It sure feels like forever but at long last, the initial Iowa high school football RPI rankings have officially been released per the Iowa High School Athletic Association.


In the newly minted system just a few years in the making, the ranking system is a three-tiered setup that includes a teams’ record, the record of their opponents, and the record of their opponents’ opponents.


For the ADM football Tigers, they open up the initial Class 3A rankings 18th overall with an RPI mark of .5792. Winners of four out of their last five, the Tigers head into week seven with an even 1-1 district record with an overall record of 4-2. Through a tough schedule that includes two fellow top 25 teams, the Tigers have had quite the tough slate through six weeks of action. Two of their opponents in Bondurant-Farrar and Harlan are ranked 22nd and tenth respectively in the initial rankings. ADM’s opponents overall have combined for a mark of 28-26 while their opponents have combined for a mark of 262-224 (.5391). Overall that lands ADM with an RPI mark of .5792.


ADM has a great chance to boost their standings as the next three opponents they will face rank 25th or better in the initial RPI rankings. The Tigers’ next opponent will be Glenwood who currently ranks sixth in the Class 3A polls (.6579). That will be followed by a clash with 25th ranked Winterset (.5540), and rounded out with the toughest test of them all in top-ranked Lewis Central who sits undefeated with an RPI mark of .7307.