How to use the Classification Search


Begin by selecting the fields you would like to have returned with your results by checking the boxes next to the field names. The available fields (as they appear on the search page) are as follows:

Team Name (School) Rating
Conference Number Classification Number
Conference Name Classification Name
Rank Report Card

Notice that the Team Name and Rating boxes are checked and grayed out. That is because they are both returned with every search because they are the focus of the Born Power Index.

You can select as many or few fields you want returned. A note of caution: if you have 800x600 resolution or less and you select all of the fields, the results could become cramped and it could be difficult to read the results.

Here is an example of what you would check if you wanted the Rank and the most recent Report Card entry for the teams returned.
Team Name (School) Rating
Conference Number Classification Number
Conference Name Classification Name
Rank Report Card

Moving down the form, you will see an option box with the classifications for that section in it, like:

You are to select the classification to which the school you are looking for belongs. For example, if your school 'The Best' is classified as Fake - III you would select it from the option box so it looks like this:


Right below this option box, there are two round check boxes that allow you to choose how the results will be sorted. If you select the box next to Team,
(Team: Rating: )
the results will be sorted alphabetically by school name. If you select Rating,
(Team: Rating: )
the results will be sorted by rating with the highest rating at the top of the results. This option is extremely useful in the classification search because you can have them sorted by rating so you can see where your team stands relative to the other teams in its classification.

Below that is a button that looks like:

This button sends the information that you have filled out in the form to a program on the server to search the database. The results are then returned in the same window.

Below that is a Help button that looks like:

This button will return all of the schools that the Born Power Index tracks, listed alphabetically with the Classification Names so you can find the classification that your school 'The Best' belongs too.