Monday, November 8, 2010

The 2010 year end rating calculation
process is currently underway.
It will include matches played from:
Nov 2nd 2009 thru Oct 31st 2010.
The expected date of publication is
November 29th 2010. 
For ease of Use I have uploaded the Year end ratings by Division
These ratings are for everyone that played in each of these divisions in the Fall.
Year-End 3.5
Year-End 4.0
Year-End 4.5
Year-End 5.0

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Final Day of 4.0 Regular Season

So things are just about finalized and will all come into focus after tomorrow.

Flight A:
Lifetime finished up last week and has posted the strongest regular season record and can enjoy the final Sunday off. Stonebriar has the other spot all but locked up as they take of BH/Alzuro who has, shall we say "struggled" this year. Village's DQ has them hanging out in 3rd thinking about what might have been.

Flight B:
Garland and Westlake battle it out tomorrow but really only seeding is on the line since both have already qualified for the playoffs. The only real question mark here is the status of Christopher Caceras, I am guessing he will not play tomorrow since it seemed as if at one point he might have been DQ'ed but for now looks to be OK although with his results he could be one lopsided victory away from the trouble zone. The Garland team is tough to read but does have some solid singles play that will make them tough in December.

Flight C:
This showdown between GH and HP/Bob doesn't have that much sizzle since 1st place isn't on the line and unless HP is swept they will make the playoffs. Both of these teams will be contenders in December although HP seems to be reaching at times for lineups especially at singles although I think we know Sam will leave the doubles court come playoff time. GH has good depth but not sure there are any slam dunks on that roster. Springpark was quite a surprise in this flight and most likely will miss the playoffs barring a miracle but outperformed Village and TBar.

Flight D:
I would love to say this flight has been fun but instead it has had me scratching my head just about every week. Our flight has come down to the final two weeks to iron out the two playoff participants. SWAT and the Lakes are in with a win but if either team falters there are five other teams ready to take those spots. The Lakes made some late additions to their team that upgraded them from good to contender and if they make it in they will be tough to beat at doubles after what we saw last Sunday. Our team has been up and down but I do feel if we can find some consistency for December I like our chances against most every team. Canyon Creek is the next best team in the flight and would be a tough out if they make the playoffs.

Flight E:
I think Brookhaven clinched in September but second place is still not locked down although LB Houston has the inside track but JCC and OC still have an outside chance. Pearlman's team looks better than ever with Boccara and Powell as a good 1-2 punch at singles. Brookhaven teams have been up and down come playoff teams but a year ago it was Bartlett's crew that took home the crown and who knows this team might just be the most even team much like that one was and could be the overall favorite. It is hard to predict because I think this flight was rather fluffy so they might not have been tested yet.

I just wanted to put this out so the anons can start making bold predictions after tomorrow's results once we see the playoff brackets then more can be said about what will happen a month from now.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

4.5 Fall update

It’s been over a month since our last 4.5 post and “Paying Attention” came up with the, at the time, legitimate power rankings:

1. RO
T2 Lakes/Way
T2 Las Colinas
4 Fair Oaks
5 Brookhaven
6 Highpoint/Nguyen
7 Lifetime / Hill
8 Garland 1
9 Lakes / Weatherby
10 Tbar / Schnittker

Since then there have been some upsets

Royal Oaks were upset in a nail biter by Lifetime who in turn were beaten by High Pt.

The Royal Oaks roster still looks like the one to beat but High Point have deserved to move into the top spot based on a very impressive record despite some tanking, They may be tested this week by Garland who’s impressive start has been destroyed by the DQ of Aaron Williams to a 5.5!

Lakes – Way continue to dominate and that is unlikely to change against Hackberry this week leaving them with a gritty Las Colinas in the final week.

Las Colinas also drop down the rankings after 2 losses and still have the impressive Lakes team to play

Flight A’s second spot will go to Fair Oaks who are 5-1 (already won the makeup vs Canyon Creek with 2 lines to play) and have a soft schedule remaining. Deep, talented and solid squad.

Brookhaven continue to dominate their weak flight and their first test may be this week against TBar who surprisingly have a loss to Collin County.

Lifetime (likely to finish with only 2 loses) and Greenhill have mathematical chances of making the play-offs but realistically are too far behind on tie-breakers to Royal Oaks who have many dominating wins.

New rankings (we only need to worry about the playoff contenders and these are pretty clear cut):

1. High Point/ Nguyen (defending Fall champs)
2. Lakes/ Way (impressive unbeaten record incl win over Fair Oaks)
3. Royal Oaks (drop out of first after losing to HP)
4. Fair Oaks (remember they bat BHaven 5-0 in the spring Cities)
5. Brookhaven (weak flight and see above)
6. TBar (lost their best singles player and it shows)
__________________________________________(playoff cut line)
T7. Lifetime (may be stronger than TBar but likely to miss the playoffs due to their tougher flight)
T7. Las Colinas (2 loses with one more likely, also may be stronger than TBar)
9. Greenhill(2 loses with 1 more to come)
10. everyone else