OBC Sport SR Rankings Rulebook

Definitions

  1. Coach Rankings. The SR Coach Rankings is the mathematical method of ranking FUMBBL coaches on a calendar-year basis.

  2. Team Rankings. The SR Team Rankings is the mathematical method of ranking FUMBBL teams on a calendar-year basis. Teams are ranked by the following four aspects:
    • Overall: team is ranked against every other team
    • Divisional: team is ranked against teams of the same division it currently belongs to
    • Rosterial: team is ranked against teams with the same roster
    • Divisional-Rosterial: team is ranked against teams of the same division with the same roster only
  3. Included Coaches. Every coach who has earned SR Rankings points in an Included Tournament is included in the SR Coach Rankings.

  4. Included Teams. Every team which has earned SR Rankings points in an Included Tournament is included in the SR Team Rankings.

  5. Turn Time. The weekly turn time is at Monday 06:30 UTC.

  6. Week.
    • Each Turn Time represents a ranking Week which takes from that turn time until the next one and is represented with the date of its Turn Time.
    • This date is also considered as the Start Date of that week.
    • However, the End Date of a Week is represented with the Sunday before its end time (next Turn Time).
  7. Included Tournaments.

    1. Start Date. An Eligible Tournament enters the system at the next Week it finishes.
      • Qualifiers do not enter the system until their main turnament do.
      • The Start Date of the duration of the tournament is represented by the Start Date of the entrance Week.
    2. End Date. An Eligible Tournament remains the system for
      • 52 calendar weeks if it is not a Title Provider Tournament;
      • a maximum of 78 calendar weeks if it is a Title Provider Tournament, or until the upcoming tournament which provides the same Title enters to the system and causes the immediate expiration of previous tournament. This ensures that no multiple tournaments with the same Title (e.g. no two Ulthuan Invitationals or no two Human XFLs) are in effect in a given week’s rankings.
      • The End Date of the duration of the tournament is the End Date of the last Week in the system.
    3. Expiration. An Eligible Tournament is considered to be expired on the next Week after its last Week in the system.

    An Included Tournament’s duration in the system is the Entry Ranking Period.

  8. Tournament Name. OFC Sport SR Rankings consistently uses a standardized name system of official FUMBBL Tournaments. This was necessary to get developed because names of official FUMBBL Tournaments are inconsistent in style, format and numbering. We apply the following translations:

    • BALL: Ball Brawl
    • BARB: BAR Brawl (Black Box And Ranked Brawl) aka. FUMBBL Street Brawl
    • BBB: Black Box Brawl
    • BBBB: Black Box Birthday Bash
    • BC: Black Cup
    • BC MINOR: Black Cup Minor
    • BMIN: FUMBBL B Minor
    • COS: Crown of Sand
    • FC: FUMBBL Cup
    • FUBC: FUBAR Cup
    • GLT: Grotty Little Tournament
    • LC: Lustrian Challenge
    • RMIN: FUMBBL Minors
    • RRR: Royal Rookie Rumble
    • SF: Speed Freaks
    • SM: FUMBBL Smack
    • SMS: FUMBBL Smack Scheduled
    • SMSB: FUMBBL Smack Scheduled Brawl
    • TOUR: FUMBBL Tour
    • UI: Ulthuan Invitational
    • WF: Warpstone Fragment
    • WO: Warpstone Open
    • WOC: Wheel of Chaos
    • XFL: Xenophobes’ Federated Leagues
    • XFL MASTERS: Xenophobes’ Federated Leagues Masters
  9. Tournament Title. The following tournaments provide Titles and should be referred as Title Provider Tournaments:
    • BALL
    • BC
    • COS
    • FC
    • FUBC
    • GLT
    • LC
    • UI
    • WO
    • WOC
    • XFL (each rosters separately)
    • XFL MASTERS

    Titles are held by the winners of those tournament until the next winner of the same series takes the Title from them.

  10. Elimination and Non-elimination Format Tournaments.
    • Knockout and King of the Hill tournaments are elimination format tournaments. Elimination format tournaments are usually tagged with E.
    • Swiss and Round Robin tournaments are non-elimination format tournaments. Non-elimination Format Tournaments are usually tagged with N.
  11. Tournament Rank. Tournaments are ranked into any of the following three ranks:
    • Majors: usually tagged with MA
    • Minors: usually tagged with MI
    • Explicit Qualifiers: usually tagged with QU. Any tournament can be a qualifier of another tournament but only these tournaments are considered as Explicit Qualifiers. Currently the following tournaments have Explicit Qualifiers: COS, GLT, LC, UI, WO, WOC, XFL MASTERS. Historically the following tournaments had Explicit Qualifiers: FC.
  12. Tournament Level.
    • Level X. Tournament Level X means that X-1 level of Qualifying Tournaments are below the tournament in question. Qualifyig Tournaments are not necessary Explicit Qualifiers (see below).
    • Top Tournament. A Top Tournament is the one with the highest level of its tournament stack. All Non-Explicit Qualifiers are Top Tournaments. E.g. Rosterial XFL tournaments are suvereign Minors and should considered as Top Tournaments despite they are also being Qualifing Tournaments of XFL MASTERS.
  13. Number of Teams of a Tournament is the number of first round (non-filler) teams applied to the tournament in question.

