Strongest regional competitions

alright all your data people. What do you feel are the top 20 strongest / toughest regional competitions … what are the weakest

Is this what you’re looking for?

I don’t think BBQ is a very good stat to use to measure strength of a regional. Blue Banners can be won as being a 3rd robot. (2815 famously won 2 in a year as the 3rd robot). I think a combination of OPR, consistency of performance, and the event’s scores compared to the mean (or median) of the entire season would shine more light on which regional would be more competitive.

Also off the top of my head, some regionals with good rosters:

Arkansas
Dallas
Silicon Valley

Since these threads discussing “most competitive” or “strongest” or “toughest” events are inquiring about robot performance and BBQ or Sauce has been pointed to as the appropriate performance metric I have been curious as to why a judged award (Chairman’s) should be included in the conversation. I think it would be more insightful to examine the data for event champions/winners normalized like a batting average for the number of events entered in a team’s history.

I can’t remember a week one as loaded as Dallas is this year…everyone has their work cut out for them for sure.

Finger Lakes.

Not the most star studded of line-ups but every single team is solid. 1511, 340, 229, 191, 1507, 1126… Feel free to add on to this, the Rochester area is incredible.

Most notable moment: 1 tube hang or minibot away from beating 2056/217 in 2011.

To account for competitiveness in terms of the robot competition alone (no other awards), I propose a new ranking system : WORldS last yEar ranking, or WORSE. (I really wanted that acronym.)

Since comparing teams relevant to their region is generally not going to tell you which region is strongest, we can instead use the ranking of the teams at the last world championships. Each team that attended worlds is given a score equivalent to (100- division ranking from last year).

This isn’t perfect as great teams can miss worlds and, as we all know, the rankings can be messed up - but I think it’ll work better than BBQ.

Anyone with access to the data and better computer skills than me want to try it?

Interesting idea. Although, since a regional only sends about 6 teams to CMP each year, it may not be as representative of the entire regional as BBQ (not saying that BBQ is the best metric by any means). The finalists, for example, would have no effect on this system, because they didn’t attend champs, even if they lost by a single point. Also, teams who don’t regularly attend specific out of state events may skew the rankings in certain regionals.

Personally, I want to see some kind of standardized z-score system that takes last year’s OPRs of events and compares them with the mean score of that week of competition. Of course, all the qualms of OPR would apply, but I think it’s a little more numerical and detailed compared to BBQ, and takes rankings to a minimal factor.

Maybe we should use a standardized OPR, where we give teams an OPR percentage per year, based on their OPR divided by the max OPR for the season/week. We can average the percentages out to give a quantitative estimate of how well one team does against the other teams that year. This should also account for teams that do abnormally good/bad.

I feel like WORSE and BBQ won’t give a representative ranking, because, like mentioned, teams who almost won will be ignored.

I humbly submit to you the past two years of Lone Star Regional compared to Dallas this year…

LSR 2013 LSR 2014 Dallas 2015

57 57 57
118 118 118
148 148 148

192 231 457
231 418 624
418 441 647
441 457 704
457 624 932
624 653 987

Above are the oldest ten teams listed from each regional. They have much in common (simply a side-by-side comparison in Excel). Been there to play with them. Makes for an exciting competition no matter what week it occurs :yikes:

P.S. Sorry for the lousy formatting. Couldn’t get it to space out for easier reading.

MAR Hatboro-Horsham looks to once again be stacked, with a lineup that includes all previous MAR champions, a few of which have made mutliple Einstein appearances in the last few years, and a good number of MAR’s biggest players

This is an interesting topic that can be filled with a lot of opinion. :slight_smile:
To look at a team’s previous rankings is a start, but one must know the game before you can say the competition will be harder at one location rather than another. Also looking at an overall OPR ranking, is not always a complete understanding of a team. How many members graduated, how strong their student base is, did they lose/gain any mentors that would affect the team. All of these are determining factors in the overall strength of a particular team. :confused:
Also, remember that if you look at the competition level of a team that attends multiple events, that team gets better, so an event later in the year, with many teams that have already competed will likely be a harder event. An example of that is to look at previous years Alamo and Lonestar events. Of these competitions many of the same teams compete, it doesn’t matter which was earlier than the other, the second event is a tougher event. There are many pairs of events similar to this example around the country. ::rtm::
I love that everyone is already looking at the competition, but without knowing the game it is a difficult call. If the game is something that no one has seen, how can you tell how a team will do? Maybe a Rooky Team will step up and design the ultimate robot that can accomplish everything the game allows….there are a lot of unknowns at this time and until everyone has competed in this year’s game who knows.
:eek:

You’ve just described what I hate the most about the great sport of college football: pre-season rankings. In the world of college football, media outlets try to assign rankings before the season starts to generate hype, the media $$$, and show their perceptions of which teams are strong. Most of the times, the end of year rankings are completely different from the preseason rankings.

While i expect most FRC teams to be more stable than college football programs, all we can do before these regionals play is the same thing the media does before the college football teams play: Speculate, hype, and try to use previous year’s stats to justify our predictions.

However, i’d say FRC can be more predictable than football 9 times out of 10 :wink:

AP Poll Preseason top 5 teams:
Florida State
Alabama
Oregon
Oklahoma
Ohio State

AP Poll Week 16 top 5 teams:
Alabama
Florida State
Oregon
Baylor
Ohio State

So the AP Poll went from Oklahoma being 4 to unranked, but other than that, the preseason polls seemed to do a pretty decent job. Four of the preseason top five were still in the top five at the end.

So sure, you can’t account for every factor (like student, mentor and sponsor loss), but preseason predictions can still do a fairly decent job. Good teams tend to be good from year to year. What are the chances that every team at a regional will be worse than the year before? Pretty slim. Some teams will get worse, but others will get better.

The Waterloo regional will be one of the more competitive ones next year. Only two of the teams attending were not in eliminations at any event last year.

