The reason I call it a 0 is because passing grades were based on how many front row hitters you can set off a pass. So a perfect pass gives you all 3 hitters while an errant pass leads to a set to the outside only. An overpass is usually a free ball or likely a kill right back down, so to me it’s a 0. Like I don’t think a passer should get credit for clearly missing the pass. And in general, I’d rather grade passers conservatively. It’s not a huge deal really, as long as the grader is being consistent for everyone, just the standard I always applied when grading the teams I coached.
I see and understand. I suspect that except for overpasses and passes that result in free balls that it works out nearly the same as a 3 point system.
Clearly, Sheffield thinks the opposite - their in-house grading is rather generous to their passers it seems. But to be fair, I think this is the first B1G game that we've lost the serve-pass battle, and even yesterday I'm not sure we really did lose it, it's just that after overpassing the first set away it really feels like it.
I can understand why Wisconsin uses a more generous grading, because our great blocking can mitigate overpasses. However our meh setters makes some 2 passes more like a 1… so maybe not the best way to grade…