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Old 11-27-2012, 10:50 AM   #20
Angle Queen
Join Date: Jul 2010
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Originally Posted by woodrow1029 View Post
I noticed yesterday in my section that a few people were bumped up from 3.0 to 3.5 benchmark. How does that happen (assuming I understand the term "benchmark" properly)?

See schmke's description earlier in this thread. All it means is that they were a 3.0 whose team made it to playoffs (and they played some match, any match in the post-season). Just mentally separate the NTRP from the "Letter" after it. Except to the behind-the-scenes stats gurus, B...means little...except that a "Benchmark" (read: playoff player) cannot automatically appeal their rating the first year they receive it.
A 3.5 masquerading around with a 4.0 mask on.
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