EDIT: I decided to expand on the method of ranking events by % of teams in elims at their first event the previous year. It is slated more to areas with smaller event sizes the previous year (like PNW). This probably makes it a poor indicator of regional competitiveness. However, it still gives insights, especially within areas of similar event sizes. For example, Hatboro is ranked much higher than other MAR districts.
Here are the results:


PNWMt.Vernon				80.65%
PNWAuburnMountainview		        78.13%
PNWWilsonville				71.88%
PNWAuburn				68.75%
PNWWestValley				68.00%
Waterloo				67.86%
MARHatboro-Horsham			66.67%
NEPineTree				66.67%
PNWPhilomathPeak			66.67%
MARMt.Olive				65.79%
Hawaii				        65.71%
PNWOregonCity				65.63%
PNWCentralWashingtonUniversity          65.63%
MIHowell				64.86%
NewYorkTechValley			64.71%
NEPioneerValley				64.52%
PNWGlacierPeak				63.64%
MIWestMichigan				62.50%
PNWShorewood				62.50%
MIWaterford				61.54%
NENortheastern				60.00%
CentralValley				59.46%
NorthBay				59.46%
InlandEmpire				58.33%
NEWaterbury				57.58%
ArizonaEast				57.50%
ArkansasRockCity			56.90%
TorontoEast				56.52%
MIWoodhaven				56.25%
NEUMass-Dartmouth			56.00%
CentralIllinois				55.26%
MARBridgewater-Raritan		        55.26%
Ventura				        55.17%
NEUNH				        55.00%
TorontoCentral				54.76%
MARNorthBrunswick		        54.55%
Utah				        53.85%
INPerryMeridian				52.78%
NERhodeIsland				52.78%
MICenterline				52.50%
Pittsburgh				52.00%
MexicoCity				51.22%
QueenCity				51.02%
NEGraniteState				50.00%
MARSpringsideChestnutHill		50.00%
MILivonia				50.00%
NEHartford				50.00%
WindsorEssexGreatLakes		        50.00%
ArizonaWest				50.00%
MIBedford				50.00%
SouthFlorida				49.06%
SiliconValley				49.06%
WesternCanada				48.39%
MITraverseCity				47.50%
MITroy				        47.22%
INPurdue				46.15%
MIKentwood				45.45%
LosAngeles				45.45%
HubCity				        45.45%
MARUpperDarby				44.12%
Wisconsin				43.86%
MIEscanaba				43.33%
MARSeneca				43.24%
Buckeye				        43.10%
GeorgiaSouthernClassic		        42.86%
Israel				        42.86%
St.Louis				42.86%
Colorado				41.67%
Chesapeake				41.38%
LasVegas				41.30%
Minnesota10000Lakes			41.27%
SBPLILongIsland			        41.18%
FingerLakes				40.54%
Montreal				40.43%
MISouthfield				40.00%
NEReading				40.00%
INKokomo				40.00%
MISt.Joseph				40.00%
GreaterDC				40.00%
MIGreatLakesBayRegion	                37.50%
Oklahoma				37.29%
MinnesotaNorthStar		        36.67%
LakeSuperior				36.51%
Palmetto				36.36%
LoneStar				36.00%
Dallas				        35.42%
MIKetteringUniversity			35.00%
SanDiego				35.00%
KansasCity				34.62%
Midwest				        34.00%
NorthernLights				33.33%
Bayou				        32.73%
Alamo				        32.26%
MILansing				32.26%
Virginia				31.75%
MIStandish				31.25%
Orlando				        31.25%
SmokyMountains				30.77%
Peachtree				30.30%
MIGullLake				30.00%
Sacramento				29.55%
NorthCarolina				29.09%
NewYorkCity				25.76%
Australia				15.38%


I don’t think anybody is trying to look at the future in a fatalistic way. It’s just fun to look at the different events and see how they compare. Any way of doing it has significant flaws, but it’s still a fun exercise for some people.

Don’t look just at the top 5, look at the top 25. Also, does anyone else remember the fiasco that was Texas A&M beating South Carolina and rocketing up to top 5? That’s what I mean by how these rankings are unnecessary.

Back to the point at hand:

So sure, you can’t account for every factor (like student, mentor and sponsor loss), but preseason predictions can still do a fairly decent job. Good teams tend to be good from year to year. What are the chances that every team at a regional will be worse than the year before? Pretty slim. Some teams will get worse, but others will get better.

I agree with this. Part of what we do in Fantasy FIRST is try to predict who will do well on the field and with chairmans. Sometimes unpredictable things can happen, but for the most part things in FRC are pretty stable.

The hardest/strongest regional(s) is (are) always the one(s) you attend. Remember, you can only really understand how good a team is if you see them live! :slight_smile:

But only 26 teams at Waterloo made eliminations last year and I’d suspect many of those made it at Waterloo, which likely was one of the easier events to get picked at. :slight_smile:

I finally got around to the tedious task (for me, without scripting capabilities) of putting all the current team lists for the events into Excel and looking up aWAR for each team.

If you’re new to aWAR, it is essentially a year-by-year statistic to describe how good/successful a team was in a certain year. It is primarily based on the district point system (i.e., teams accrue points based on how they do in quals, picking, elims, and awards), plus an addition from OPR. District and CMP points have a 1.7x multiplier. This raw point value is then adjusted and scaled so that a ‘replacement level’ team (I determined a replacement level team to be one which is on the cusp of making elims at a 40-team district event, with a 5-7-0 record who may or may not win some awards) has an aWAR around 0 and a dominant team that year should have an aWAR around 7. aWAR stands for ‘aggregate Wins Above Replacement,’ explaining why it is scaled as such… an aWAR of 0 would suggest a team capable of being on the cusp of making elims, an aWAR of 7 would suggest a team capable of getting a perfect record in quals. For more information about aWAR, see this thread where I first introduced it (http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1347608&postcount=1).

At any rate, for this ranking I used teams’ multi-season aWAR… the weighted average of the last 4 years (40%, 32%, 20%, 8%). For each event I took the average of all teams, the average of the top 8 teams by aWAR, the average of the top 16 teams by aWAR, and the average of the top 24 teams by aWAR. Each are given below.

The average aWAR could theoretically evaluate how good qualification matches, whereas the average of the top 8 may be better for determining which events have the most ‘star power’, and the average of the top 24 may be better for evaluating how competitive elims will be. Note that the averages of the upper subsets (particularly the top 24) will favor large events and the average of all teams may be pretty foreign from how folks usually evaluate how good a tournament is (looking at the top few teams).

As is starting to be discussed some in this thread, no statistical description of teams performance (whether over the team’s history, recent years, or last year) will perfectly describe the team’s success… however, you see teams generally performing around similar levels (i.e., perennial powerhouses, perennial contenders, teams that sometimes build contenders, teams that have never made elims, etc.). The idea is that you can predict roughly how competitive events will be relative to others… obviously this can only go so far.

I’m attaching a spreadsheet that allows you to go through and sort/rank the events yourself (perhaps filter out categories?) and also allows you to sort/rank teams by aWAR… I recommend this particularly for those of you that are intrigued by or skeptical of aWAR. Filter down to teams from your area and see what you think… I hope to upload my full aWAR spreadsheet that allows you to use the lookup feature to ‘study’ teams’ recent years and individual seasons (similar to the lookup sheet on Ed Law’s spreadsheet).

As a last note, almost all the groundwork to calculate aWAR was laid by Dan Niemitalo (Nemo), who made the spreadsheet for the same reason but to generate a statistic he called Performance Index.

