The 14-member committee consists of coaches and all levels of administration from each WIAA district.
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With the implementation of a Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) to seed the 2016 WIAA Boys and Girls State Basketball Championships, the WIAA Executive Board approved an RPI Committee at its November meeting, Monday.
 
The 14-member committee, consisting of coaches and all levels of administration from each WIAA district, will first be tasked with reviewing the adopted basketball formula, its parameters and presentation. The committee will continually assess the RPI formula for basketball and determine if adjustments will be needed for future years.
 
The basketball RPI, which will be powered by MaxPreps.com, will be updated on a daily basis throughout the 2016 season after making its debut in January.
 
Currently the WIAA Executive Board has only approved an RPI system for basketball, but in the case of expansion to other sports, the RPI committee will be responsible for determining if formula adjustments will be needed.
 
The RPI Committee will consist of:
 
Ken Roberts, Girls Basketball Coach, Snohomish High School (District 1, 3A)
Mike Bethea, Boys Basketball Coach, Rainier Beach High School (District 2, 3A)
Kim Eng, Athletic Director, Forest Ridge High School (District 2, 1A)
Jackie Thomas, Girls Basketball Coach, Curtis High School (District 3, 4A)
Rick Wells, Athletic Director, Puyallup School District (District 3, 4A)
Jeff Johnson, Athletic Director, W. F. West High School (District 4, 2A)
Doug Burge, Superintendent, Zillah School District (District 5, 1A)
Bryan Johnson, Athletic Director, Ephrata High School (District 6, 2A)
BJ Kuntz, WIAA District 6 Director
Ryan Peplinski, Athletic Director, Saint George’s High School (District 7, 2B)
John Barrington, Athletic Director, Mead High School (District 8, 4A)
Doug LaMunyan, Principal, Pomeroy High School (District 9, 1B)
Greg Whitmore, Chair, WIAA Executive Board Member (District 7, 2B)
Cindy Adsit, WIAA Staff
 
In addition to formulating an RPI Committee, the WIAA Executive Board approved an alteration to the basketball format to prevent regional matchups from reoccurring in the quarterfinal round. An example of the bracket, as well as frequently asked questions regarding the RPI, can be found on the WIAA website.

About WIAA

WIAA is a membership organization of over 800 schools from every corner of the state. Member schools set the structure, rules and regulations for five different activities and sixteen athletics programs at the high school and middle/junior high school level. WIAA staff helps interpret and oversee rule-making decisions and policies, assist member schools with questions and provide accessible and responsive assistance to help athletic and activities programs run smoothly. Learn more about WIAA at www.wiaa.com.

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