Wednesday, May 16, 2018

More playoffs for USTA League play this weekend - South Carolina, North Carolina, NorCal, Florida, and more

Warm weather states where league play can start early in the year have wrapped up league play and are starting or even continuing playoffs now as teams advance.  Georgia held their States the past couple weekends, and NorCal had Districts a couple weeks ago too.

South Carolina actually got started with 55 & Over and 70 & Over States at the end of April, and had 40 & Over States a couple weeks ago.  They continue this weekend with 18 & Over in Aiken.

The neighbors to the north in North Carolina are a bit behind, but get started with States for 65 & Over this weekend, and then 55 & Over, 18 & Over, and 40 & Over all in June.

The Carolinas and other states in Southern are working towards Sectionals held in July for 18 & Over and 40 & Over.

Northern California continues their 40 & Over with Sectionals this weekend, we'll know quite a few teams headed to Nationals by Sunday night.

Florida gets started this weekend with 55 & Over at the USTA National Campus.  They have the other divisions having Sectionals throughout June and July.

One note on Florida is that it appears they are having their Sectionals run Saturday thru Monday this year, typically most sections run things Friday thru Sunday with a day added before/after if needed.  My guess is this Saturday thru Monday is thought to make it easier on folks by putting the semis/finals when not all teams are playing on the Monday and keeping the busy days on the weekend.

Are you headed to any of these playoffs?  Or when do yours start?

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Summary of USTA NTRP meeting in Seattle - A few new regulations in the works!

The PNW NTRP ratings meetings I wrote about a few weeks ago happened this week and I was able to attend the one held in Seattle (Bellevue).  I believe a recording was done in Seattle and it may be made available, but I thought it would still be useful for me to write a quick summary and some observations.

Before I start though, thanks to USTA National for sending Heather out and to the PNW section and Adam and Jill for setting it up and making it happen.

Attendance in Seattle was a bit less than I'd expected, and less than I understand attended in Portland.  Seattle USTA League players, where were you?!  However, those that attended were vocal and had plenty of questions.

Heather Hawkes from USTA National was the main speaker and Adam Hutchinson, the Section League Coordinator in the PNW was there too.  Heather went through a very informative presentation on the background behind the NTRP system and how it works, and some myths and misconceptions to boot.  Everything I heard was consistent with what I've shared with folks over the years and have documented in my FAQ.

There were a lot of questions about ratings and the USTA publishing dynamic ratings to the hundredths, but it seems pretty clear that is not in the works.  The sites that publish (woefully inaccurate) ratings lists were discussed and the USTA definitely does not endorse or encourage their use, and Heather pointed out a lot of the reasons for this and the problems those sites cause.  She also mentioned my blog you are reading here and said a few nice things about it (thanks Heather!).

A couple things were mentioned that were new as it relates to some National and PNW regulations changes that will happen or are being considered for 2019.  I preface this with the disclaimer that while this was mentioned in a public forum and I believe is all accurate, the regulations have not been published yet and until they are, nothing is official.

First, I've written before about the National rules in place for players 60 and older, or 65 and older to automatically appeal their rating down if they are bumped up at year-end.  These basically say that players 60 & older can auto-appeal down regardless of how high their rating is, if they had been at the lower level for three consecutive years without appealing.  And those 65 & older can auto-appeal down period if they are bumped up.

Well, that is changing for 2019.  The general rules are still the same, but there is a qualifier that a player may not be at the 'clearly above level' and still be able to appeal.  The 'clearly above level' is basically the strike threshold and is higher than the top of the level (to allow for some improvement), and the purpose of this rule is to prevent players who, even in their 60s, have put in the work and been able to improve and are clearly able to play at the higher level, from appealing down as letting them play at the lower level isn't fair to the other players at the level nor in the spirit of the purpose of NTRP based league play.

This change is a change nationally so will apply to all players, and I'm all for it.  It prevents the rule that is in place to allow seniors to appeal down from being abused.

Second, as I also wrote about before, there are some leagues or flights that use a points per position scoring for team matches.  What this means is that rather than winning or losing a team match by winning more courts than the other team (e.g. 3-2, 4-1, 5-0), and having standings based on team won/loss record, points are assigned to each court and you simply accrue points for the courts you win, and the standings are based on those accrued points.