Sorted by Top 8 aWAR:


Rank  Event Code   Week   Type           Event Name                               Average top8    top16   top24
1     txda         1      Regional       Dallas Regional                              1.34    4.80    3.26    2.47
2     onwa         4      Regional       Waterloo Regional                            1.80    4.23    2.81    2.10
3     pahat        1      MAR            Hatboro-Horsham Event                        1.67    4.22    3.26    2.49
4     arfa         2      Regional       Arkansas Rock City Regional                  1.29    3.98    3.10    2.61
5     nvlv         5      Regional       Las Vegas Regional                           1.02    3.82    2.62    1.97
6     casj         6      Regional       Silicon Valley Regional                      1.00    3.77    2.69    2.16
7     miliv        5      Michigan       Livonia Event                                1.24    3.77    2.63    2.02
8     miwat        2      Michigan       Waterford Event                              1.30    3.76    2.80    2.11
9     onto2        2      Regional       Greater Toronto Central Regional             1.07    3.71    2.46    1.84
10    carm         1      Regional       Inland Empire R egional                      1.20    3.68    2.35    1.72
11    miwmi        4      Michigan       West Michigan Event                          1.36    3.61    2.68    2.15
12    hiho         5      Regional       Hawaii Regional                              1.39    3.60    2.57    1.99
13    cama         2      Regional       Central Valley Regional                      1.10    3.57    2.53    2.02
14    onwi         6      Regional       Windsor Essex Great Lakes Regional           1.01    3.51    2.40    1.90
15    njfla        2      MAR            Mt Olive Event                               1.50    3.49    2.67    2.14
16    onto         3      Regional       Greater Toronto Regional                     1.14    3.47    2.59    2.04
17    calb         3      Regional       Los Angeles Regional                         0.83    3.38    2.47    1.96
18    njbri        5      MAR            Bridgewater-Raritran Event                   1.38    3.38    2.68    2.08
19    flfo         1      Regional       South Florida                                1.15    3.38    2.63    2.12
20    misjo        4      Michigan       St Joseph Event                              1.04    3.37    2.24    1.55
21    waamv        1      PNW            Auburn Mountainview Event                    1.44    3.36    2.49    1.85
22    ohci         6      Regional       Queen City Regional                          1.20    3.36    2.58    2.13
23    cthar        5      New England    Hartford Event                               1.31    3.35    2.49    1.88
24    paphi        3      MAR            Springside Chestnut Hill Event               1.41    3.35    2.42    1.93
25    casa         4      Regional       Sacramento Regional                          0.93    3.34    2.33    1.87
26    wamou        3      PNW            Mount Vernon Event                           1.33    3.29    2.26    1.75
27    cave         5      Regional       Ventura Regional                             1.25    3.29    2.22    1.61
28    mihow        1      Michigan       Howell Event                                 1.30    3.27    2.42    1.95
29    misou        1      Michigan       Southfield Event                             0.95    3.27    2.17    1.56
30    njtab        4      MAR            Seneca Event                                 1.11    3.27    2.37    1.71
31    utwv         3      Regional       Utah Regional                                1.12    3.23    2.53    2.12
32    mndu2        1      Regional       Northern Lights                              0.75    3.23    2.30    1.78
33    mifla        3      Michigan       Woodhaven Event                              1.15    3.20    2.21    1.58
34    flor         3      Regional       Orlando Regional                             0.96    3.16    2.61    2.15
35    wimi         4      Regional       Wisconsin Regional                           1.04    3.07    2.40    2.02
36    ctwat        1      New England    Waterbury Event                              1.30    3.04    2.22    1.70
37    lake         4      Regional       Bayou Regional                               0.87    3.04    2.33    1.84
38    ilil         4      Regional       Central Illinois Regional                    1.33    3.03    2.34    1.92
39    txsa         3      Regional       Alamo Regional                               0.70    3.03    2.32    1.76
40    casd         6      Regional       San Diego Regional                           0.72    3.03    2.12    1.66
41    papi         2      Regional       Greater Pittsburgh Regional                  1.15    3.02    2.53    2.09
42    mitvc        3      Michigan       Traverse City Event                          0.91    3.02    2.05    1.51
43    njnbr        6      MAR            North Brunswick Event                        1.15    3.02    2.08    1.54
44    ohcl         5      Regional       Buckeye Regional                             0.98    3.01    2.43    2.01
45    rismi        4      New England    Rhode Island Event                           1.06    2.98    2.21    1.62
46    mosl         4      Regional       St Louis Regional                            0.90    2.98    2.06    1.56
47    inwla        4      Indiana        Purdue Event                                 1.08    2.98    2.18    1.66
48    inind        1      Indiana        Indianapolis Event                           1.19    2.97    2.26    1.70
49    ilch         6      Regional       Midwest Regional                             0.86    2.93    2.09    1.67
50    padre        5      MAR            Upper Darby Event                            1.23    2.92    2.18    1.71
51    nyro         5      Regional       Finger Lakes Regional                        1.08    2.92    2.34    1.82
52    mnni2        6      Regional       Minnesota North Star Regional                0.66    2.84    2.01    1.57
53    onnb         5      Regional       North Bay Regional                           1.13    2.75    2.13    1.66
54    azch         4      Regional       Arizona East Regional                        1.05    2.73    2.16    1.70
55    miken        2      Michigan       Kentwood Event                               0.97    2.73    1.98    1.47
56    nhdur        4      New England    UNH Event                                    1.03    2.73    2.06    1.62
57    mdcp         6      Regional       Chesapeake Regional                          0.81    2.72    2.12    1.72
58    mitry        6      Michigan       Troy Event                                   0.80    2.71    1.65    1.18
59    mnmi         6      Regional       Minneosta 10000 Lakes Regional               0.74    2.69    2.00    1.61
60    qcmo         4      Regional       Montreal Regional                            0.78    2.67    1.86    1.45
61    nytr         4      Regional       New York Tech Valley Regional                1.26    2.64    2.19    1.76
62    mokc         3      Regional       Greater Kansas City Regional                 0.72    2.60    1.91    1.49
63    maspr        2      New England    Pioneer Valley Event                         1.12    2.59    1.89    1.51
64    micen        5      Michigan       Center Line Event                            0.84    2.58    1.85    1.37
65    manda        3      New England    Umass Dartmouth Event                        1.14    2.57    1.74    1.20
66    orore        1      PNW            Oregon City Event                            1.10    2.56    1.86    1.44
67    washo        4      PNW            Shorewood Event                              0.99    2.55    1.75    1.29
68    mabos        5      New England    Northeastern University Event                0.91    2.54    1.82    1.45
69    mndu         1      Regional       Lake Superior Regional                       0.68    2.52    1.91    1.55
70    txlu         5      Regional       Hub City Regional                            0.80    2.50    1.81    1.43
71    scmb         1      Regional       Palmetto Regional                            0.84    2.49    2.14    1.87
72    miket        2      Michigan       Kettering University Event                   0.66    2.47    1.58    1.12
73    waahs        5      PNW            Auburn Event                                 0.94    2.46    1.67    1.24
74    tnkn         6      Regional       Smoky Moutains Regional                      0.70    2.46    1.78    1.38
75    ista         3      Regional       Israel Regional                              0.72    2.41    1.92    1.51
76    code         5      Regional       Colorado Regional                            0.78    2.39    1.73    1.40
77    gadu         5      Regional       Peachtree Regional                           0.65    2.39    1.99    1.65
78    wasno        2      PNW            Glacier Peak Event                           1.00    2.38    1.73    1.34
79    gape         1      Regional       Georgia Southern Classic Regional            0.79    2.38    1.75    1.36
80    waell        4      PNW            Central Washington University Event          1.01    2.37    1.74    1.33
81    nhnas        1      New England    Granite State Event                          0.90    2.37    1.75    1.38
82    inkok        3      Indiana        Kokomo City Event                            0.89    2.36    1.59    1.11
83    nyli         5      Regional       SBPLI Long Island Regoinal                   0.91    2.35    2.03    1.70
84    orwil        3      PNW            Wilsonville Event                            0.99    2.31    1.66    1.28
85    okok         5      Regional       Oklahoma Regional                            0.67    2.24    1.82    1.51
86    marea        2      New England    Reading Event                                0.69    2.21    1.54    1.18
87    mimid        4      Michigan       Great Lakes Bay Region Event                 0.67    2.21    1.49    1.10
88    vari         4      Regional       Virginia Regional                            0.64    2.17    1.81    1.57
89    azpx         6      Regional       Arizona West Regional                        0.83    2.16    1.60    1.13
90    nyny         3      Regional       New York City Regional                       0.57    2.10    1.76    1.44
91    dcwa         5      Regional       Greater DC Regional                          0.77    2.10    1.75    1.41
92    melew        3      New England    Pine Tree Event                              0.89    2.05    1.55    1.16
93    txho         6      Regional       Lone Star Regional                           0.66    1.99    1.62    1.32
94    ausy         3      Regional       Australia Regional                           0.39    1.90    0.96    0.64
95    ncre         4      Regional       North Carolina Regional                      0.50    1.88    1.52    1.17
96    abca         6      Regional       Western Canada Regional                      0.57    1.87    1.22    0.83
97    milan        6      Michigan       Lansing Event                                0.59    1.81    1.19    0.79
98    migul        3      Michigan       Gull Lake Event                              0.54    1.77    1.23    0.89
99    waspo        2      PNW            West Valley Event                            0.80    1.77    1.21    0.84
100   orphi        5      PNW            Philomath Event                              0.83    1.67    1.35    1.06
101   mxmc         2      Regional       Mexico City Regional                         0.53    1.58    1.12    0.88
102   miesc        5      Michigan       Escanaba Event                               0.54    1.49    0.98    0.66
103   mista        1      Michigan       Standish Event                               0.40    1.15    0.82    0.57
104   mibed        6      Michigan       Bedford Event                                0.58    0.73    0.50    0.50

