Standings as of 2018-03-27

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

In the 2018 Season, we have 54 technical upsets in 225 ranked matches (76.00% success rate) across 35 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 2018-03-27”

Standings as of 2018-03-20

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

In the 2018 Season, we have 52 technical upsets in 211 ranked matches (75.36% success rate) across 33 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 2018-03-20”

Standings as of 2018-03-06

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

There was one event this weekend: the Gold Rush. Check out the recap by Hunter.

In the 2018 Season, we have 50 technical upsets in 203 ranked matches (75.31% success rate) across 31 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 2018-03-06”

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”

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”

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”

Standings as of 2017-11-21

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

Note: Since the publishing of the 2017-11-14 article, three forfeits were applied to the Wahoo event for team dropping out. The following obligatory Exec Board vote result was 7 of 7 in favor.  Per our SOP, the forfeits were against a Ghost Team, added after the last of the matches at Wahoo as part of that event, but before the Bobcat Bash. One of these forfeits classified as a minor technical upset (exchanging 1.056, ranking 228 of 268 technical upsets).

We had three events prior to the short Thanksgiving break, with one multi-team event and two rivalry matches: a budding UNL/Midland rivalry in Nebraska, and the historic Battle of the Valleys.

In the 2018 Season, we have 32 technical upsets in 130 ranked matches (75.38% success rate) across 23 events. This past weekend, we had two technical upsets in nine ranked matches. Since 2010-09-25, we’ve played 1380 ranked matches across 222 events. 268 of those are considered technical upsets in the Gonzalez System (success rate of 80.58%). A technical upset is when a lower rated team defeats a higher rated team.

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 2017-11-21”

Standings as of 2017-11-14

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

In the 2018 Season, we have 29 technical upsets in 118 ranked matches. This past Saturday, we had two technical upsets in nine ranked matches, one of which was an Overtime upset.

Since our League was founded in April of 2005, to present we’ve seen thousands of matches between schools. All 50 schools that have played in the NCDA have been campus recognized club sports and/or student organizations. Over the eight seasons of reliably recorded matches, starting with the 2011 Season on 2010-09-25, we’ve played 1368 ranked matches. 265 of those are considered technical upsets in the Gonzalez System (success rate of 80.63%). A technical upset is when a lower rated team defeats a higher rated team.

Roughly 220 box scores from Seasons 2005 to 2010 are recorded, but we know there are more unrecorded matches, roughly estimated to be about 300 matches played in the statistical dark ages from Seasons 2005 to 2010.

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 2017-11-14”

Standings as of 2017-11-07

We are well developed into the season, with 22 ranked matches coming out of this weekend and bringing us to a staggering 1359 ranked matches with 109 ranked matches in the 2018 Season so far. There are few organizations out there that can claim these kinds of records, and if any of you have leads on any please forward them over. Record keeping really sets us apart. Dodgeball play is worth keeping track of, and accuracy is important.

Technical Upset Spotlight

We had some close games this weekend across our three events, and we registered three technical upsets in our 22 ranked matches. The Gonzalez system marks 263 technical upsets in 1359 ranked matches (80.65% success rate). One team claimed all three of our technical upsets: Miami on their home court. Continue reading “Standings as of 2017-11-07”

Standings as of 2017-10-31

The Gonzalez System now includes 260 technical upsets in 1337 (leet) ranked matches. For the 2018 Season, we’re at 24 technical upsets in 87 ranked matches. We’ve also seen twelve JV contests, and four new schools: Midland, Southern Illinois Edwardsville, Gonzaga, and Oregon St. All the following data is current as of 2017-10-31.

If you’d like to know more about the Gonzalez System, please refer to our Spec Doc detailing the system. And as always, I’d be more than happy to answer any questions.  Continue reading “Standings as of 2017-10-31”

Standings as of 2017-10-24

It’s Tuesday, so let’s interpret the raw data from this weekend’s matches at the BGSU Invitational.

There were 7 ranked matches and 3 JV contests, which brings us to 75 ranked matches in the 2018 Season. That’s impressive and we keep breaking the record for most games played up to this point in the season (75 to last year’s 68 ranked matches up to the 4th Sunday of October.)

We also have 10 JV contests! The record for most JV games played in a Season is 11 contests in the 2015 Season, and we’re going to break that record before the winter break. A number of staff are impressed to see JV catching on this year, but keep in mind: it’s up to the leaders of each team to allow JV / B team / Second teams to see action. We’ll keep recording them as long as you keep scheduling time to bring them to events.  Continue reading “Standings as of 2017-10-24”

Standings as of 2017-10-17

We had just one event this weekend, the third annual Pink Out hosted by Akron at the Goodyear Hall. This one event did have 17 ranked matches, three JV contests, and ten teams competing.

The Gonzalez System now includes 250 technical upsets in 1317 ranked matches, and we’re up to 67 matches this season which continues to break records. Seven JV contests as well.  Continue reading “Standings as of 2017-10-17”

Standings as of 2017-10-11

This feature article was co-authored with Felix Perrone

In three events across a similarly expansive swath of the country as last week, we played 15 ranked matches and three JV contests. This has brought the records to a nice and round 1300 ranked matches. We saw a feature article with Dylan and Felix, in this feature article, Felix and I will present some more fun facts regarding that large chunk of data. Complete records span eight seasons, from the Opening Match on 2010-09-25 to this weekends games of 2017-10-08. While we have a number of matches recorded from 2005-2010, those records are not complete and as reliable so we refer to those as the dark times.

We had three events this weekend at PSU, GSU, and GVSU.

So far:

  • 50 matches played in the 2018 Season (another round number!)
  • 23 teams of our 32 active teams have played (not as round)
  • just 1 overtime (way under average)
  • 11 technical upsets (about on target)
  • a historical leader dips (more on that later)

Continue reading “Standings as of 2017-10-11”

Standings as of 2017-10-03

+1200 mile road trip!

College Dodgeball closed out the opening month of the 2018 Season with an action packed Saturday. Fifteen teams played across three venues spread over 1215 travel miles, where 21 ranked matches were played, and in which 118 points were scored.

Think about all those lazy Shot Clock reset throws.

Of these Saturday games, five were technical upsets according to the Gonzalez system. None were extreme upsets but interesting regardless. We have 244 technical upsets in 1285 ranked matches.  Continue reading “Standings as of 2017-10-03”