Cody Mills answers questions about ways to adjust USAU's ranking algorithm and allocation process.
April 10, 2019 by Cody Mills in Opinion with 0 comments
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Welcome our in house algorithms expert, Cody Mills, who runs frisbee-rankings.com. He also coaches the men’s team at Cal Poly SLO. Intro is over, from here on out, it’s all Cody.
Important disclaimer: contrary to popular belief (#fakenews), I am not an algorithms expert.1 I’m just a guy with a hobby. I would defer on virtually any mathematical argument to the extremely qualified individuals who serve on the working group.2
Q: How would you change the D-III algorithm so that it isn’t always so wacky?
A: My off-hand reaction to this question is to clarify that there is no separate D-III algorithm. Every result from the college division goes into the same data set that produces the rankings; D-III rankings use all the results involving D-I teams as well. It’s just that the D-I teams are filtered out of the final rankings.
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