** NOTE: Per NCAA request, there will be no published ranking...

Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by mikej, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. mikej

    mikej Hall of Fame

    Jun 10, 2004
    from the rankings page, newly added in the last couple days I am almost certain:

    "** NOTE: Per NCAA request, there will be no published ranking the week of NCAA Team and Singles/Doubles selections"

    sketchy lack of transparency

    apparently the NCAA wants free reign on seedings and host sites without people having objective criteria to complain

    i'm not impressed, NCAA, but not surprised
  2. Satsuma Illini

    Satsuma Illini Semi-Pro

    Apr 24, 2012
    Very poor decision but the ncaa, but like mikej said. Not surprised. The crime syndicate known as the ncaa has their own set of rules that they change according to who their dealing with and how much money is involved. No surprise.
  3. Clemson_tennis

    Clemson_tennis Legend

    Feb 18, 2011
    Cedar City Utah
    Oh great. Guess we better prepare for some seriously messed up brackets.
  4. marco forehand

    marco forehand Rookie

    Feb 23, 2004
    For what it's worth, here's someone who has put time and effort into a objective ranking of the Men and Women's D1 tennis teams

    http:// wwwDOTtexascollegetennisDOTcom/
  5. floridatennisdude

    floridatennisdude Hall of Fame

    Feb 9, 2012
    The computers are that awful that they refuse to even post the results? Bah ha ha ha!

    Side note: this could be bad news for my Gator men
  6. bluetrain4

    bluetrain4 Legend

    Feb 2, 2007
    Wasn't there a guy posting on the rankings threads this season who actually knew the rankings formula?

    So, in theory, if anyone has the time and mathematical inclination (I certainly don't), the would-be rankings for this week could be roughly computed.
  7. mikej

    mikej Hall of Fame

    Jun 10, 2004
    there are two unknowns (to most everyone at least - maybe that texas guy got ahold of #2 and backtracked to figure out #1 and then extrapolated the likely # of matches considered in the final week of the season)
    #1) how many best wins are considered each week - this number grows as the season goes on
    #2) the points chart - which college coaches can request a copy of - this tells how many points wins vs #x ranking are worth and how many points get subtracted for losses vs #y ranking

    also, let's remember that this is not the ITA saying "we don't want to publish our rankings this week"

    this is the NCAA telling the ITA not to do so - which makes the women's draw especially interesting to me...if UF and Stanford end up #1 and #2 seeds despite skipping the premier ITA event and suffering the ranking consequences, the NCAA has completely undermined the relevance of ITA events and rankings and that organization might as well cease to exist
  8. socaltennnis

    socaltennnis Rookie

    Mar 1, 2008
  9. andfor

    andfor Legend

    Mar 16, 2004
    I think the decision to not publish the rankings has more to do with the bubble teams than the top ranked teams.

    On the women's side more so the men's when it comes to rankings they seemed to be more out of wack. Not like I've done any in depth analysis, just a high level look once a week or so. Don't be surprised to see some lower ranked bubble woman's teams get some at-large bids over higher ranked teams.

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