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!
|↑ from 14||13||BW||13||0.471|
|↑ from 15||14||BGSU||13.25||0.316|
|↑ from 16||15||WKU||14.25||0.375|
|↓ from 13||16||UMD||14.5||0.308|
|↑ from 19||18||DePaul||19.5||0.083|
|↓ from 18||19||SU||19.75||0.000|
3 thoughts on “Standings as of 2016-03-27”
Surprised that Towson did not climb ahead of Kent. A win over JMU and an OT match against MSU! Quite an impressive weekend.
On the other hand I am not surprised that MSU didn’t move from #3. Their season has been very impressive, and a few bad games can’t override the amount of success they have had all year.
For the most part these standings still seem pretty accurate in my opinion.
I imagine our H2H loss against them really held us back
Looking at it at a glance, I would chalk most of it up to Kent having many more wins than Towson. Last week Kent was 6.5 and Towson was 8.5 in the NCDA Average. That’s pretty far away, and the lead has shortened but both opponents are falling into solid 7 and 8s.
I outlined in general what I thought Towson had to do to advance a couple places, but looks like they had to get three solid wins plus at least an OT loss on the day to bump past Kent. Essentially they had to gain games on Kent.