[eDebate] Ranking Teams for Purpose of Presets
Wed Sep 20 11:53:42 CDT 2006
i think some people are misunderstanding how the system would work. if
there were 120 teams in the tournament and 2 presets, 60 teams would be
ranked a and 60 teams b. in the two presets, each team would hit an a and a
b. are rankings somewhat arbitrary in nature?- yes. but, every sport or
activity that exists uses rankings in some way or another. i still think
this is preferable to total randomness, which is what we have now at some
in the sq, both Harvard's top team and Piedmont's top team have the same
equal chance to debate the top two teams in the entire tournament during
Rounds 1 and 2 of a tournament that doesn't rank teams. my system does not
call for Harvard's top team to debate two B's and Piedmont's top team to
debate two A's, but both Harvard and Piedmont to debate one A and one B.
rankings concerns aside, this seems better than randomness, which benefits
some, but hurts others.
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