2021-03-01 GTASC Power Rankings
For those interested in an explanation on why power rankings are going up on Sunday when elimination for the next week is on Monday, click the spoiler. For the rest of you, let's just move on after acknowledging that these are behind schedule.
First, eliminations and accountability.
15,000 points in bonuses wasn't enough to save Three Men and a Lady
John Carpenter's Casuals and Human Cheevopede continue to outperform expectations. The Monday morning (my time) sniping has gotten to be pretty ridiculous. It's hard to take any chance my algorithm has seriously when so much of the important scoring for who gets eliminated is happening in a 15 minute period--or at least that's when the scans are happening. The edge factor for successful GTASC runs is very entertaining, but not necessarily the most rigorous for statistical purposes.
Effectively a random distribution
The algorithm seems to do only marginally better this week than a random selection of teams. The eliminated candidates tend to be ranked lower than average, indicating that there is some metric that seems to be working, but it's not working well, and the correlation is weak. Further, a lot of them are pulled from nearer the middle than the very bottom. I wonder if there's some middling issue with averages or modes that is causing some of the clumping I've seen while also preventing people from being accurately ranked because everyone's basically in the same spot. Something to consider for my future algorithm tweaks..
Now, onto what everyone actually wants: the new rankings. Let's plug in the new numbers and see how it goes.
Given that we already know what's happening this week, I can already tell you exactly where this is wrong.
DQs are boring. Play within the rules, please, it makes it more fun as a spectator sport.
I don't think I need to say much more about team. This week has been weird. Let's just move on swiftly to the individual side.
There are DQs on the solo side, too, but it's not as big an impact because the number of eliminations remains higher.
I don't have much commentary right now because I'm running behind on my unpaid overtime for said temporary job (see spoiler if you care), and I've got things to do, so I apologize again for being brief, and late.
Hopefully I'll be able to get next week's data entered quickly on Monday (as in tomorrow) and publish an updated power ranking on time. But there's a chance life will continue to be annoying, so apologies in advance if I have to take care of that instead.