by Hunter Bower // GeauxPreps.com Owner

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LAKE CHARLES – The 2020 Louisiana high school football season officially kicks off on Thursday as teams from across the state take the gridiron in pursuit of one goal that is a state championship.

There is no doubt that one of the most exciting things that coaches, players and fans look forward to during the regular season is where their favorite team is located in the football power ratings.

Power ratings are comprised of a formula using wins, opponent’s wins, classification of opponents and other information to determine a team’s success and seed each football class bracket accordingly.

Leading the charge to make sure that the power ratings are correct and updated on a daily basis is Brad Hedrick. Since 2009, Hedrick has published power ratings for multiple sports on using a program he developed and has improved over the last decade. It is very seldom that Hedrick’s rankings do not match the LHSAA’s final official power rating numbers.

Hedrick and the GeauxPreps.com staff have agreed to collaborate and bring fans the most reliable and up-to-date power rating numbers for the duration of the season.

The 2020 football season promises to be different than past years with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the state to modify its calendar. All teams are allowed an eight-game regular season with state playoffs slated to begin Nov. 26.

Power Ratings will be provided for both Select and Non-Select playoffs. In addition, GeauxPreps.com will provide a “Combined” section where all teams are listed together to provide a “what if” scenario if there was no split.

GeauxPreps.com will do its best to keep up with schedule changes, out-of-state opponents and other factors that may affect a team’s power rating. However, if there is something that does not look right about a team’s rating, please reach out to Hunter Bower at hbower@geauxpreps.com.

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