The purpose of this scoring is to encourage teams to play their better players on court 1 by having a greater points incentive there than on court 2 and 3, the idea being that it can help combat situations where teams will stack their line-up or sacrifice a weak player on court 1 leading to an uncompetitive, and frankly unsatisfying match, for both players.

This has been used in a few areas the past few years, the Eastern section for one, and apparently it may be coming to the PNW section to be piloted in the 40 & Over 4.5+ league.  I don't know that the points assignment has been determined, but in Eastern they use 5 points for court 1 singles and 4 points for court 2, then 6, 4, and 3 points for courts 1 thru 3 doubles.  This means 22 points are up for grabs in each match and it doesn't really matter if you win more courts or not, just that you accrue points.

Adam said that it is being proposed for the 40 & Over 4.5+ flights because there have been complaints of teams sacrificing weak players on court 1.  I understand the rationale for trying points per position, but I'm not sure it is going to have the desired effect.  See what I wrote before for more details, but it will certainly change the dynamic about the matches and how you win your flight and make playoffs and take away the onus of winning the team match.  And when teams know they can't beat the other team's best player, it still won't result in the weaker team choosing to play their best player on court 1.  But I'll reserve judgement and see how it works in 2019, and from what I've heard those areas that have been using like it.

Were you at the meeting?  Anything I missed or what did you think?

Previewing 2018 USTA League Nationals - The top men's 18 & Over 5.0+ teams

Most sections and areas are now playing their USTA League regular seasons, some have even completed them and had local or state/district playoffs.  So it seems like a good time to take a look at who the top teams are and who may be vying to make it to Sectionals and Nationals.

The metric I'll be using is the top-8 average for each team using my Estimated Dynamic NTRP Ratings and for these lists include the top-40 teams and ties.  And to keep a little intrigue and anonymity, I'll be listing the area for the teams but not the team names.  Contact me if you are interested in a report with the team specifics and more details.

The 18 & Over 4.0 women and men have been previewed, as have the 3.5 women and men, and 3.0 women and men, the 4.5 women and men, the 5.0+ women, and now the 5.0+ men.

RankLocationAverage
1TEXAS / DALLAS5.07
2NO. CALIFORNIA / SF5.02
3SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - METRO (Chl)4.99
3SO. CALIFORNIA / SO.CALIFORNIA / BEACH CITIES4.99
3SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20184.99
3MID ATLANTIC / VIRGINIA / RICHMOND4.99
7NO. CALIFORNIA / SF4.97
7NO. CALIFORNIA / DN4.97
7TEXAS / FORT WORTH4.97
10INTERMOUNTAIN / COLORADO / CO-DENVER METRO4.96
10INTERMOUNTAIN / COLORADO / CO-DENVER METRO4.96
12SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - METRO (Chl)4.95
13NO. CALIFORNIA / SF4.94
13NO. CALIFORNIA / SF4.94
15FLORIDA / REGION_3 / HILLSBOROUGH4.93
15PACIFIC NW / NORTHERN OREGON4.93
15INTERMOUNTAIN / COLORADO / CO-DENVER METRO4.93
18NO. CALIFORNIA / SA4.92
18SO. CALIFORNIA / SO.CALIFORNIA / BEACH CITIES4.92
20EASTERN / METROPOLITAN REGION / Manhattan4.91
20NO. CALIFORNIA / SB4.91
20SO. CALIFORNIA / SO.CALIFORNIA / ORANGE COUNTY4.91
20EASTERN / METROPOLITAN REGION / Manhattan4.91
20EASTERN / METROPOLITAN REGION / Manhattan4.91
20FLORIDA / REGION_3 / HILLSBOROUGH4.91
26SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20184.90
27NO. CALIFORNIA / SA4.89
27SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - PIEDMONT (GSO/HP)4.89
27NO. CALIFORNIA / MA4.89
27SOUTHERN / SOUTH CAROLINA / SC - GREENVILLE-UPTA4.89
27NO. CALIFORNIA / DS4.89
27TEXAS / DALLAS4.89
27SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - CAPITAL AREA (Ral)4.89
34SOUTHERN / SOUTH CAROLINA / SC - LEXINGTON-LATA4.88
34INTERMOUNTAIN / NEVADA4.88
34TEXAS / DALLAS4.88
37SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - ENO RIVER (Dur)4.87
37FLORIDA / REGION_8 / BROWARD4.87
37PACIFIC NW / NORTHWEST WASHINGTON4.87
37SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - METRO (Chl)4.87

