# Thread: January 31st Dual Impact Index

1. ## Re: January 31st Dual Impact Index

Herkey-I don't think that's a good idea, since Chattanooga isn't actually forfeiting the weight. I have thought about throwing Anthony Trongone (Virginia Tech, 174) off the rankings, because the Hokies have actually been forfeiting the weight, but they wrestled somebody at 174 this weekend, so that idea went out the window. I just think taking Cleveland out of the rankings and simply having them forfeit the weight would throw the team rankings off more than having Cleveland in there. Cleveland being in there has thrown the tournament-strength rankings off more than the dual-component rankings, but not so much this week, with Cleveland residing outside of the top 8.

2. ## Re: January 31st Dual Impact Index

Originally Posted by SetonHallPirate
kr-I'm honestly not sure how I could spell it out better mathematically.

The basic idea is an iterative one. Begin with all wrestlers set to an even rating -- 100 in this case. Then, for each match wrestled, give each wrestler the value of their opponent's rating plus or minus a factor Total all of a wrestler's results, divide by the number of matches wrestled, and that's the end of a cycle. Then use those numbers as the start of the next cycle until you get the same results for each wrestler for two consecutive cycles. for winning or losing the match -- 30 by decision, 40 by major/tech-four, 50 by tech-five, 60 by fall.
Ok I see where I am losing this. FACTOR is usually a multiplication term. So after the first match Wrestler A would have 130 points by DEC & Wrestler B would 70, NO?

It sounds interesting.So you want to just give me a quick example like that? Thanks.
Not trying to be a pain just trying to make sure I fully understand how you are using this method.

3. ## Re: January 31st Dual Impact Index

You hit the nail on the head, yes.

I understand what you're asking now. That example you just mentioned is dead-on.

4. ## Re: January 31st Dual Impact Index

Originally Posted by SetonHallPirate
Herkey-I don't think that's a good idea, since Chattanooga isn't actually forfeiting the weight. I have thought about throwing Anthony Trongone (Virginia Tech, 174) off the rankings, because the Hokies have actually been forfeiting the weight, but they wrestled somebody at 174 this weekend, so that idea went out the window. I just think taking Cleveland out of the rankings and simply having them forfeit the weight would throw the team rankings off more than having Cleveland in there. Cleveland being in there has thrown the tournament-strength rankings off more than the dual-component rankings, but not so much this week, with Cleveland residing outside of the top 8.
That's fair enough. I don't follow UTC at all so I don't know...Isnt there any indication as to who they will be using for their conference tournament?