Standings as of 2022-10-31

In the 2023 Season, we have 8 technical upsets in 59 ranked matches (86.44% success rate) across 10 events.

This season marks the introduction of the NCDA Hybrid Ranking System as voted on by member teams during the 2022 election. The Hybrid Ranking System uses a combination of the Gonzalez System and the NHL Points System.

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 each Nationals bracket between 2017 and 2022.

The NHL Points System is a point-reward system based on the outcome of a match. A team who wins a match is awarded 2 points whether in regulation or overtime, a team who loses a match in overtime is awarded 1 point, and a team who loses in regulation is awarded 0 points.

Continue reading “Standings as of 2022-10-31”

Standings as of 2022-09-27

In the 2023 Season, we have 5 technical upsets in 23 ranked matches (78.26% success rate) across 4 events.

This season marks the introduction of the NCDA Hybrid Ranking System as voted on by member teams during the 2022 election. The Hybrid Ranking System uses a combination of the Gonzalez System and the NHL Points System.

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 each Nationals bracket between 2017 and 2022.

The Champ Points System is a point-reward system based on the outcome of a match. A team who wins a match is awarded 2 points whether in regulation or overtime, a team who loses a match in overtime is awarded 1 point, and a team who loses in regulation is awarded 0 points.

The Hybrid Rank is determined by using a team’s rank under both the Gonzalez and Champ systems, with 70% weight on the Gonzalez rank and 30% weight on the Champ rank. Once combined, that gives a team their ‘Hybrid Rating’ and the lower that number is the better position that team will rank overall. As an example, if a team ranks 10th in Gonzalez and 20th in Champ, their Hybrid Rating will be 13.000 (i.e. (10 x 70%) + (20 x 30%) = 13).

Continue reading “Standings as of 2022-09-27”

Maryland Madness Preview

The first East Coast tournament of the year is upon us, and nearly the entire region decided to show up.  The University of Maryland will be hosting the Maryland Madness tournament on Sunday September 25th.  UMD, JMU, Towson, UVA, and PSU will all be in attendance.  Last season the East Coast teams surprised everyone at Nationals with strong showings from the respective participants, with JMU, Towson, and PSU all making it to the Elite Eight and JMU making it to the Final Four.  There were a lot of shakeups in these rosters though between last season and this one which leaves a lot of questions going into the event.  Let’s give a brief rundown of the team’s in attendance.

Continue reading “Maryland Madness Preview”

Standings as of 2022-09-20

In the 2023 Season, we have 2 technical upsets in 9 ranked matches (77.78% success rate) across 2 events.

This season marks the introduction of the NCDA Hybrid Ranking System as voted on by member teams during the 2022 election. The Hybrid Ranking System uses a combination of the Gonzalez System and the NHL Points System.

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 each Nationals bracket between 2017 and 2022.

The NHL Points System is a point-reward system based on the outcome of a match. A team who wins a match is awarded 2 points whether in regulation or overtime, a team who loses a match in overtime is awarded 1 point, and a team who loses in regulation is awarded 0 points.

Continue reading “Standings as of 2022-09-20”

Ohio University to Host 1st NCDA Women’s Tournament

Come check out the NCDA’s first ever Women’s only tournament, hosted by Ohio University Dodgeball Club! The event will be held at the Ping Rec Center at Ohio University located in Athens, OH. We will also have a livestream available for the event for those who can not attend on our social media platforms.

Anyone interested in participating can either be a current or former female NCDA athlete. Alumni who choose to play will be required to pay a $25 fee, current NCDA female athletes may attend and participate free of charge. All spectators are given free admission to the facility.

For current NCDA athletes interested in playing, please use this link here to register!

For non-NCDA athletes interested in playing, use this link to register.

Please contact us at ncdadodgeball@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Ballot Results for the 2023 Season

Below are the results of the preferential election for the 2022/2023 NCDA Rulebook, select Policies, and 2023 Executive Board. The Rulebook is scheduled to be released prior to the start of the 2023 Season.

Nationals 2023

Here were the final results for Nationals 2021 selection:

Ohio University – 1st Round

Ohio University has been selected to host Nationals 2023.

Continue reading “Ballot Results for the 2023 Season”

NCDA Executive Board Votes to Add ‘Director of Records’ Position

The NCDA Executive Board voted 7-1 to expand the Board and add a new permanent Director position. This position, claiming the title Director of Records, will be in charge of managing important NCDA information including but not limited to: Records of All Games, Standings, and Form Responses for Registrations.

