Review of the EA Tournament

Central Michigan went 3-0, with wins over GVSU, Akron, and SVSU.

This past weekend, 5 teams made their way to East Lansing, Michigan to take part in the first tournament of the 2017-2018 season, the “Early Access Tournament” hosted by Michigan State University. The results from the tournament were a mixture of surprises and expectations.

Below is a breakdown of how each team looked at this tournament, written by Kevin Bailey and Colby Briceland.  Sections written by Colby will include a “CB”, while sections written by Kevin will have a “KB”.

 

First, here are the results:

Round 1
SVSU vs MSU: 5-1 SV
GVSU vs CMU: 4-2 CMU

Round 2
MSU vs BGSU: 4-2 BG
Akron vs CMU: 4-2 CMU

Round 3
SVSU vs BGSU: 4-2 SVSU
GVSU vs Akron: 4-0 GVSU

Three Seeds:
MSU vs Akron: 3-1 MSU

Two Seeds:
GVSU vs BGSU: 2-1 GV

One Seeds:
CMU vs SVSU: 3-2 CMU

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Standings as of 2017-09-19

I’ll continue my goal of producing standings post every Tuesday of the Season! Working with records and our statistics is a nice, enjoyable hobby for me. I’m happy to continue this. Please keep in mind that there is a Exec Board vote scheduled on the NCDA Ranking Algorithm; so the Gonzalez system as it appears before you today may or may not be the single system we use for Nationals 2018 at VCU. We’ll release information on the vote as soon as it comes up.

This weekend saw 9 matches in a pool play tournament format, with CMU nabbing the title in the Opening Event of the 2018 Season. This event marked the 200th ranked event in the complete records, with accurate records starting 2010-09-25 in the 2011 Season. In the current Gonzalez System, there are now 239 technical upsets in 1259 ranked matches. Continue reading “Standings as of 2017-09-19”

2017 All-Michigan Team

 


We’ve got a special treat for all of those in the Michigan Region today!  Just as each team throughout the nation voted in their All-American list a few weeks ago, each team in the Michigan Region also sent in a list for the (first ever) All-Michigan Team.  Well, the votes are in, and here are your results (including a tie for 1st on the list!): Continue reading “2017 All-Michigan Team”

Standings as of 2017-04-11

Nationals 2017 was the NCDA’s 199th ranked event since we began accurate records in the 2011 season. We had 57 matches at Nationals 2017, in a 286 ranked match season.  There were 304 event items in all, and 32 active member teams this year. After the Championship, this is where the League stands at the end of the 2017 Season:  Continue reading “Standings as of 2017-04-11”

Nationals 2017 Review

Well folks, another season of NCDA Dodgeball has come and gone.  Another year of this amazing thing we call college dodgeball.

Nationals 2017, hosted by University of Kentucky, was one of the best final tournaments in our league’s history.  Listed below are some initial takeaways that I had (starting with the top finishing teams, and wandering around from there).  Also here are the results from the tournament: Continue reading “Nationals 2017 Review”

2017 National Champions: GVSU


LEXINGTON – Seaton Center,
“Court 2” presented by SAVAGE Apparel, Nationals 2017: GVSU def CMU 2-1 in the 2017 Championship Match.

Grand Valley State University Club Dodgeball is the National Champion for the 2017 college dodgeball season. At the conclusion of the 57 match event, the Director of Nationals, Colin Hiatt [UK, #44-C], along with the rest of the National Collegiate Dodgeball Association Executive Board, presented the Championship trophy to Brandon Meisel, GV Captain on Sunday afternoon.

The 2017 Season included 286 ranked matches and 304 events, with 32 participating Member Teams. The NCDA has 836 registered members across 27 States as of 2017-04-11.

This is GVSU’s fifth consecutive National title, in addition to being their ninth National title overall. This was the 13th National Championship for Collegiate Dodgeball competition; the NCDA was founded April 9th, 2005.

GVSU was the top rated team (56.623) going into Nationals, and was seeded #1 in the Tournament Bracket with a 57.213. They finish the 2017 Season with 29 wins and 3 losses, including going 4-2 in overtime. Defeating #2 ranked CMU in the 2017 Championship, they also finish the season with the current highest Gonzalez rating of all time, 59.240. The past record (58.206) was set by GV at the end of the 2016 Season.

Standings as of 2017-03-28

As no events are scheduled for the remainder of the eligible season, this will be the last Standings posted going into Nationals! We’ve had an incredible 245 recorded entry 2017 Season, with 229 ranked matches in 39 events. When I started recording complete records for the 2011 season, we had only 116 ranked matches in 26 regular season events. In seven years, that’s a 97% increase.  Continue reading “Standings as of 2017-03-28”

The War

AKRON – The War: Finals results from both days.

Akron def CSU 5-0
MSU def VCU 3-0
GVSU def Ohio 5-1
DePaul def CSU 5-1
MSU def Akron 5-0
VCU def Ohio 5-0
Akron def DePaul 4-1
GVSU def MSU 3-2 OT
Ohio def CSU 3-1
GVSU def VCU 2-0
CSU def BW 0-0 (F)
DePaul def BW 0-0 (F)
Akron def BW 0-0 (F)

Kent def Ohio 3-0
BGSU def VCU 2-1
Ohio def Akron 3-2
PSU def DePaul 4-0
Kent def VCU 2-0
PSU def BGSU 2-1
BGSU def DePaul 4-0
Kent def PSU 3-1

Standings as of 2017-03-14

UWP/DePaul have played 7 games with each other in this Season, with the record being UWP 5-2 DePaul. The players of these two teams were curious if this made a League record. Turns out, it ties for second. The League record for games played against a single opponent in a single season is 9 games played.

In their overall 14 matches over their history, the record stands UWP 12-2 DePaul. Prehistory records include a couple more, here and there, but to take this into consideration: before 2017, DePaul/UWP have only played once a season, on average.

Existing Record:
2015, 9 games: GVSU 9-0 MSU (inc 2 “doubleheaders”)
2015, 7 games: GVSU 6-1 CMU (inc 0 doubles)
2016, 7 games: GVSU 5-2 MSU (inc 1 doubleheader)
2017, 7 games: GVSU 5-2 MSU (inc 2 doubleheaders)
2017, 7 games: UWP 5-2 DePaul (inc 1 doubleheader)

Continue reading “Standings as of 2017-03-14”

Standings as of 2017-03-07

Of the 12 games played this past weekend in Towson and the Kentuckian Bowling Green, we saw only one technical upset. Akron def UNG 5-2. While the video of this game was exciting, this game could be considered one of the rating adjustments games because new Member Team UNG didn’t have a lot games under their belt. There’s always many angles you can look at the result. The end exchange was 1.490 and ranks 43rd out of 222 technical upsets. We have 1170 ranked matches under our collective belts.

Team Pre Post Change
Akron 35.518 36.737 1.219
UK 47.366 48.235 0.869
Towson 47.972 48.819 0.847
Kent 43.388 43.786 0.399
WKU 41.906 42.223 0.317
VCU 42.975 42.489 -0.486
UMD 36.909 36.149 -0.760
UNG 40.466 38.061 -2.405

Akron leads the day with the biggest exchange having won a technical upset. UK also secured the big victory by gaining the most points without needing to upset anybody to do it. Plus, they brought home the Kentucky Dodgeball Cup in their 3-1 win over a WKU home team.  Continue reading “Standings as of 2017-03-07”