no as a matter of fact i dont. when i was in highschool we didnt have power rankings. and if we did i surely didnt know about them. I trying to gain knowledge of how the system works because my oldest son is a freshman and starting on U-high's varsity so i have to become familiar with the system now.
I don't know how much the system has been tweaked over the years ,but the formula is basically:
1) A win = 10 points
2) A win over a higher classification school = extra 2 points each class. 2A U-High beats 5A Catholic they get 10 points plus extra 6 for beating a school 3 classifications higher.
3) You get 1 point for each of your opponents win.
So 2A U-High beats a 9-1 2A school & get 10 points for the win & 9 for each of it's opponents win. U-High has 19 power points for this win over a 9 win team.
Curtis beats a 5-5 class 5A school & they get 10 points for the win, 5 for each of it's opponents win & an extra 6 (2 x 3) for beating a team 3 classes higher.
Curtis gets 21 power points
for their win over a 5 win team while U-High gets 19 for their win over a 9 win 2A (equal) classified team. That causes the power point imbalance.
The formula may have been tweaked recently ,but 2A Curtis gets rewarded for playing Larger class schools out of district, especially quality ones.