2015 WFTDA Playoff Rankings – Week 16

Oh WFTDA, you sneaky little buggers you.  As most of you have heard by now, but in case you haven’t, with the release of the October 5th rankings release WFTDA also announced the removal of the playoff modifier.  WOOHOO!!!!  As you know I was very much against the modifier and by WFTDA removing it I feel not only is the correct move, but also shows WFTDA’s willingness to make changes that are necessary.  I had highlighted in the past just how much of an impact the modifier made, but tonight will be the last time as I release two rankings.  The first will be the standard week to week rankings with the second showing the true rankings as they are now that the playoff modifier has been removed.

While most of the derby world was focusing on MRDA’s this weekend, there were two very significant early bouts that could have playoff implications going on in WFTDA.  The first was the opening bouts for Sac City and Sacred City in their 2015 Playoff campaigns.  Sacred City took the win 203-162, but it was Sac City who took the points.  That is right, due to Sac City’s large drop down for the October 5th release they came into this bout only ranked 84th compared to Sacred City’s 53rd.  So even by losing it was Sac City who earned more WFTDA points in this match-up.  The teams slot in 58th and 59th in the weekly rankings, which most thought would have been enough to be the top new teams this week, but not the case.

That honor belongs to the Des Moines Derby Dames.  By knocking off the Quad City Rollers by a 201-100 margin, Des Moines gained enough points to slot into 50th before the playoff modifiers were removed.  That is a very impressive start for a team that only came in 76th in the October 5th release.  This tells me that we are going to be in for a very exciting battle to the end for the bottom of D1 thru D2 Playoffs (assuming WFTDA doesn’t change the format, which in my opinion they should but that is a topic for another day).

So here is how the rankings looked this week with the playoff modifiers in place.

Rank Team Score Weekly Change
1 Gotham 860.60 0
2 Rose City 719.44 0
3 Bay Area 665.77 0
4 Victoria 627.62 0
5 Philly 620.74 0
6 Windy City 616.56 0
7 London 603.64 0
8 Texas 603.28 0
9 Denver 598.14 0
10 Angel City 582.01 0
11 Rocky Mtn 549.56 0
12 Tampa 544.14 0
13 Jacksonville 542.55 0
14 Atlanta 530.47 0
15 Minnesota 519.91 0
16 Rat City 466.79 0
17 Montreal 448.89 0
18 Terminal City 441.63 0
19 Arch Rival 440.22 0
20 Charm City 428.52 0
21 Madison 420.65 0
22 Boston 417.27 0
23 Steel City 409.59 0
24 Arizona 398.02 0
25 St. Chux 378.36 0
26 Detroit 377.90 0
27 Ohio 376.37 0
28 Santa Cruz 360.06 0
29 Wasatch 346.92 0
30 Jet City 346.09 0
31 Toronto 341.59 0
32 Nashville 339.92 0
33 SoCal 339.81 0
34 Dallas 334.42 0
35 Naptown 332.29 0
36 Treasure Valley 327.65 0
37 Bear City 325.64 0
38 No Coast 321.60 0
39 Queen City 321.24 0
40 Sin City 314.52 0
41 Tri-City 313.19 0
42 Kansas City 307.91 0
43 Rideau Valley 302.76 0
44 Houston 298.16 0
45 Columbia 295.50 0
46 New Hampshire 293.34 0
47 OK Victory 285.68 0
48 Chicago Outfit 279.93 0
49 Omaha 278.18 0
50 Des Moines 276.46 *NEW*
51 Demolition City 271.03 -1
52 Boulder County 264.00 -1
53 Calgary 260.06 -1
54 Tucson 256.56 0
55 Suburbia 256.26 -2
56 Brewcity 254.51 -1
57 Gold Coast 248.44 -1
58 Sac City 239.67 *NEW*
59 Sacred City 231.92 *NEW*
60 Grand Raggidy 231.37 4
61 Brandywine 231.17 -4
62 DC 228.20 -4
63 Blue Ridge 222.87 -4
64 Big Easy 221.17 -4
65 Ithaca 221.14 -4
66 Charlottesville 219.12 -4
67 Charlotte 217.81 -4
68 Old Capitol 207.96 -3
69 Alamo City 203.64 -2
70 Killamazoo 201.75 -1
71 Connecticut 195.20 -3
72 Quad City 189.65 -6
73 North Star 185.86 -3
74 Garden State 184.57 *NEW*
75 Twin City 175.57 -4
76 Cincinnati 172.72 -4
77 South Bend 165.90 -4
78 Rage City 163.95 -3
79 Ann Arbor 161.37 0
80 Carolina 160.34 -6
81 Emerald City 157.39 -5
82 San Fernando 156.58 -5
83 Cape Fear 154.68 -3
84 NEO 154.66 -6
85 Green Mt 147.70 -4
86 Pikes Peak 147.59 -4
87 Cen-Tex 143.47 3
88 Diamond Divas 143.35 -5
89 Lowcountry 142.60 -5
90 Salisbury 141.90 -3
91 Richland County 141.84 -6
92 Cherry City 141.47 -6
93 Sioux City 139.02 -5
94 Vette City 138.12 -5
95 Lansing 134.45 -4
96 West Texas 131.12 -4
97 Derby City 129.60 -4
98 Magnolia 129.42 -4
99 Tallahassee 128.72 -4
100 Burning River 128.21 -4

