Saturday, May 16, 2015

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

This is the second update to my Nationals Previews taking a look at the strongest women'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:

Women 2.5
LocationAverage
TEXAS / SAN ANTONIO2.84
TEXAS / FORT WORTH2.75
TEXAS / FORT WORTH2.69
SOUTHERN / TENNESSEE / TN - MEMPHIS2.67
TEXAS / FORT WORTH2.66

Women 3.0
LocationAverage
SOUTHERN / KENTUCKY / KY - LEXINGTON3.30
TEXAS / SAN ANTONIO3.21
SOUTHERN / KENTUCKY / KY - LEXINGTON3.17
SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - CHEROKEE - CTA - 20153.17
TEXAS / AUSTIN3.15

Women 3.5
LocationAverage
SOUTHERN / ALABAMA / AL - BIRMINGHAM - 20153.67
SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - PIEDMONT (GSO/HP)3.67
SOUTHERN / ALABAMA / AL - BIRMINGHAM - 20153.66
NO. CALIFORNIA / Women's 3.5 - SF - 23.65
SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - WESTERN NC (Mtn)3.64

Women 4.0
LocationAverage
FLORIDA / REGION_54.08
SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - COLUMBUS - CORTA - 20154.07
SOUTHERN / ALABAMA / AL - BIRMINGHAM - 20154.07
SOUTHERN / ALABAMA / AL - BIRMINGHAM - 20154.07
NORTHERN / NORTHERN / TWIN CITIES - 20154.06

Women 4.5
LocationAverage
NORTHERN / NORTHERN / TWIN CITIES - 20154.54
NEW ENGLAND / SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT / Southern CT4.53
FLORIDA / REGION_8 / BROWARD4.52
SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20154.50
MISSOURI VALLEY / HEART OF AMERICA4.50

Women 5.0
LocationAverage
MID ATLANTIC / WASHINGTON D.C.4.94
FLORIDA / REGION_2 / DUVAL4.89
NO. CALIFORNIA / MA4.88
PACIFIC NW / NORTHERN OREGON4.82
SOUTHWEST / CENTRAL ARIZONA4.81