Each week during the season from this point on – starting next football season during the preseason – Central Jersey Sports Radio will publish the Big Central Power Rankings, as well as the statewide Top 20.
The power rankings will be based on the state’s Strength Index numbers, which are used to calculate OSI, which is 60 percent of the state’s UPR playoff formula.
Below, you’ll find all the Big Central teams ranked from 1 to 59, followed by the statewide Top 20.
Three Big Central teams made the Top 20. St. Thomas Aquinas checks in at No. 11, while Ridge is at 19, and Phillipsburg comes in at No. 20.