Tuesday November 28th, 2023

FINAL 2020 SoftballCenter Computer Rankings!

FINAL 2020 Computer rankings after 23 tournaments:
It has been a wild year for the Computer Rankings.  We had the #2 seed win the Major, an 'A' team win the 'AA', and so many upsets all year long including a non Conference team GS/Nally's win 2 Conference events!  Resmondo/SmashIt/Sonny's/RDD/H.Auto/S&S/Sprizzi/Thunder/Easton won the Major, Maroadi/SNI/Easton won the 'AA', Sports Reach/Crunchtime/H&H/Grizzy won the 'A', and MPT Rentals/Anarchy's 'B' team won the 'B'!  Congratulations to all of the winner's and a thank you to all those sponsors and managers that put competitive teams on the field in a strange pandemic year!
The Computer Rankings show who is doing better from the beginning to the end of the season
but the 2020 Conference Points Standings is what qualifies the teams and seeds them for the USSSA Major World Series!




2020 Nationwide Conference USSSA


Computer Rankings


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SoftballCenter's Overall Nationwide Conference USSSA Computer Rankings

Computer Rankings by Classification


Top 4 Finishers at each 2020 Tournament

The minimum number of Conference 'B' and above games to be eligible for the Computer Rankings is currently 14.    

The computer rankings rules have been unchanged since its beginning in 2008.

SOS stand for "Strength of Schedule"
Rankings Formula explained:         
Each team receives:          
 8 points for defeating a Major class team        
 5 points for defeating an AA class team        
 2 points for defeating a A class team        
 1 points for defeating a B class team        
Each team receives an additional:        
 8 points for winning a tournament        
 6 points for finishing 2nd         
 4 points for finishing 3rd         
 2 points for finishing 4th         
And finally each team has their point total reduced by:       
 1 point for each time they lose to a major team       
 2 points for losing to an AA team         
 3 points for losing to an A team         
 4 points for losing to a B team         
 5 points for losing to a C team         
 6 points for losing to a D team         
 8 points for losing to an E team.         
Each teams total points are then divided by the number of games they have played against upper level (Major, A, and B) teams.
So the formula in mathmatical terms would be:        
AveragePointsPerGame =          
/ (total games vs M, AA, A, B)         
In short the formula is:
AveragePointsPerGame =         
((weighted wins against upper teams)        
+ (weighted top 4 in tournament finishes)        
– (weighted losses))          
/ (# of upper games)          
The average points per game is then sorted highest to lowest and those are the rankings.


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