Month: February 2015

2015 WFTDA Playoffs Weekly Rankings

Welcome back everyone.  Sorry for the delay this week, but I was preoccupied with a small vacation to not so sunny and warm Las Vegas.  Seriously I’ve been there twice in the span of about 6 months and it rained both times.  That’s enough about me, lets focus back on the rankings.

Not much change this week.  We have NW Arkansas, Paper Valley and Shasta entering the Top 100 and we also saw Ft. Wayne move up a few more spots.  They are scoring at a rate that will put them right there for a D1 playoff spot.  They are currently showing 5 future bouts on FTS with the Naptown and Ohio bouts standing out as great opportunities to take the big step to D1.  As I said it was a quieter week so here are the rankings.

Rank Team Score # of Bouts Change from last rankings
1 Gotham 735.02 7 0
2 Rose City 665.05 9 0
3 Bay Area 620.27 9 0
4 Texas 538.47 6 0
5 Victoria 527.98 5 0
6 Denver 518.14 8 0
7 Windy City 512.09 7 0
8 Philly 502.39 5 0
9 London 496.04 7 0
10 Angel City 491.73 6 0
11 Minnesota 471.41 9 0
12 Rocky Mtn 456.82 6 0
13 Atlanta 444.47 5 0
14 Tampa 429.31 4 0
15 Jacksonville 424.49 5 0
16 Rat City 397.30 6 0
17 Montreal 384.15 7 0
18 Charm City 377.31 7 0
19 Terminal City 370.90 6 0
20 Stockholm 367.95 1 0
21 Arch Rival 363.41 5 0
22 Detroit 360.07 9 0
23 Steel City 356.48 6 0
24 Helsinki 351.03 1 0
25 Sun State 348.27 3 0
26 Madison 347.94 5 0
27 Ohio 329.53 6 0
28 Boston 329.13 4 0
29 Naptown 315.71 8 0
30 Arizona 314.28 4 0
31 St. Chux 302.69 3 0
32 Dallas 297.60 4 0
33 Toronto 291.98 6 0
34 Jet City 291.85 4 0
35 Nashville 286.39 7 0
36 Queen City 286.38 4 0
37 Ft. Wayne 286.14 2 3
38 Santa Cruz 285.11 4 -1
39 Wasatch 284.81 5 -1
40 Treasure Valley 280.18 4 -1
41 NW Arkansas 277.96 1 NEW
42 No Coast 275.48 6 -1
43 Sin City 273.56 5 -1
44 OK Victory 272.80 4 -1
45 SoCal 271.84 3 -1
46 Columbia 271.32 6 -1
47 Kansas City 266.99 6 -1
48 Tri-City 266.90 4 -1
49 Houston 261.29 9 -1
50 Chicago Outfit 260.07 9 -1
51 Rideau Valley 260.07 7 -1
52 Calgary 260.06 5 -1
53 Omaha 257.73 4 -1
54 Demolition City 250.21 7 -1
55 Sac City 241.29 2 -1
56 Suburbia 236.26 7 -1
57 Charlottesville 235.88 2 -1
58 New Hampshire 234.68 3 -1
59 Des Moines 233.18 2 -1
60 Bear City 231.27 8 -1
61 Sacred City 229.01 2 -1
62 Brewcity 225.02 5 -1
63 Boulder County 224.27 3 -1
64 Killamazoo 223.71 8 -1
65 Ithaca 221.14 4 -1
66 Charlotte 217.81 1 -1
67 Tucson 215.96 3 -1
68 Old Capitol 215.26 3 -1
69 Gold Coast 211.92 6 -1
70 DC 210.18 7 -1
71 Grand Raggidy 208.01 8 -1
72 Brandywine 198.70 4 -1
73 Blue Ridge 198.37 5 -1
74 Ann Arbor 197.85 6 -1
75 Connecticut 195.20 1 -1
76 Big Easy 187.75 4 -1
77 Garden State 184.57 1 -1
78 Carolina 180.96 3 -1
79 North Star 179.81 3 -1
80 Twin City 175.57 4 -1
81 Paper Valley 174.81 1 NEW
82 Cincinnati 172.72 2 -2
83 Lansing 167.17 4 -1
84 Gent 165.41 3 -3
85 Sioux City 164.65 3 -2
86 Rage City 163.95 1 -2
87 Quad City 163.59 6 -2
88 Emerald City 157.39 1 -2
89 Shasta 156.64 2 NEW
90 NEO 154.66 2 -3
91 Sydney 154.43 2 -3
92 Canberra 148.86 3 -3
93 Green Mt 147.70 3 -3
94 Diamond Divas 143.35 2 -3
95 Lowcountry 142.60 1 -3
96 Salisbury 141.90 4 -3
97 Cherry City 141.47 1 -3
98 Vette City 138.12 3 -3
99 Cape Fear 137.04 4 -3
100 Long Island 134.13 1 -3
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2015 WFTDA Playoffs Weekly Rankings & WET Revisited

