Grand Valley Gauntlet Preview

This Saturday, Grand Valley State University will host the Gauntlet tournament at the GVSU Fieldhouse. In attendance will be Michigan State and Wisconsin Platteville, along with the hometown Lakers. Below is the schedule for the day (with GVSU B and GVSU Alumni also getting in on the action):

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September 2019 BOTM – Cory Nasiadka

After leading his team to a good showing in their first tournament of the year and securing their first win, we have awarded West Virginia’s (picture-less) Cory Nasiadka Baller of the Month for September. I interviewed him about his reaction to the award, the current state of WVU, and their tendency to burn couches.

Zane Durbin: First off congrats on winning Baller of the Month and being West Virginia’s first ever! How does it feel?

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September 2019 ROTM – Ryan Ginsberg

The NCDA has been recognizing players that make a statement on the court through their skills, leadership, and ability to mobilize a team. While team captains often receive this honor, the league is greatly influenced by the outstanding new players that join each year. This month, we are introducing a new segment: Rookie of the Month. After a remarkable performance at the Buckeye Invitational on September 28th, the first Rookie of the Month goes to Ryan Ginsberg from Ohio State. Ryan wowed teammates and spectators with low throws, clutch catches, and a competitive spirit. His performance against Akron especially contributed to Ohio State’s victory with eight catches in one point, and he will without a doubt play a part in Ohio State’s success this season. Dylan Greer and Kathryn Mays took some time to interview this rising player; take a look at the interview below:

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Cornhusker Clash Recap

Last Saturday, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (UWP) went head to head in a double header with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Both games were highly competitive and both sides showcased their talent. In the end, Platteville was able to take the wins in both matches. The scores were UWP def UNL 3-2 and UWP def UNL 4-2. Here are my thoughts and what some of the players had to say about the day.

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Pinkout V: The NCDA Strikes Back

We’re headed back to Akron, Ohio folks, for the fifth annual Pinkout tournament. This started as a humble tournament and has evolved into one of the biggest of the Fall semester every season. With 9 teams in attendance, this one is sure to be a slobberknocker. We asked a representative from each team to help give us some insight into their respective teams. Let’s get into it!

Cornhusker Clash

Finally, dodgeball is back for the Midway Conference and it kicks off with a double header! For the second year in a row, the University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) and the University of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP) will go head to head at the Nebraska Coliseum. It should be a good match up for both teams as both are still very young and have a lot to learn. Let’s take a look at the schedule:

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Standings as of 2019-10-08

Standings are aimed to be released by the end of every Tuesday. 

In the 2020 Season, we have 11 technical upsets in 33 ranked matches (66.67% success rate) across 5 events.

The Gonzalez System is a computer ranking model similar to Elo and is a rating exchange system based on research performed by World Rugby. It has been adapted by the NCDA to the demands of College Dodgeball, but can be tuned and customized endlessly to incorporate accurate data. It has been used to help determine seeds for the Nationals bracket since Nationals 2014, and was used exclusively for the each Nationals bracket since 2017.

With only two matches this weekend, I recommend Hunter’s NCDA Scorigami post from last season for some fun supplemental reading.

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South Region 2019-20 Preview

*All regional rankings based off the content team’s preseason power rankings

2019-20 Projections:

Order of Finish:

1. Kentucky
2. North Georgia
3. Northwestern State
4. Georgia Southern

South Region OT 6:
Daniel LaJeunesse Jr. (UK)
Royce Hogg (UNG)
Casey Alfultis (NSU)
Brett Storie (GSU)
Tyler Kratzer (UK)
Jake Jarrett (UNG)

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Power Rankings: October 2019

What an incredible first month to the season. 31 games have been played so far this year, with over 1/3rd of them being upsets! If the month of September was any indication, it’s going to be a FUN season of college dodgeball!

Below is the official October Power Rankings list, voted on and written by the NCDA Content Team.  Please keep in mind: these power rankings have no impact on the actual NCDA Standings.

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Midway Conference 2019-20 Preview

*All regional rankings based off the content team’s preseason power rankings

2019-20 Projections:

Order of Finish:

  1. Wisconsin Platteville
  2. Nebraska
  3. Ball State
  4. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  5. DePaul

Midway Conference Player of the Year: Joel Luciano (DePaul)

Midway Conference OT 6:

  1. Joel Luciano (DePaul)
  2. Zach Jung (SIUE)
  3. Jared Colden (UWP)
  4. Damon Huntley (BSU)
  5. Austin Kurey (UWP)
  6. Chad Jakel (UWP)

Team Previews:

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Standings as of 2019-10-01

The Gonzalez System is a computer ranking model similar to Elo and is a rating exchange system based on research performed by World Rugby. It has been adapted by the NCDA to the demands of College Dodgeball, but can be tuned and customized endlessly to incorporate accurate data. It has been used to help determine seeds for the Nationals bracket since Nationals 2014, and was used exclusively for the Nationals 2017, 2018, and 2019 bracket.

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Ballistae Dodgeball Gear Becomes Official ‘Dodgeball Gear’ Sponsor of the NCDA

Starting October 1st, the NCDA and Ballistae Dodgeball Gear will begin their partnership for the 2020 NCDA season. Ballistae Dodgeball Gear offers supplies designed by dodgeball players for dodgeball players. Their gear is second to none in the dodgeball world for both quality and comfort, and is a valuable asset to add to the NCDA’s growing list of partners.

As part of the partnership, the NCDA will receive back 10% of sales through Ballistae’s website if individuals use the following code: ncda2020. Additionally, use of the same code will provide players with a $5 discount on knee pads purchased through Ballistae. You can also find other useful equipment through Ballistae such as headbands, throwing sleeves, and more. Please check out their website today and get yourself equipped with the best gear in the game!

Standings as of 2019-09-24

College Dodgeball has returned. In the 2020 Season, we have 1 technical upset in 11 ranked matches (90.91% success rate) across the first event.

The Gonzalez System is a computer ranking model similar to Elo and is a rating exchange system based on research performed by World Rugby. It has been adapted by the NCDA to the demands of College Dodgeball, but can be tuned and customized endlessly to incorporate accurate data. It has been used to help determine seeds for the Nationals bracket since Nationals 2014, and was used exclusively for the Nationals 2017, 2018, and 2019 bracket.

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Early Access Tournament Recap

THE FOLLOWING WAS WRITTEN BY NCDA ALUMNI: KEVIN BAILEY & SHADEED DRAKEFORD.

On Sunday, the 2019-20 College Dodgeball season kicked off in East Lansing, Michigan on the campus of Michigan State University. In attendance were six different schools (including five of the top 10 nationally), all looking to start off the new year on the right foot. Below is a recap of the tournament:

Results from the Early Access Tournament at Michigan State:

Varsity Matches:

  • MSU def CMU 4-3 (OT)
  • SVSU def UK 3-2
  • GVSU def BGSU 6-0
  • GVSU def MSU 5-0
  • CMU def SVSU 4-0
  • BGSU def MSU 3-2 (OT)
  • CMU def UK 4-2
  • GVSU def SVSU 5-1

B-Team Matches:

  • UK def MSU-B 5-0
  • GVSU-B def CMU-B 5-0
  • SVSU-B def MSU-B (F)
  • BGSU def GVSU-B 5-0
  • CMU-B def SVSU-B 2-1

Team-by-Team recaps:

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