL PREP COACHES POLL & our ‘18-‘19 preseason rankings... pic.twitter.com/SWnSa5tpG8
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