  14. Division of Team is determinded by picking the dominant FUMBBL division of all of its matches which count in the actual ranking of the team. In case of even number of matches, the last match is added twice.

  15. Statistical Week is an eventful week. A week is considered uneventful if no Eligible Tournament entered or expired on that week. Uneventful weeks are statistically ignored. This is necessary to provide a fair statistics including early tournaments. For example the first ever official tournament was FC I which ended at the calendar week of 2003-09-08. By winning FC I, shlominus became the first FUMBBL number one coach. The second ever official tournament was FC II which ended at the calendar week of 2004-01-12. No other official tournaments were organized between these two. 18 calendar weeks elapsed. By considering the time between 2003-09-08 and 2004-01-12 a single true week, shlominus is considered number one coach for not 18 consecutive weeks but for 1 only. Making him top coach for 18 weeks would be unfair against other coaches who made to the top and defended their position in a more eventful tournament scene.

Eligibility

Unless otherwise approved by OBC Sports, SR Rankings points are awarded to all FUMBBL tournaments or series of FUMBBL tournaments that meet the following criteria:

  1. Tournament must accept participants of competitive divisions (Ranked, Blackbox) only.

  2. Tournament must be officially organized by FUMBBL.

  3. Tournament must be win-aimed.

  4. Tournament must be played within one calendar year from the finish of the first match.

Table 1 contains the list of not eligible tournaments which meet criteria A.

Table 1. Not eligible tournaments which meet Eligibility criteria A.

Tournament Year Fails criteria
Green Horn 2004 D
Carnage Cup 2016 C

SR Rankings

The SR Rankings is based on calculating, for each coach and team, his total points of his best results which could be allocated to a Vacant Slot (i.e. not gets Wasted).

  1. Announcement. SR Rankings are announced on every Statistical Weeks.

  2. Finalization. SR Rankings are finalized one month after their announcement. Fortfeited finals may push results into former rankings as SR calculates with the dates of the last played matches of tournaments.

  3. Slot Allocation. Slot allocation has the following steps:
    1. Determine the effective slot groups from Table 2a and Table 2b for the week involved.

    2. Assign the proper number of vacant coach and team slots to each participant (coach and team) who played at least a single match in any of the Included Tournaments. The number of vacant slots are shown by Coach Slots and Team Slots columns of Table 2.

    3. Group and sum points of Accepted results by their appropriate Top Tournaments. In other words, for each appropriate Top Tournaments the coach or the team participated in, summarize all points earned in the Top Tournament itself and in all of its Explicit Qualifiers. We refer this sum as Total Points. It does not matter if the participant did not qualified to the Top Tournament and got out from the competition in a qualifier: we still allocate Total Points to the Top Tournament.

    4. Take Unaccepted Top Tournament Results and allocate them to W(asted) slot.

    5. Take all results with concession in any matches or with a fortfeited last matchup and sort them by total points ascending.

    6. For each result of step 5, check if there is a vacant R slot, allocate it to the result regardless of what slot it would be allocated normally by its tournament.

    7. Otherwise allocate the result to the W(asted) slot.

    8. Now take all remaining (good) results and sort them by total points descending.

    9. For each result of step 8, if there is a vacant slot for its tournament and allocate it to that slot.

    10. Otherwise, repeat previous step with the Fallback Slot Group.

    In simplified words the current Coach Ranking Points are the sum of FC, best XFL including the XFL MASTERS, 6 best majors excluding FC and XFL MASTERS, and the next 10 best results. Current Team Ranking Points are the sum of the 2 best majors including FC, best XFL including the XFL MASTERS, and the next 9 best results.

    There is a special case though: If the participant concedes any of its matches or fortfeits the last matchup then that result will not only yield less Points than with a simple loss (see below), but it also arrogantly takes a regular (X next best) slot regardless of it was done in FC or any other tournament. So conceding and fortfeiting pollutes regular slots with bad results and could easily force better results to get Wasted.