It’s been a couple weeks, but trust me the wait will be worth it.  Before I get going though I must share a bit of Derby Math excitement.  Today Flattrackstats.com did a shout out on their Twitter and I can say the result has been amazing.  People from all over the world have now checked out Derby Math.  As always there are two easy ways to follow the updates.  The first is to like/follow me at facebook.com/derbymath and the second way is to follow directly thru WordPress and receive an email every time a new post is up.  I’m feeling pretty good right now and with the travel season really getting up to speed be prepared for lots of updates.

Tonight’s post will feature a complete listing of the weekly rankings (FTS results + released WFTDA Rankings for bouts since July 1, 2014), with all 211 teams being featured after my complete audit of the database.  In addition to that, I’m going to take another look at the WET (WFTDA European Tournament).  In my audit, the most time I spent updating was in regards to that tournament.  And the end results were shocking.

So as a quick recap, WET occurred the weekend of November 14th-16th and featured 15 bouts among 10 WFTDA teams.  It was a great opportunity to make a statement and really get a good idea for those of us in North America to find out how these teams matched up.  Bear City was just coming off of a great run in D2 Playoffs and several of the other teams had made successful trip across the pond earlier in the year, so it was setting up to make for some interesting movement in the rankings.  My weekly rankings even reflected that, especially for Stockholm and Helsinki as they both appeared primed to be in the battle for a 2015 Playoffs spot.  But then I did my audit and something very interesting happened.

Now if you were already aware of this, feel free to skip ahead, but if not you may be interested in these notes.  After contact FTS to confirm what I was seeing, I was shocked to learn that only 8 of the 15 bouts at WET were WFTDA sanctioned for rankings purposes.  My initial reaction was why would WFTDA allow something like this at their tournament, especially after all the discussion over the last couple of years of WFTDA needing to do something to help balance the European teams rankings.  This would have been a perfect opportunity for that to have happened, but it just didn’t.  In the end though, in my rankings at least, you can see the jump Stockholm and Helsinki had by having only their highest WFTDA points count end up counting.  I had originally counted all three bouts for both teams, but after the audit only one bout each counted (both nice wins over Bear City) and it shot them way up the rankings.  Crime City on the other hand had the complete opposite reaction as they dropped all the way down to #99 this week.  How it will all eventually play out is yet to be seen, but this sure was an interesting development.

So with the audit complete here are the latest weekly rankings.  Killamazoo and OK Victory also made some gains by having bouts come off my rankings.  And the bottom of the Top 100 had some big shake ups as well.  But without blabbing too much, here are my complete rankings (all 211 of them).  As a note, if you are aware of a team not listed here that you believe should be here contact me at derbymath@gmail.com and I’ll look into it for you.

