Thursday, June 8, 2017

An updated preview of 2017 USTA League Nationals contenders - 18 & Over 4.0

I wrote a series of Nationals previews a few months ago, now that it is June, more areas have started (or even completed) local league play, so it is time for another round of previews.

We'll start with the 4.0 level of the 18 & over division.  See the earlier preview to see what things looked like in April.

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.

Note that in these lists, I have not filtered out teams that are no longer in the running to advance to Nationals.  So some of these teams may have not made it out of their local league, area playoffs, or State/District playoffs, as in some areas those playoffs have already taken place.  In the next round of updates I do, I'll limit who shows up, but this way you still get an idea of what areas are particularly strong.




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

RankLocationAverage
1FLORIDA / REGION_8 / BROWARD4.18
2SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20174.10
2SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20174.10
2SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - ENO RIVER (Dur)4.10
5SOUTHERN / SOUTH CAROLINA / SC - LOW COUNTRY-LCTA4.09
6MIDWEST / CHICAGO4.08
6MIDWEST / CHICAGO4.08
6SOUTHERN / SOUTH CAROLINA / SC - LOW COUNTRY-LCTA4.08
6FLORIDA / REGION_8 / SOUTH MIAMI/DADE4.08
10FLORIDA / REGION_8 / SOUTH MIAMI/DADE4.07
10FLORIDA / REGION_3 / HILLSBOROUGH4.07
10TEXAS / DALLAS4.07
13EASTERN / METROPOLITAN REGION / Manhattan4.06
13FLORIDA / REGION_8 / SOUTH MIAMI/DADE4.06
13SOUTHERN / LOUISIANA / LA - NEW ORLEANS4.06
13TEXAS / SAN ANTONIO4.06
17SOUTHERN / NORTH CAROLINA / NC - CAPITAL AREA (Ral)4.05
17NO. CALIFORNIA / Men's 4.0 - UP4.05
17SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20174.05
20SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - COLUMBUS - CORTA - 20174.04
20SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20174.04
20NO. CALIFORNIA / Men's 4.0 - SA -14.04
20NO. CALIFORNIA / Men's 4.0 - MA 24.04
20MID ATLANTIC / VIRGINIA / RICHMOND4.04
20FLORIDA / REGION_3 / HILLSBOROUGH4.04
20MIDDLE STATES / PHILADELPHIA4.04
27NEW ENGLAND / NORTHERN CONNECTICUT4.03
27TEXAS / HOUSTON4.03
27MIDWEST / NORTHERN ILLINOIS4.03
27MIDWEST / CHICAGO4.03
27MIDWEST / NORTHERN ILLINOIS4.03
27TEXAS / SAN ANTONIO4.03

Then the top-30 and ties women's teams.

RankLocationAverage
1NO. CALIFORNIA / Women's 4.0 - NS4.07
2NO. CALIFORNIA / Women's 4.0 - MP4.06
3NO. CALIFORNIA / Women's 4.0 - RT4.03
4NO. CALIFORNIA / Women's 4.0 - EB4.02
5NO. CALIFORNIA / Women's 4.0 - SB - 14.00
5SOUTHWEST / SOUTHERN ARIZONA4.00
7SOUTHERN / TENNESSEE / TN - NASHVILLE3.99
7EASTERN / SOUTHERN REGION / Westchester/Rockland3.99
9NEW ENGLAND / SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT / Southern CT3.98
9TEXAS / DALLAS3.98
9NO. CALIFORNIA / Women's 4.0 - MP3.98
9SOUTHERN / SOUTH CAROLINA / SC - COLUMBIA-CTL3.98
13MISSOURI VALLEY / HEART OF AMERICA3.97
13SOUTHERN / TENNESSEE / TN - KNOXVILLE3.97
15NO. CALIFORNIA / Women's 4.0 - SF3.96
15SOUTHERN / SOUTH CAROLINA / SC - GREENVILLE-FTA3.96
15EASTERN / NEW JERSEY REGION / North Jersey Day3.96
15FLORIDA / REGION_7 / COLLIER3.96
15SO. CALIFORNIA / SO.CALIFORNIA / BEACH CITIES3.96
15NO. CALIFORNIA / Women's 4.0 - DN - 13.96
15MID ATLANTIC / WASHINGTON D.C.3.96
15TEXAS / AUSTIN3.96
15SO. CALIFORNIA / SO.CALIFORNIA / BEACH CITIES3.96
24FLORIDA / REGION_4 / ORANGE/SEMINOLE3.95
24SO. CALIFORNIA / SAN DIEGO3.95
24SO. CALIFORNIA / SO.CALIFORNIA / LOS ANGELES3.95
24NO. CALIFORNIA / Women's 4.0 - LP3.95
24SOUTHERN / GEORGIA / GA - ATLANTA - 20173.95
24NO. CALIFORNIA / Women's 4.0 - SF3.95
24NO. CALIFORNIA / Women's 4.0 - MA3.95
24NO. CALIFORNIA / Women's 4.0 - MB3.95
24FLORIDA / REGION_3 / HILLSBOROUGH3.95
24NO. CALIFORNIA / Women's 4.0 - EB3.95

What do you think?