The ratings used in preparing these previews are my Estimated Dynamic NTRP Ratings. And for the purposes of comparing teams, I'm calculating the average of the top-8 players on each National's roster.
The 3.5 men have quite the range from 3.74 for the top-seed (yes, a top-8 average of a mid-level 4.0) down to 3.38 for the lowest rated team.
Flight 8 with Middle States, Northern Cal, Pacific Northwest, and Southern looks the toughest with the #1, #5, #9, and #11 teams.
Flight 6 has Hawaii, Missouri Valley, Southern Cal, and Southwest with the #2, #6, #10, and #15 teams.
Flight 7 looks very close to flight 6 with Florida, Intermountain, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest having the #4, #8, #12, and #14 teams.
Flight 5 appears to be the weakest flight on paper with five teams from Caribbean, Eastern, New England, Northern, and Texas with the #3, #7, #13, #16, and #17 teams.
If you'd like more details on any of the flights, I can generate a flight report for any of the them that will show the average rating for the roster and the top-8 average.
Or if you want to see details about a team including each player's rating and a summary of their record and courts played on the team through each phase of the season, a team report is a great resource for your team or any opponent as a tool to scout them.
Contact me if you are interested in any reports.
Note: As always, average ratings for a team does not win a team match. Who plays in the match, the line-ups and how they match-up, and how a given player plays on that day are what determine who wins. So the highest rated teams using top-8 average may or may not win, but it is interesting to look at.