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by oldtimer
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: High School BOYS
Topic: Ranking/handicapping HS teams
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Re: Ranking/handicapping HS teams

Thank you for the response. Quite frankly if I was getting paid to do something like this I would probably spend a heck of a lot more time doing it, but it really is just because I'm a nerd and like manipulating data to see what I can figure out. I do use MaxPreps and go to school websites to fillin...
by oldtimer
Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: High School BOYS
Topic: Ranking/handicapping HS teams
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Ranking/handicapping HS teams

I've been playing around with an alternative method of ranking and/or handicapping HS teams, using CIF data. The data is admittedly incomplete during season (it gets cleaned up during the last week), and there are a number of errors that need to be corrected - but for everything other than the top t...
by oldtimer
Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: MPSF Invitational
Replies: 131
Views: 19095

Re: MPSF Invitational

How the heck do you talk 16 foreign players into coming to SJS, pay full 'out of state tuition" just to come and play WP. You know if you are Berkeley or UCLA orUSC, you have a name that people have heard of in Europe, and that helps you recruit. You can get a good education at any of the scho...
by oldtimer
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: Where in the World is Jovan?
Replies: 212
Views: 106270

Re: Where in the World is Jovan?

I thought this scandal was about getting paid for non-water polo players to get accepted to USC, not for foreign players to get accepted. Is there an allegation in this that money was accepted for foreign athletes to get into the school?
by oldtimer
Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: High School BOYS
Topic: Power Ranking vs. Poll vs. Board Opinion
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Re: Power Ranking vs. Poll vs. Board Opinion

I'd suggest that this is mostly a non-issue for those who only care about /follow the D1 (and maybe D2) teams. There is enough information/chatter/data that the fans have a pretty good idea of the rankings, with or without the power rankings or coach's polls. There are a lot of athletes/parents/fans...
by oldtimer
Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: High School BOYS
Topic: Power Ranking vs. Poll vs. Board Opinion
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Power Ranking vs. Poll vs. Board Opinion

I'm curious about what folks here think about the power rankings now that they are 'real time' vs. what the weekly poll and/or knowledgeable observers have suggested. Obviously, the power rankings are limited by the accuracy of the data entered into the CIF database, which as been my beef for a few ...
by oldtimer
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: pissing contest
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: pissing contest

There has got to be a Team America type joke here about pissing contests and being either a dick, pussy or asshole.
by oldtimer
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cut / Added College Programs
Replies: 16
Views: 2680

Re: Cut / Added College Programs

This is their first year. It is an NAIA program, but their coach has aspirations to turn it into a D1 program. I believe the coach is from Bulgaria.
by oldtimer
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: New News and Posts
Topic: New USAWP website
Replies: 9
Views: 1867

Re: New USAWP website

I'm curious how others view this 'improved' website now that you've had to, perhaps, get rosters filled out for a tournament. My impression is that someone made a financial decision to switch their solution provider, but didn't actually do the DD to determine if this new company had any idea about h...
by oldtimer
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: High School BOYS
Topic: 2021 CIFSS D5 Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 4913

Re: 2021 CIFSS D5 Thread

Just did a little bit of tweaking to my spreadsheet and noticed a very interesting thing. This being an abnormal year, the power ranking process is not working quite as well as in 2019, it seems to me, as I see some D1/D2 teams not performing well at all and some lower division teams performing very...
by oldtimer
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: The Quicker Kicker Outer
Topic: Getting the ball live
Replies: 0
Views: 1540

Getting the ball live

I have a quick question regarding the "getting the ball live" rule. Defensive player commits ordinary foul and knocks the ball forward about 1 meter. offensive player moves inside to get the ball now at 5 meters with defender behind him. As the offensive player "pops" the ball u...
by oldtimer
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: The Quicker Kicker Outer
Topic: Question on rules
Replies: 6
Views: 2978

Re: Question on rules

I'm going to answer this in a new post - I hope you don't mind.

I'm no expert, but I think this could be an interesting discussion so it deserves to have its own topic, in my opinion. :-)
by oldtimer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: High School BOYS
Topic: 2021 CIFSS D3 Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 2824

Re: 2021 CIFSS D3 Thread

Yep - Thanks. Must have fat-fingered it when I put them in my spreadsheet.
by oldtimer
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: High School BOYS
Topic: 2021 CIFSS D1 Thread
Replies: 348
Views: 92426

Re: 2021 CIFSS D1 Thread

interesting new tool http://polocoach.com/cifss/ratingsreport.php It would be interesting to know how they calculate the ratings. Strength of schedule seems to make a difference, which I've often thought is not a very good indicator of how good a team really is. A 10-0 team that plays mostly weak o...
by oldtimer
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: High School BOYS
Topic: 2021 CIFSS D1 Thread
Replies: 348
Views: 92426

Re: 2021 CIFSS D1 Thread

@Oldtimer, I'm not the expert, but based on the games I have watched over the last 3 months, I don't see HW ranked over HB at all. Unless something has changed, there was a SIGNIFICANT experience and talent gap between those two teams. I think: 1. HB, 2. MD, 3. HW is probably how i'd rank them. But...

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