Wednesday, September 19, 2012

North Central Voodoo Bracket

How many people busted their brackets?  I was good until Saturday, and then my brackets went straight to hell!  Damn! I don't participate in the WFTDA bracket game, but I do take pride in getting my brackets mostly right.  I study the teams to the best of my abilities and make the best guesses I can, but this regional really screwed everyone up.

Sad but true. I know some of you out there feel my pain.
Because roller derby is still going through growing pains, I really wonder if any group can accurately predict a ranking for any team.  Derby teams often go through revolving rosters, and while they may have played another team when everyone was healthy, not pregnant and not league jumping, rosters can rapidly change as the season goes forth.  Just because team X beat team Y earlier in the year doesn't mean they are at that same caliber during Regionals.  Weird shifts that happen at Regionals should make people question the ranking process in general.

Even though I started this blog entry as a comic entry, I can't help but wonder if there is a better way to figure out the ranking.  I know the WFTDA is working on a new ranking system, but there are still other questions that come to mind.  I'm going to watch the rest of regionals and see if there are crazy upsets in the rest of them before I pursue these questions any further, but it is something to think about.


  1. almost always happens though from below rank 6 - 5 and above well NORMALLY stays the same and is correct and then 3 and above is almost always on the money so....hmmm

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