Originally Posted by Chemist
I would bet that these huge upsets happened in girls.
It was actually boys, and the results were from kids in the same grade.
With boys it is still true you can have a 15 yr old in the junior class playing a 17 yr old who is also a junior, yet these two boys can be at vastly different levels of physical maturity. If you've ever read the book Outliers
it provides a fascinating account of how age within a given bracket can influence perceived achievement.
Personally, I like that UT doesn't care about age when it does it's rankings, but I also understand college coaches need to know who is in a recruiting class. UT gives no indication of how old a player is or when they graduate. Some combination of the two would be ideal.