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Do state high school sports rankings affect college admissions?

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if being on a top-ranked high school sports team, like Missouri’s class 2 football, impacts your college applications or if it's largely irrelevant unless you're being recruited?

7 months ago

Hello there! The impact of state high school sports rankings on college admissions can vary. While merely being part of a top-ranked team won't be a significant factor if you're not a recruited athlete, the involvement could still be beneficial for your application.

Being on a successful team can demonstrate your commitment, teamwork, and the ability to balance athletics with academics, especially if you have a leadership role or if your dedication to the sport has contributed to personal growth and development.

However, in terms of the weight it carries in admissions decisions, your individual achievements and contributions to the team generally matter more than the team's overall ranking. Your academic profile, extracurricular involvement, and personal essays are typically the primary focus, and success in sports can be a complementary aspect rather than a central one unless, as mentioned, athletics is part of your significant hook as a recruit.

It's important to effectively communicate the skills and qualities you've developed through your athletic experiences when you're describing them on your applications or in your essays. Best of luck with your applications!

7 months ago

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