WFTDA Releases Rankings; Gotham shock #1

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Today WFTDA released the first results of their mathematical ranking calculator, for games up to the end of February. While DNN #1 Gotham’s position at #1 surprises no-one, there are a few surprising entries further down.

DNN #2 Oly, previously 1W and second-placed finishers at Championships in 2012 and 2011 find themselves below DNN #3 Denver at 2 WFTDA. Another ranking surprise from the West is provided by DNN #8 Rat City — the previous 5W team find themselves ranked 7 WFTDA, three places higher than 4W and DNN #13 Rose City.

The old North Central teams provide the next surprises. While the previous 1 and 2 ranked teams in the region–DNN #6 Windy City (6 WFTDA) and DNN #10 Minnesota (8 WFTDA)–take the highest spots from the region, the next two go to 5NC, DNN #16 Detroit (11 WFTDA) and 8NC, DNN #24 Arch Rival (13 WFTDA).

Two four-ranked teams also take a bit of a tumble and find themselves oddly tied for 23 WFTDA (4E, DNN #12 London and 4NC, DNN #21 Ohio). The top 40 as it currently stands features 37 of the teams to play in regionals last year; DC, Dutchland and Tallahassee all miss out, while Jet City, Victorian and Terminal City make it to 35, 37 and 39. This means that the top 40 comprises 13 teams from the West region, 10 from the North Central, 9 from the South Central and 8 from the East. Also, the top 25 features 24 of DNN’s Power Ranked Top 25 — DNN #25 Carolina don’t make WFTDA’s top 25, but Wasatch do. You can see the full list of rankings as published on WFTDA’s website.

The highest entry by a previously unranked team is Gainesville who debut at 51 WFTDA; no other team debuts inside the top 100. One final thing to note is the omission of the Choice City Rebels, who were 30W under the old system. Now describing themselves as “Northern Colorado’s Rollin' News - World Wide Roller Derby News | PREVIEW – Women’s T2 North – Gameday 2

PREVIEW – Women’s T2 North – Gameday 2

The Women’s T2 UKRDA National North Gameday 2 is hosted by Hot Wheel Roller Derby, and they play current divisional leaders Newcastle Roller Girls.

Hot Wheel narrowly lost their opening game against Nottingham Hellfire Harlots 172 – 166, with Mia top scoring with 68 points, Danger Duck scoring 59 and Crystal Beth with 39, and remain in 26th in Europe and 8th in UKRDA.

Newcastle took a convincing win over Manchester Roller Derby game on Day 1 231-81, with Penny Bizarre top scoring with 78 points, Sly with 70, Big Tall Jock with 54 and Joanna Bruisin with 29. They remain 23rd in Europe and have moved to 10th in the UKRDA rankings.

The teams have played twice before, with Hot Wheel winning on both occasions, 211-143 in April 2014 and 303-53 in December 2012. Flat Track Stats gives a 52% probability of a Newcastle victory with a ratio of 42:41 in the European rankings, and a 72% probability of a Hot Wheel victory with a ratio of 9:7 in the UKRDA rankings.

The second game sees the debuts of the two remaining teams in the division,

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    Leeds are ranked 15th in Europe and ranked 61st in the UKRDA rankings. They won 8 out of 16 games in 2014, including victories over Middlesbrough, Central City and Newcastle.

    Hull’s Angels won 9 out of 13 games in 2014, with their last game being a narrow defeat to Dublin B 165-164.

    The teams have never played before. Flat Track Stats gives an 95% probability of a Leeds victory with a ratio of 9:4 in the European rankings and 93% on the UKRDA rankings with a 2:1 ratio.

    The Women’s Tier 2 UKRDA National has produced some excellent games so far, and there’s every indication that North gameday 2 will be the same! Join the fun at Leeds Futsal Arena from 1pm.

    Details for the Gameday can be found here.

    The British Roller Derby Championships is Europe’s largest interleague Women’s and Men’s Flat Track Roller Derby Tournament. 72 women’s leagues from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are divided into four tiers for double header bout days spanning the year, with a playoffs to find who will be British Roller Derby Champions for 2015! For the first time, 14 men’s teams will also participate in the debut men’s British Championships tournament, with three tiers of double header action across the year!

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