Rank Team Score # of Bouts Change from last rankings
1 Gotham 735.02 7 0
2 Rose City 665.05 9 0
3 Bay Area 620.27 9 0
4 Texas 538.47 6 0
5 Victoria 527.98 5 0
6 Denver 518.14 8 0
7 Windy City 512.09 7 0
8 Philly 502.39 5 0
9 London 496.04 7 0
10 Angel City 491.73 6 0
11 Minnesota 471.41 9 0
12 Rocky Mtn 456.82 6 0
13 Atlanta 444.47 5 0
14 Tampa 429.31 4 0
15 Jacksonville 424.49 5 0
16 Rat City 397.30 6 0
17 Montreal 384.15 7 0
18 Charm City 377.31 7 0
19 Terminal City 370.90 6 0
20 Stockholm 367.95 1 23
21 Arch Rival 363.41 5 -1
22 Detroit 360.07 9 -1
23 Steel City 356.48 6 -1
24 Helsinki 351.03 1 35
25 Sun State 348.27 3 -2
26 Madison 347.94 5 -2
27 Ohio 329.53 6 -2
28 Boston 329.13 4 -2
29 Naptown 315.71 8 0
30 Arizona 314.28 4 -3
31 St. Chux 302.69 3 -3
32 Dallas 297.60 4 -2
33 Toronto 291.98 6 -2
34 Jet City 291.85 4 -2
35 Nashville 286.39 7 -2
36 Queen City 286.38 4 -2
37 Santa Cruz 285.11 4 -2
38 Wasatch 284.81 5 -2
39 Treasure Valley 280.18 4 -2
40 Ft. Wayne 275.50 1 -2
41 No Coast 275.48 6 -2
42 Sin City 273.56 5 -2
43 OK Victory 272.80 4 8
44 SoCal 271.84 3 -3
45 Columbia 271.32 6 -3
46 Kansas City 266.99 6 -2
47 Tri-City 266.90 4 -2
48 Houston 261.29 9 -2
49 Chicago Outfit 260.07 9 -2
50 Rideau Valley 260.07 7 -2
51 Calgary 260.06 5 -2
52 Omaha 257.73 4 0
53 Demolition City 250.21 7 -3
54 Sac City 241.29 2 -1
55 Suburbia 236.26 7 -1
56 Charlottesville 235.88 2 -1
57 New Hampshire 234.68 3 -1
58 Des Moines 233.18 2 -1
59 Bear City 231.27 8 4
60 Sacred City 229.01 2 -2
61 Brewcity 225.02 5 -1
62 Boulder County 224.27 3 -1
63 Killamazoo 223.71 8 4
64 Ithaca 221.14 4 -2
65 Charlotte 217.81 1 -1
66 Tucson 215.96 3 -1
67 Old Capitol 215.26 3 3
68 Gold Coast 211.92 6 -2
69 DC 210.18 7 -1
70 Grand Raggidy 208.01 8 -1
71 Brandywine 198.70 4 1
72 Blue Ridge 198.37 5 1
73 Ann Arbor 197.85 6 1
74 Connecticut 195.20 1 1
75 Big Easy 187.75 4 1
76 Garden State 184.57 1 1
77 Carolina 180.96 3 2
78 North Star 179.81 3 0
79 Twin City 175.57 4 1
80 Cincinnati 172.72 2 1
81 Gent 168.69 2 1
82 Lansing 167.17 4 1
83 Sioux City 164.65 3 2
84 Rage City 163.95 1 2
85 Quad City 163.59 6 2
86 Emerald City 157.39 1 2
87 NEO 154.66 2 2
88 Sydney 154.43 2 2
89 Canberra 148.86 3 3
90 Green Mt 147.70 3 3
91 Diamond Divas 143.35 2 6
92 Lowcountry 142.60 1 6
93 Salisbury 141.90 4 6
94 Cherry City 141.47 1 8
95 Vette City 138.12 3 6
96 Cape Fear 137.04 4 0
97 Long Island 134.13 1 6
98 Fargo 132.33 2 #N/A
99 Crime City 131.87 1 -28
100 Derby City 129.60 1 6
101 Magnolia 129.42 4 6
102 Hard Knox 129.14 2 73
103 Tallahassee 128.72 3 5
104 Burning River 128.21 1 5
105 Greensboro 127.53 4 -1
106 Kallio 126.88 6 -1
107 Southern Illinois 126.81 1 3
108 MOKAN 126.71 4 27
109 Crossroads City 122.13 3 3
110 Harbor City 119.79 5 71
111 Cen-Tex 119.14 1 -20
112 Dutchland 118.80 2 2
113 Alamo City 116.99 2 3
114 Mid-State 115.91 4 3
115 Middlesbrough 115.14 3 12
116 Red Stick 114.19 2 2
117 Gem City 113.04 2 3
118 Forest City 112.66 6 16
119 Cheyenne 112.62 3 2
120 Slaughterhouse 112.08 1 2
121 Hellions 111.79 3 2
122 Tragic City 110.80 1 2
123 Rainy City (UK) 110.52 7 -12
124 Assault City 110.48 2 -5
125 North Texas 110.36 2 16
126 Black Rose 110.34 5 -1
127 Paris 110.30 2 -1
128 Junction City 109.17 2 0
129 San Fernando 107.80 6 -14
130 Cedar Rapids 106.21 2 -17
131 Babe City 105.30 1 #N/A
132 Fox Cities 104.02 3 1
133 Ft. Myers 103.94 4 -1
134 Cornfed 102.31 1 2
135 Bakersfield 100.76 3 -4
136 Ventura 100.57 4 33
137 Circle City 99.94 1 1
138 Bellingham 98.42 2 -1
139 Chippewa Valley 97.83 3 61
140 Ark Valley 97.43 3 2
141 Central NY 97.37 1 2
142 Hartford 96.96 1 43
143 Nidaros 96.40 4 -4
144 Classic City 96.36 3 18
145 Dominion 96.03 3 -1
146 Mason-Dixon 95.20 3 -1
147 Stuttgart Valley 94.13 5 -1
148 Hammer City 93.83 4 -1
149 Richland County 93.25 2 -49
150 Leeds 92.95 5 -2
151 Chattanooga 92.61 1 -2
152 Cedar Valley 90.44 5 -2
153 Mississippi 90.19 1 -2
154 Mother State 89.44 3 0
155 Granite State 88.86 2 -15
156 Little Steel 88.34 3 0
157 Nottingham 86.18 2 4
158 Jersey Shore 84.09 4 -3
159 FoCo 83.75 1 4
160 Central Coast 83.36 2 4
161 Perth 83.02 2 4
162 Central City 82.22 2 -2
163 Copenhagen 81.95 3 -4
164 Springfield 81.15 1 2
165 Glass City 80.98 3 2
166 Border City 79.90 4 2
167 Diamond State 78.71 4 4
168 Lincolnshire 77.40 1 5
169 ICT 75.05 2 7
170 Durango 74.71 3 8
171 Royal Windsor 74.58 1 8
172 Albany 74.18 1 #N/A
173 Pueblo 74.16 2 7
174 Sheffield 72.60 1 9
175 Monterey Bay 69.87 1 9
176 Cajun 68.82 1 10
177 Oslo 68.27 4 10
178 Confluence 67.78 4 4
179 Newcastle 67.62 2 -7
180 Appalachian 67.19 1 8
181 Roughneck 67.04 4 -11
182 Nantes 65.66 1 7
183 Greenville 65.33 2 -6
184 Rocktown 64.24 1 6
185 Enid 62.78 4 7
186 South Sea 61.62 2 7
187 CoMo 60.96 1 7
188 Little City 60.75 1 8
189 Dixie 58.76 4 10
190 Sioux Falls 58.11 2 5
191 Antwerp 55.53 1 10
192 West Coast KOs 55.32 2 12
193 River City 54.06 1 9
194 Gainesville 51.13 1 -37
195 GTARollergirls 50.24 3 3
196 ROCK 47.69 1 7
197 Hudson Valley 43.06 1 8
198 New River 43.00 1 8
199 Melbourne 42.43 2 8
200 Renegade 40.87 2 8
201 Happy Valley 36.92 1 -49
202 Mississippi Valley 35.44 3 8
203 Chemical Valley 34.57 2 8
204 Apocalypse 34.09 1 8
205 Harrisburg 33.42 1 8
206 El Paso 26.51 2 8
207 Black N Bluegrass 14.66 1 10
208 Hub City 13.53 1 10
209 Spindletop 11.97 1 10
210 Southern Oregon 8.41 2 6
211 Assassination City 6.14 1 -2

