I think when it comes to the rankings you have to look outside the box. How does a coach from a DI program, or any College program, know about a kid from NC? Especially when they haven't had a chance to see the kid. The point I'm making, is that the rankings serves for other purposes,than just bragging rights. They're also used as a recruiting tool as well. State rankings are a great place to start, and start sending kids info out to there schools. And I think that would be the case in most states. Of course the actually mat time is the most important, along with their accomplishments, but the ranking help a lot as well. And especially the way our rankings are formatted. A lot of info there for the coaches! I know we must have picked up at least 2 or 3 offers, that started from what they saw on the rankings.JMO.