Sorted by Top 16 aWAR:


Rank  Event Code   Week   Type           Event Name                               Average top8    top16   top24
1     pahat        1      MAR            Hatboro-Horsham Event                        1.67    4.22    3.26    2.49
2     txda         1      Regional       Dallas Regional                              1.34    4.80    3.26    2.47
3     arfa         2      Regional       Arkansas Rock City Regional                  1.29    3.98    3.10    2.61
4     onwa         4      Regional       Waterloo Regional                            1.80    4.23    2.81    2.10
5     miwat        2      Michigan       Waterford Event                              1.30    3.76    2.80    2.11
6     casj         6      Regional       Silicon Valley Regional                      1.00    3.77    2.69    2.16
7     njbri        5      MAR            Bridgewater-Raritran Event                   1.38    3.38    2.68    2.08
8     miwmi        4      Michigan       West Michigan Event                          1.36    3.61    2.68    2.15
9     njfla        2      MAR            Mt Olive Event                               1.50    3.49    2.67    2.14
10    miliv        5      Michigan       Livonia Event                                1.24    3.77    2.63    2.02
11    flfo         1      Regional       South Florida                                1.15    3.38    2.63    2.12
12    nvlv         5      Regional       Las Vegas Regional                           1.02    3.82    2.62    1.97
13    flor         3      Regional       Orlando Regional                             0.96    3.16    2.61    2.15
14    onto         3      Regional       Greater Toronto Regional                     1.14    3.47    2.59    2.04
15    ohci         6      Regional       Queen City Regional                          1.20    3.36    2.58    2.13
16    hiho         5      Regional       Hawaii Regional                              1.39    3.60    2.57    1.99
17    papi         2      Regional       Greater Pittsburgh Regional                  1.15    3.02    2.53    2.09
18    utwv         3      Regional       Utah Regional                                1.12    3.23    2.53    2.12
19    cama         2      Regional       Central Valley Regional                      1.10    3.57    2.53    2.02
20    waamv        1      PNW            Auburn Mountainview Event                    1.44    3.36    2.49    1.85
21    cthar        5      New England    Hartford Event                               1.31    3.35    2.49    1.88
22    calb         3      Regional       Los Angeles Regional                         0.83    3.38    2.47    1.96
23    onto2        2      Regional       Greater Toronto Central Regional             1.07    3.71    2.46    1.84
24    ohcl         5      Regional       Buckeye Regional                             0.98    3.01    2.43    2.01
25    mihow        1      Michigan       Howell Event                                 1.30    3.27    2.42    1.95
26    paphi        3      MAR            Springside Chestnut Hill Event               1.41    3.35    2.42    1.93
27    wimi         4      Regional       Wisconsin Regional                           1.04    3.07    2.40    2.02
28    onwi         6      Regional       Windsor Essex Great Lakes Regional           1.01    3.51    2.40    1.90
29    njtab        4      MAR            Seneca Event                                 1.11    3.27    2.37    1.71
30    carm         1      Regional       Inland Empire R egional                      1.20    3.68    2.35    1.72
31    nyro         5      Regional       Finger Lakes Regional                        1.08    2.92    2.34    1.82
32    ilil         4      Regional       Central Illinois Regional                    1.33    3.03    2.34    1.92
33    casa         4      Regional       Sacramento Regional                          0.93    3.34    2.33    1.87
34    lake         4      Regional       Bayou Regional                               0.87    3.04    2.33    1.84
35    txsa         3      Regional       Alamo Regional                               0.70    3.03    2.32    1.76
36    mndu2        1      Regional       Northern Lights                              0.75    3.23    2.30    1.78
37    wamou        3      PNW            Mount Vernon Event                           1.33    3.29    2.26    1.75
38    inind        1      Indiana        Indianapolis Event                           1.19    2.97    2.26    1.70
39    misjo        4      Michigan       St Joseph Event                              1.04    3.37    2.24    1.55
40    cave         5      Regional       Ventura Regional                             1.25    3.29    2.22    1.61
41    ctwat        1      New England    Waterbury Event                              1.30    3.04    2.22    1.70
42    rismi        4      New England    Rhode Island Event                           1.06    2.98    2.21    1.62
43    mifla        3      Michigan       Woodhaven Event                              1.15    3.20    2.21    1.58
44    nytr         4      Regional       New York Tech Valley Regional                1.26    2.64    2.19    1.76
45    padre        5      MAR            Upper Darby Event                            1.23    2.92    2.18    1.71
46    inwla        4      Indiana        Purdue Event                                 1.08    2.98    2.18    1.66
47    misou        1      Michigan       Southfield Event                             0.95    3.27    2.17    1.56
48    azch         4      Regional       Arizona East Regional                        1.05    2.73    2.16    1.70
49    scmb         1      Regional       Palmetto Regional                            0.84    2.49    2.14    1.87
50    onnb         5      Regional       North Bay Regional                           1.13    2.75    2.13    1.66
51    casd         6      Regional       San Diego Regional                           0.72    3.03    2.12    1.66
