9/23Union CityvsBayonne45-6
9/23Bergen TechvsHopatcong14-7
9/23BergenfieldvsOld Tappan0-41
9/23CaldwellvsWest Essex16-13
9/23Imm. Concept.vsCedar Grove7-21
9/23DemarestvsRiver Dell20-42
9/23DePaulvsParamus Cath.44-22
9/23North BergenvsDickinson12-14
9/23Glen RidgevsTenafly28-14
9/23HackettstownvsWhippany Park32-0
9/23Hanover ParkvsMountain Lakes7-14
9/23Sussex TechvsHigh Point19-20
9/23Indian HillsvsPascack Hills0-41
9/23Wallkill ValleyvsJefferson21-28
9/23North WarrenvsKinnelon7-28
9/23LakelandvsWest Milford14-6
9/23VernonvsLenape Valley45-15
9/23Parsippany HillsvsMendham14-33
9/23Morris HillsvsMontville7-42
9/23West OrangevsMount Olive28-14
9/23East SidevsFort Lee12-13
9/23Pascack ValleyvsNo. Highlands6-31
9/23Passaic ValleyvsNutley45-0
9/23RidgewoodvsPassaic Tech12-7
9/23RamseyvsRidgefield Park42-20
9/23RoxburyvsWarren Hills24-8
9/23West MorrisvsSparta43-7
9/23Morris CatholicvsVerona21-14
9/23Wayne ValleyvsWayne Hills37-7
9/24Don Bosco PrepvsBergen Catholic31-7
9/24BloomfieldvsEast Orange12-52
9/24WeequahicvsNewark Central52-6
9/24MemorialvsCliffside Park6-21
9/24KearnyvsFair Lawn0-43
9/24Hudson CatholicvsColumbia34-13
9/24IrvingtonvsSeton Hall Prep20-28
9/24West SidevsLincoln30-12
9/24MorristownvsMorris Knolls7-21
9/24Newark CollegiatevsShabazz26-32
9/24St. Peter's PrepvsSt. Joe's (Mont.)41-38
9/24Riverdale (NY)vsM.K.A.34-27
9/24Fieldston Academy (NY)vsMorristown-Beard18-23
9/24Capital Prep Harbor (CT)vsPingry-
9/24KIPP Cooper NorcrossvsDuBois Collegiate (PA)8-2

Updated Info for Out-of-States

We've reached the final week of the regular season, and as everyone tries to predict who will be seeded where in the playoffs, here's everything you need to know about all of the out-of-state teams that played against New Jersey competition.

Changes to Strength Index and OSI

As per the NJSIAA Football Rules and Regulations regarding the Strength Index for non-member opponents (page 17):  "There will be an interim update to an opponent’s SI rating upon conclusion of Week 5 while an opponent’s final SI rating will be available on Monday, October 25, 2021." With that in mind, here are the latest Strength Index ratings for teams that are not members of the NJSIAA:

Changes Made to UPR Standings

Teams in the Super Football Conference’s Ivy Red and Ivy White divisions, as well as the Union division teams in the NJIC, are ineligible for the playoffs.  They know that going in, and because of various factors (low roster numbers, inability to compete at a higher level, etc.), they agree to that stipulation so they can play a more balanced schedule against like-minded teams.

Power Points, OSI and UPR Have Been Updated

Now that every team in the state has played at least one game (finally), it's time to unveil the first United Power Rankings of the season.  As a quick refresher, UPR is determined by ranking teams according to both Power Points (40%) and Opponents' Strength Index, or OSI (60%).  A detailed explanation on how to calculate Power Points, Strength Index, OSI and UPR can be found on the NJSIAA’s Football Regulations.

Who Has the Toughest Schedule?

With the start of the 2021 season now hours away rather than days or weeks, we thought we'd try something new and take a look at strength of schedule for all 339 teams in New Jersey.  Using the starting Strength Index, we've crunched the numbers to determine who has, on paper, the toughest schedule.

2021 Strength Index Ratings

The 2021 high school football season kicks off in exactly five weeks, and after last year's Covid-induced craziness, a return to normal is more than welcome around New Jersey.  With that in mind, we present the Strength Index for all 339 teams that will field a varsity squad this season.

Strength Index, Power Points and OSI

Obviously, New Jersey's 2020 high school football season has been like no other, and hopefully, we'll welcome back a return to normal next year. As the "Postseason" kicks off this weekend, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at how things would look if this was, in fact, a traditional autumn on the gridiron. Strength Index has been calculated throughout the season, and just as it did this year, will serve as the benchmark to begin next season's rankings.OSI, power points and UPR have also been calculated and published online.  Hopefully, these numbers will give some sort of sense of how teams are stacking up against one another, and what potential playoffs brackets would have looked like under normal circumstances.

Welcome to the 2020 Season (Finally)

The 2020 high school football season will be like no other we've had before, and hopefully, we'll be back to normal in 2021. The playoffs as we know them are essentially taking the year off, replaced officially by Football Postseason Groupings.

Strength Index is Locked In, Including for Out-of-State

As we head into the final weekend of the regular season, please note that Strength Index and OSI calculations have been posted.  As per the 2019 NJSIAA Football Regulations, Strength Index will NOT re-calculate after this week's games have been played.

Explaining Strength Index and OSI

Every offseason, it seems, the road which leads to the high school football playoffs is under repair.  The idea behind so many changes is to make sure that the teams that are most deserving of a playoff berth are rewarded with one. This season's new wrinkle is Opponent's Strength Index, or OSI.  I will do my best to explain that here, but for an official breakdown of how everything is calculated, be sure to read the NJSIAA's 2019 Football Regulations.