For the men, a Texas and NorCal team do stand out from the rest and have an average over 5.0.  Yes, this includes the team's 5.5s but they still have some very good 5.0s to have that high an average.

If you are interested in a report like the above with even more information for your local league flight or to scout any level of playoffs, a flight report will fit the bill.  Not only will you get the top-8 average for each team, but the overall average and a summary showing how each team has played their courts so you can see if they are stronger/weaker in singles vs doubles and if they tend to stack or not.  Contact me if interested.

Previewing 2018 USTA League Nationals - The top women's 18 & Over 5.0+ teams

Most sections and areas are now playing their USTA League regular seasons, some have even completed them and had local or state/district playoffs.  So it seems like a good time to take a look at who the top teams are and who may be vying to make it to Sectionals and Nationals.

The metric I'll be using is the top-8 average for each team using my Estimated Dynamic NTRP Ratings and for these lists include the top-40 teams and ties.  And to keep a little intrigue and anonymity, I'll be listing the area for the teams but not the team names.  Contact me if you are interested in a report with the team specifics and more details.

The 18 & Over 4.0 women and men have been previewed, as have the 3.5 women and men, and 3.0 women and men, the 4.5 women and men, now the 5.0+ women.

RankLocationAverage
1FLORIDA / REGION_2 / DUVAL4.97
1EASTERN / METROPOLITAN REGION / Manhattan4.97
3PACIFIC NW / NORTHERN OREGON4.95
4NO. CALIFORNIA / SF4.92
4FLORIDA / REGION_3 / HILLSBOROUGH4.92
6TEXAS / DALLAS4.91
7PACIFIC NW / NORTHERN OREGON4.90
7EASTERN / METROPOLITAN REGION / Manhattan4.90
9NO. CALIFORNIA / DS4.89
9SO. CALIFORNIA / SO.CALIFORNIA / BEACH CITIES4.89
11NO. CALIFORNIA / DS4.88
12SO. CALIFORNIA / SO.CALIFORNIA / ORANGE COUNTY4.87
13TEXAS / SAN ANTONIO4.86
14NO. CALIFORNIA / SF4.84
14NO. CALIFORNIA / SA4.84
16SO. CALIFORNIA / SO.CALIFORNIA / BEACH CITIES4.83
17SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20184.82
17INTERMOUNTAIN / COLORADO / CO-DENVER METRO4.82
17SOUTHERN / SOUTH CAROLINA / SC - GREENVILLE-UPTA4.82
17NO. CALIFORNIA / SA4.82
21MISSOURI VALLEY / HEART OF AMERICA4.81
22NO. CALIFORNIA / MP4.80
23MID ATLANTIC / WASHINGTON D.C.4.79
23TEXAS / SAN ANTONIO4.79
23SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - CAPITAL AREA (Ral)4.79
23SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20184.79
23SOUTHWEST / CENTRAL ARIZONA4.79
28NORTHERN / NORTHERN / TWIN CITIES - 20184.78
28SOUTHERN / SOUTH CAROLINA / SC - SPARTANBURG-SATL4.78
30FLORIDA / REGION_4 / ORANGE/SEMINOLE/LAKE4.77
30PACIFIC NW / NORTHERN OREGON4.77
30TEXAS / SAN ANTONIO4.77
33NO. CALIFORNIA / SB4.75
33SO. CALIFORNIA / SO.CALIFORNIA / BEACH CITIES4.75
33TEXAS / DALLAS4.75
33FLORIDA / REGION_8 / BROWARD4.75
33PACIFIC NW / NORTHWEST WASHINGTON4.75
33MID ATLANTIC / MARYLAND / ANNE ARUNDEL4.75
39NO. CALIFORNIA / SF4.74
39FLORIDA / REGION_4 / ORANGE/SEMINOLE/LAKE4.74
39SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20184.74
39TEXAS / AUSTIN4.74

At the 5.0+ level, we don't have teams way about the top of the threshold simply because players are distributed more towards the lower part of the range in general, but with 5.5s on the roster that pull things up too.

