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.
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.
|↑ from 5||4||48.819 ↑||Towson|
|↓ from 4||5||48.708||SVSU|
|↑ from 10||9||42.779||OSU|
|↓ from 9||10||42.489 ↓||VCU|
|↑ from 15||14||40.309*||UNT|
|↑ from 16||15||39.773||UWP|
|↑ from 17||16||38.704||Ohio|
|↓ from 14||17||38.061 ↓||UNG|
|↑ from 26||25||36.820*||MC|
|↑ from 29||26||36.737 ↑||Akron|
|↓ from 25||29||36.149 ↓||UMD|
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.