Our league season starts in a few weeks and we are strategizing on how to best order our lineup in matches (singles 1, singles 2, dubs 1, dubs 2, dubs 3). Some context: we are a 4.0 team with a decent chance of making the local playoff - we're probably 2nd or 3rd strongest out of 12 teams. Also, the teams in our flight generally don't order their lineups based on strength, meaning that for example dubs1 / dubs2 / dubs 3 is just a way to establish who plays who on which court but implies nothing about the relative strength of the players in the team. So we're deciding between two strategies: A - Mix it up pretty much randomly each week. That way, there is no thought that needs to be put into it, and no pattern for other teams to try and read. Let the cards fall as they will each week, and may the better team on the day win. B - Establish an order - not based on strength, but just an order that we stick to each week. That does make us predictable to other teams (in terms of who will be playing in what spot), and maybe they can take advantage of what they think are favorable matchups, but it also sends a message: we're confident that you can try match up anyway you want, and still we will beat you! Also, it keeps an ace up our sleeve for late in the season or in playoffs: when faced with a critical match, we will already have established a pattern that the other team will be expecting us to follow, and then when we need it most and when they least expect it, we have the option of switching things around if we think it will benefit us (and spoil any intended matchup they might have been targeting). What do you all think?