Continuing on the quest to see how players were bumped up/down at different levels, here are charts showing how players at the 3.0 level were bumped up or down in the 2014 year-end NTRP ratings.
Given the bias towards bump ups we saw from the 3.5 level, it isn't a surprise to see more bumps up than down, but the 3.0s take it to another level. This is probably to be expected as 3.0 is a level many new players start at and as they improve, they'll be bumped up. So there are certainly a lot of new 3.5s to replace those that got bumped up to 4.0.
And while a few sections stand out being bumped up more than others, notably Caribbean and Southern California, there are fewer anomalies at this level.