In any case, a few teams from Florida and Eastern stand out a bit, but there are some good teams from a bunch of sections.

If you are interested in a report like the above with even more information for your local league flight or to scout any level of playoffs, a flight report will fit the bill.  Not only will you get the top-8 average for each team, but the overall average and a summary showing how each team has played their courts so you can see if they are stronger/weaker in singles vs doubles and if they tend to stack or not.  Contact me if interested.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Previewing 2018 USTA League Nationals - The top men's 18 & Over 4.5 teams

Most sections and areas are now playing their USTA League regular seasons, some have even completed them and had local or state/district playoffs.  So it seems like a good time to take a look at who the top teams are and who may be vying to make it to Sectionals and Nationals.

The metric I'll be using is the top-8 average for each team using my Estimated Dynamic NTRP Ratings and for these lists include the top-40 teams and ties.  And to keep a little intrigue and anonymity, I'll be listing the area for the teams but not the team names.  Contact me if you are interested in a report with the team specifics and more details.

The 18 & over 4.0 women and men have been previewed, as have the 3.5 women and men, and 3.0 women and men, and the 4.5 women, now the 4.5 men.

RankLocationAverage
1MISSOURI VALLEY / NEBRASKA4.62
2FLORIDA / REGION_3 / HILLSBOROUGH4.58
3MID ATLANTIC / WASHINGTON D.C.4.57
4MIDWEST / WESTERN MICHIGAN4.56
4FLORIDA / REGION_2 / DUVAL4.56
6MISSOURI VALLEY / ST. LOUIS / St. Louis Local Leagues4.55
7SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - CENTRAL CAROLINA4.54
7MIDWEST / WESTERN MICHIGAN4.54
7SO. CALIFORNIA / SAN FERNANDO VALLEY4.54
7NO. CALIFORNIA / MA4.54
11MID ATLANTIC / MARYLAND / MONTGOMERY COUNTY4.53
11TEXAS / SAN ANTONIO4.53
13TEXAS / AUSTIN4.52
13NO. CALIFORNIA / LP4.52
15NO. CALIFORNIA / FA4.51
15MIDDLE STATES / ALLEGHENY MNTN.4.51
17SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - ENO RIVER (Dur)4.50
17SO. CALIFORNIA / SO.CALIFORNIA / BEACH CITIES4.50
17SOUTHERN / SOUTH CAROLINA / SC - LEXINGTON-LATA4.50
20SO. CALIFORNIA / SO.CALIFORNIA / SAN GABRIEL VALLEY4.49
20NO. CALIFORNIA / SF4.49
20SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20184.49
20SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20184.49
20SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20184.49
20TEXAS / AUSTIN4.49
26SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - METRO (Chl)4.48
26FLORIDA / REGION_3 / HILLSBOROUGH4.48
26FLORIDA / REGION_8 / SOUTH MIAMI/DADE4.48
26TEXAS / SAN ANTONIO4.48
26FLORIDA / REGION_8 / SOUTH MIAMI/DADE4.48
26SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - ENO RIVER (Dur)4.48
26NO. CALIFORNIA / SB4.48
26SOUTHERN / ARKANSAS / AR - NORTHEAST - JONESBORO4.48
26SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - METRO (Chl)4.48
26NO. CALIFORNIA / MP4.48
26NO. CALIFORNIA / EB4.48
26NORTHERN / NORTHERN / TWIN CITIES - 20184.48
38PACIFIC NW / EASTERN WASHINGTON4.47
38MIDDLE STATES / NEW JERSEY4.47
38NO. CALIFORNIA / NS4.47
38TEXAS / AUSTIN4.47
38NO. CALIFORNIA / EB4.47
38MISSOURI VALLEY / OKLAHOMA / OKLAHOMA CITY4.47
38MISSOURI VALLEY / IOWA4.47
38TEXAS / VALLEY4.47

One Missouri Valley team has separated a bit from the rest, but then the teams are pretty tightly grouped from a number of different sections.