52    mdcp         6      Regional       Chesapeake Regional                          0.81    2.72    2.12    1.72
53    ilch         6      Regional       Midwest Regional                             0.86    2.93    2.09    1.67
54    njnbr        6      MAR            North Brunswick Event                        1.15    3.02    2.08    1.54
55    nhdur        4      New England    UNH Event                                    1.03    2.73    2.06    1.62
56    mosl         4      Regional       St Louis Regional                            0.90    2.98    2.06    1.56
57    mitvc        3      Michigan       Traverse City Event                          0.91    3.02    2.05    1.51
58    nyli         5      Regional       SBPLI Long Island Regoinal                   0.91    2.35    2.03    1.70
59    mnni2        6      Regional       Minnesota North Star Regional                0.66    2.84    2.01    1.57
60    mnmi         6      Regional       Minneosta 10000 Lakes Regional               0.74    2.69    2.00    1.61
61    gadu         5      Regional       Peachtree Regional                           0.65    2.39    1.99    1.65
62    miken        2      Michigan       Kentwood Event                               0.97    2.73    1.98    1.47
63    ista         3      Regional       Israel Regional                              0.72    2.41    1.92    1.51
64    mndu         1      Regional       Lake Superior Regional                       0.68    2.52    1.91    1.55
65    mokc         3      Regional       Greater Kansas City Regional                 0.72    2.60    1.91    1.49
66    maspr        2      New England    Pioneer Valley Event                         1.12    2.59    1.89    1.51
67    orore        1      PNW            Oregon City Event                            1.10    2.56    1.86    1.44
68    qcmo         4      Regional       Montreal Regional                            0.78    2.67    1.86    1.45
69    micen        5      Michigan       Center Line Event                            0.84    2.58    1.85    1.37
70    okok         5      Regional       Oklahoma Regional                            0.67    2.24    1.82    1.51
71    mabos        5      New England    Northeastern University Event                0.91    2.54    1.82    1.45
72    vari         4      Regional       Virginia Regional                            0.64    2.17    1.81    1.57
73    txlu         5      Regional       Hub City Regional                            0.80    2.50    1.81    1.43
74    tnkn         6      Regional       Smoky Moutains Regional                      0.70    2.46    1.78    1.38
75    nyny         3      Regional       New York City Regional                       0.57    2.10    1.76    1.44
76    dcwa         5      Regional       Greater DC Regional                          0.77    2.10    1.75    1.41
77    washo        4      PNW            Shorewood Event                              0.99    2.55    1.75    1.29
78    gape         1      Regional       Georgia Southern Classic Regional            0.79    2.38    1.75    1.36
79    nhnas        1      New England    Granite State Event                          0.90    2.37    1.75    1.38
80    waell        4      PNW            Central Washington University Event          1.01    2.37    1.74    1.33
81    manda        3      New England    Umass Dartmouth Event                        1.14    2.57    1.74    1.20
82    wasno        2      PNW            Glacier Peak Event                           1.00    2.38    1.73    1.34
83    code         5      Regional       Colorado Regional                            0.78    2.39    1.73    1.40
84    waahs        5      PNW            Auburn Event                                 0.94    2.46    1.67    1.24
85    orwil        3      PNW            Wilsonville Event                            0.99    2.31    1.66    1.28
86    mitry        6      Michigan       Troy Event                                   0.80    2.71    1.65    1.18
87    txho         6      Regional       Lone Star Regional                           0.66    1.99    1.62    1.32
88    azpx         6      Regional       Arizona West Regional                        0.83    2.16    1.60    1.13
89    inkok        3      Indiana        Kokomo City Event                            0.89    2.36    1.59    1.11
90    miket        2      Michigan       Kettering University Event                   0.66    2.47    1.58    1.12
91    melew        3      New England    Pine Tree Event                              0.89    2.05    1.55    1.16
92    marea        2      New England    Reading Event                                0.69    2.21    1.54    1.18
93    ncre         4      Regional       North Carolina Regional                      0.50    1.88    1.52    1.17
94    mimid        4      Michigan       Great Lakes Bay Region Event                 0.67    2.21    1.49    1.10
95    orphi        5      PNW            Philomath Event                              0.83    1.67    1.35    1.06
96    migul        3      Michigan       Gull Lake Event                              0.54    1.77    1.23    0.89
97    abca         6      Regional       Western Canada Regional                      0.57    1.87    1.22    0.83
98    waspo        2      PNW            West Valley Event                            0.80    1.77    1.21    0.84
99    milan        6      Michigan       Lansing Event                                0.59    1.81    1.19    0.79
100   mxmc         2      Regional       Mexico City Regional                         0.53    1.58    1.12    0.88
101   miesc        5      Michigan       Escanaba Event                               0.54    1.49    0.98    0.66
102   ausy         3      Regional       Australia Regional                           0.39    1.90    0.96    0.64
103   mista        1      Michigan       Standish Event                               0.40    1.15    0.82    0.57
104   mibed        6      Michigan       Bedford Event                                0.58    0.73    0.50    0.50

Sorted by Top 24:


