As always, 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 3.0 level appears to only have 16 teams with Hawaii not sending one.
There is quite a range of average ratings from 3.26 down to 2.93, so a similar range to that for the 3.0 women. For the men, 7 of the 16 teams are at 3.12 or higher.
Flight 6 has Eastern, Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and Southern, and has the #2, #3, #5, and #14 teams so is the toughest flight and arguably has three teams that perhaps have the players to make the semis, but only one will make it.
Flight 5 with Intermountain, Mid-Atlantic, Missouri Valley, and Northern Cal, is perhaps the next strongest with the #6, #8, #9, and #15 teams so this one could be very close at the top.
But flight 7 comprising Caribbean, Florida, Southern, and Texas may have an argument for being as deep as flight 5 with the #4, #7, #11, and #16 teams.
Flight 8 with Middle States, New England, Northern, and Southwest is likely the weakest, but does have the #1, rated team but then drops off to #10, #12, and #13 teams. You'd think the #1 team should breeze into the semis.
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.