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. 

Mov. Rank Rating Team
1 56.593 GVSU
2 49.717 CMU
3 49.161 JMU
↑ from 5 4 48.819 ↑ Towson
↓ from 4 5 48.708 SVSU
6 48.235 ↑ UK
7 45.474 MSU
8 43.786 ↑ Kent
↑ from 10 9 42.779 OSU
↓ from 9 10 42.489 ↓ VCU
11 42.484* PSU
12 42.223 ↑ WKU
13 41.547 BGSU
↑ from 15 14 40.309* UNT
↑ from 16 15 39.773 UWP
↑ from 17 16 38.704 Ohio
↓ from 14 17 38.061 ↓ UNG
18 37.893* CSU
19 37.754* UWW
20 37.715* NIU
21 37.681 DePaul
22 37.459 BW
23 37.425 UVA
24 36.971* UNL
↑ from 26 25 36.820* MC
↑ from 29 26 36.737 ↑ Akron
27 36.601* Pitt
28 36.291* GSU
↓ from 25 29 36.149 ↓ UMD
30 34.756 SU
31 34.105 Miami

UNG has enough games where we can be more confident in their rating, pretty much. It does not hurt you to play more. They should aim to play more going into Nationals: they’ll need the experience. Plus, if their pre-Saturday rating doesn’t accurately reflect their current strength on the court, the potential upsets at Nationals will hurt their Sunday seed more. Having an accurate seed is protection, and the whole point of the Gonzalez system is to accurately seed out the Tournament Bracket at Nationals.

We have a couple of teams we desperately need to see more of this season, considering they are registered for Nationals. Penn and Cleveland State are attending Nationals but only have a sparse three games played this season. Their performance at Akron’s WAR will be a much needed evaluation on their current Gonzalez rating.

Author: Zigmister

DePaul Dodgeball #68 &
NCDA Director of Officiating

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