My TexasCollegeTennis.com Feb 18 Men’s Rankings

It has been too, too long since I have posted anything on here. I have been active on twitter (@TXCollege10s) and keeping up with the season as it progresses, but have not had a whole lot of time to really repost all of the articles.

I decided it was time to update the rankings program, so here we go. Please let me know where you see mistakes. NOTE: The records for each team indicate only matches against DI opponents. So please do not e-mail me that the record is wrong, unless you are certain that has been checked.

I have NOT proofed this. I am into crowdsourcing…. or just lazy. I understand I am missing certain schools that have just moved to D1 (Abilene Christian) or have moved from D1… Next week will be more complete.

There are quite a few teams ranked with 0-0 records and sitting at 375.

RK TEAM W L RATING
1 Ohio State University 13 0 1175.66
2 University of Southern California 7 1 1129.26
3 UCLA 7 1 1083.53
4 University of Virginia 6 1 1057.88
5 University of Oklahoma 8 1 1046.29
6 Baylor University 5 2 986.5
7 Texas A&M University 8 3 976.56
8 University of Notre Dame 9 2 976.45
9 University of Illinois 6 4 976.21
10 University of Texas 9 2 976.11
11 University of Tennessee 10 2 976.03
12 California 6 2 948.68
13 Vanderbilt University 7 1 940.79
14 Mississippi State University 9 2 935.64
15 North Carolina 9 1 933.35
16 Duke University 5 3 923.69
17 University of Kentucky 7 3 923.26
18 University of Florida 4 4 907.44
19 Clemson University 9 1 901.17
20 Wake Forest University 4 2 884.99
21 University of Georgia 3 5 864.35
22 Pepperdine 5 4 852.91
23 Northwestern University 8 3 827.05
24 University of Memphis 3 2 825.7
25 Elon University 3 1 820.87
26 North Carolina State 9 1 820.38
27 Columbia University 7 1 820.18
28 Auburn University 8 2 795.35
29 Penn State University 9 0 794.42
30 University of Michigan 3 4 791.81
31 Virginia Commonwealth University 8 4 790.0
32 University of South Carolina 5 3 788.47
33 Boise State University 6 2 782.23
34 University of Mississippi 1 2 763.03
35 Louisiana State University 5 2 762.76
36 Virginia Tech 5 2 758.6
37 Harvard University 2 3 758.55
38 University of Tulsa 8 5 758.49
39 University of Oregon 8 1 745.0
40 TCU 2 2 737.23
41 Florida State University 9 2 737.15
42 University of Alabama 4 3 731.57
43 University of Louisville 6 2 720.89
44 Stanford University 3 1 707.55
45 Drake University 5 3 706.51
46 Princeton University 6 1 693.51
47 University of South Florida 3 0 683.86
48 San Diego State University 5 2 678.08
49 Texas Tech University 4 3 677.29
50 University of Nebraska 4 3 677.15
51 University of Denver 5 2 677.06
52 University of Utah 8 2 676.86
53 University of New Mexico 11 3 676.57
54 Indiana University-Bloomington 5 4 675.59
55 University of Iowa 5 0 663.18
56 University of Minnesota 4 4 651.41
57 University of Washington 4 4 646.64
58 Michigan State University 4 5 644.78
59 Purdue University 4 1 640.43
60 University of Arkansas 6 4 633.44
61 UNC Wilmington 3 3 629.76
62 University of San Diego 1 2 629.52
63 University at Buffalo 4 0 622.73
64 University of Wisconsin 4 3 617.51
65 Santa Clara University 3 1 616.19
66 Presbyterian College 7 1 610.28
67 Cornell University 4 2 609.4
68 University of Louisiana at Lafayette 5 2 604.83
69 East Tennessee State University 3 5 589.05
70 Wichita State University 3 4 588.87
71 Georgia State University 4 5 588.74
72 Yale University 3 2 578.9
73 University of Miami (Florida) 3 2 573.95
74 Old Dominion University 6 1 565.44
75 University of Nevada 4 1 564.36
76 Furman University 5 4 563.03
77 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 8 4 562.84
78 University of Arizona 8 6 562.66
79 U.S. Air Force Academy 2 2 559.83
80 Brigham Young University 5 6 559.67
81 Middle Tennessee State University 2 6 557.17
82 SMU 4 4 556.02
83 University of North Florida 4 0 549.89
84 Brown University 3 2 540.58
85 Marquette 5 3 538.8
86 Butler University 4 1 536.33
87 University of South Alabama 6 3 536.26
88 Lamar University 5 2 532.98
89 Illinois State University 2 3 531.63
90 Western Michigan University 6 3 531.46
91 Northern Illinois University 4 3 531.37
92 UNLV 4 2 530.94
93 Wake Forest University 2 0 527.03
94 Charlotte 2 1 525.08
95 UAB 3 3 524.92
96 Tulane University 6 2 524.77
97 Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay 5 4 523.47
98 Eastern Kentucky University 2 3 522.04
99 Xavier University 5 4 522.04
100 Binghamton University 4 3 521.83
101 East Carolina University 7 3 520.08
102 Coastal Carolina University 4 3 511.65
103 Wofford 3 4 502.67
104 Univ. of San Francisco 3 3 500.41
105 University of South Florida 2 0 495.53
106 UC Irvine 1 7 493.16
107 Gonzaga University 2 1 491.87
108 Northern Arizona University 3 3 491.79
109 Cleveland State University 3 4 491.59
110 New Mexico State University 5 3 491.43
111 Ball State University 3 2 491.42
112 University of Southern Mississippi 5 4 491.27
113 George Washington University 1 3 488.45
114 Eastern Illinois University 3 2 488.34
115 St. John’s University 1 2 488.1
116 College of William and Mary 7 6 488.06
117 U.S. Naval Academy 3 3 484.19
118 IPFW 4 4 475.73
119 NJIT 1 0 472.38
120 Saint Joseph’s University 1 2 472.37
121 Quinnipiac University 5 2 472.24
