Tuesday November 28th, 2023

FINAL 2021 SoftballCenter Computer Rankings after the USSSA Major World Series!

Final 2021 Computer rankings!
Resmondo/SmashIt/Menosse/Thunder (FL-M) wound up on top of the computer rankings by .01 over SNI
15 different teams won the 30 Conference and 'B' and higher USSSA World tournaments!
15 tournaments were won by Major teams and all 4 Major teams won at least 2 tournaments.
6 tournaments were won by 'AA' teams including 3 tournaments where all the major teams were present.
8 tournaments were won by 'A' teams.
2021 Tournament Results
The Computer Rankings below show who is doing better from the beginning to the end of the season.  The computer rankings have been calculated the same way since 2008 and involves no human input or opinion which is why they are called the "computer" rankings".  The formula for the computer rankings is listed at the bottom of this article and basically takes into account what class teams you beat, what class teams you lost to, and if you finished in the top 4.  There is also an SOS rating which is the Strength of Schedule or the average class of the teams you have played during the season.  An SOS of 4 or higher means you are playing a lot of very good teams.
The 2021 Conference Points Standings is what qualifies the teams and seeds them for the USSSA Major World Series!  Teams earn Conference points at each event based on their finish and the number of Conference teams in the tournament.  Each team uses the total of their best 7 tournaments to see where they finish in the standings.  The Conference Rankings do not include forfeit wins or losses.
The 2021 Weekly Coaches Poll is a poll that someone from each team answers after each tournament.  This shows who the teams think are the top teams at any given point in the season.




2021 Nationwide Conference USSSA


Computer Rankings


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SoftballCenter's Overall Nationwide Conference USSSA Computer Rankings



Conference USSSA Computer Rankings by Class


The minimum number of Conference 'B' and above games to be eligible for the Computer Rankings is currently 20.    

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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