Essig Report Messages

Most Recent Rating Report - Reports will usually be posted by Tuesday with scores through the previous Saturday included in the analysis.

The Reports are primarily intended to rank Illinois 4A & 3A Teams - 2A and 1A teams are included in the Rankings only if they play in a conference with 3A teams or play a significant number of 3A or 4A teams that would impact the rankings of 3A or 4A Teams.
Only games against Illinois teams are included.

The Essig Report is a computerized tabulation of the comparative strengths of large school Illinois Boys Basketball teams, based on the mean average of results of games played to-date when measured against the strength of the competition. Read the History and Methodology of the Essig Report.

Coaches are encouraged to review the won-lost records in our report and to advise us if any games appear to be missing from the calculations or scores are in error. Keep in mind that results of games played against out-of-state opponents are not included, nor are those against many smaller schools.

Disclaimer - The Essig Report relies on the scores reported in various sports news sources throughout the state of Illinois including newspapers and internet sites that report Illinois high school basketball scores.

the Essig Reports -

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  • History Reports - PDF Format

    Charlie has compiled the last 21 years of Essig Power Ratings and has ranked the teams 1 thru 500+ based on the average rating over the 21 basketball seasons ending with 2014-2015.
    There is also a similar report incorporating only the rankings over the last 5 seasons.

FINAL 2016-2017 Season Reports

Report Date: Saturday - March 18th, 2017

  • Team Rating Reports - PDF Format



State Sectional Tournament Assignments

last published as of 2-24-17

►   4A                3A

State Sectional Tournament Seedings

with Essig Rating as of 2/14/17 for Seedings posted 2/16/17

►   4A                3A



  • 2016-2017 Strength of Schedule Reports -

    • The Essig Strength of Schedule is calculated as the Average of the Essig Rating of Opponents played through the Report Date.
    • Only Games thru the Report Date are include in the SOS calculation even though later games may be recorded in our scores database.