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Monday, February 1, 2010

MA/NH Snowshoe Rankings - (Wolfe Formula) UPDATED

NOTE: rankings have been updated. I think I fixed all the spelling errors in the results.

Rankings are always good for discussion (or arguments). I love checking out the rankings done each week by Chris Dunn (Northeast Snowshoe Rankings) and Dave Dunham (Northeast Masters).
Chris uses a top secret formula to come up with his rankings, with a minimum of 3 races (I think).
Dave uses his intuition based on his familiarity with the racers, with a minimum of 2 races.

Generally, I think Dave does a fair job in ranking. The 'eye' test works well in snowshoe ranking. However, I value what Chris does as well. It would be nice to have a formula to rank folks...fairly and accurately. The fact is, not all racers race head to head very often. With so many choices nowadays, it's hard to really tell how folks would do against each other. This is where the 'eye' test fails (somewhat). The more folks race, the better Chris's rankings become (in my opinion). I wanted to extend the rankings to include a few more folks.
So with that I decided to give it a shot. Presto, rankings for everybody!
I won't divulge my secret formula but I will tell you this:
- must have a minimum of 3 races
- if you raced more than 3 I throw out your lowest ranked race
I wanted to make sure people who race a lot don't get penalized for it.

Anyways, here you go! Have fun, criticize, rant, laugh, ignore, whatever.
NOTE: subject to change. I found lots of typo's in results.

In case you were wondering, my rankings match up fairly well with both Dave and Chris. Only a couple of differences.....so far.

OPEN MEN
Rank Name Age Pts Races
1 Jim Johnson 32 96.20 8
2 Kevin Tilton 28 94.37 3
3 Ben Nephew 34 94.32 5
4 Josh Ferenc 28 93.52 3
5 Tim VanOrden 41 92.67 6
6 Charles Therriault 24 91.76 3
7 Robert Jackman 27 91.20 4
8 Dave Dunham 45 90.78 6
9 Tim Cox 36 89.20 3
10 Tim Mahoney 30 88.81 4

MASTERS MEN
Rank Name Age Pts Races
1 Tim VanOrden 41 92.67 6
2 Dave Dunham 45 90.78 6
3 Steve Wolfe 45 85.90 7
4 Chris Dunn 41 84.86 4
5 Sean Snow 43 81.73 3
6 David Principe 43 81.41 3
7 Ken Clark 47 80.69 5
8 Jeremiah Fitzgibbon 53 80.22 4
9 Paul Bazanchuck 55 79.13 3
10 Christopher Smith 43 77.85 3

OPEN WOMEN
Rank Name Age Pts Races
1 Abby Mahoney 31 80.47 3
2 Amy Lane 30 77.34 4
3 Amber Cullen 27 77.26 4
4 Ann Rasmussen 45 74.89 4
5 Carolyn Stocker 17 74.55 4
6 Shelynn Tetreault 34 72.39 4
7 Lisa Ransom 47 67.77 4
8 Jessey Campbell 19 67.30 4
9 Sarah Phillips 26 62.64 3
10 Jessica Hageman 35 62.17 3

MASTERS WOMEN
Rank Name Age Pts Races
1 Ann Rasmussen 45 74.89 4
2 Lisa Ransom 47 67.77 4
3 Becky Shattuck 57 59.12 4
4 Regina Kavadias 43 59.06 3
5 Diane Levesque 56 56.85 4
6 Denise Dion 51 56.17 6
7 Holly Atkinson 40 55.27 3
8 Sharon Barbano 56 55.26 3
9 Ellen Tidd 41 55.15 4
10 Laura Clark 62 54.02 6

6 comments:

Dan said...

Steve, I noticed my name was conspicuously absent from the top ten list. Oh, sorry, wait a minute. I've only run two races this year so you couldn't rank my stellar performances.

Steve Wolfe said...

If I only count 2 races:
you rank 62nd (40+)
you rank 37th (50+)

A top 10 is just around the corner!

Dan said...

Geez, I feel much better now! ;-)

DoubleJ said...

I feel honored to still be at the top, even though Kevin had his way with me this week....

double-d said...

Great stuff! You are a braver man than me. I don't know a damn thing about women's racing and certainly less about women's snowshoe racing. It is a great "problem" to have so many races to choose from. This has been a heck of a season already and it is only the start of Feb.

Steve Wolfe said...

Jim, in a 'best of 2', Kevin's in first :-)

Dave, If ignorance is brave then call me Braveheart. I figured if I could get the formula close enough with the men then it should work just as well for the women. Maybe I'll include mens seniors next week.