The Board believes that the expansion will provide additional help to expand the NCDA, and increase involvement opportunities for current and former players to help the NCDA. This position will be open for election on this year’s ballot. Those interested in running for the position must either nominate themselves or be nominated by another individual to be eligible. Nominations for the position are due by May 31st. Please contact a current NCDA Board member if you are interested or have any questions.

ROTM March 2022 – Terence Checkett (Ohio)

I had a chance to sit down with Terence Checkett of Ohio University who was the Rookie of the Month winner for March.

Terence is a Freshman studying Political Science at Ohio University. He made a splash this year on one of the youngest teams in the NCDA and was a standout player who played a key role in the Bobcat’s offense. Going forward, expect Checkett to continue to be household name within the realm of college dodgeball.

No description available.
PC: Max Vincent (BGSU-Alumni)
Continue reading “ROTM March 2022 – Terence Checkett (Ohio)”

Nationals 2022 – Full Results

KALAMAZOO, MI – WMU Student Recreation Center

In the first day of Nationals 2022:

JMU def. UC 3-1
UNL def. CSU 2-0
SVSU def. UWP 3-2 OT
Ohio def. UMD 3-0
Akron def. UK 3-1
Towson def. WMU 4-1
OSU def. UWP 4-0
GVSU def. Ohio 3-2
BGSU def. UK 4-1
PSU def. UMD 4-0
UNL def. Miami 4-2
BGSU def. PSU 5-4 OT
MSU def. OSU 4-2
Towson def. Akron 4-1
GVSU def. CSU 3-1
JMU def. Miami 5-1
UC def. SVSU 4-2
Towson def. Ohio 3-2
UMD def. WMU 3-1
UWP def. CSU 4-1
SVSU def. UK 4-2
MSU def. PSU 6-3
OSU def. UNL 4-3 OT
UMD def. Miami 3-2 OT
JMU def. BGSU 3-2
UC def. WMU 3-1
GVSU def. Akron 4-0

Sunday Nationals Results & Bracket

PSU def. BGSU 4-2
Towson def. Akron 4-1
OSU def. SVSU 3-2
Miami def. UK 5-2
CSU def. WMU 5-2
Ohio def. UNL 4-3
UC def. UWP 3-1
JMU def. CSU 6-1
MSU def. UMD 3-0
GVSU def. Miami 6-1
UC def. Towson 3-2 OT
MSU def. OSU 6-3
JMU def. PSU 4-1
GVSU def. Ohio 4-1
MSU def. JMU 4-3 OT
GVSU def. UC 5-1
GVSU def. MSU 5-1

Standings as of 2022-04-11

In the 2022 Season, we have 45 technical upsets in 172 ranked matches (73.84% success rate) across 22 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 each Nationals bracket since 2017.

Continue reading “Standings as of 2022-04-11”

Standings as of 2022-4-1

In the 2022 Season, we have 36 technical upsets in 128 ranked matches (71.88% success rate) across 21 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 each Nationals bracket since 2017.

Technical Upset Spotlight

A technical upset in the Gonzalez System is when a lower rated team defeats a higher rated team. The overall success rate of the system is currently 79.80% based on 434 technical upsets in 2,148 ranked matches played since 09-25-2010. There was one technical upset since our last standings update.

Continue reading “Standings as of 2022-4-1”

Standings as of 2022-03-29


In the 2022 Season, we have 35 technical upsets in 127 ranked matches (72.44% success rate) across 20 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 each Nationals bracket since 2017.

Technical Upset Spotlight

A technical upset in the Gonzalez System is when a lower rated team defeats a higher rated team. The overall success rate of the system is currently 79.83% based on 433 technical upsets in 2,147 ranked matches played since 09-25-2010. There were three technical upsets since our last standings update.

Continue reading “Standings as of 2022-03-29”

Standings as of 2022-03-08


In the 2022 Season, we have 32 technical upsets in 118 ranked matches (72.88% success rate) across 18 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 each Nationals bracket since 2017.

Technical Upset Spotlight

A technical upset in the Gonzalez System is when a lower rated team defeats a higher rated team. The overall success rate of the system is currently 79.89% based on 430 technical upsets in 2,138 ranked matches played since 09-25-2010. There was one technical upset since our last standings update.

Continue reading “Standings as of 2022-03-08”

Standings as of 2022-03-01

In the 2022 Season, we have 29 technical upsets in 112 ranked matches (74.11% success rate) across 17 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 each Nationals bracket since 2017.

Continue reading “Standings as of 2022-03-01”

Standings as of 2022-02-23

In the 2022 Season, we have 27 technical upsets in 92 ranked matches (70.65% success rate) across 16 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 each Nationals bracket since 2017.

Continue reading “Standings as of 2022-02-23”