122 Fairfield University 4 2 472.16
123 Winthrop University 2 4 469.35
124 UC Santa Barbara 2 3 469.0
125 College of Charleston 1 3 468.99
126 University of the Pacific (California) 2 3 468.59
127 Wright State University 3 4 468.5
128 Colgate University 2 0 464.16
129 Monmouth University 1 2 464.0
130 Georgetown University 4 3 464.0
131 Boston College 2 5 463.96
132 Bryant University 4 3 463.73
133 Duquesne University 4 2 462.08
134 University of Detroit Mercy 2 5 462.02
135 Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 3 1 461.73
136 UNC Greensboro 2 2 461.51
137 Loyola Marymount University 2 2 457.7
138 South Dakota State 2 2 457.45
139 Florida Gulf Coast University 2 5 455.06
140 Florida Atlantic University 4 4 454.88
141 Univ. of Maryland-Baltimore County 3 3 453.58
142 Lehigh University 1 1 453.47
143 Drexel University 3 1 451.44
144 Southern Illinois-Carbondale 3 3 450.81
145 Austin Peay State University 2 1 446.69
146 University of Delaware 2 1 446.47
147 Univ. of Texas at San Antonio 1 4 445.6
148 Rice University 2 6 443.91
149 George Mason University 2 1 442.99
150 UC Davis 3 4 442.35
151 Saint Mary’s College of California 2 2 442.05
152 University of North Florida 0 5 440.46
153 U.S. Military Academy 1 0 439.33
154 Marist College 1 1 438.71
155 University of Portland 2 2 438.39
156 James Madison University 2 2 437.61
157 Montana State University-Bozeman 1 2 437.26
158 University of Toledo 3 9 437.08
159 Samford University 1 5 436.75
160 Jacksonville State University 2 3 435.93
161 Utah State University 3 5 431.13
162 Mercer University 3 9 425.46
163 Stony Brook University 1 1 423.66
164 University of Connecticut 3 3 423.13
165 Appalachian State University 1 1 419.72
166 Creighton University 1 1 416.35
167 South Carolina State 1 2 414.42
168 Kennesaw State University 3 4 414.29
169 University of Texas-Pan American 2 6 412.5
170 Fresno State 2 6 411.51
171 North Carolina Central University 1 4 408.88
172 Stetson University 1 1 405.3
173 Fordham University 1 1 404.12
174 Radford University 1 2 403.17
175 University of Hawaii 1 3 402.62
176 University of New Orleans 1 1 401.0
177 Youngstown State University 1 5 399.96
178 Bradley University 2 3 399.95
179 DePaul University 1 4 397.56
180 University of Idaho 2 6 396.51
181 Eastern Washington University 1 2 393.36
182 Saint Louis University 2 3 392.99
183 Davidson College 1 6 391.65
184 University of Richmond 3 6 391.56
185 Belmont University 1 3 388.75
186 Florida A&M University 2 6 386.05
187 Troy University 1 5 383.9
188 University of South Carolina-Upstate 1 3 381.84
189 Norfolk State University 1 3 379.75
190 Robert Morris University 0 0 375.0
191 Mississippi Valley State University 0 0 375.0
192 La Salle University 0 0 375.0
193 St. Peter’s College 0 0 375.0
194 Univ. of Maryland-Eastern Shore 0 0 375.0
195 Lafayette College 0 0 375.0
196 Hofstra University 0 0 375.0
197 Wagner College 0 0 375.0
198 Coppin State College 0 0 375.0
199 Centenary College (Louisiana) 0 0 375.0
200 Sacred Heart University 0 0 375.0
201 Mount St. Mary’s University 0 0 375.0
202 Univ. of Arkansas Pine Bluff 0 0 375.0
203 Niagara University 0 0 375.0
204 Western Kentucky University 0 0 375.0
205 Jacksonville University 0 0 375.0
206 Fairleigh Dickinson University 0 0 375.0
207 George Washington University 0 0 375.0
208 Chattanooga 1 4 371.5
209 Portland State University 0 1 371.36
210 Murray State University 0 3 370.94
211 St. Francis Univ. (Pennsylvania) 1 3 368.62
212 Tennessee State University 0 1 367.5
213 Longwood University 1 5 365.91
214 Weber State 1 5 365.61
215 Oral Roberts University 1 5 361.89
216 Univ. of Northern Colorado 0 1 360.7
217 Univ. of Illinois at Chicago 1 4 357.83
218 Sacramento State 1 3 355.02
219 Loyola College (Maryland) 0 1 353.1
220 Idaho State University 0 1 351.29
221 Valparaiso University 0 2 350.63
222 Univ. of Dayton 1 5 349.46
223 Alabama A&M University 0 3 348.78
224 University of Pennsylvania 0 2 348.1
225 Nicholls State University 0 3 347.55
226 Montana 0 2 345.24
227 Lipscomb University 0 3 339.57
228 Georgia Southern University 1 5 339.49
229 Villanova University 0 2 337.1
230 Campbell University 0 3 337.0
231 Seattle University 1 7 336.49
232 Liberty University 1 4 336.19
233 Alcorn State University 0 4 334.86
234 UNC Asheville 0 3 334.0
235 Morehead State University 0 2 333.68
236 Siena College 0 2 333.53
237 University of Texas at Arlington 0 4 327.69
238 Hampton University 0 2 325.81
239 Howard University 0 4 324.26
240 Bucknell University 0 3 322.49
241 The Citadel 0 6 320.29
242 Tennessee Tech University 0 5 319.4
243 St. Francis College (New York) 0 3 319.0
244 Morgan State University 0 4 318.36
245 Rider University 0 3 318.23
246 Western Illinois University 0 4 316.79
247 Boston University 0 3 316.75
248 UMKC 0 5 314.45
249 Gardner-Webb University 0 5 302.03
250 University of Hartford 0 4 301.44
251 Cal Poly 0 7 299.88
252 Jackson State University 0 8 293.71
253 Bethune-Cookman University 0 5 292.92
254 St. Bonaventure University 0 5 286.25
255 Prairie View A&M University 0 5 285.24
256 Alabama State University 0 6 283.27
257 IUPUI 0 7 279.33
258 Temple University 0 7 267.66
259 Chicago State University 0 8 265.79
260 UC Riverside 0 9 259.51

