Saturday, April 15, 2017

An early preview of 2017 18 & over 5.0+ Nationals - Current top teams in the country

Continuing my previews of the 18 & over division after doing the 3.5 men and women and 4.0 men and women3.0 men and women, and the 4.5 men and women, now the 5.0+ men and women.

As usual, I'll be using my Estimated Dynamic NTRP Ratings to calculate the average dynamic rating for the top-8 players on the teams' rosters.  And I'll show the section/district/flight to let you know where the teams are from, but omit the team name to keep it a little mysterious.  Contact me if you are wanting more details on your team or what the actual teams are, or if you are interested in your own report, or a team or sub-flight report.

Yes, I know 5.0+ plays just three courts generally and so a top-5 average would be appropriate, but that would unfairly advantage those teams with multiple high rated 5.5s, so looking at the top-8 gives a better feel for the overall strength at the top.

First, the top-30 and ties men's teams.

RankLocationAverage
1SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20174.90
2SOUTHERN / MISSISSIPPI / MS - NORTH CENTRAL4.88
3PACIFIC NW / NORTHERN OREGON4.84
3SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20174.84
5PACIFIC NW / NORTHERN OREGON4.81
6PACIFIC NW / NORTHWEST WASHINGTON4.79
7PACIFIC NW / NORTHERN OREGON4.77
7PACIFIC NW / EASTERN WASHINGTON4.77
7PACIFIC NW / NORTHERN OREGON4.77
10SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20174.75
11PACIFIC NW / NORTHWEST WASHINGTON4.73
11PACIFIC NW / NORTHWEST WASHINGTON4.73
13FLORIDA / REGION_8 / SOUTH MIAMI/DADE4.72
13SOUTHERN / MISSISSIPPI / MS - JACKSON4.72
15PACIFIC NW / NORTHWEST WASHINGTON4.71
15PACIFIC NW / NORTHWEST WASHINGTON4.71
17PACIFIC NW / NORTHWEST WASHINGTON4.70
18PACIFIC NW / EASTERN WASHINGTON4.69
18MID ATLANTIC / WASHINGTON D.C.4.69
20MID ATLANTIC / MARYLAND / BALTIMORE COUNTY4.68
20PACIFIC NW / NORTHWEST WASHINGTON4.68
20PACIFIC NW / NORTHERN OREGON4.68
23PACIFIC NW / NORTHERN OREGON4.66
23FLORIDA / REGION_3 / HILLSBOROUGH4.66
25MID ATLANTIC / WASHINGTON D.C.4.65
25SOUTHERN / ARKANSAS / AR - CENTRAL LITTLE ROCK4.65
25SOUTHERN / MISSISSIPPI / MS - JACKSON4.65
28PACIFIC NW / NORTHERN OREGON4.64
28FLORIDA / REGION_3 / HILLSBOROUGH4.64
28MID ATLANTIC / WASHINGTON D.C.4.64

Southern and Pacific Northwest dominate the top of this list, just making Nationals out of those sections will be a challenge.

Then the top-29 and ties women's teams.

RankLocationAverage
1PACIFIC NW / NORTHWEST WASHINGTON4.77
2PACIFIC NW / NORTHERN OREGON4.72
3MID ATLANTIC / WASHINGTON D.C.4.70
4PACIFIC NW / NORTHWEST WASHINGTON4.69
4TEXAS / SAN ANTONIO4.69
6PACIFIC NW / NORTHERN OREGON4.66
7PACIFIC NW / NORTHERN OREGON4.64
8MISSOURI VALLEY / HEART OF AMERICA4.63
9SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20174.61
10SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20174.60
11MID ATLANTIC / WASHINGTON D.C.4.59
12SOUTHERN / SOUTH CAROLINA / SC - LOW COUNTRY-LCTA4.55
13PACIFIC NW / NORTHWEST WASHINGTON4.54
14TEXAS / SAN ANTONIO4.53
15MISSOURI VALLEY / HEART OF AMERICA4.52
16MISSOURI VALLEY / HEART OF AMERICA4.50
16SOUTHERN / ARKANSAS / AR - CENTRAL LITTLE ROCK4.50
18MISSOURI VALLEY / HEART OF AMERICA4.49
19SOUTHERN / KENTUCKY / KY - LOUISVILLE4.47
20PACIFIC NW / NORTHWEST WASHINGTON4.46
21SOUTHERN / ARKANSAS / AR - CENTRAL LITTLE ROCK4.44
22SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20174.43
22SOUTHERN / SOUTH CAROLINA / SC - LEXINGTON-LATA4.43
24PACIFIC NW / NORTHWEST WASHINGTON4.42
25PACIFIC NW / NORTHWEST WASHINGTON4.41
26PACIFIC NW / NORTHWEST WASHINGTON4.40
27SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20174.39
27SOUTHERN / KENTUCKY / KY - LOUISVILLE4.39
29SOUTHERN / KENTUCKY / KY - LOUISVILLE4.33

The Pacific Northwest shows up a lot on this list too.