Monday, December 1, 2014

Initial observations from 2014 USTA League year-end ratings

USTA League year-end ratings are out and here are some initial observations.

There seems to be a definite upward bias with more players being bumped up than expected, and certainly a lot more bump ups than bump downs.  Some of these bump ups are happening in sections that did well at Nationals, but I'm hearing of bump ups in other sections too.

I don't know if there was any sort of rebalancing the levels or redefinition of levels/thresholds, but it seems like it as match results alone don't appear to support some of the bumps that have taken place.  And there being so many bump ups with so few bump downs seems to support that.

What are some of the strange bump ups or downs that you have seen?