Originally Posted by jaybear1909
But 7-0 (6-0 and 1 default) isn't good enough for a bump up why? Yes, UT has many good characteristics, but they're a little harsh on the move-up givings. In my opinion they should grant move-ups to players that (a.) win their division or (b.) drop the requirement down about half a point. There really is no harm in bumping someone up half a level when they dominated their division.
No....7-0 is not automatically good enough for a bump up. What if all those wins were 7-6, 6-7, 7-6?
That's the point of the UT rating system. You can't just win....you have to win on average by a certain amount to prove to them you are significantly better than the others in the league.
Basically, all that's required to move up is to win all matches on average 6-4, 6-4. That will give one a season rating of +6 and a bump up. (In reality, all one has to do to end with a +6 is to win all matches 7-6, 7-6 as UT caps the points for a loss at 8 and awards 14 points for a straight sets win.) What's so unrealistic about that? Those are not exactly scores that indicate domination of a league, but they still show consistent performance that is slightly better than the opponent, so a bump up is awarded.
IMO, if UT grants move ups any more easily, the levels will get diluted and there will be too many people getting bageled an breadsticked. Most guys that play don't want to go out and annihilate their opponent. Granted, some do like the easy 14 points, but most are playing to have good matches.