If you are interested in a report like the above with even more information for your local league flight or to scout any level of playoffs, a flight report will fit the bill.  Not only will you get the top-8 average for each team, but the overall average and a summary showing how each team has played their courts so you can see if they are stronger/weaker in singles vs doubles and if they tend to stack or not.  Contact me if interested.

Previewing 2018 USTA League Nationals - The top women's 18 and Over 4.5 teams

Most sections and areas are now playing their USTA League regular seasons, some have even completed them and had local or state/district playoffs.  So it seems like a good time to take a look at who the top teams are and who may be vying to make it to Sectionals and Nationals.

The metric I'll be using is the top-8 average for each team using my Estimated Dynamic NTRP Ratings and for these lists include the top-40 teams and ties.  And to keep a little intrigue and anonymity, I'll be listing the area for the teams but not the team names.  Contact me if you are interested in a report with the team specifics and more details.

The 18 & over 4.0 women and men have been previewed, as have the 3.5 women and men, and 3.0 women and men, now the 4.5 women.

RankLocationAverage
1FLORIDA / REGION_2 / DUVAL4.59
2SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20184.58
3SO. CALIFORNIA / SO.CALIFORNIA / ORANGE COUNTY4.49
4SO. CALIFORNIA / SAN DIEGO4.48
4TEXAS / DALLAS4.48
6NO. CALIFORNIA / SB4.47
7NO. CALIFORNIA / EB4.46
8PACIFIC NW / NORTHERN OREGON4.45
9SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20184.44
9SO. CALIFORNIA / SO.CALIFORNIA / SAN GABRIEL VALLEY4.44
9SO. CALIFORNIA / SAN DIEGO4.44
9NO. CALIFORNIA / SA4.44
9SO. CALIFORNIA / SAN DIEGO4.44
14FLORIDA / REGION_8 / BROWARD4.43
14INTERMOUNTAIN / COLORADO / CO-DENVER METRO4.43
14NO. CALIFORNIA / MA4.43
17NO. CALIFORNIA / LP4.42
17NO. CALIFORNIA / EB4.42
17NO. CALIFORNIA / SA4.42
17MID ATLANTIC / MARYLAND / HOWARD COUNTY4.42
21NO. CALIFORNIA / SF4.41
21INTERMOUNTAIN / COLORADO / CO-DENVER METRO4.41
21SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - METRO (Chl)4.41
21MID ATLANTIC / VIRGINIA / NORFOLK4.41
21NO. CALIFORNIA / DS4.41
21NO. CALIFORNIA / MP4.41
27MISSOURI VALLEY / HEART OF AMERICA / Heart Of America Leagues4.40
27SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - ENO RIVER (Dur)4.40
27PACIFIC NW / NORTHWEST WASHINGTON4.40
27SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20184.40
27NO. CALIFORNIA / UP4.40
27HAWAII / OAHU4.40
27INTERMOUNTAIN / COLORADO / CO-DENVER METRO4.40
27FLORIDA / REGION_8 / BROWARD4.40
27SOUTHERN / TENNESSEE / TN - MEMPHIS4.40
27TEXAS / DALLAS4.40
27TEXAS / AUSTIN4.40
27TEXAS / FORT WORTH4.40
39SO. CALIFORNIA / SO.CALIFORNIA / BEACH CITIES4.39
39SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - CENTRAL CAROLINA (Cary)4.39
39TEXAS / AUSTIN4.39
39INTERMOUNTAIN / COLORADO / CO-SOUTHERN COLORADO4.39

A couple teams stand out from Florida and Georgia, then there are a bunch of good teams from some of the traditional power sections.

If you are interested in a report like the above with even more information for your local league flight or to scout any level of playoffs, a flight report will fit the bill.  Not only will you get the top-8 average for each team, but the overall average and a summary showing how each team has played their courts so you can see if they are stronger/weaker in singles vs doubles and if they tend to stack or not.  Contact me if interested.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Previewing 2018 USTA League Nationals - The top men's 18 and Over 3.0 teams

Most sections and areas are now playing their USTA League regular seasons, some have even completed them and had local or state/district playoffs.  So it seems like a good time to take a look at who the top teams are and who may be vying to make it to Sectionals and Nationals.

