After some newsroom banter/discussion between myself and Andrew Mease, we asked which school in the YAIAA had the best winning percentage across all of the fall sports in a Cup-style system? Which school just dominated across the board with consistent success in each of the nine sports? We had a few guesses, but we were pretty surprised by some of the actual results after Mease whipped together a spreadsheet with win/loss totals for all 24 schools.
Ties counted as half of a win toward the total points.
Here's what we learned:
-The Cup goes to.......drum roll........Central York. The Panthers take the cake with a .808 winning percentage total after finishing in the top three of their division in every sport this fall.
-York Suburban was a bit of a surprise finishing in third, but a combined 40-0 record in boys and girls cross country helped the Trojans tremendously.
-Susquehannock may have had one of the worst records in football, but strong showings in girls volleyball, boys soccer and girls soccer helped lift the Warriors into the top ten.
-William Penn technically came in last, but the Bearcats only field two fall sport teams, so that number is skewed.
-If there was a Cup for the Hanover-Adams area, it'd go to......drum roll again...Gettysburg. Only one school from the Hanover-Adams area (Gettysburg) finished with a winning record or in the top ten. The Warriors finished in the top two of Division II in five different sports.
-Bermudian finishing under .500 and in the middle of the pack was a bit surprising after top-two Division III rankings in football, boys cross country, boys soccer, field hockey and girls volleyball.
-Six of the bottom ten schools (New Oxford, Biglerville, Spring Grove, Hanover, Fairfield and Littlestown) were from the Hanover-Adams area.
-Postseason success in cross country and volleyball boosted Delone to a .500 winning percentage (69-69 overall), tied with Division II-powerhouse, West York.