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Standings Questions

  • What are STANDINGS used for?
  • New STANDINGS Methodology - Adopted Beginning 2009 Season & Refined For 2010
  • What is SoS and How Is It Calculated?

    What is SoS and How Is It Calculated?

    SoS is our abbreviation for strength-of-schedule.

    Gold teams, HiSilver teams and LoSilver typically play very different schedules in terms of the average strength of opponent. For example, let's say a team in each competition level finished with a 10-6 record. Odds are, the Gold team earned that record against a "tougher" set of opponents. By applying the SoS factor to a team's raw win percentage, you obtain the strength-of-schedule adjusted win percent, which is what is used to rank teams to determine their official order of finish for purposes of awarding competitive tournament berths.

    How is SoS calculated?

    ENYTB has 12 age groups and three competition levels, which equals 36 separate cells. In addition, a third dimension is introduced, the opponent's win percentage within their own age and classification. For example, a Gold team with a .650 win percentage against all other gold teams in its own age division is given more weight in the SoS formula than a Gold team with a .250 win percentage against all other gold teams in its own age division.

    The number of games a team plays has no effect on the rankings in the STANDINGS. Win percent is unaffected by the number of games played and the average SoS weight across a team's full schedule is unaffected by how many overall games are played.

    What does affect SoS is partly dependent on how many of its opponents are Gold, HiSilver and LoSilver. The other component is based on the divisional records of each opponent against teams of the same age and competition level. The latter can not be predicted ahead of time.

    Why does the SoS factor range between 0 and 1?

    SoS is normalized to one by divising all team SoS factors in the same division by the highest SoS factor achieved by any team in that division (STANDINGS).

    Can the difference between two teams' respective SoS factors be sufficient to cause a team with a lower raw win percentage to be ranked above a team with a higher raw win percentage?

    Yes. There is a sharp trade-off between wins and strength of schedule. Hence, the SoS factor is a very important determinant of a team's ranking in the STANDINGS. The whole point of having an SoS factor is to reward teams who play a more difficult schedule. For this reason, the SoS should discourage members from under-classifying their teams or asking for too easy of a schedule i.e., sandbagging.

    Example: Let's say:

    Team A = Gold and has a SoS = 1.0
    Team B = LoSilver and has a SoS = 0.5.

    Now let's say:

    Team A has a raw win percentage of 0.500.
    Team B has a raw win percentage of 0.750.


    Team A's adjusted win percent = .500 * 1.0 = 0.500
    Team B's adjusted win percentage = 0.750 * 0.5 = 0.375.

    Thus, Team A would be ranked above Team B for purposes of this STANDINGS.

    How were the SOS weights calibrated?

    Prior to 2009 season a large number of simulations were conducted to look at the effect of different weighting schemes. The weighting scheme selected was based on cross-over points i.e., what set of weights resulted in the preferred trade-off between between raw win percentage and the SoS factor. For exmple, using the last example, at what difference in SoS would you want to see Team A finish higher than Team B.

    So these weights are subjective?

    Yes, they are calibrated to yield the preferred cross-over points which are somewhat subjective.

    Do the weights change by division?

    The same weighting pattern is applied to all STANDINGS, regardless of the age of the teams or what teams are included. However, each team's own SoS is based on the games that count in that STANDINGS only. Thus, a double-registered (DR) team will likely have a very different SoS in STANDINGS at two different age levels.

    In addition, because different teams are included in each STANDINGS, the highest SoS that is used to normalize all SoS between 0 and 1, could be different from one STANDINGS to another, also leading to a different SoS factor for the same team.

  • How are STANDINGS computed?
  • If I Use "ADD GAME" To Add A Game To My Online Schedule Does It Count In The STANDINGS?
  • How are ties factored into a team's win/loss percentage?
  • Which games count in the STANDINGS i.e., for tournament qualification?
  • Is there a limit to how many games count between the same two teams?
  • Automatically tracks TQG When Non-Flex STANDINGS Used
  • ENYTB STANDINGS Tie-Breaker Rules
  • How Do Berths Get Awarded?

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