Rank  Event Code   Week   Type           Event Name                               Average top8    top16   top24
1     arfa         2      Regional       Arkansas Rock City Regional                  1.29    3.98    3.10    2.61
2     pahat        1      MAR            Hatboro-Horsham Event                        1.67    4.22    3.26    2.49
3     txda         1      Regional       Dallas Regional                              1.34    4.80    3.26    2.47
4     casj         6      Regional       Silicon Valley Regional                      1.00    3.77    2.69    2.16
5     miwmi        4      Michigan       West Michigan Event                          1.36    3.61    2.68    2.15
6     flor         3      Regional       Orlando Regional                             0.96    3.16    2.61    2.15
7     njfla        2      MAR            Mt Olive Event                               1.50    3.49    2.67    2.14
8     ohci         6      Regional       Queen City Regional                          1.20    3.36    2.58    2.13
9     flfo         1      Regional       South Florida                                1.15    3.38    2.63    2.12
10    utwv         3      Regional       Utah Regional                                1.12    3.23    2.53    2.12
11    miwat        2      Michigan       Waterford Event                              1.30    3.76    2.80    2.11
12    onwa         4      Regional       Waterloo Regional                            1.80    4.23    2.81    2.10
13    papi         2      Regional       Greater Pittsburgh Regional                  1.15    3.02    2.53    2.09
14    njbri        5      MAR            Bridgewater-Raritran Event                   1.38    3.38    2.68    2.08
15    onto         3      Regional       Greater Toronto Regional                     1.14    3.47    2.59    2.04
16    wimi         4      Regional       Wisconsin Regional                           1.04    3.07    2.40    2.02
17    miliv        5      Michigan       Livonia Event                                1.24    3.77    2.63    2.02
18    cama         2      Regional       Central Valley Regional                      1.10    3.57    2.53    2.02
19    ohcl         5      Regional       Buckeye Regional                             0.98    3.01    2.43    2.01
20    hiho         5      Regional       Hawaii Regional                              1.39    3.60    2.57    1.99
21    nvlv         5      Regional       Las Vegas Regional                           1.02    3.82    2.62    1.97
22    calb         3      Regional       Los Angeles Regional                         0.83    3.38    2.47    1.96
23    mihow        1      Michigan       Howell Event                                 1.30    3.27    2.42    1.95
24    paphi        3      MAR            Springside Chestnut Hill Event               1.41    3.35    2.42    1.93
25    ilil         4      Regional       Central Illinois Regional                    1.33    3.03    2.34    1.92
26    onwi         6      Regional       Windsor Essex Great Lakes Regional           1.01    3.51    2.40    1.90
27    cthar        5      New England    Hartford Event                               1.31    3.35    2.49    1.88
28    casa         4      Regional       Sacramento Regional                          0.93    3.34    2.33    1.87
29    scmb         1      Regional       Palmetto Regional                            0.84    2.49    2.14    1.87
30    waamv        1      PNW            Auburn Mountainview Event                    1.44    3.36    2.49    1.85
31    onto2        2      Regional       Greater Toronto Central Regional             1.07    3.71    2.46    1.84
32    lake         4      Regional       Bayou Regional                               0.87    3.04    2.33    1.84
33    nyro         5      Regional       Finger Lakes Regional                        1.08    2.92    2.34    1.82
34    mndu2        1      Regional       Northern Lights                              0.75    3.23    2.30    1.78
35    txsa         3      Regional       Alamo Regional                               0.70    3.03    2.32    1.76
36    nytr         4      Regional       New York Tech Valley Regional                1.26    2.64    2.19    1.76
37    wamou        3      PNW            Mount Vernon Event                           1.33    3.29    2.26    1.75
38    carm         1      Regional       Inland Empire R egional                      1.20    3.68    2.35    1.72
39    mdcp         6      Regional       Chesapeake Regional                          0.81    2.72    2.12    1.72
40    njtab        4      MAR            Seneca Event                                 1.11    3.27    2.37    1.71
41    padre        5      MAR            Upper Darby Event                            1.23    2.92    2.18    1.71
42    ctwat        1      New England    Waterbury Event                              1.30    3.04    2.22    1.70
43    azch         4      Regional       Arizona East Regional                        1.05    2.73    2.16    1.70
44    inind        1      Indiana        Indianapolis Event                           1.19    2.97    2.26    1.70
45    nyli         5      Regional       SBPLI Long Island Regoinal                   0.91    2.35    2.03    1.70
46    ilch         6      Regional       Midwest Regional                             0.86    2.93    2.09    1.67
47    onnb         5      Regional       North Bay Regional                           1.13    2.75    2.13    1.66
48    inwla        4      Indiana        Purdue Event                                 1.08    2.98    2.18    1.66
49    casd         6      Regional       San Diego Regional                           0.72    3.03    2.12    1.66
50    gadu         5      Regional       Peachtree Regional                           0.65    2.39    1.99    1.65
51    rismi        4      New England    Rhode Island Event                           1.06    2.98    2.21    1.62
52    nhdur        4      New England    UNH Event                                    1.03    2.73    2.06    1.62
53    cave         5      Regional       Ventura Regional                             1.25    3.29    2.22    1.61
54    mnmi         6      Regional       Minneosta 10000 Lakes Regional               0.74    2.69    2.00    1.61
55    mifla        3      Michigan       Woodhaven Event                              1.15    3.20    2.21    1.58
56    vari         4      Regional       Virginia Regional                            0.64    2.17    1.81    1.57
57    mnni2        6      Regional       Minnesota North Star Regional                0.66    2.84    2.01    1.57
58    misou        1      Michigan       Southfield Event                             0.95    3.27    2.17    1.56
59    mosl         4      Regional       St Louis Regional                            0.90    2.98    2.06    1.56
60    misjo        4      Michigan       St Joseph Event                              1.04    3.37    2.24    1.55
61    mndu         1      Regional       Lake Superior Regional                       0.68    2.52    1.91    1.55
62    njnbr        6      MAR            North Brunswick Event                        1.15    3.02    2.08    1.54
63    mitvc        3      Michigan       Traverse City Event                          0.91    3.02    2.05    1.51
64    ista         3      Regional       Israel Regional                              0.72    2.41    1.92    1.51
65    okok         5      Regional       Oklahoma Regional                            0.67    2.24    1.82    1.51
66    maspr        2      New England    Pioneer Valley Event                         1.12    2.59    1.89    1.51
67    mokc         3      Regional       Greater Kansas City Regional                 0.72    2.60    1.91    1.49
68    miken        2      Michigan       Kentwood Event                               0.97    2.73    1.98    1.47
69    qcmo         4      Regional       Montreal Regional                            0.78    2.67    1.86    1.45
70    mabos        5      New England    Northeastern University Event                0.91    2.54    1.82    1.45
71    nyny         3      Regional       New York City Regional                       0.57    2.10    1.76    1.44
72    orore        1      PNW            Oregon City Event                            1.10    2.56    1.86    1.44
73    txlu         5      Regional       Hub City Regional                            0.80    2.50    1.81    1.43
74    dcwa         5      Regional       Greater DC Regional                          0.77    2.10    1.75    1.41
75    code         5      Regional       Colorado Regional                            0.78    2.39    1.73    1.40
76    tnkn         6      Regional       Smoky Moutains Regional                      0.70    2.46    1.78    1.38
77    nhnas        1      New England    Granite State Event                          0.90    2.37    1.75    1.38
78    micen        5      Michigan       Center Line Event                            0.84    2.58    1.85    1.37
79    gape         1      Regional       Georgia Southern Classic Regional            0.79    2.38    1.75    1.36
80    wasno        2      PNW            Glacier Peak Event                           1.00    2.38    1.73    1.34
81    waell        4      PNW            Central Washington University Event          1.01    2.37    1.74    1.33
82    txho         6      Regional       Lone Star Regional                           0.66    1.99    1.62    1.32
83    washo        4      PNW            Shorewood Event                              0.99    2.55    1.75    1.29
84    orwil        3      PNW            Wilsonville Event                            0.99    2.31    1.66    1.28
85    waahs        5      PNW            Auburn Event                                 0.94    2.46    1.67    1.24
86    manda        3      New England    Umass Dartmouth Event                        1.14    2.57    1.74    1.20
87    marea        2      New England    Reading Event                                0.69    2.21    1.54    1.18
88    mitry        6      Michigan       Troy Event                                   0.80    2.71    1.65    1.18
89    ncre         4      Regional       North Carolina Regional                      0.50    1.88    1.52    1.17
90    melew        3      New England    Pine Tree Event                              0.89    2.05    1.55    1.16
91    azpx         6      Regional       Arizona West Regional                        0.83    2.16    1.60    1.13
92    miket        2      Michigan       Kettering University Event                   0.66    2.47    1.58    1.12
93    inkok        3      Indiana        Kokomo City Event                            0.89    2.36    1.59    1.11
94    mimid        4      Michigan       Great Lakes Bay Region Event                 0.67    2.21    1.49    1.10
95    orphi        5      PNW            Philomath Event                              0.83    1.67    1.35    1.06
96    migul        3      Michigan       Gull Lake Event                              0.54    1.77    1.23    0.89
97    mxmc         2      Regional       Mexico City Regional                         0.53    1.58    1.12    0.88
98    waspo        2      PNW            West Valley Event                            0.80    1.77    1.21    0.84
99    abca         6      Regional       Western Canada Regional                      0.57    1.87    1.22    0.83
100   milan        6      Michigan       Lansing Event                                0.59    1.81    1.19    0.79
101   miesc        5      Michigan       Escanaba Event                               0.54    1.49    0.98    0.66
102   ausy         3      Regional       Australia Regional                           0.39    1.90    0.96    0.64
103   mista        1      Michigan       Standish Event                               0.40    1.15    0.82    0.57
104   mibed        6      Michigan       Bedford Event                                0.58    0.73    0.50    0.50

