- Shading of both columns and rows: In the official sheet, the rows are alternately shaded, which helps one's eyes stay on the proper line. However, the lack of alternate column shading makes it difficult to trace which event matches up with each placing in a given row.
- Shading in blocks of three: I decided to shade the rows and columns in blocks of three, because it's still relatively easy to get lost with the singly alternate-shaded lines so close to each other.
- Team name consistency: It was slightly bothersome to me that some teams had their full name listed with "high school" abbreviated (such as "Solon HS") while others had "high school" written completely out (such as "Troy High School") and still others did not have "high school" at all (such as "New Trier"). In my sheet, I made the high school names more accurate and consistent.
- Event names flipped 180 degrees: The national results sheets for 2007-2011 (and those for most states I have seen) list the event names oriented so that the bottoms of the words are facing the right side of the page. The official sheet this year has them facing the opposite direction, so I followed the 2007-2011 precedent in my sheet.
- Tighter formatting: I eliminated some of the blank space between the state abbreviations and school names. I also flipped the sheet to be in the portrait orientation, which fits the aspect ratio of the matrix better.
- Addition of "average rank" column: I added a column listing "average rank" at the far right. Knowing total points is useful for inter-team comparisons, but knowing an average rank is far more useful for intra-team analysis, to know what is a "typical" placing for the team.
- Completely enclosed cells: There isn't really a functional purpose for this, but I think it looks better for each cell to be completely enclosed by borderlines.
Here is the Division C rank-sorted results sheet I created (direct download): http://goo.gl/ajVVo
*Note on typographical checking: After entering each individual event placing, I used an Excel function to add up each team's score (excluding trial events). I then cross-checked the total points column on my sheet with the total points column on the official sheet. Since all the point totals matched up, I believe it is reasonably safe to assume that the typography for all the individual placings is also correct. I then manually checked each team's overall ranking and trial event places. If an error is found, please contact me immediately.