COCORAHS MARCH MADNESS: NINE DAYS LEFT -- SOUTH CAROLINA LEADS TRADITIONAL COUNT . . . NEW MEXICO LEADS PER CAPITA COUNT
STANDINGS - March 23rd - 8AM (MDT)
Traditional Count Top Five
|| South Carolina
| New Mexico
Per Capita* Count Top Five
|| New Mexico
|| South Carolina
| North Dakota
For the latest standings of all 50 states please click on an icon below:
Per Capita Count
2019 March Madness New Observers Map
Updated: 3-15-19 (map usually updates on Thursday-Friday)
Watch the CoCoRaHS March Madness promotional trailer: TRAILER
COCORAHS MARCH MADNESS
Welcome to the CoCoRaHS March Madness Page. CoCoRaHS March Madness is
our friendly recruiting contest between all 50 states to see who can
recruit the most new volunteers during the 31 days of March.
There is always a need for a greater number of observations, as the
saying goes "the rain doesn't fall the same on all". Due to the
variability of precipitation, amounts measured can be quite different
only a block or two away. Help fill in the gaps by recruiting a friend
or relative during our contest. The more observations, the clearer the
picture, the better the understanding of where it did and did not rain.
The contest is broken down into two categories: "Traditional Count" . . . the state that recruits the greatest number of new observers in March. The second category is "Per Capita*"
or population weighted . . . the state that recruits the greatest
number of new observers per one million of it's total population.
The winning state in each category receives the "CoCoRaHS Cup" to keep and exhibit for a year until next year's contest (in the tradition of the NHL's Stanley Cup). The cup usually travels around the state during the year, so check with your state coordinator for it's whereabouts at any certain time.
View the past cup winners (2006 - 2018)
2018 Final Traditional Count
2018 Final Per Capital Count
THE COCORAHS CUP
The CoCoRaHS Cup - Does it look like a sterling silver rain gauge? Tiffany's would be proud.
*Per Capita Scoring - For each new volunteer who signs-up, the state will be given a percentage of "one point" based on the states total population (potential volunteer pool). This will give those states with sparser populations an equal chance. States with smaller populations will receive a larger point value for a new volunteer compared to those with larger populations (For each new volunteer Wyoming will receive 1.77 points based on their population of 563,626 residents, whereas California who will receive 0.03 points with their population of 37,253,956 residents). These point values are based on "new stations per million residents" which is derived from the 2010 estimated population information (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_population).