Weekly WFTDA Rankings & Skate to Thrill Recap

Sorry for the delay in getting this out, but with WFTDA releasing their latest rankings today I felt it was more important to wait an extra day and get it right than be out on time.  There was a ton of action this past week and I will touch on a lot of it, but for starters lets take a look at the teams that participated in Stake to Thrill, hosted by St. Chux.

Team # of Bouts Tourney Record Average WFTDA Score Change in Weekly Rankings
Arch Rival 3 3-0 600.67 +3
Demolition City 3 1-2 372.06 +11
No Coast 3 2-1 325.97 +5
Arizona 3 2-1 322.36 -2
St. Chux 4 1-3 289.23 -4
Naptown 3 1-2 269.00 -1
Burning River 3 3-0 262.91 +9
Junction City 3 1-2 243.91 +17
Twin City 3 1-2 235.88 +4
Tiger Bay 4 1-3 221.80 N/A

I don’t know if anyone was really surprised by most of the results at Skate to Thrill, but holy crap did Arch Rival just dominate.  (For complete bout recaps be sure to check out Derby Central) With this weekend Arch Rival moved all the way up to #13 in the weekly rankings and had an average WFTDA score over 220 points higher than any other team there.  As a whole this really was a successful weekend for almost all of the teams as St. Chux was the only team who saw their ranking decrease by more than 2 spots and one of those spots was from Demolition City who jumped up 11.  This despite a 1-2 record.  All in all it was a great weekend and this is quickly turning into a very solid tournament in the Midwest for those teams in the bottom half of D1 or in D2.  For just being their 2nd year St. Chux does an absolutely fabulous job.

In other action we had Madison pulling double against Jacksonville and Atlanta, and unfortunately the results were not good for them.  Two big defeats saw them drop 10 spots in the rankings, slotting them all the way down at #37.  It may have been a bit much to ask of the going up against two Top 15 teams, but I still feel Madison will do well to make it to D1 playoffs and pull in a 5-7th place finish once there.  Another big mover this week was Boston who moved up 7 spots with wins over Steel City and Ohio.  This put them up into 21st and well above that all important 28th ranking line for playoffs.  Like I have said many times, you do not want to enter D1 playoffs as a 7th seed or higher.  That gives you a best case scenario of facing a #1 or #2 seed as a reward for winning your opening game.  OUCH!!!

Finally this week I’ll leave you with a little bit of analysis.  A few weeks back I had a little discussion on Facebook about what i felt were going to be the D1 and D2 point averages needed to qualify this year.  I’m going to re-affirm my belief that it will take between 255-260 points to make it to D2 and (even though it may be a bit high) I’m sticking with 305-310 to make it to D1.  WFTDA scores go up as the year goes on, but at the same time making your average go up gets more difficult.  If you have already played 9 bouts and your average is 200, your next bout needs an average of 210 just to move your overall average to 201.  So making a big move could be difficult if your team has already played a lot of bouts.  That is important to think about, as every single point matters.

I hope you all enjoyed the recap and below find the TOP 100 this week.

Rank Team Score # of Bouts Change from last rankings
1 Gotham 735.02 7 0
2 Rose City 678.59 10 0
3 Bay Area 620.27 9 0
4 Texas 565.01 7 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 Atlanta 484.76 7 1
12 Jacksonville 479.42 7 2
13 Arch Rival 474.26 9 3
14 Minnesota 471.41 9 -3
15 Rocky Mtn 453.06 7 -2
16 Tampa 405.99 7 -1
17 Charm City 402.81 9 0
18 Rat City 397.30 6 0
19 Montreal 384.35 8 0
20 Detroit 383.79 10 0
21 Boston 379.08 9 7
22 Des Moines United 375.37 2 -1
23 Terminal City 370.90 6 0
24 Arizona 358.78 10 -2
25 Dallas 350.88 7 0
26 Ohio 348.67 11 -2
27 Steel City 348.34 11 3
28 Sun State 348.27 3 -2
29 Stockholm 347.24 2 0
30 Toronto 331.19 9 1
31 Queen City 312.74 6 1
32 Rideau Valley 306.69 11 3
33 Charlottesville 302.20 4 1
34 Naptown 299.78 13 -1
35 Demolition City 299.35 12 11
36 No Coast 297.07 11 5
37 Madison 296.18 7 -10
38 Jet City 291.85 4 -1
39 Treasure Valley 291.78 7 -1
40 St. Chux 291.17 11 -4
41 Kansas City 289.29 10 -2
42 Calgary 286.90 7 -2
43 Santa Cruz 285.11 4 -1
44 Wasatch 284.81 5 -1
45 Columbia 282.18 7 -1
46 Houston 276.46 14 -1
47 Sin City 273.56 5 0
48 Tri-City 272.10 6 4
49 SoCal 271.84 3 -1
50 Nashville 271.31 11 4
51 Sacred City 267.83 4 -1
52 Chicago Outfit 266.93 10 -1
53 Bear City 265.73 10 0
54 OK Victory 263.55 8 -5
55 Pikes Peak 263.13 2 0
56 Auld Reekie 261.00 2 0
57 Ft. Wayne 252.69 4 0
58 Sac City 252.46 6 1
59 Omaha 250.41 8 -1
60 Boulder County 246.45 6 0
61 Helsinki 244.75 3 0
62 Blue Ridge 238.47 9 5
63 Brandywine 238.39 5 -1
64 Killamazoo 235.53 10 0
65 New Hampshire 234.68 3 0
66 Des Moines 233.18 2 0
67 Tucson 231.93 6 1
68 Brewcity 231.18 9 1
69 NW Arkansas 229.55 3 1
70 Ann Arbor 227.42 9 4
71 DC 223.48 9 0
72 Big Easy 223.23 7 0
73 Roc City 222.83 4 3
74 Cincinnati 222.58 4 1
75 Tiger Bay 221.80 4 NEW
76 Ithaca 221.14 4 -3
77 Burning River 219.05 7 9
78 Grand Raggidy 212.98 9 -1
79 Suburbia 212.10 10 0
80 Old Capitol 211.92 5 -2
81 Emerald City 210.52 3 -1
82 North Star 207.27 5 -1
83 Gold Coast 206.53 9 -1
84 Memphis 206.50 2 -21
85 Carolina 205.98 4 -2
86 Providence 197.63 3 -2
87 Charlotte 196.00 3 -2
88 Fargo 185.97 5 0
89 Sioux City 185.43 4 0
90 Twin City 184.52 11 4
91 Green Mt 182.05 5 -4
92 Dupage 173.88 3 0
93 Rage City 172.91 2 -2
94 Oklahoma City 170.72 3 -4
95 Junction City 167.79 10 17
96 Lansing 166.30 6 -1
97 Quad City 163.59 6 -1
98 Garden State 160.69 2 -1
99 Gent 159.65 4 -6
100 Diamond Divas 159.22 5 -2
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