2015 WFTDA Weekly Playoff Rankings

Things are starting to heat up in the WFTDA world and this past weekend will be the start of a very exciting next 5 months.  We saw a Top 15 team show its absolute dominance and really make me nervous about one of my 2015 predictions.  We then saw a couple of D2 Playoff teams go at it, but if Playoffs were today they both would be on the outside looking in.  And finally we saw a team lose, but gain 15 spots in the Weekly Rankings.

First things first, Jacksonville seriously had me worried about my prediction of no teams scoring 600 points this year.  Taking on an over-matched Ft. Myers team it wasn’t out of the realm of possibility that Jacksonville would put up the magic 600.  We are talking about a Jacksonville team that put up 711 to start their 2014 year after all.  At the end of the day though it was “only” a 505-26 victory for Jacksonville and the prediction is safe for another weekend.  Jacksonville keeps their hopes of getting a Top 12 ranking alive, lets face it that being a #3 seed is immensely better than being a #4 seed come playoffs. This bout lowered their points total slightly, but looking ahead to Jacksonville’s schedule (at least what is listed on FTS) they look very primed to go after that Top 12.

Our second bout of focus saw Killamazoo take out some revenge on Grand Raggidy with a 225-160 victory.  For Killamazoo this was the highest WFTDA points total of the season as they scored 299.81 points (reminder that my rankings are based on released WFTDA rankings and FTS scores).  This moved them up 4 spots in the rankings this week, but Killamazoo will still have a lot of work to do in order to get back in to the Top 60 as they still have a rough score from a bout with South Bend last July to deal with.  They do have a packed schedule coming up, but the key could be a March 21st bout with Ohio.  They don’t need to win, but a really bad performance could be too much for them to overcome for the 2015 Playoffs.

