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    Default Dual Meet Computer Rankings as of 1/15/08:


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    Default Re: Dual Meet Computer Rankings as of 1/15/08:

    "ISR: "The basic idea is an iterative one. Begin with all teams set to an even rating -- 100 in this case. Then, for each game played, give each team the value of their opponent's rating plus or minus a factor for winning or losing the game -- 25 in this case. Total all of a team's results, divide by the number of games played, 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 team for two consecutive cycles."

    What the F does that have to do with whether or not a team has come prepared to wrestle or how much time off a team has had or whether or not a team just wrestled the #3 team in the nation before squaring off against the #1 team in the nation 2 hours later?

    I am not sure our sport can be ranked in this way.
    "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."

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    Default Re: Dual Meet Computer Rankings as of 1/15/08:

    Boyd Nation, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
    You do the math..... I'll do the alfredo!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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    Default Re: Dual Meet Computer Rankings as of 1/15/08:

    Exactly. Amen and Gesundheit.
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    Default Re: Dual Meet Computer Rankings as of 1/15/08:

    I actually do understand the method used to determine the ISR rankings, and it is indeed completely objective, but dammit, I want to use my gut feeling for the rankings!!
    You do the math..... I'll do the alfredo!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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    Default Re: Dual Meet Computer Rankings as of 1/15/08:

    Jeez, ISU2008 and goferphan, you guys are harsh...it's a darned good thing Boyd Nation doesn't read these forums, I guess!

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    Default Re: Dual Meet Computer Rankings as of 1/15/08:

    Wow...Iowa State @ 5th and 11th. Man, I hope they can get back on track having lost 3 duals in fairly short order before B12 gets underway.


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    Default Re: Dual Meet Computer Rankings as of 1/15/08:

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU2008 View Post
    Boyd Nation, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
    Big LOL! Nicely done ISU - love that line from one of my all time fav movies.

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