Sorted by Average aWAR:


Rank  Event Code   Week   Type           Event Name                               Average top8    top16   top24
1     onwa         4      Regional       Waterloo Regional                            1.80    4.23    2.81    2.10
2     pahat        1      MAR            Hatboro-Horsham Event                        1.67    4.22    3.26    2.49
3     njfla        2      MAR            Mt Olive Event                               1.50    3.49    2.67    2.14
4     waamv        1      PNW            Auburn Mountainview Event                    1.44    3.36    2.49    1.85
5     paphi        3      MAR            Springside Chestnut Hill Event               1.41    3.35    2.42    1.93
6     hiho         5      Regional       Hawaii Regional                              1.39    3.60    2.57    1.99
7     njbri        5      MAR            Bridgewater-Raritran Event                   1.38    3.38    2.68    2.08
8     miwmi        4      Michigan       West Michigan Event                          1.36    3.61    2.68    2.15
9     txda         1      Regional       Dallas Regional                              1.34    4.80    3.26    2.47
10    wamou        3      PNW            Mount Vernon Event                           1.33    3.29    2.26    1.75
11    ilil         4      Regional       Central Illinois Regional                    1.33    3.03    2.34    1.92
12    cthar        5      New England    Hartford Event                               1.31    3.35    2.49    1.88
13    mihow        1      Michigan       Howell Event                                 1.30    3.27    2.42    1.95
14    ctwat        1      New England    Waterbury Event                              1.30    3.04    2.22    1.70
15    miwat        2      Michigan       Waterford Event                              1.30    3.76    2.80    2.11
16    arfa         2      Regional       Arkansas Rock City Regional                  1.29    3.98    3.10    2.61
17    nytr         4      Regional       New York Tech Valley Regional                1.26    2.64    2.19    1.76
18    cave         5      Regional       Ventura Regional                             1.25    3.29    2.22    1.61
19    miliv        5      Michigan       Livonia Event                                1.24    3.77    2.63    2.02
20    padre        5      MAR            Upper Darby Event                            1.23    2.92    2.18    1.71
21    ohci         6      Regional       Queen City Regional                          1.20    3.36    2.58    2.13
22    carm         1      Regional       Inland Empire R egional                      1.20    3.68    2.35    1.72
23    inind        1      Indiana        Indianapolis Event                           1.19    2.97    2.26    1.70
24    mifla        3      Michigan       Woodhaven Event                              1.15    3.20    2.21    1.58
25    njnbr        6      MAR            North Brunswick Event                        1.15    3.02    2.08    1.54
26    flfo         1      Regional       South Florida                                1.15    3.38    2.63    2.12
27    papi         2      Regional       Greater Pittsburgh Regional                  1.15    3.02    2.53    2.09
28    onto         3      Regional       Greater Toronto Regional                     1.14    3.47    2.59    2.04
29    manda        3      New England    Umass Dartmouth Event                        1.14    2.57    1.74    1.20
30    onnb         5      Regional       North Bay Regional                           1.13    2.75    2.13    1.66
31    utwv         3      Regional       Utah Regional                                1.12    3.23    2.53    2.12
32    maspr        2      New England    Pioneer Valley Event                         1.12    2.59    1.89    1.51
33    njtab        4      MAR            Seneca Event                                 1.11    3.27    2.37    1.71
34    cama         2      Regional       Central Valley Regional                      1.10    3.57    2.53    2.02
35    orore        1      PNW            Oregon City Event                            1.10    2.56    1.86    1.44
36    nyro         5      Regional       Finger Lakes Regional                        1.08    2.92    2.34    1.82
37    inwla        4      Indiana        Purdue Event                                 1.08    2.98    2.18    1.66
38    onto2        2      Regional       Greater Toronto Central Regional             1.07    3.71    2.46    1.84
39    rismi        4      New England    Rhode Island Event                           1.06    2.98    2.21    1.62
40    azch         4      Regional       Arizona East Regional                        1.05    2.73    2.16    1.70
41    wimi         4      Regional       Wisconsin Regional                           1.04    3.07    2.40    2.02
42    misjo        4      Michigan       St Joseph Event                              1.04    3.37    2.24    1.55
43    nhdur        4      New England    UNH Event                                    1.03    2.73    2.06    1.62
44    nvlv         5      Regional       Las Vegas Regional                           1.02    3.82    2.62    1.97
45    onwi         6      Regional       Windsor Essex Great Lakes Regional           1.01    3.51    2.40    1.90
46    waell        4      PNW            Central Washington University Event          1.01    2.37    1.74    1.33
47    wasno        2      PNW            Glacier Peak Event                           1.00    2.38    1.73    1.34
48    casj         6      Regional       Silicon Valley Regional                      1.00    3.77    2.69    2.16
49    washo        4      PNW            Shorewood Event                              0.99    2.55    1.75    1.29
50    orwil        3      PNW            Wilsonville Event                            0.99    2.31    1.66    1.28
51    ohcl         5      Regional       Buckeye Regional                             0.98    3.01    2.43    2.01
52    miken        2      Michigan       Kentwood Event                               0.97    2.73    1.98    1.47
53    flor         3      Regional       Orlando Regional                             0.96    3.16    2.61    2.15
54    misou        1      Michigan       Southfield Event                             0.95    3.27    2.17    1.56
55    waahs        5      PNW            Auburn Event                                 0.94    2.46    1.67    1.24
56    casa         4      Regional       Sacramento Regional                          0.93    3.34    2.33    1.87
57    mitvc        3      Michigan       Traverse City Event                          0.91    3.02    2.05    1.51
58    nyli         5      Regional       SBPLI Long Island Regoinal                   0.91    2.35    2.03    1.70
59    mabos        5      New England    Northeastern University Event                0.91    2.54    1.82    1.45
60    mosl         4      Regional       St Louis Regional                            0.90    2.98    2.06    1.56
