Saturday, May 16, 2015

5/16 Update - Handicapping 2015 USTA League 18+ Nationals - Who are the favorites to win it all in the men's 18 & over division?

This is the second update to my Nationals Previews taking a look at the strongest men's teams by level in the 18 & over division of USTA League tennis.  Strength of a team is based on taking an average of the Estimated Dynamic NTRP Ratings I calculate for each team.

I am continuing with using the top-8 average which I did last time.

Here are the new lists.

Men 2.5
LocationAverage
CARIBBEAN / PUERTO RICO2.55
SOUTHERN / ALABAMA / AL - BIRMINGHAM - 20152.51
SOUTHERN / ALABAMA / AL - BIRMINGHAM - 20152.48
SOUTHERN / LOUISIANA / LA - MANDEVILLE/COVINGTON2.41
SOUTHERN / ALABAMA / AL - BIRMINGHAM - 20152.40

Men 3.0
LocationAverage
TEXAS / FORT WORTH3.20
SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - COLUMBUS - CORTA - 20153.14
MIDWEST / OHIO VALLEY / DAYTON3.13
SOUTHERN / SOUTH CAROLINA / SC - COLUMBIA-CTL3.12
SOUTHERN / SOUTH CAROLINA / SC - LOW COUNTRY-LCTA3.12

Men 3.5
LocationAverage
NO. CALIFORNIA / Men's 3.5 - MP3.72
SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - CHEROKEE - CTA - 20153.70
SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20153.66
SOUTHERN / MISSISSIPPI / MS - JACKSON3.65
SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - CAPITAL AREA (Ral)3.64

Men 4.0
LocationAverage
SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20154.14
NO. CALIFORNIA / Men's 4.0 - EB4.13
SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20154.12
SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - METRO (Chl)4.11
SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - PIEDMONT (GSO/HP)4.11

Men 4.5
LocationAverage
SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - CENTRAL CAROLINA (Cary)4.60
TEXAS / DALLAS4.58
FLORIDA / REGION_3 / HILLSBOROUGH4.58
TEXAS / DALLAS4.56
SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20154.56

Men 5.0
LocationAverage
SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20155.01
NO. CALIFORNIA / SF5.01
NO. CALIFORNIA / SB5.00
NO. CALIFORNIA / SA4.99
NO. CALIFORNIA / LP4.99