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. 

Mov. Rank Rating Team
1 56.623 ↑ GVSU
2 49.717 CMU
3 49.161 JMU
4 48.819 Towson
5 48.708 SVSU
6 48.235 UK
7 46.423 ↑ MSU
8 45.903 ↑ Kent
↑ from 10 9 43.156 ↑ PSU
↓ from 9 10 42.779 OSU
↑ from 13 11 42.329 ↑ BGSU
12 42.223 WKU
↓ from 10 13 40.667 ↓ VCU
14 → 40.640 NSULA
↓ from 14 15 40.309 UNT
16 39.484 ↑ Ohio
↓ from 15 17 39.376 UWP
18 38.061 UNG
↑ from 26 19 37.944 ↑ Akron
20 37.754 UWW
21 37.715 NIU
↓ from 17 22 37.474 ↓ DePaul
23 37.425 UVA
24 36.971 UNL
25 36.820 MC
↑ from 27 26 36.601 Pitt
↓ from 19 27 36.424 ↓ CSU
28 36.291 GSU
29 36.149 UMD
↓ from 22 30 34.814 ↓ BW
↓ from 30 31 34.756 SU
↓ from 31 32 34.105 Miami

Status Quo Post Bellum:

Team Pre Post Change
Kent 43.786 45.903 2.117
Akron 36.737 37.944 1.208
MSU 45.474 46.423 0.949
BGSU 41.547 42.329 0.782
Ohio 38.704 39.484 0.780
PSU 42.484 43.156 0.672
GVSU 56.593 56.623 0.030
DePaul 38.078 37.474 -0.603
CSU 37.893 36.424 -1.469
VCU 42.489 40.667 -1.822
BW 37.459 34.814 -2.644

An interesting caveat going into Nationals. UK will be given a +1 HCA for being the home team. This will boost their current rating to 49.235 and put them as #3 going into the weekend. That’s how tight the 2-8 ratings are.

I asked the Content Team and Captains’ Club to come up with a few queries on the records for this season. Here’s a couple answered.

1. # of OT matches compared to last year (Kevin Bailey, GVSU)

Over our complete history, we’ve had 97 overtimes in 1193 ranked matches (8.13%). In 2017, we had 33 overtimes in 229 ranked matches (14.41%). In 2016, we had 23 in 213 (10.80%). We can also see that rating gaps between opponents are smaller in latest seasons, a potential sign that there is greater parity among greater number of opponents in the latest seasons than there was seven years ago. Does a match going into Overtime really signify the opponents are close in strength? Perhaps. The numbers are supporting this, but we could always use more matches to get even more confident.

Season OTs Matches % OT of Ranked
2011 4 116 3.45%
2012 8 131 6.11%
2013 12 157 7.64%
2014 6 167 3.59%
2015 11 180 6.11%
2016 23 213 10.80%
2017 33 229 14.41%

2. # of games with a 2 point diff or less compared to last year (Kevin Bailey, GVSU)

Compared to 2016, we had a bit more games that were decided by a 1 or 2 point differential. 2016 had 100 in 213 games (46.95%), while 2017 currently has 122 in 229 games (53.28%). For games decided by a 2 point or 1 point differential, our average overall is about 556 in 1193 (46.61%). Keep in mind, some of the early seasons didn’t have complete Point v Point box scores on a couple of matches, to my chagrin.

Season <=2 pt Diff Matches % of Ranked
2011 57 116 49.14%
2012 70 131 53.44%
2013 55 157 35.03%
2014 74 167 44.31%
2015 78 180 43.33%
2016 100 213 46.95%
2017 122 229 53.28%

3. Most played matchups (Kevin Bailey, GVSU)

We’ve covered a bit on this in the previous standings release. With an extra GVSU/MSU overtime game this weekend, they now claim 2nd on that League record. For 2017, this means GVSU/MSU is the first and UWP/DePaul is the second most occurring matchup for the Season.

