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.
|↑ from 10||9||43.156 ↑||PSU|
|↓ from 9||10||42.779||OSU|
|↑ from 13||11||42.329 ↑||BGSU|
|↓ from 10||13||40.667 ↓||VCU|
|↓ from 14||15||40.309||UNT|
|↓ from 15||17||39.376||UWP|
|↑ from 26||19||37.944 ↑||Akron|
|↓ from 17||22||37.474 ↓||DePaul|
|↑ from 27||26||36.601||Pitt|
|↓ from 19||27||36.424 ↓||CSU|
|↓ from 22||30||34.814 ↓||BW|
|↓ from 30||31||34.756||SU|
|↓ from 31||32||34.105||Miami|
Status Quo Post Bellum:
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|
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|
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.
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?
- Ohio Dodgeball Cup: Miami def MC 4-0 (#4, 1.751)
- Ohio Dodgeball Cup: Miami def CSU 2-1 (#5, 1.724)
- Party on Fifth Ave: Ohio def Pitt 3-0 (#6, 1.716)
- Ohio Dodgeball Cup: Ohio def BGSU 2-1 (#7, 1.712)
- 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:
- Battle of the Valleys SVSU def GVSU 3-2 OT (#1, 0.963, 1.925 normalized)
- Ohio Dodgeball Cup: Ohio def Kent 3-2 OT (#4, 0.853, 1.705)
- Pink Out: VCU def Kent 2-1 OT (#5, 0.795, 1.705)
- Dodgetober Fest: SVSU def CMU 3-2 OT (#6, 0.772, 1.543
- 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.
BGSU: 30 (also claims the record for games played over one weekend)
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.
- # of OT matches compared to last year (Kevin Bailey, GVSU)
- # of games 2 point diff or less compared to last year (Kevin Bailey, GVSU)
- most played matchups (Kevin Bailey, GVSU)
- largest victory (Kevin Bailey, GVSU)
- most games played (Felix Perrone)
- biggest upset (Felix Perrone)
- change in Gonzalez points (Hunter Ford, VCU)
- rank movement (Jeffrey Schwartz, PSU)
- highest scoring team per game (Hunter Ford, VCU)
- least points given up per game (Hunter Ford, VCU)
- most points scored all season (Hunter Ford, VCU)
- least points scored all season (Hunter Ford, VCU)
- Record vs top 5 (Brandon Engelman, UK)
- Record vs top 10 (Brandon Engelman, UK)
- Avg ranking of opponent (Kevin Bailey, GVSU)
- Average and Median rating of each Region (Tyler Broyles, BGSU)
- Most games played (Jeff Starr, OSU)
- Most distance traveled (Jeff Starr, OSU)
- Best first year team (Jeff Starr, OSU)
- Top 10 youngest teams (Logan Rohloff, GVSU)
- Top 10 oldest teams (Logan Rohloff, GVSU)
- Each team’s percentage of points won (Zach Bachner, CMU)
- Average points played per match (Zach Bachner, CMU)
- # of games played by each team compared to their 2015-2016 season. (Kyle FitzPatrick, Kent)