2015 Weekly Playoff Rankings – Arizona’s Rise Continues

The weather is changing, at least here in Wisconsin, and the derby action around the world continues to heat up.  This week saw action from 11 current Top 100 teams and the addition of 4 new teams to the rankings this week.  And the biggest news of the weekend is the continued rise of Arizona in the derby world.

Now in fairness to Arizona, their rise started last season with their run into the D1 playoffs that culminated with their 5th place finish in their respective playoff.  In fact the only reason they were not ranked higher so far this season in my rankings was 521-125 loss they suffered at the hands of Texas during those playoffs.  But it was this past weekend and their “How the West Was Won” that brought them back to probably their correct rankings.

Arizona welcomed a nice mixture of teams with Brewcity, St. Chux and Calgary all making the trek down to sunny Arizona for a round robin set of play.  Arizona put forth an effort that not only resulted in 3 wins (by an average of 208 points) but also a WFTDA points average of 436 points.  That moved them up 10 places from last week and now has them situated in 20th place.  Being in the Top 20 could end up being very important as a #5 seed is much more likely to beat a #4 seed than a #6 is to beat a #3.  That allows a team to reach the semi-finals and ultimately means they are just one win away from Champs.  Arizona is far from done and the next few months they are staying very busy (Skate to Thrill in Missouri, Tinseltown Showdown in California, and Bestern in Colorado) and playing some of the best competition there is.  Come July we will really know where they stack up and I’ll be curious to see how high up the rankings they can go.

The other three teams at “How the West Was Won” had some very mixed results.  Brewcity went 0-3 and while they were able to keep the points good enough from a WFTDA perspective against St. Chux and Calgary their bout against Arizona only got them about 121 WFTDA points and made their return to D2 Playoffs a bit tougher than before the weekend started.  As of now I am showing them all the way down in 72nd.  St. Chux finished the weekend 1-2 and that cost them 11 spots.  The drop is almost more a product of just how tight things are in that part of the rankings.  32nd and 48th are only separated by about 20 points and we are going to see a huge battle down the stretch for those final D1 playoff spots.

And one team that is looking more and more like a D1 teams is Calgary.  By going 2-1 in the weekend they move up to 39th and made a very nice statement with their 137-103 win over St. Chux.  At this point it all could come down to their schedule from here until July and if they can get the right match ups to maximize the WFTDA points needed to make it to D1.  As of right now their website shows a bout on June 6th against a team to be determined, so we will have to just do a wait and see on them.

Lots of talk there and I could keep going, but there are plenty of weeks yet to come.  Here are the Top 100 rankings as of today.

*As a note, I am now up on Twitter and will send out weekend updates on some of the top scores impacting the rankings as they happen.  Just follow me @derbymath

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 Arizona 366.53 7 10
21 Arch Rival 363.41 5 0
22 Detroit 360.07 9 0
23 Steel City 356.48 6 0
24 Sun State 348.27 3 1
25 Madison 347.94 5 1
26 Stockholm 344.58 2 -6
27 Ohio 329.53 6 0
28 Boston 329.13 4 0
29 Naptown 312.14 9 0
30 Helsinki 306.02 2 -6
31 Dallas 297.60 4 1
32 Toronto 291.98 6 1
33 Jet City 291.85 4 1
34 Queen City 291.80 5 2
35 Ft. Wayne 290.01 3 2
36 Nashville 286.39 7 -1
37 Santa Cruz 285.11 4 1
38 Wasatch 284.81 5 1
39 Calgary 283.60 7 15
40 No Coast 280.90 7 0
41 Treasure Valley 280.18 4 0
42 St. Chux 278.95 6 -11
43 NW Arkansas 277.96 1 -1
44 Demolition City 274.25 9 -1
45 Sin City 273.56 5 -1
46 OK Victory 272.80 4 -1
47 SoCal 271.84 3 -1
48 Columbia 271.32 6 -1
49 Kansas City 266.99 6 -1
50 Tri-City 266.90 4 -1
51 Sacred City 266.54 4 -1
52 Houston 261.29 9 -1
53 Chicago Outfit 260.07 9 -1
54 Rideau Valley 260.07 7 -1
55 Pikes Peak 258.42 2 0
56 Omaha 243.11 5 0
57 Sac City 241.29 2 0
58 Suburbia 236.26 7 0
59 Charlottesville 235.88 2 0
60 New Hampshire 234.68 3 0
61 Killamazoo 234.56 9 0
62 Des Moines 233.18 2 0
63 Bear City 231.27 8 0
64 Memphis 229.35 1 *NEW*
65 Boulder County 224.27 3 0
66 Ithaca 221.14 4 0
67 Gold Coast 219.08 7 4
68 Roc City 217.92 1 *NEW*
69 Tucson 215.96 3 -1
70 Old Capitol 215.26 3 -1
71 Emerald City 214.70 3 -1
72 Brewcity 212.93 8 -8
73 DC 210.18 7 -1
74 Grand Raggidy 208.01 8 -1
75 Carolina 205.46 4 6
76 Brandywine 198.70 4 -2
77 Blue Ridge 198.37 5 -2
78 Ann Arbor 197.85 6 -2
79 North Star 197.75 4 -2
80 Connecticut 195.20 1 -2
81 Big Easy 187.75 4 -2
82 Garden State 184.57 1 -2
83 Oklahoma City 181.56 2 *NEW*
84 Twin City 176.50 7 0
85 Paper Valley 174.81 1 -3
86 Cincinnati 172.72 2 -3
87 Charlotte 169.95 2 -20
88 Lansing 167.17 4 -3
89 Gent 165.41 3 -3
90 Sioux City 164.65 3 -3
91 Quad City 163.59 6 -2
92 Rage City 161.42 2 -4
93 Shasta 156.64 2 -3
94 NEO 154.66 2 -3
95 Sydney 154.43 2 -3
96 Fargo 152.66 3 -3
97 Canberra 148.86 3 -2
98 Green Mt 147.70 3 -2
99 Brute-Leggers 145.42 2 *NEW*
100 Cherry City 145.29 5 -6
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2 comments

  1. Your math is a little off but still an interesting break down. Calgary will be playing a number of tournaments. Southern Discomfort April 25-26 Columbia SC. Spring Roll. Beach Brawl. There will be another tournament in August as well that has not been made public yet. Of course play offs cut off is prior to that so it won’t matter for this year.

    They will be updating there website shortly. The web media person is being texted right now.

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    1. Thank you for the info. One thing to remember is that I only use the released WFTDA Rankings and FTS scores posted. I accept that it may cause things to be a little off from what the actual WFTDA rankings are, but this should be a tool that helps teams know where they are at looking towards the playoffs compared to the WFTDA rankings that are a rolling basis.

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