But now on to how things look with the playoff modifier being removed.  Wow did things change.  We have teams all over the place with both Dallas and Des Moines jumping all the way in to the Top 40.  We then also have Ithaca, Charlottesville, and Charlotte jumping all the way into the Top 60.  But most importantly, everything got tightened up substationally.  It should make for a great season.

Rank Team Score Playoff Modifier Change
1 Gotham 698.90 0
2 Rose City 610.36 0
3 Bay Area 582.88 0
4 Windy City 508.54 2
5 Denver 497.93 4
6 Philly 490.68 -1
7 Angel City 484.32 3
8 Texas 479.97 0
9 Victoria 464.91 -5
10 Minnesota 463.52 5
11 London 460.80 -4
12 Rocky Mtn 448.88 -1
13 Atlanta 444.47 1
14 Tampa 429.31 -2
15 Jacksonville 428.62 -2
16 Rat City 397.30 0
17 Montreal 384.15 0
18 Charm City 377.31 2
19 Terminal City 370.90 -1
20 Arch Rival 363.41 -1
21 Steel City 356.48 2
22 Madison 347.94 -1
23 Detroit 338.25 3
24 Dallas 334.42 10
25 Ohio 329.53 2
26 Boston 329.13 -4
27 Arizona 314.28 -3
28 St. Chux 302.69 -3
29 Toronto 291.98 2
30 Jet City 291.85 0
31 Nashville 290.03 1
32 Queen City 286.38 7
33 Santa Cruz 285.11 -5
34 Wasatch 284.81 -5
35 Treasure Valley 280.18 1
36 Naptown 278.40 -1
37 Des Moines 276.46 13
38 No Coast 275.48 0
39 Houston 272.40 5
40 SoCal 271.84 -7
41 Sin City 268.31 -1
42 Rideau Valley 267.68 1
43 Kansas City 266.99 -1
44 Tri-City 266.90 -3
45 Bear City 265.17 -8
46 Chicago Outfit 260.07 2
47 Calgary 260.06 6
48 Demolition City 247.17 3
49 Columbia 247.02 -4
50 OK Victory 244.65 -3
51 Omaha 241.90 -2
52 Sac City 239.67 6
53 Suburbia 236.26 2
54 New Hampshire 234.68 -8
55 Sacred City 231.92 4
56 Brewcity 225.02 0
57 Boulder County 224.27 -5
58 Ithaca 221.14 7
59 Charlottesville 219.12 7
60 Charlotte 217.81 7
61 Tucson 215.96 -7
62 Grand Raggidy 215.12 -2
63 Gold Coast 211.92 -6
64 DC 210.18 -2
65 Old Capitol 207.96 3
66 Alamo City 203.64 3
67 Killamazoo 201.75 3
68 Brandywine 198.70 -7
69 Blue Ridge 198.37 -6
70 Connecticut 195.20 1
71 Quad City 189.65 1
72 Big Easy 187.75 -8
73 North Star 185.86 0
74 Garden State 184.57 0
75 Twin City 175.57 0
76 Cincinnati 172.72 0
77 South Bend 165.90 0
78 Rage City 163.95 0
79 Ann Arbor 161.37 0
80 Carolina 160.34 0
81 Emerald City 157.39 0
82 San Fernando 156.58 0
83 Cape Fear 154.68 0
84 NEO 154.66 0
85 Green Mt 147.70 0
86 Pikes Peak 147.59 0
87 Cen-Tex 143.47 0
88 Diamond Divas 143.35 0
89 Lowcountry 142.60 0
90 Salisbury 141.90 0
91 Richland County 141.84 0
92 Cherry City 141.47 0
93 Sioux City 139.02 0
94 Vette City 138.12 0
95 Lansing 134.45 0
96 West Texas 131.12 0
97 Derby City 129.60 0
98 Magnolia 129.42 0
99 Tallahassee 128.72 0
100 Burning River 128.21 0
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