How do colleges compare students from the same high school?

I know that colleges look at weighted GPA to compare students from the same high school. I'm an incoming junior and last year as a sophomore I did not take an AP class (because it was the teacher's first time teaching the AP course) while several classmates in my grade took it so I have a general... show more I know that colleges look at weighted GPA to compare students from the same high school. I'm an incoming junior and last year as a sophomore I did not take an AP class (because it was the teacher's first time teaching the AP course) while several classmates in my grade took it so I have a general understanding that their GPA will be higher than mine because an AP course boosts up your weighted GPA. But other than that I took all the classes of the same level as them and I'm going to take that AP class this upcoming year. Would that put those students in a more advantageous place while putting me in a difficult spot to compete against them when colleges see this?
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