Standings as of 2017-09-26

We are only three events in and 14 ranked matches into the 2018 Season. We’ve already had 11 teams compete, and we have oodles more games (at least 21) to see this upcoming weekend with events at UNL (Cornhusker Clash), Kent (Summit Street Slugfest), and UMD. There’s a lot of activity to close out a very busy September. I can’t express how excited I am to see the match count grow.

This weekend saw only five ranked matches and no technical upsets. They were held at Towson and a double header at UK. In the current Gonzalez System, there are now 239 technical upsets in 1264 ranked matches since accurate record keeping started 2010-09-25.

As stated in the previous Standings release, a couple things to reiterate for a couple more weeks:

Please keep in mind that there is a Exec Board vote scheduled on the NCDA Ranking Algorithm; so the Gonzalez system as it appears before you today may or may not be the single system we use for Nationals 2018 at VCU. We’ll release information on the vote as soon as it comes up.

Every system is going to produce strange Standings in the initial parts of the season, which might retroactively look silly come Nationals 2018. For a couple more weeks, this list is essentially going to similar to what it did at the end of the Season, post Nationals 2017.

Participant Pre Post Change
UK 45.368 46.196 0.828
Towson 45.910 46.362 0.453
VCU 41.336 41.437 0.102
SU 36.337 35.783 -0.554
WKU 40.967 40.139 -0.828

These half point swings are common changes over one to two matches. For what it is worth, four exchanges were around 0.4-0.5 point swings. The Towson/Stevenson match was the lowest influential exchange, at the minimum 0.010 exchange value.

Mov. Rank Rating Team
1 53.321 GVSU
2 52.857 CMU
3 48.823 SVSU
4 46.362 Towson
↑ from 8 5 46.196 UK
↓ from 5 6 45.892 Kent
↓ from 6 7 45.698 MSU
↓ from 7 8 45.410 JMU
9 42.524 OSU
10 42.139 UWP
11 42.109 BGSU
12 41.615 PSU
13 41.582 UMD
14 41.437 VCU
15 41.124 DePaul
↑ from 17 16 40.502 UNT
↓ from 16 17 40.139 WKU
18 38.586 UWW
19 38.557 NIU
20 38.458 CSU
21 37.998 UNL
22 37.952 UVA
23 37.885 MC
24 37.722 Pitt
25 37.489 GSU
26 37.161 Ohio
27 37.119 UNG
28 36.381 BW
↑ from 30 29 36.169 NSU
↓ from 29 30 35.783 SU
31 35.561 Akron
32 33.498 Miami

I mentioned it last week, and UK made the jump up the highly competitive 4-8 section of the Standings. Where there was .542 point difference between #4 and #8 last week, now there is .952 difference. It’s still close but expect this tier to fluctuate wildly with #4 Towson, #6 Kent, and #8 JMU playing this weekend.

The rest of the Standings are nowhere near safe with 21-22 matches played by 15 teams. If CMU wins out at Kent, there is a decent potential that they could nab #1 off GVSU. See you in the next Tuesday release!

Author: Zigmister

DePaul Dodgeball #68 & NCDA Director of Officiating

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