This is a very good point, and it is murky and pretty much impossible to really flush out. It becomes even worse when you add in the fact that so many players use pseudonyms, and I thus have to rely on a little bit of statistical analysis at times as to what appears to be the most likely team makeup. So yes, there definitely are imperfections.Ben Dillon wrote:Ideally, Byko would be keeping track of individual players' ratings instead, and any team ratings would be sums of individuals who are playing. But we all know this is impossible logistically (and to whom would you assign bonus points) and likely undesirable since it's the teams that are paired as opponents, not the individuals. Therefore, I would support the idea that we don't play these games of designating A's as B's, and simply call the first team A regardless of content when submitting to Byko.
I'm not sure that your final thought is the best one, though, as it will clearly fail in one case: a school sends its teams to two tournaments (as Dorman has done multiple times this season and Maggie Walker has done in past years). Yes, I know I'm nitpicking, but I still do it to make a point. I know that Dunbar's A team wasn't at Louisville last weekend, for example, and NAQT's stats just list them as Dunbar B and Dunbar C. It's a process that basically ends up with a combination of some statistical analysis on my part with a lot of assistance from TDs and coaches that are in the know.
By the way, once I got Bryce's information that it was closer to your B and C teams at Notre Dame, I changed the data in the database. It hasn't gone through a recalculation yet, though I may try to work one in sometime this afternoon.