Updated Record:
2015, 9 games: GVSU 9-0 MSU (inc 2 “doubleheaders”)
2017, 8 games: GVSU 6-2 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: UWP 5-2 DePaul (inc 1 doubleheader)

4. Largest victory (Kevin Bailey, GVSU) Biggest Upset (Felix Perrone)

I’m sure Kevin wanted largest margin of victory, but this does not interest me. I’m going to interpret “Largest” in my own way. Why not lump this with largest upset?

  1. Ohio Dodgeball Cup: Miami def MC 4-0 (#4, 1.751)
  2. Ohio Dodgeball Cup: Miami def CSU 2-1 (#5, 1.724)
  3. Party on Fifth Ave: Ohio def Pitt 3-0 (#6, 1.716)
  4. Ohio Dodgeball Cup: Ohio def BGSU 2-1 (#7, 1.712)
  5. Early Bird Invite MSU def GVSU 2-1 (#12, 1.596)

We shouldn’t leave out some other  a great games, statistically. Overtimes are halved, but it’s interesting to note. These games also fall under the definition of an upset, they just don’t have the same worth as a match decided in regulation. Here’s the top 5:

  1. Battle of the Valleys SVSU def GVSU 3-2 OT (#1, 0.963, 1.925 normalized)
  2. Ohio Dodgeball Cup: Ohio def Kent 3-2 OT (#4, 0.853, 1.705)
  3. Pink Out: VCU def Kent 2-1 OT (#5, 0.795, 1.705)
  4. Dodgetober Fest: SVSU def CMU 3-2 OT (#6, 0.772, 1.543
  5. BEAST VI: VCU def UK 2-1 OT (#9, 0.746, 1.492)

5. Most games played (Felix Perrone)

VCU! Holy cow. They were able to play 34 games this season. It’s always spectacular when a team is able to play more than 6 games in a season. VCU’s keys to success definitely helped with the current trend of the League: big tournaments. VCU was able to host and attend events over the season, and playing 3 games over the weekend works wonders for these kinds of numbers.

Kent: 31
BGSU: 30 (also claims the record for games played over one weekend)
Akron: 30
MSU: 27
Ohio: 27

I got some interesting questions, but only had time to answer a few. I’m going to try to get to all of these by the end of the week. It’s been super busy preparing for Nationals.

  1. # of OT matches compared to last year (Kevin Bailey, GVSU)
  2. # of games 2 point diff or less compared to last year (Kevin Bailey, GVSU)
  3. most played matchups (Kevin Bailey, GVSU)
  4. largest victory (Kevin Bailey, GVSU)
  5. most games played (Felix Perrone)
  6. biggest upset (Felix Perrone)
  7. change in Gonzalez points (Hunter Ford, VCU)
  8. rank movement (Jeffrey Schwartz, PSU)
  9. highest scoring team per game (Hunter Ford, VCU)
  10. least points given up per game (Hunter Ford, VCU)
  11. most points scored all season (Hunter Ford, VCU)
  12. least points scored all season (Hunter Ford, VCU)
  13. Record vs top 5 (Brandon Engelman, UK)
  14. Record vs top 10 (Brandon Engelman, UK)
  15. Avg ranking of opponent (Kevin Bailey, GVSU)
  16. Average and Median rating of each Region (Tyler Broyles, BGSU)
  17. Most games played (Jeff Starr, OSU)
  18. Most distance traveled (Jeff Starr, OSU)
  19. Best first year team (Jeff Starr, OSU)
  20. Top 10 youngest teams (Logan Rohloff, GVSU)
  21. Top 10 oldest teams (Logan Rohloff, GVSU)
  22. Each team’s percentage of points won (Zach Bachner, CMU)
  23. Average points played per match (Zach Bachner, CMU)
  24. # of games played by each team compared to their 2015-2016 season. (Kyle FitzPatrick, Kent)

Author: Zigmister

DePaul Dodgeball #68 &
NCDA Director of Officiating

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