St. Thomas Aquinas, Phillipsburg and Ridge of the Big Central Conference all finished in the Top 25 of the final 2023 statewide power rankings, based on Strength Index values.
The Strength Index is used to calculate OSI, which is 60 percent of the state’s UPR formula.
Bernards – the only sectional champion this season out of the BCC – finished just outside the Top 25, placing 26th.
Central Jersey Sports Radio calculated the final Strength Index numbers, which are unofficial. Gridiron New Jersey performs the official SI and playoff calculations for the NJSIAA, but does not typically release final Strength Index numbers, though they do release them at the start of each season.
Below, you’ll find all 342 high school football teams in the state ranked by Strength Index, along with how much they rose or fell in SI from the start of the season: