Chairman's Predictions: Week 4

Teams are loading in to week 4 events tonight! The season is progressing quickly and the last day of *FIRST *Championship Houston is a month away from today. Here’s week 4’s predictions/analytics:


Sacramento (2018cada):
  1. 1671 (Buchanan Bird Brains) - 1.17 CPR
  2. 3256 (WarriorBorgs) - 1.0 CPR
  3. 2035 (Robo Rockin’ Bots) - 0.5 CPR
  4. 1323 (MadTown Robotics) - 0.25 CPR
  5. 4135 (Iron Patriots) - 0.17 CPR
  6. 701 (RoboVikes) - 0.08 CPR

Orange County (2018cair):
  1. 3309 (Friarbots) - 1.25 CPR
  2. 812 (The Midnight Mechanics) - 0.75 CPR
  3. 207 (METALCRAFTERS) - 0.42 CPR
  4. 3476 (Code Orange) - 0.33 CPR
  5. 1515 (NASA MorTorq 1515) - 0.08 CPR

Colorado (2018code):
  1. 1730 (Team Driven) - 1.16 CPR
  2. 1011 (CRUSH) - 1.08 CPR
  3. 4499 (The Highlanders) - 0.92 CPR
  4. 4944 (The Hi Fives) - 0.75 CPR
  5. 2996 (Cougars Gone Wired) - 0.5 CPR
  6. 3374 (Jackson Hole RoboBroncs) - 0.33 CPR
  7. 148 (Robowranglers) - 0.25 CPR

Columbus (2018gacol):
  1. 4188 (Columbus Space Program) - 0.41 CPR
  2. 4730 (Terminators) - 0.25 CPR
  3. 2415 (WiredCats) - 0.25 CPR
  4. 4910 (East Cobb Robotics) - 0.25 CPR
  5. 3091 (100 Scholars) - 0.06 CPR

Hawaii (2018hiho):
  1. 1622 (Team Spyder) - 1.66 CPR
  2. 3008 (Team Magma) - 0.83 CPR
  3. 4253 (Raid Zero) - 0.25 CPR

Iowa (2018iacf):
  1. 3928 (Team Neutrino) - 0.75 CPR
  2. 525 (Swartdogs) - 0.5 CPR
  3. 2526 (Crimson Robotics) - 0.5 CPR
  4. 5006 (Apophis) - 0.5 CPR
  5. 6025 (Adroit Androids) - 0.25 CPR
  6. 4329 (Lutheran Roboteers) - 0.17 CPR

Bayou (2018lake):
  1. 1912 (Team Combustion) - 0.75 CPR
  2. 2080 (Torbotics) - 0.5 CPR
  3. 3937 (Breakaway) - 0.33 CPR
  4. 3337 (Panthrobotics) - 0.25 CPR
  5. 6652 (TigreRobotics) - 0.25 CPR

Pine Tree (2018melew):
  1. 2648 (Infinite Loop) - 0.89 CPR
  2. 1735 (Green Reapers) - 0.36 CPR
  3. 172 (Northern Force) - 0.19 CPR
  4. 237 (Black Magic Robotics) - 0.08 CPR

Belleville (2018mibel):
  1. 66 (Grizzly Robotics) - 1.25 CPR
  2. 5090 (Torque-Nados) - 0.17 CPR
  3. 4680 (Az-Tech Eagles) - 0.11 CPR
  4. 5915 (Mercy Midnight Storm ) - 0.08 CPR

Lansing (2018milan):
  1. 2611 (Jacktown Vectors) - 0.03 CPR

Midland (2018mimid):
  1. 2619 (The Charge) - 0.55 CPR
  2. 3770 (BlitzCreek) - 0.14 CPR
  3. 5424 (Rogue Robots) - 0.08 CPR
  4. 94 (The Ninetyfouriors) - 0.03 CPR

West Michigan (2018miwmi):
  1. 141 (WOBOT) - 0.33 CPR
  2. 3572 (Wavelength) - 0.25 CPR
  3. 85 (B.O.B. (Built on Brains)) - 0.22 CPR
  4. 107 (Team R.O.B.O.T.I.C.S.) - 0.08 CPR
  5. 2405 (Techno Trojans) - 0.08 CPR
  6. 5980 (East Grand Rapids Robotics) - 0.08 CPR
  7. 4956 (RoboSharks) - 0.06 CPR
  8. 3620 (Average Joes) - 0.03 CPR

Laguna (2018mxto):
  1. 4401 (CETMOV) - 0.92 CPR
  2. 4010 (Nautilus) - 0.5 CPR
  3. 2283 (Panteras) - 0.25 CPR
  4. 3794 (Tecmilenio WinT 3794) - 0.25 CPR
  5. 5526 (tCATs) - 0.25 CPR

Las Vegas (2018nvlv):
  1. 399 (Eagle Robotics) - 1.0 CPR
  2. 585 (Cyber Penguins) - 0.33 CPR
  3. 60 (Bionic Bulldogs) - 0.08 CPR

University of Waterloo (2018onwat):
  1. 1241 (THEORY6) - 2.08 CPR
  2. 4525 (Renaissance Robotics) - 1.25 CPR
  3. 2056 (OP Robotics) - 1.0 CPR
  4. 5024 (Raider Robotics) - 0.5 CPR
  5. 772 (Sabre Bytes Robotics ) - 0.25 CPR

Greater Pittsburgh (2018paca):
  1. 3260 (SHARP) - 0.92 CPR
  2. 3504 (Girls of Steel) - 0.66 CPR
  3. 5740 (CWNC - Trojanators) - 0.33 CPR
  4. 48 (Delphi E.L.I.T.E.) - 0.25 CPR
  5. 5472 (Stallion Robotics) - 0.25 CPR
  6. 870 (TEAM R. I. C. E. ) - 0.17 CPR

Smoky Mountains (2018tnkn):
  1. 4013 (Clockwork Mania) - 1.5 CPR
  2. 3824 (HVA RoHAWKtics) - 0.75 CPR
  3. 2638 (Rebels) - 0.5 CPR
  4. 744 (Shark Attack) - 0.33 CPR
  5. 4265 (Secret City Wildbots) - 0.33 CPR

West Valley (2018waspo):
  1. 2944 (Titanium Tigers) - 0.11 CPR
  2. 4980 (Canine Crusaders) - 0.11 CPR
  3. 4495 (Kittitas County Robotics/ Team Haywire) - 0.08 CPR
  4. 4061 (SciBorgs) - 0.06 CPR

Wisconsin (2018wimi):
  1. 537 (Charger Robotics) - 1.5 CPR
  2. 1306 (BadgerBOTS) - 1.17 CPR
  3. 93 (NEW Apple Corps) - 0.5 CPR
  4. 2202 (BEAST Robotics) - 0.33 CPR
  5. 1714 (MORE Robotics) - 0.25 CPR
  6. 2039 (Rockford Robotics) - 0.25 CPR
  7. 3381 (Droid Rage 3381) - 0.25 CPR
  8. 2194 (Fondy Fire) - 0.17 CPR

Plainfield (2018inpla):
  1. 868 (TechHOUNDS) - 0.75 CPR
  2. 1747 (Harrison Boiler Robotics) - 0.5 CPR
  3. 1741 (Red Alert) - 0.19 CPR
  4. 2197 (Las Pumas) - 0.14 CPR
  5. 1018 (Pike RoboDevils) - 0.11 CPR
  6. 234 (Cyber Blue) - 0.08 CPR

Central Maryland (2018mdedg):
  1. 1629 (Garrett Coalition (GaCo)) - 1.33 CPR
  2. 836 (The RoboBees) - 0.39 CPR
  3. 2537 (Space RAIDers) - 0.25 CPR
  4. 339 (Kilroy Robotics) - 0.19 CPR
  5. 2199 (Robo-Lions) - 0.14 CPR

UNC Asheville (2018ncash):
  1. 3196 (Team SPORK) - 0.25 CPR
  2. 4828 (RoboEagles) - 0.17 CPR
  3. 2059 (The Hitchhikers) - 0.08 CPR
  4. 5854 (GLITCH) - 0.08 CPR
  5. 5190 (Green Hope Falcons) - 0.06 CPR

Montgomery (2018njski):
  1. 1676 (The Pascack PI-oneers) - 1.27 CPR
  2. 75 (RoboRaiders) - 0.33 CPR
  3. 4575 (The Tin Mints) - 0.31 CPR
  4. 3142 (Aperture) - 0.25 CPR
  5. 1403 (Cougar Robotics) - 0.17 CPR
  6. 3637 (The Daleks) - 0.11 CPR
  7. 2016 (Mighty Monkey Wrenches) - 0.08 CPR
  8. 3314 (Mechanical Mustangs) - 0.03 CPR

Seneca (2018njtab):
  1. 272 (Cyber-Crusaders) - 0.81 CPR
  2. 203 (SOUPer BOTS) - 0.25 CPR
  3. 1647 (Iron Devils) - 0.25 CPR
  4. 2729 (Storm Robotics Team) - 0.14 CPR
  5. 224 (The Tribe) - 0.11 CPR
  6. 1640 (Sab-BOT-age) - 0.08 CPR
  7. 1712 (Dawgma) - 0.08 CPR
  8. 5401 (Fightin’ Robotic Owls) - 0.08 CPR

Hudson Valley (2018nysu):
  1. 694 (StuyPulse) - 0.92 CPR
  2. 2869 (Regal Eagles) - 0.75 CPR
  3. 4091 (DRIFT) - 0.75 CPR
  4. 5123 (Mechadogs) - 0.58 CPR
  5. 229 (Division By Zero) - 0.5 CPR
  6. 1796 (RoboTigers) - 0.5 CPR
  7. 329 (Mohawks) - 0.25 CPR
  8. 5016 (Huntington Robotics) - 0.25 CPR
  9. 2601 (Steel Hawks) - 0.08 CPR

York University (2018onnyo):
  1. 771 (SWAT) - 0.42 CPR
  2. 4001 (RAMS ROBOTICS) - 0.17 CPR

Rhode Island (2018rismi):
  1. 4176 (Iron Tigers) - 0.42 CPR
  2. 78 (AIR STRIKE) - 0.33 CPR
  3. 3461 (Operation PEACCE Robotics ) - 0.08 CPR
  4. 190 (Gompei and the H.E.R.D.) - 0.06 CPR
  5. 5112 (The Gongoliers) - 0.03 CPR

Southwest Virginia (2018vabla):
  1. 384 (Sparky 384) - 0.75 CPR
  2. 401 (Copperhead Robotics) - 0.25 CPR
  3. 540 (TALON 540 ) - 0.25 CPR
  4. 346 (RoboHawks) - 0.06 CPR
  5. 3361 (Governators) - 0.06 CPR

Glacier Peak (2018wasno):
  1. 2980 (The Whidbey Island Wild Cats) - 0.94 CPR
  2. 4911 (CyberKnights) - 0.72 CPR
  3. 1983 (Skunk Works Robotics) - 0.42 CPR
  4. 2522 (Royal Robotics) - 0.22 CPR
  5. 2930 (Sonic Squirrels) - 0.17 CPR
  6. 4915 (Spartronics) - 0.11 CPR
  7. 4488 (Shockwave) - 0.08 CPR

Additionally (per a suggestion on last week’s thread), starting this week I’ll also be posting the CPRs for both *FIRST *Championships. Now, before you see them, there’s a couple notes I want to make regarding Championship predictions. First off, the rankings have a variance of roughly ±7. Almost every Championship Chairman’s winner from the past 8 years, when predicted using their CPR from that year, have landed in the top 5-10 teams listed; they’ve been everywhere from first to eighth when they’ve won, so I suggest using this as more of a history check/very rough “strength” indicator than a straight prediction of who is going to win. Secondly, don’t be taken aback by the considerably higher CPRs these teams have; as CPR includes the current year’s Chairman’s and Engineering Inspiration Award wins, teams that have already won Chairman’s (such as the following teams) will have considerably higher CPRs than that of teams who are still competing at a regional/district level. Lastly, as we approach the Championships I’ll provide additional analytics/insights beyond just a basic CPR list for the Championships, so make sure to look out for those :wink:


FIRST Championship Houston (160 teams registered)
  1. 1902 (Exploding Bacon) - 2.88 CPR
  2. 3284 (Camdenton LASER ) - 2.75 CPR
  3. 2468 (Team Appreciate) - 2.67 CPR
  4. 1868 (Space Cookies) - 2.5 CPR
  5. 2485 (W.A.R. Lords) - 2.08 CPR
  6. 1710 (The Ravonics Revolution) - 2.0 CPR
  7. 4400 (CERBOTICS) - 1.75 CPR
  8. 5515 (Blue Power Robotics) - 1.75 CPR
  9. 1619 (Up-A-Creek Robotics) - 1.75 CPR
  10. 1296 (Full Metal Jackets) - 1.5 CPR
  11. 1156 (Under Control) - 1.25 CPR
  12. 980 (ThunderBots) - 1.17 CPR
  13. 5417 (Eagle Robotics) - 1.0 CPR
  14. 5584 (i c robotics) - 1.0 CPR
  15. 6024 (R Factor) - 1.0 CPR
  16. 6314 (DM Robotics The WolfPack) - 1.0 CPR
  17. 6348 (HORUS) - 1.0 CPR
  18. 6429 (4th Dimension) - 1.0 CPR

FIRST Championship Detroit (83 teams registered)
  1. 2220 (Blue Twilight ) - 2.58 CPR
  2. 3015 (Ranger Robotics) - 2.58 CPR
  3. 4607 (C.I.S.) - 2.25 CPR
  4. 3324 (The Metrobots) - 2.25 CPR
  5. 2512 (Duluth East Daredevils) - 1.25 CPR
  6. 4122 (Ossining O-Bots) - 1.25 CPR
  7. 4481 (Team Rembrandts) - 1.08 CPR
  8. 2481 (Roboteers) - 1.0 CPR
  9. 4096 (Ctrl-Z) - 1.0 CPR
  10. 5883 (Spice Gears) - 1.0 CPR

Wouldn’t have expected to be in 3rd… there’s like 10-15 years of work to do before we’re even close to being on the level of a CCA team.

Really cool to see 2220 on top of the Detroit list! Talk about an impactful team… If you haven’t had the opportunity to watch their CA video then take the time to do so. It’s an incredibly impressive video by an incredibly impressive team.

Wow Ryan, I feel attacked. Haha just kidding, but I’m excited to see no obvious winners at Iowa, and I can’t wait to see new teams compete for the award! Also, a definite congratulations to CIS 4607 and all of their accomplishments, so proud to be an alumna and a Chairman’s consultant for the team.

It’s fascinating how the Detroit list is affected by the number of districts we now have in Northern USA. There are already lots of teams in both lists that are contenders for ICA, but we’re missing a few heavyweights who still have district events/district championships to compete in and won’t enter these rankings until just before champs.

Thank you! Since you were at the competition, did you have any suggestions as to how I could have made the video better?

It would really help to know = )

Regards,
Gagan Bhat