Standings as of 2018-02-27

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

There were three events this weekend: the ODC, BEAST, and Zanderthon.

In the 2018 Season, we have 48 technical upsets in 198 ranked matches (75.76% success rate) across 30 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 Nationals 2017 bracket.  Continue reading “Standings as of 2018-02-27”

UNL Dodgeball Night

The Treasurer of the NCDA, Mike McNicholas, was able attend a dodgeball night while in Lincoln, NE while there on business. Whenever we get an League officer out to a club’s dodgeball practice, we try to get a little article coverage on the experience. We invited in Tanner Obermeier, Captain of UNL in for a little interview.

Zigmas: How many players were at your dodgeball night on Tuesday? Has Nebraska grown this year? Continue reading “UNL Dodgeball Night”

Standings as of 2018-02-20

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

We had one small but important event this weekend, Mardi Gras Madness hosted by Northwestern State. NSU (sometimes NSULA) hosted our two Georgian teams, GSU and UNG, where five ranked matches were played, including one technical upset.

In the 2018 Season, we have 44 technical upsets in 174 ranked matches (74.71% success rate) across 27 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 Nationals 2017 bracket.  Continue reading “Standings as of 2018-02-20”

Standings as of 2018-02-13

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

With a massive two day event in Akron (The War II) and the oldest continual running event of collegiate dodgeball (the Michigan Dodgeball Cup), we had enough games played to rival an early Nationals weekend.

In the 2018 Season, we have 43 technical upsets in 169 ranked matches (74.56% success rate) across 26 events. This past weekend, we had 15 Member Teams play 24 ranked matches, 9 of which were technical upsets.

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 bracket.  Continue reading “Standings as of 2018-02-13”

The War II

AKRON – Rec: In The War II,
JMU def Miami 4-1
PSU def WVU 7-0 (Induction)
VCU def Akron 4-0
BGSU def PSU 3-2
Akron def WVU 8-0
SVSU def JMU 4-3 OT
Towson def Kent 4-1
Ohio def PSU 3-1
Kent def JMU 4-1
Miami def WVU 4-0
Miami def Akron 3-2
BGSU def VCU 2-1
SVSU def Kent 3-1
VCU def Ohio 3-2
Towson def BGSU 3-2

AKRON – Central Hower HS: Day 2 of The War II,
SVSU def Towson 3-1
JMU def Ohio 4-1
SVSU def CSU 5-0
Towson def Ohio 4-0
Towson def Akron 5-1
Akron def CSU 4-1

Status Quo Ante Bellum, 2018

The state existing before the war

In the same way I explored last year, I will preview the War happening this weekend at Akron. This year Akron plays host again, with some new teams brought into the mix.

Rating Team Record
48.815 (#3) Kent 8-4
48.483 (#4) JMU 7-2
48.360 (#5) BGSU 13-5
47.240 (#6) Towson 14-3
45.802 (#7) SVSU 6-9
41.632 (#11) VCU 5-6
41.525 (#12) PSU 3-3
40.227 (#14) Ohio 12-10
40.000 (–) WVU Inducting
38.218 (#23) Miami 6-4
36.364 (#33) Akron (H) 4-11
35.181 (#34) CSU 3-7

I’ve marked this as opinion, since a predictive pre-event preview article deals with a lot of predictive analysis. It is different than the quantitative approach of the Standings. When we work with predictions, we can only be so accurate until the opinion floats in.

First, some housekeeping. Continue reading “Status Quo Ante Bellum, 2018”

Standings as of 2018-01-30

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

With one big event hosted by Ohio, we are back after the New Year and into the second half of the College Dodgeball season.

In the 2018 Season, we have 34 technical upsets in 145 ranked matches (76.55% success rate) across 24 events. This past weekend, we had two technical upsets in fifteen ranked matches.

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 bracket.  Continue reading “Standings as of 2018-01-30”

Rule and Policy updates as of 2018-01-18

The Executive Board held a vote on 2018-01-17 20:07 which was completed 2018-01-18 09:38.

Motion 1: Increase Roster Sizes for the remainder of the 2018 Season.

Preferential vote options are 16 (current), 18, and 20.
Motion passes. Roster size will be increased to 18 players.
5/7 first preferences for 18, and 2 first preferences plus DoN for 16

Rulebook 2018 v1.1, effective 2018-01-18:
2.3.1.1 Roster – Each team may consist of a roster of 8-18 players.
2.3.1.1.4 Low numbers – A team may play a match with no fewer than eight (8) players. The opposing team may still play with a maximum complement of 12 players and a maximum of six (6) substitutes.
2.3.1.1.5 Event Roster – Rosters must remain consistent throughout the entirety of the same Event. The same 18 players who are rostered for the first game of an Event must be the same 18 players used until the Event’s end.
3.1.4.3.2 Overtime – Number of Players – Overtime will consist of a maximum of 6-on-6 contest; the Captain choosing any six (6) players from their team’s eighteen (18) player roster. No more than six (6) players

Motion 2: Referees may overturn the Shot Clock Official providing the Referee completely takes over the rest of the Count.

Motion passes. New overturn mechanic to be implemented for Referees.
Passes 6/7 plus DoN not in favor.

This alters a number of sections regarding the Officiating Mechanics of the Shot Clock and relations between the Officiating Crew, which really involves a reorganization of the Officiating Manual as the best approach. The following snippet is a gist of how the override handles. v 1.1 of the 2018 Rulebook will be reviewed by the Rulebook Committee and posted shortly.
Rulebook 2018 v1.1, effective 2018-01-18:
4.3.3.3.1 Calls – Being Overridden – If a Shot Clock Official determines that the Shot Clock is reset, but a Referee determines that an apparent reset was a Illegitimate Attempt [3.3.4.3.4], the Referee must take over and continue the rest of the Shot Clock count by signaling appropriately.

Motion 3: Impose a fine for failure to attend the Captains’ Meeting at Nationals.

Motion passes. A fine will be imposed for skipping the Captains’ Meeting at Nationals.
Passes 7 of 7 with DoN assent.

Any Member Team that is participating at Nationals must attend the scheduled Captains’ Meeting held over the Nationals weekend. Future team officers may attend, but at least one actual, current Captain representing the Member Team must attend.  Being grossly late to the Meeting without Board consent will justify a fine. Leaving early without Board consent will also justify a fine.

A fine of $100 will be applied to the following season’s dues for the offending team.

Teams that are representing at Nationals (not participating in ranked matches) are exempt from attending the Captains’ Meeting but are strongly encouraged to attend. Providing the Member Team of the representatives has voting rights, they can contribute to the Captains’ Meeting just as any Nationals-participating Member Team.

Teams that are not present or representing at Nationals are exempt from mandatory attendance at the Captains’ Meeting, but likewise encouraged to submit proposals to be discussed in the Meeting.