61    nhnas        1      New England    Granite State Event                          0.90    2.37    1.75    1.38
62    inkok        3      Indiana        Kokomo City Event                            0.89    2.36    1.59    1.11
63    melew        3      New England    Pine Tree Event                              0.89    2.05    1.55    1.16
64    lake         4      Regional       Bayou Regional                               0.87    3.04    2.33    1.84
65    ilch         6      Regional       Midwest Regional                             0.86    2.93    2.09    1.67
66    scmb         1      Regional       Palmetto Regional                            0.84    2.49    2.14    1.87
67    micen        5      Michigan       Center Line Event                            0.84    2.58    1.85    1.37
68    calb         3      Regional       Los Angeles Regional                         0.83    3.38    2.47    1.96
69    orphi        5      PNW            Philomath Event                              0.83    1.67    1.35    1.06
70    azpx         6      Regional       Arizona West Regional                        0.83    2.16    1.60    1.13
71    mdcp         6      Regional       Chesapeake Regional                          0.81    2.72    2.12    1.72
72    waspo        2      PNW            West Valley Event                            0.80    1.77    1.21    0.84
73    mitry        6      Michigan       Troy Event                                   0.80    2.71    1.65    1.18
74    txlu         5      Regional       Hub City Regional                            0.80    2.50    1.81    1.43
75    gape         1      Regional       Georgia Southern Classic Regional            0.79    2.38    1.75    1.36
76    code         5      Regional       Colorado Regional                            0.78    2.39    1.73    1.40
77    qcmo         4      Regional       Montreal Regional                            0.78    2.67    1.86    1.45
78    dcwa         5      Regional       Greater DC Regional                          0.77    2.10    1.75    1.41
79    mndu2        1      Regional       Northern Lights                              0.75    3.23    2.30    1.78
80    mnmi         6      Regional       Minneosta 10000 Lakes Regional               0.74    2.69    2.00    1.61
81    mokc         3      Regional       Greater Kansas City Regional                 0.72    2.60    1.91    1.49
82    ista         3      Regional       Israel Regional                              0.72    2.41    1.92    1.51
83    casd         6      Regional       San Diego Regional                           0.72    3.03    2.12    1.66
84    txsa         3      Regional       Alamo Regional                               0.70    3.03    2.32    1.76
85    tnkn         6      Regional       Smoky Moutains Regional                      0.70    2.46    1.78    1.38
86    marea        2      New England    Reading Event                                0.69    2.21    1.54    1.18
87    mndu         1      Regional       Lake Superior Regional                       0.68    2.52    1.91    1.55
88    okok         5      Regional       Oklahoma Regional                            0.67    2.24    1.82    1.51
89    mimid        4      Michigan       Great Lakes Bay Region Event                 0.67    2.21    1.49    1.10
90    miket        2      Michigan       Kettering University Event                   0.66    2.47    1.58    1.12
91    mnni2        6      Regional       Minnesota North Star Regional                0.66    2.84    2.01    1.57
92    txho         6      Regional       Lone Star Regional                           0.66    1.99    1.62    1.32
93    gadu         5      Regional       Peachtree Regional                           0.65    2.39    1.99    1.65
94    vari         4      Regional       Virginia Regional                            0.64    2.17    1.81    1.57
95    milan        6      Michigan       Lansing Event                                0.59    1.81    1.19    0.79
96    mibed        6      Michigan       Bedford Event                                0.58    0.73    0.50    0.50
97    nyny         3      Regional       New York City Regional                       0.57    2.10    1.76    1.44
98    abca         6      Regional       Western Canada Regional                      0.57    1.87    1.22    0.83
99    miesc        5      Michigan       Escanaba Event                               0.54    1.49    0.98    0.66
100   migul        3      Michigan       Gull Lake Event                              0.54    1.77    1.23    0.89
101   mxmc         2      Regional       Mexico City Regional                         0.53    1.58    1.12    0.88
102   ncre         4      Regional       North Carolina Regional                      0.50    1.88    1.52    1.17
103   mista        1      Michigan       Standish Event                               0.40    1.15    0.82    0.57
104   ausy         3      Regional       Australia Regional                           0.39    1.90    0.96    0.64

Before anybody allows themselves to read the following and experience angst over the obvious shortcomings of using imperfect past metrics to evaluate a team’s performance, remember the following: this is just for fun.

I’ve been toying with concepts like this in my head as well. I’d like to create an index that tries to compare performance at different events more fairly, similar to the way baseball stats can adjust for things like park effects, league effects, different levels of offense in different years, and so on.

Rather than average OPR for the event, for evaluating replacement level I’d probably favor something like average OPR of teams 20-28 on the OPR list. And for evaluating the difficulty of winning the event, I’d probably look at the average OPR of the top 4-8 teams, or maybe even just the top 2-3.

It depends what one is looking for. If you want to know how hard an event is to WIN, then you mainly need to look at the strength of the top two teams other than your own team to know how high the bar is. If you want to gauge how hard it is to make the semifinals, on the other hand, you’re probably looking at the strength of the top 10 or so teams, because you want to be in that group to have a good shot at getting on the top 5 or so alliances and avoid being the underdog in the quarterfinals.

I’m just spitballing here, but I think it might make sense to weight the value of an event win by average of the top ~3 teams, compared to the average of the top ~3 across ALL events. Then assign more or less value to a win based on how the event stacks up. And that’s for 1st and 2nd robots on the alliance - I’d probably want to do something different for the 2nd pick or a backup robot. For finalists (robots 1+2) I’m probably looking at the average of robots ~3-5 compared to that average for all events. And so on. This has issues and it’s a loose idea in my mind so far, but I think that would provide a bit more of a basis for comparing a team’s win at Event A to another team’s semifinalist finish at Event B.