And finally we had North Star take a squeaker over Sioux City 136-134.  Sioux City, despite the loss, jumped all the way up to #85 and North Star actually lost a spot and is now #78 this week.  This helps me put some faith in the rankings.  If two teams are able to battle that closely and then still be ranked that close tells me at least part of the rankings is correct.  I don’t think either of these two teams have what it takes to get up to the Top 60 this year, but I fully expect both of them to put forth some great battles.

There are your highlights, and now it is on to the rankings.

Rank Team Score # of Bouts Weekly Change
1 Gotham 735.02 7 0
2 Rose City 665.05 9 0
3 Bay Area 620.27 9 0
4 Texas 538.47 6 0
5 Victoria 527.98 5 0
6 Denver 518.14 8 0
7 Windy City 512.09 7 0
8 Philly 502.39 5 0
9 London 496.04 7 0
10 Angel City 491.73 6 0
11 Minnesota 471.41 9 0
12 Rocky Mtn 456.82 6 0
13 Atlanta 444.47 5 0
14 Tampa 429.31 4 0
15 Jacksonville 424.49 5 0
16 Rat City 397.30 6 0
17 Montreal 384.15 7 0
18 Charm City 377.31 7 0
19 Terminal City 370.90 6 0
20 Arch Rival 363.41 5 0
21 Detroit 360.07 9 0
22 Steel City 356.48 6 0
23 Sun State 348.27 3 0
24 Madison 347.94 5 0
25 Ohio 329.53 6 0
26 Boston 329.13 4 0
27 Arizona 314.28 4 0
28 St. Chux 302.69 3 0
29 Naptown 300.20 7 0
30 Dallas 297.60 4 0
31 Toronto 291.98 6 0
32 Jet City 291.85 4 0
33 Nashville 286.39 7 0
34 Queen City 286.38 4 0
35 Santa Cruz 285.11 4 0
36 Wasatch 284.81 5 0
37 Treasure Valley 280.18 4 0
38 Ft. Wayne 275.50 1 0
39 No Coast 275.48 6 0
40 Sin City 273.56 5 0
41 SoCal 271.84 3 0
42 Columbia 271.32 6 0
43 Stockholm 268.76 3 0
44 Kansas City 266.99 6 0
45 Tri-City 266.90 4 0
46 Houston 261.29 9 0
47 Chicago Outfit 260.07 9 0
48 Rideau Valley 260.07 7 0
49 Calgary 260.06 5 0
50 Demolition City 247.17 6 0
51 OK Victory 244.65 5 0
52 Omaha 241.90 3 0
53 Sac City 241.29 2 0
54 Suburbia 236.26 7 0
55 Charlottesville 235.88 2 0
56 New Hampshire 234.68 3 0
57 Des Moines 233.18 2 0
58 Sacred City 229.01 2 0
59 Helsinki 227.67 3 0
60 Brewcity 225.02 5 0
61 Boulder County 224.27 3 0
62 Ithaca 221.14 4 0
63 Bear City 220.75 9 0
64 Charlotte 217.81 1 0
65 Tucson 215.96 3 0
66 Gold Coast 211.92 6 0
67 Killamazoo 211.22 9 4
68 DC 210.18 7 -1
69 Grand Raggidy 208.01 8 0
70 Old Capitol 207.96 2 -2
71 Crime City 202.39 3 -1
72 Brandywine 198.70 4 0
73 Blue Ridge 198.37 5 0
74 Ann Arbor 197.85 6 0
75 Connecticut 195.20 1 0
76 Big Easy 187.75 4 0
77 Garden State 184.57 1 1
78 North Star 179.81 3 -1
79 Carolina 178.23 4 0
80 Twin City 175.57 4 0
81 Cincinnati 172.72 2 0
82 Gent 170.51 3 0
83 Lansing 167.17 4 0
84 South Bend 165.90 1 0
85 Sioux City 164.65 3 15
86 Rage City 163.95 1 -1
87 Quad City 163.59 6 -1
88 Emerald City 157.39 1 -1
89 NEO 154.66 2 -1
90 Sydney 154.43 2 -1
91 Cen-Tex 150.65 3 -1
92 Canberra 148.86 3 -1
93 Green Mt 147.70 3 -1
94 Pikes Peak 147.59 1 -1
95 Tiger Bay 146.86 3 -1
96 Cape Fear 145.67 3 -1
97 Diamond Divas 143.35 2 -1
98 Lowcountry 142.60 1 -1
99 Salisbury 141.90 4 -1
100 Richland County 141.84 1 -1