Standings as of 2016-11-01

GVSU takes a minor hit to their top rating from the matches, but is still games ahead of any opponent. I could give you exactly where SVSU’s Battle of the Valley’s OT upset ranks in the history of upsets, but I’m currently still working on some data for the 1000 match articles. It’s about 3rd or 4th in OT upsets though, around the top ten for all upsets, certainly around the 95th percentile upsets either way. SVSU is now on the cusp of climbing past OSU and JMU with even a small win (winning on any team that is within 8.730 of SV’s 45.076).

While UK’s took two wins this weekend in a double header, their opponent was out of their caliber and gives the minimum exchange for the wide rating gap (12.458 with UK’s home court advantage). UK (and Kent) drop a place to make room for Towson’s climb back to #4. This is a good example of how better quality wins can do more for a team’s rating and allow them to climb higher.
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Standings as of 2016-10-03

Towson records team record. Towson adds 2.172 to their rating with their three wins at VCU this weekend. They climb to 46.620 and can claim an all time high rating for the team. They are now 6-0 over their two events this season, with the best record in college dodgeball this season, and can claim the #4 spot in the Gonzalez Standings.

The Lower Septenary Teams. There is a competitive and better half of the league that is worth paying attention to. Pitt enters the League standings with a 36.057 rating and #23 placement, and UMD drops to #18 after losing 0.956 after going 0-3 this weekend. This places the two teams into a very competitive bracket that ranges from #18-24. Only 3.873 separates the lowest and highest ratings here, or some 4 quality wins. As long as these teams aren’t playing a team greater than #9, I’d expect to see these ratings shuffle over the season. Very easy to bust out. Akron has already done so, climbing into #13 from #17 last week.  Continue reading “Standings as of 2016-10-03”

Standings as of 2016-09-27

For these standings we use the revamped Gonzalez system, but I also included the time honored Champ system for ease of reference. There’s currently a discussion and vote going in the Executive Board for alterations to our NCDA Ranking Algorithm, which has been used for seeding the Nationals bracket for 2016 and 2015 (plus a proto system used for 2014). The accuracy for the Nationals bracket for the two years was 93.75%. The predictive accuracy for the new Gonzalez system is currently 80.16% (196 technical upsets / 988 ranked matches).  Continue reading “Standings as of 2016-09-27”

Standings as of 2016-04-05

End of season is April 9th, so these will be the rankings going into Nationals.

Games at any Nationals event are worth doublish in the ranking systems. After non-bracket play, the standings are recalculated and then turned into seeds for the National Tournament Bracket. See the Nationals section of the Constitution for the full rundown.  Continue reading “Standings as of 2016-04-05”

Standings as of 2016-03-27

This week sees a solidification for teams as they settle into a solid average, according to the NCDA Ranking Algorithm. GVSU is now ranked first in each of the four systems, this is a similar situation going into Nationals last year. We still have two events remaining with maybe a dozen more games to go. Look to see the lower-middle tier jumble in upcoming weeks. These teams generally are both close in games played and tight in their average, so any results will float these teams to their deserving ranking going into Nationals. We have an astounding 175 events and an average 14.5 games played per team thus far into the Season; plenty of data to build a ranking for each team! Continue reading “Standings as of 2016-03-27”

Standings as of 2015-12-04

Including the Buckeye Invitational which may end up closing out the year. If you have anything scheduled for December, or January, be sure to let us know.

The top 8 remain solid, but BW’s wins shaqify the bottom half of the list. GVSU wins the official tiebreaker for first, with just 2 more games played than CMU. GVSU does have the edge in three of the four systems; CMU places higher in Perrone while GVSU grabs the rest.

Below: As of 2015-11-23  Continue reading “Standings as of 2015-12-04”