GVSU takes a minor hit to their top rating from the matches, but is still games ahead of any opponent. I could give you exactly where SVSU’s Battle of the Valley’s OT upset ranks in the history of upsets, but I’m currently still working on some data for the 1000 match articles. It’s about 3rd or 4th in OT upsets though, around the top ten for all upsets, certainly around the 95th percentile upsets either way. SVSU is now on the cusp of climbing past OSU and JMU with even a small win (winning on any team that is within 8.730 of SV’s 45.076).
While UK’s took two wins this weekend in a double header, their opponent was out of their caliber and gives the minimum exchange for the wide rating gap (12.458 with UK’s home court advantage). UK (and Kent) drop a place to make room for Towson’s climb back to #4. This is a good example of how better quality wins can do more for a team’s rating and allow them to climb higher.
|↑ from 6||4||46.840||Towson|
|↓ from 4||5||46.282||Kent|
|↓ from 5||6||45.971||UK|
|↑ from 18||15||39.124||BGSU|
|↑ from 19||18||37.350||UVA|
|↑ from 20||19||37.154||Akron|
|↑ from 21||20||36.698||DePaul|
|↓ from 15||21||36.477||BW|
BW takes a major hit as their scheduled matchups were close and of high value. Their rating already falls within a highly competitive section of the standings, but this just means they have an easier time climbing back by securing two or three quality wins when they get to play again.
The Gonzalez System was voted in by the Executive Board as the exclusive this past week. Plenty of more games to play in November, and plenty of more results to influence these charts. Let’s see how what comes to pass.