Didn't grab the numbers. Took them right off the Simmons website which is used by this Rivals website every week. Please ask Mr. Simmons and Ms. King for their authority and credentials if you would like.BandG...you are pretty knowledgeable poster but you love to grab some numbers and throw them out there. Your SOS rankings place Shelby into a mixed bag of all classifications over the state. Of course 4A SOSs are going to be higher than a 2A no matter which way you slice it. Did you see who had the overall #2 SOS is....I'll help you out....2-9 Independence because they play mostly if not all 4A schools. If you were to take all of 1A and 2A and rank the SOS, Shelby would still be near the top just as they are in the 2A only SOS rankings. Simmons doesn't have a human factor to look at....hmm Shelby played up against some top notch 3A schools and beat them....that is tougher than MC playing equivalent size schools. A 1A school playing against all 2A schools would technically be a tougher schedule than MC playing equivalent sized (or even smaller) schools.
Do you think if you put MCs schedule up against some of the 5, 6 and 7A schools from other states they would be #1? Probably no where near the top, but if you put them up against the 4As from other states they probably would be near the top. #1 in 2A is Northside, overall they are #97. Let's put MCs schedule in the bag with IMG and the like....where do you think they would rank then? Probably at the bottom!
This is the 4a board. If you want to post up here then I don't give your classification any weight. If you want to discuss there schedule as it relates to other 2a programs then have at it on the 2a board.
I think if Shelby played MC's schedule they would have taken several losses. I think if MC played Shelby's they go 16-0. That's the only thing that is taken into consideration on the 4a board.
There is no 5a,6a or 7a division in NC and there is no forum in which to discuss that.