The metric I'll be using is the top-8 average for each team using my Estimated Dynamic NTRP Ratings and for these lists include the top-40 teams and ties.  And to keep a little intrigue and anonymity, I'll be listing the area for the teams but not the team names.  Contact me if you are interested in a report with the team specifics and more details.

The 18 & over 4.0 women and men have been previewed, as have the 3.5 women and men, and 3.0 women, now the 3.0 men.

RankLocationAverage
1SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20183.25
2SOUTHERN / ALABAMA / AL - BIRMINGHAM - 20183.20
3MIDWEST / CHICAGO3.19
4SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - AUGUSTA - CSRATA - 20183.18
5SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - COLUMBUS - CORTA - 20183.16
5SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20183.16
7SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - COOSA VALLEY - CVTA - 20183.15
7SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ETOWAH VALLEY - EVTA - 20183.15
9SOUTHERN / ALABAMA / AL - MOBILE 20183.14
9HAWAII / OAHU3.14
9NO. CALIFORNIA / Men's 3.0 - SA3.14
9SOUTHERN / SOUTH CAROLINA / SC - FLORENCE-PD3.14
13SOUTHERN / ALABAMA / AL - HUNTSVILLE - 20183.13
13NO. CALIFORNIA / Men's 3.0 - SB3.13
15SOUTHERN / ARKANSAS / AR - NORTHWEST3.12
15SOUTHERN / KENTUCKY / KY - LOUISVILLE3.12
15SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - SAVANNAH - SATA - 20183.12
18MISSOURI VALLEY / OKLAHOMA / TULSA3.11
18SOUTHERN / KENTUCKY / KY - LOUISVILLE3.11
20INTERMOUNTAIN / NEVADA3.10
20NO. CALIFORNIA / Men's 3.0 - SA3.10
20NO. CALIFORNIA / Men's 3.0 - SF3.10
20MIDWEST / WESTERN MICHIGAN3.10
24SOUTHERN / MISSISSIPPI / MS - JACKSON3.09
24SOUTHERN / ARKANSAS / AR - CENTRAL LITTLE ROCK3.09
24NO. CALIFORNIA / Men's 3.0 - EB3.09
27SOUTHERN / TENNESSEE / TN - MEMPHIS3.08
27SOUTHERN / TENNESSEE / TN - MEMPHIS3.08
27NO. CALIFORNIA / Men's 3.0 - DN3.08
27NO. CALIFORNIA / Men's 3.0 - EB3.08
27SOUTHWEST / CENTRAL ARIZONA3.08
27SOUTHWEST / GREATER EL PASO3.08
27SOUTHERN / TENNESSEE / TN - MEMPHIS3.08
34MIDWEST / CHICAGO3.07
34SOUTHERN / KENTUCKY / KY - LEXINGTON3.07
34SOUTHERN / TENNESSEE / TN - MEMPHIS3.07
34TEXAS / SAN ANTONIO3.07
38SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20183.06
38SOUTHERN / MISSISSIPPI / MS - JACKSON3.06
38NO. CALIFORNIA / Men's 3.0 - DN3.06
38NO. CALIFORNIA / Men's 3.0 - DN3.06
38SOUTHWEST / GREATER EL PASO3.06
38SOUTHWEST / CENTRAL ARIZONA3.06
38SOUTHERN / ALABAMA / AL - BIRMINGHAM - 20183.06
38MIDWEST / CHICAGO3.06

There are a bunch of Southern teams, particularly Georgia, some of them early start so benefiting from that, but a bunch of good teams from a bunch of sections.

If you are interested in a report like the above with even more information for your local league flight or to scout any level of playoffs, a flight report will fit the bill.  Not only will you get the top-8 average for each team, but the overall average and a summary showing how each team has played their courts so you can see if they are stronger/weaker in singles vs doubles and if they tend to stack or not.  Contact me if interested.