Standings as of 2019-03-05

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

In the 2019 Season, we have 38 technical upsets in 202 ranked matches (81.19% success rate) across 27 events. Additionally, there have been four JV matches entered into the Records.

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 and 2018 bracket. 

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Standings as of 2019-02-19

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

In the 2019 Season, we have 31 technical upsets in 179 ranked matches (82.68% success rate) across 24 events. Additionally, there have been four JV matches entered into the Records.

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 and 2018 bracket. 

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Standings as of 2019-02-12

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

In the 2019 Season, we have 30 technical upsets in 169 ranked matches (82.25% success rate) across 23 events. Additionally, there have been four JV matches entered into the Records.

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 and 2018 bracket. 

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Standings as of 2019-01-29

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

In the 2019 Season, we have 27 technical upsets in 136 ranked matches (80.15% success rate) across 21 events. Additionally, there have been four JV matches entered into the Records.

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 and 2018 bracket. 

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NCDA Scorigami

So the initial thought for someone reading this is probably, “what in the world is ‘Scorigami'”, or at least something along those lines.  The quick breakdown is that Scorigami looks at all the historical scores over time within any league and sees how frequently each result has happened.  It was an idea created by Jon Bois to implement with NFL scores.  In his case, he wanted to see which results have never happened before in the history of the NFL, in the hopes that teams eventually achieve every possible score to complete his chart.  For a full breakdown I recommend checking out his video on it here, and if you want to see what the NFL’s current Scorigami looks like check that out here.

Admittedly, a full Scorigami chart looks a lot cooler for American Football given how many different ways there are to score and with varying point values as compared to dodgeball.  Hopefully someone finds it entertaining though.  Aside from a pretty picture, we can use it to get a better understanding of the history of our league and see how scoring has changed over time.

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Standings as of 2019-01-22

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

In the 2019 Season, we have 26 technical upsets in 130 ranked matches (80.00% success rate) across 20 events. Additionally, there have been four JV matches entered into the Records.

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 and 2018 bracket. 

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If Bracket Play Started Today

As we transition from the first half of the year to the next, I wanted to take a look at where our teams stand at the midway point.  Some of our teams stormed out the gate to start the season, some appear to have lost a step, and others just fall somewhere in between.  While the 2018-19 season isn’t quite over, let’s pretend that everything stopped and we were preparing to hop right into 2019 Nationals bracket play tomorrow.  What would our bracket look like?  What are some of the best matchups?  Who could be our potential ‘Cinderella Story’?

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#2 Towson & #3 James Madison Set to Clash in Massive East Coast Doubleheader

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the following article was co-authored by hunter ford and kevin bailey

Towson University and James Madison University decided it was time to give the people what they want!  The Tigers will be making the trip to Harrisonburg, Virginia this Sunday, to do battle with their East Coast rivals in what promises to be one of the most telling College Dodgeball events of the fall.

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Standings as of 2018-11-20

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

In the 2019 Season, we have 25 technical upsets in 120 ranked matches (79.17% success rate) across 17 events. Additionally, there have been four JV matches entered into the Records.

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 and 2018 bracket. 

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Towson Continues to Roll at Home

The Towson Tigers were able to extend their winning streak and remain perfect on the season after 3 wins over familiar East Coast opponents in UMD, UVA, and VCU.  Towson continues to have a firm hold on most of the East Coast, and are in a prime position to compete for a national championship.  While the other aforementioned teams are still a step behind, there were some noteworthy performances from this past weekend that are worth recognizing, and we are starting to get a clearer picture of the East Coast as a whole.

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Standings as of 2018-11-06

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

In the 2019 Season, we have 19 technical upsets in 87 ranked matches (78.16% success rate) across 14 events. Additionally, there have been four JV matches entered into the Records.

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 and 2018 bracket. 

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Standings as of 2018-10-30

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

In the 2019 Season, we have 14 technical upsets in 69 ranked matches (79.71% success rate) across 11 events. Additionally, there have been three JV matches entered into the Records.

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 and 2018 bracket. 

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Standings as of 2018-10-23

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

In the 2019 Season, we have 11 technical upsets in 59 ranked matches (81.36% success rate) across 9 events. Additionally, there have been three JV matches entered into the Records.

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 and 2018 bracket. 

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Bye-Week Review of the NCDA

The first month of the 2018-19 NCDA  season is off to a hot start.  We have seen 19 different teams make their season debut over 6 different tournaments across the Michigan, Ohio, East Coast, and South regions.  There were some early predictions on how some thought the season would play out, some of which are shaping up to follow through while others seem like nothing more than speculation.  Additionally, the power structure of the league seems to be shifting in a way that maybe even veterans of the game could not have predicted.  It is still early in the year and a lot can change, there are some interesting takeaways from this first month that should be discussed.  Grades are listed at the bottom of the article.

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Standings as of 2018-10-02

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

In the 2019 Season, we have 6 technical upsets in 33 ranked matches (81.82% success rate) across 6 events. It’s still early. Additionally, there have been three JV matches entered into the Records.

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 and 2018 bracket. 

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