Creating Maps on the Fly For UIL Realignment

This morning the high school football season officially started with the release of the much anticipated 2014-2016 UIL Football Alignments. This usually started with the UIL servers crashing due to the high volume of traffic (it did briefly, prior to release). This year the UIL was prepared and had a back-up plan to divert traffic off their site.

So at exactly 9:00 am, the Twitterverse was alive with the ramblings of everyone who cares about Texas high school football.

I downloaded the files and immediately started sorting the teams into an Excel spreadsheet I had prepared for the occasion. Once done, I placed the data into my main database online.

I had been modifying my map code I created and showed in a previous post to handle the different divisions, sort them by division and district and color code them. By recycling this code, I easily created three maps.

Here’s the one where I sort them by division (blue for d1, red for d2)
http://sixmanfootball.com/big_alignment_map.php

Here’s a look at it

2014 UIL Realignment

2014 UIL Realignment

Then here are the ones where I separate Division 1 and 2 and then split up the districts.
http://sixmanfootball.com/alignment_map.php?did=1
http://sixmanfootball.com/alignment_map.php?did=2

Here’s an example shot of what they look like

UIL Division 1 snapshot

UIL Division 1 snapshot

Using the new google maps API, it took less than an hour to get everything up and running. All that was left was a little formatting and fine-tuning. The conversion of the data to an XML file makes all of the debugging so much easier.

Super Bowl Least Squares Predictions — take the points

For the past few months, I have been applying Least Squares Optimization principals to the NFL in making predictions. The method is fairly well established, simply to do and so far — very effective. (here’s a link to the first article explaining it all)

Up-To-Date Results
In games where the (expected line-actual line)/actual >100%, the line went 15-5 -1 since I started this in week 13 and 2-2 during the playoffs

In games where the absolute value of the (expected-actual)>2.5, it has gone 25-14-1 since week 13 and 3-2 during the playoffs.

In all games the method has gone 53-30-2 since week 13 and 6-4 during the playoffs.

Visitor V-Rat Home H-Rat Line Expected Diff (raw) Diff/line
Denver Broncos 31.21 Seattle Seahawks 32.67 -2.5 1.45 3.95 -158%

As you can see, the system expected Denver to be getting points and they are getting them, so all signs point to taking the Seahawks and the points.