Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mover and Shaker - Week 8

After 2 months of play, the league has now shifted into a 2 tier league, where the potential winners of this year are becoming more defined as are the potential losers. From ranks 1 to 8 we have a point span of 203.5 down to 158, with the 8th place team being  45.5 points out of first. It's believed that any of these teams could potentially win at this point but beyond that, teams 9 to 16 look to to fighting for lottery placement. The 9th place team is 30 points out of 8th and 75 out of 1st. Below that is a free fall down to the worst team who is now 161.5 points out of first place.

In moving a shaking this week, for the 3rd straight week in a row, the 8th place team jumped to 5th with a massive gain in points and again like the other weeks, was only one of two teams who broke 10 points or more and more than doubled the other high finisher. The inTIMidators is the team that joins this odd constant we seem to be in with regards to moving and shaking, and for his 29 point gain this week he wins a free move, dropping him from 9 used to 8.

The stats including average placement over the month. Click to make bigger.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Mover and Shaker - Week 7

This weeks review will be short and sweet and not because there is nothing to say. The league is still very active with quite notable movement, but this week we'll only declare the winner (mainly because this weeks update is late as it is).

As it was last week, one team dominated all others with a massive gain. In fact, pretty much the exact same scenario as last week happened again with another team. The 23.5 points gained this week from the winner was 10 more than the only other team to a break 10 point gain (like last week). Also, this team jumped from 8th to 5th rank over the week and this too matches the achievement from the winner last week. This goes to show that the mid tier pack is quite unpredictable at this point. For this week, the dominator was Milltown Moose and for his dominance he is the Mover and Shaker in week 7. He gains a free move dropping him from 7 used to 6.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mover and Shaker - Week 6

The recap this week is all about the Mover and Shaker. Sure, we can discuss the fact that last year's champion has finally made a bit of a push up the ranks this week. Yeah, we could also talk about the fact that No Homers was dethroned from number one for the first time since week three (with the only other time him not being number one being after week 1). We could definitely talk about those things but the most glaring story this week is the Mover and Shaker so let's dive in.

After week six the team who gained the most points gained 24.5 overall and was one of only two teams who gained more than 10 points over the week, with the other team only gaining 12 total. The winner this week gained 3 ranks over the past 7 days to finish in 5th overall, perhaps even elongating the first tier we talked about last week by gaining 20 points on the previous 5th place holder. The inpronoucable team of KapitänMachtElch3.0 was the stellar team this week and the massive performance in comparison to the rest is why it's today's main focus. There was no fight. This team is crowned Mover and Shaker hands down, winning a free move dropping him from 8 used to 7.

The stats. Click to make big:

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mover and Shaker - Week 5

We are now through one week in the 2nd month of this young season and as we look at the overall ranks so far, 3 tiers have clearly come to be. While it is believed that parity between teams is at all all team high, the fact that some teams are gunning for the championship hardcore while others are rebuilding for future years is blurring this outlook, and is perhaps the reason why we have these 3 distinct tiers.

In first tier we have 4 teams who range in points from 204.5 down to 187, less than 20 points in the difference. The 2nd tier has a 30+ point gap ranging from 154 down to 124.5 and includes a whopping 10 teams all battling hard... for 5th overall. The last tier could perhaps be split in half with the two final teams seperated greatly. The15th team only possesses 83.5 points and is 50 points out of 14th, while the 16th team has only 52.5 points and is 30+ points out out 15th. Let's hope that these final two are rebuilding teams...

In Moving and Shaking this week, the candidates come from all 3 tiers and their point gains differ by only a max of 2. The InTIMidators, Zig Zag Zambonies and Roly Snipes all gained more than 10 points this week, 11, 12 and 13 respectively. While the former two battled hard, they just didn't have enough steam to pop off Roly Snipes, who now becomes the first of this early year to win two Mover and Shaker awards. With this win his used moves drop from 9 to 8.