AVP Cincinnati Open Teams Aug 28, 2012 22:19:40 GMT -5
Post by parkplace on Aug 28, 2012 22:19:40 GMT -5
No ranking system is going to be perfect. I think even the USAV system has flaws. Counting your top 10 events over a 1-year period means that new teams have to perform at a high level for a year or longer to even out their seed (see Patterson/Doherty).
The AVP system just got under my skin because they were more determined to use AVP finishes, even though they were over two years old, then to get a fairly seeded tournament.
All-in-all there really isn't any great injustices in the AVP seeding. Some "old favorites" are being given one more main draw than they likely deserve (JJJ, Davis, Wachtfogel, Baxter, Brazao); but after everything that group has done for the game, hard to argue they don't deserve a break. Honestly the omission of Walsh is the only glaring problem. And I'm sure if she had wanted to play, the AVP would have found a way to accommodate her (or just told her to use Branagh's points).
Isn’t the point of competitive sports, to play at a high level? It’s almost like beach volleyball is about who has paid their dues (either with time in the sport or promotional offerings) as opposed to who can play and win. It’s not about how long you’ve been in a business, but about how successful? When young athletic men and women start playing and quickly move up in the seeding I believe this sport will explode into what the fans and players have been waiting for.
If it was about AVP finishes for seeding didn’t Phil and Todd win all the tournaments in 2010, the last season the AVP held tournaments? Can someone explain that, please? I’m somehow not following the logic of the seeding points. And where can I find those numbers used to seed this tournament or is it a calculation of past finishes? Thanks.
And not many injustices...except maybe in the top 3 seeds for both men and women. And not counting players that are sharing their points. Rose and Gibb are 6th, really?
And lastly, re: Walsh- I thought that transparency in its rules and regulations was the new “black” of this sport. Accommodate her?
But I believe the AVP is going to get it right and keep it right. They just need to start somewhere and this is it.