    Table 2a. Coach slots groups by time and accepted tournaments (Currently effective slot groups are bolded)

    Slot Group From Date End Date Accepted Tournaments Slots Fallback Slot Group
    FC 2003-01-06 FC 1
    MA 2003-01-06 2005-07-17 UI 1
    MA 2005-07-18 2006-04-16 UI, GLT 2
    MA 2006-04-17 2007-10-07 UI, GLT, WO 3
    MA 2007-10-08 2009-10-25 UI, GLT, WO, LC 4 R
    MA 2009-10-26 2010-03-21 UI, GLT, WO, LC, BC 5 R
    MA 2010-03-22 2018-07-29 UI, GLT, WO, LC, BC, COS, WOC 6 R
    MA 2018-07-30 2018-09-09 UI, GLT, WO, LC, BC, COS, WOC 5 R
    MA 2018-09-10 UI, GLT, WO, LC, BC, COS, WOC 4 R
    X 2003-01-06 XFL and XFL MASTERS 1 R
    R 2003-01-06 2005-05-01 Any other tournament 17 W
    R 2005-05-02 2005-06-19 Any other tournament 16 W
    R 2005-06-20 2005-07-17 Any other tournament 15 W
    R 2005-07-18 2006-04-16 Any other tournament 14 W
    R 2006-04-17 2007-10-07 Any other tournament 13 W
    R 2007-10-08 2009-10-25 Any other tournament 12 W
    R 2009-10-26 2010-03-21 Any other tournament 11 W
    R 2010-03-22 2018-07-29 Any other tournament 10 W
    R 2018-07-30 2018-09-09 Any other tournament 11 W
    R 2018-09-10 Any other tournament 12 W
    W 2010-03-22 Any tournament Unlimited

    Table 2b. Team slots groups by time and accepted tournaments (Currently effective slot groups are bolded)

    Slot Group From Date End Date Accepted Tournaments Slots Fallback Slot Group
    MA 2003-01-06 2007-10-07 FC, UI, GLT, WO 1 R
    MA 2007-10-08 FC, UI, GLT, WO, LC, BC, COS, WOC 2 R
    X 2003-01-06 XFL and XFL MASTERS 1 R
    R 2003-01-06 2005-05-01 Any other tournament 11 W
    R 2005-05-02 2007-10-07 Any other tournament 10 W
    R 2007-10-08 Any other tournament 9 W
    W 2010-03-22 Any tournament Unlimited
  4. Wasted Results. Results ended up in Slot Group W are considered as Wasted and are not added to the calculated total ranking points. Points of Wasted Results are usually represented with a strikethrough text.

  5. Unnaccepted Results.
    • Results of multiple team applications to a tournament by the same coach makes those results unaccepted for both the coach and the teams.
    • Multiple team applications to a Top Tournament by the same coach makes the results of the whole stack of tournaments appropriate Top Tournament unaccepted for both the coach and the teams.

    Points of Unaccepted Results are usually represented with a double-strikethrough text.

  6. Ties. Ties are not broken. Number one ranking could also be shared.

  7. Points of Elimination Format Tournaments.

    1. Points shall be allocated based on tournament Rank, Level, Number of Teams, and effective result (see below) according to Table 3.

    2. Normally, the effective result for elimination tournaments is the position achieved by the last winned match, or Initial if no match winned. This also applies to tournament winners whose last match was a bye: they do not get Winner points but only the points for the positions achieved by their last winned matches.

    3. If however, the last match was conceded or the last matchup was fortfeited then the result is the position achieved by the second last winned match if the participant has winned two or more matches. If only one match was winned then the paricipant gets Initial points only. In these cases we say that the last Win is Cleared. If no match was winned then the participant gets no points. This case we say that the Initial is Cleared.

