Yet more confirmation that we are the BEST!

Hey ‘Hawks.

This is and email from Dave who compiled a system of working out which teams are the strongest in University Ultimate. Makes me so proud to be a Mohawk and I hope it makes you proud too!

Last year, I put together a table consolidating the season’s tournaments at
University level*, across all divisions, to try and gauge the performances
of our clubs from a perspective different to where teams finished at
individual Nationals events, but by taking into account performances by
second/third/fourth teams, across all of open, women’s and mixed. The aim,
therefore is to show the strength of our many university clubs through
their depth and ability to field strong sides across all formats of the
sport.

I accept that this may, of course, be a flawed system, but given feedback
received last year (and the number of people who’ve asked when this year’s
is coming out…!), I felt it a worthwhile exercise once again to see how
our clubs have fared in 2011/12.

Using a points system similar to that used at Tour, clubs were awarded a
certain number of points dependent on their finishing position, and also
the number of teams at a given tournament (coming 15th out of 24 is more
impressive than out of 16), and where second/third/fourth teams were
involved, these numbers were combined to give one overall club score.
Nationals was given double the weighting of Regionals. Also, in instances
where clubs entered in cohorts with another club, both received half of the
points their combined team earned.

The points were all totalled up, and ranked to give a co-efficient for each
club; the top side gaining 1000.00, and lower ranked clubs given a
proportional scoring. The outcome of which is below.

* Incidentally, last year’s table can be found here:
http://www.fysh.org/pipermail/britdisc/2011-June/009420.html

Key highlights:

-Sussex are once again, the strongest club in the country.
-Bristol are ‘most improved’, moving from 30th in 2011, to 8th in 2012.
Credit also to Loughborough, Nottingham Trent, York and Imperial, who’ve
seen massive rises.
-Newcastle, Durham, Leeds & Surrey all drop out of the top 20.
-Southampton storm into the top 2, up from 14th last year.
-Northumbria are ‘best new entry’ coming in at 61st.

1.       Sussex (1000.00)

2.       Southampton (825.7)

3.       Edinburgh (802.2)

4.       Dundee (713.7)

5.       Manchester (702.5)

6.       Loughborough (695.6)

7.       Exeter (689.4)

8.       Bristol (639.9)

9.       St Andrews (623.9)

10.   Portsmouth (562.7)

11.   Cardiff (558.8)

12.   Nottingham (557.2)

13.   Oxford (521.1)

14.   Bath (514.3)

15.   Cambridge (475.5)

16.   Birmingham (458.1)

17.   Imperial (441.8)

18.   Aberdeen (432.9)

19.   York (425.8)

20.   Warwick (411.4)

21.   Newcastle (393.6)

22.   Sheffield (370.7)

23.   Lancaster (355.5)

24.   KCL (354.6)

25.   Durham (332.2)

26.   Leeds (314.5)

27.   UCL (309.7)

28.   UEA (309.4)

29.   Leicester (258.9)

30.   Bangor (253.8)

31.   Liverpool (252.0)

32.   Kent (251.7)

33.   Stirling (250.9)

34.   Cork [IRE] (245.4)

35.   Plymouth (205.8)

36.   Surrey (204.1)

37.   Holloway (178.8)

38.   Glasgow (176.6)

39.   Chichester (176.0)

40.   Trinity [IRE] (175.5)

41.   Nottingham Trent (150.5)

42.   Reading (147.6)

43.   Lincoln (144.7)

44.   Strathclyde (144.5)

45.   Sheffield Hallam (139.2)

46.   Brighton (124.8)

47.   LSE (111.8)

48.   Swansea (107.3)

49.   Heriot-Watt (106.6)

50.   De Montford (98.1)

51.   Brunel (96.8)

52.   Aberystwyth (87.4)

53.   Bournemouth (86.9)

54.   Oxford Brookes (75.1)

55.   Essex (69.6)

56.   Hull (66.1)

57.   Cornwall (64.5)

58.   UWE (56.2)

59.   UAL (38.0)

60.   Leeds Met (28.6)

61.   Northumbria (28.1)

62.   Chester (25.6)

63.   Bedfordshire (25.6)

64.   Huddersfield (23.9)

65.   Anglia Ruskin (23.0)

66.   Roehampton (22.2)

67.   Keele (20.4)

68.   Cranfield (17.9)

69.   Aston (17.9)

70.   Salford (5.5)



Ben Rich

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