Including matches played at UMD and MSU this weekend… check out where teams have moved. As always, if you have any questions be sure to drop me a line. Continue reading
EAST LANSING – IM West: In the Spartan Invite,
GVSU def MSU 2-0
BGSU def DePaul 3-1
CMU def MSU 3-1
GVSU def Kent 3-0
MSU def Kent 3-0
GVSU def BGSU 4-0
MSU def DePaul 4-0
CMU def BGSU 3-0
CMU def GVSU 2-1 OT
Kent def DePaul 3-1
CMU def Kent 3-0
Check out the potential exchanges according to the Gonzalez Ranking System. Continue reading
Below: As of 2015-10-26 Continue reading
ALLENDALE – GVSU Fieldhouse, Grand Valley Gauntlet
UK def BGSU 2-1
GVSU def CMU 2-1 OT
CMU def SVSU 2-1
GVSU def MSU 1-0
UK def GV-JV 2-0
MSU def SVSU 2-1 OT
CMU def BGSU 4-1
MSU def BGSU 2-0
GVSU def UK 4-1
SVSU def UK 3-0
BGSU played GV-JV
If you’re into that kind of thing. I’d rather people just play dodgeball. That’s pretty cool in its own. A little context:
- The left number is a team standings. This would be a team’s seed going into the Sunday Tournament Bracket at Nationals.
- Middle is the Team Acronym. Let’s note that TU has moved on to Towson
- The right number is the result of the NCDA Ranking Algorithm. It is an average of every team’s ranking within a system.
- First tiebreaker favors teams that played more matches.
- Although not needed this week, the second and final tie breaker favors the team that joined the League first.
Alrighty, for Akron’s Pink Out tournament we have a lot of teams with similar ratings! Aside from Kent, most teams playing at Akron this Saturday have a average rating of 39.287 and a median rating of 38.585. That’s quite balanced… even with a spread of just 5.991 rating points from the highest rated team to the lowest rated team. In comparison, the League spread is 25.742 Continue reading
|Time||High Seed||Low Seed||Pre Event Rating||Pre Event Rating||Predicted Exchange||Exchange if Upset|
JMU: 57.207 (inc +3 for home advantage) (#3 in Gonzalez Standings)
Towson: 44.806 (#7)
Kent: 43.426 (#9)
UMD: 40.985 (#11)
PSU: 37.644 (#15)
VCU: 32.224 (#24)
JV and B team matches are recorded, but do not count towards primer standings.
You may note there’s a lot of potential exchanges at the minimum, 0.010. This is a sign that those matches are not between teams of similar strength. Over the years, I’ve found our East Coast region to be a sort of microcosm of the entire League. You may also note that JMU’s home rating (57.207) rivals GVSU current neutral court rating (57.357). That’d be a #1 and #2 in Gonzalez rating if GVSU has a chance to visit JMU’s home court again.
ALLENDALE – GV Fieldhouse:
GVSU def SVSU 3-1 in the Battle of the Valleys
SV-JV def GV-JV 4-0 in the Battle of the JV Valleys
KENT – SWRC: In Summit Street Slugfest 2: The Sluggening:
Kent def UK 2-1
MSU def Akron 7-0
OSU def Kent 4-0
UK def Akron 3-1
OSU def Akron 7-1
MSU def UK 4-1
Kent def Akron 6-0
MSU def OSU 1-0
MSU def Kent 2-1
OSU def UK 3-1 Continue reading
|Time at Kent||High Seed||Low Seed||Predicted Exchange||Exchange if Upset|
Here’s the possible exchanges for predicted and upset results. Take notice of the underlined games:
- Kent v UK
- Kent v OSU
- UK v OSU
- and to a smaller extent, MSU v Kent.
The Gonzalez ratings for these teams are very close, which may be an indication of a possible overtime situation. An exchange between two identical ratings is 1, the middle of 0-2 range of possible Gonzalez exchanges.
* Kent’s initial rating of 44.114, with a home court advantage modifier of +3
To elaborate on our evaluation of the Gonzalez results from earlier in the week, this article will focus on the Perrone System. The System has a quality win component that uses the opponent’s Win Percentage to dictate how much Perrone Points a team receives.
I’m throwing a lot of numbers at you, but that’s just the exact thing that happens. Think of it this way: if one defeats an undefeated team, the most points are awarded. If you defeat a team with 0 wins, you get a tinier amount of points. Flip that around for the loser: losing against an undefeated team won’t be so bad. Giving a team their first win will hurt the losing team. Continue reading