    Table 3. Point Table of Elimination Format Tournaments

    Rank Level Teams Example Winner F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 R256 Initial
    Major 1 385–512 FC VI 2000 1200 720 360 180 90 45 22 11 5
    Major 1 257–384 FC XV 1600 960 570 285 145 70 35 18 9 5
    Major 1 193–256 FC IX 1400 840 500 250 125 65 32 16   7
    Major 1 129–192 BC V 1150 690 410 205 100 50 25 13   7
    Major 1 97–128 BC VIII 1000 600 360 180 90 45 22     10
    Major 1 65–96 BC II 800 480 285 140 70 35 18     10
    Major 1 49–64 BC I 700 420 250 125 60 30       15
    Major 1 13–16 FC II 350 210 125 60           30
    Major 2 25–32 FC V 1200 720 360 180 90         40
    Major 2 17–24 XFL IX MASTERS 1050 630 315 160 80         40
    Major 2 13–16 GLT XII 1000 600 300 150           75
    Major 2 7–8 WOC VII 800 480 240             120
    Major 3 3–4 XFL X MASTERS 1000 600               300
    Minor 1 33–48 XFL XI GOBLIN 300 180 108 54 27 13       10
    Minor 1 25–32 XFL XI AMAZON 250 150 90 45 22         12
    Minor 1 17–24 BMIN LW XI-2 190 114 68 34 17         13
    Minor 1 13–16 RRR CCCLXV 160 96 58 29           15
    Minor 1 9–12 XFL X CHAOSPACT 120 72 43 21           16
    Minor 1 7–8 SMSB XLIV 100 60 36             18
    Minor 1 3–4 RRR V 65 38               19
    Minor 2 13–16 XFL VIII MASTERS 500 300 180 90           45
    Minor 2 3–4 BALL I 250 150               75
    Qualifier 1 17–24 COS VII Q:8 115 70 35 17 8         5
    Qualifier 1 13–16 GLT XII Q:STUNTY 100 60 30 15           7
    Qualifier 1 9–12 WOC VII Q:TZEENTCH/FAV 80 48 24 12           7
    Qualifier 1 7–8 LC X Q:16 70 42 21             9
    Qualifier 1 5–6 GLT VIII Q:HICR/3 57 34 17             10
    Qualifier 1 3–4 WOC VI Q:TZEENTCH/CHA 50 30               15
    Qualifier 1 2 GLT VII Q:CHEATS 30                 15
  8. Points of Non-Elimination Format Tournaments.

    1. Points for progressions of non-elimination format tournaments shall be allocated based on tournament Rank, Level, Number of Teams, and per match results according to Table 4.

    2. After crediting the Initial points, it shall be raised by W/D/L number of points for each win/draw/lost match respectively. The participant who is officially listed as Winner shall get the bonus Winner points as well.

    3. For each concessions and fortfeits, instead of increasing by L number of points, the earned points must be decreased by W number of points, but not below zero.

    Table 4. Point Table of Non-Elimination Format Tournaments

    Rank Level Teams Example Winner W D L Initial
    Minor 1 2–6 BBBB II-2 +14 +14 +7 +1 7
    Minor 1 7–24 BBBB III-1 +25 +25 +12 +2 12
    Qualifier 1 7-24 GLT XI Q:FASTEST/2 +14 +14 +7 +1 7
    Qualifier 2 7-24 LC X GROUP 2 +50 +50 +25 +3 25

Statistics

  1. Official OFC Sport SR Rankings Statistics are provided for both coaches and teams. They are listed as Coach Careers for coaches and Team Histories for teams. Separate Team Histories are provided for the same four aspects than Team Rankings.

  2. Statistics are provided for the following Classes by decreasing preference:
    • Number One
    • Top 3
    • Top 10
    • Top 25
    • Top 100 (not for Rosterial and Divisional-Rosterial Team Histories)
    • Active
  3. Statistical Records are made for time periods of consecutive inclusion to Classes. For each record, the following gets tracked:
    • No: The number of the achievment over time. When multiple coach or team reached the Class in question in the same time they get the same number. When the same coach or team reaches the Class for the second or subsequent times, a new number is given. The first ever number is stored in the first term records (see below).
    • Term indicates whether it was First (F), Intermediate (I), Last (L), or Single (S) time the coach or the team reached the respective Class. Single term should be threated as representing all other three in one and shall be included when records are filtered by any of those other terms. There are two additional special terms:
      • Longest: This points to the Record with the highest number of Weeks of its Class. When multiple Records have the same highest number of weeks, this points to the first of them by time.
      • Career/Historical Best: This points to the Record(s) of highest available preference with the career/historical Best Ranking.
    • Weeks: the length of the time period of the residence in the Class which is the number of consecutive Statistical Weeks.
    • Total Weeks: the cumulated number of Weeks. Naturally it equals to Weeks when first term and contains the all-time total number of weeks when last term.
    • Best Ranking: the Best Ranking achieved during the residence in the Class.
  4. Active is a special Class which contains the consecutive active periods of coaches and teams regardless of the ranking they achieved.
    • When a coach is listed in a weekly Coach Rankings – which assumes that he participated (played a match) on at least one Eligible Tournament – then he starts or extends his active period.
    • When a team is listed in a weekly Team Rankings – which assumes that it participated (played a match) on at least one Eligible Tournament – then it starts or extends its active period.
    • An active period ends on the End Date of the last Expired tournament on which the coach or the team participated.