Thursday, May 15, 2008

In Progress: Champion's League Attendance

Who's in Attendance?

With the 3rd GameDayRitual Baseball Champion’s League season well under way, 2008 has seen the addition of two new GameDayRitual Champion’s Leagues: the Aaron and Gehrig Conferences. These are the 6th and 7th GameDayRitual Champion’s Leagues taking the total number of Champion’s League teams to almost 100. With that many GMs involved, one can’t help but think a league of Champion’s League Champs must not be too far off.

League

Founded

# Teams

Mantle Conference

2006

12

Mays Conference

2006

16

Ruth Conference

2006

14

Clemente Conference

2007

14

Koufax Conference

2007

16

Aaron Conference

2008

16

Gehrig Conference

2008

16

But in the interim, with a view to sorting out who’s who amongst the Champion’s Leagues, we take a look at GameDayRitual’s unique cross-site benchmark: Attendance. For those of you who don’t know attendance is a measure that normalizes performance across all GameDayRitual league sizes and configurations. You can find the site-wide rankings by logging into your team and heading to the franchise > attendance. You can also see the attendance figures for your league by heading to the league home > standings page, selecting the ‘Misc’ stats from the drop down list and checking out the %Cap column.

League

Avg. FP/Team

Avg. %Cap

GDR-Wide

Koufax Conference

246.5

59.8

5

Ruth Conference

252.9

59.2

7

Mantle Conference

260.2

58.9

9

Gehrig Conference

243.3

56.4

18

Mays Conference

241.8

56.0

21

Aaron Conference

240.3

55.3

26

Clemente Conference

245.7

53.4

53

Average

247.2

56.7

19.8

GDR-Wide

243.9

51.8

* Games through GameDayRitual 2008 Week 6

While only the Koufax Conference cracks the GDR-Wide Top 5 leagues displayed on the franchise > attendance page, three out of the Top 10 leagues in attendance come from the Champion’s League stables. A comparison of the Champion’s League and GDR-Wide averages shows the strong aggregate performance by the Champion’s Leagues. Even the ‘lowly’ Clemente Conference is beating the GDR-Wide averages for average FP and %Cap.

Now let’s take a look at how the Champion’s League Top 20 teams in attendance are faring.

#

Team

League

%Cap

W

L

FP/G

1

EIU Panthers

Aaron

99.0

5

1

374.6

2

Orioles Magic

Gehrig

86.0

4

2

345.2

3

BumbleBee Tuna

Mantle

84.4

4

2

354.2

4

Kezyers Killers

Gehrig

78.0

5

1

328.0

5

BaltimoreUrbanBlight

Koufax

77.8

5

1

325.2

6

Crash Test Dummies

Mantle

75.0

6

0

332.6

7

Delirious Gorillas

Koufax

74.3

2

4

317.4

8

Newbie's Rattlesnakes

Mays

73.0

5

1

317.9

9

Jax Dirt Dogs

Koufax

71.1

4

2

310.2

10

New York Knights

Ruth

70.8

6

0

316.9

11

Dropkick Murphys

Aaron

70.1

5

1

312.4

12

Ruth's Stars

Ruth

69.6

2

4

314.1

13

Blubber Nuggets

Aaron

69.4

6

0

310.8

14

Angels Rule

Mays

67.8

5

1

305.9

15

Hired Guns

Mays

67.6

5

1

305.4

16

Blackland Bees

Ruth

67.5

3

3

309.0

17

Chicago Batboys

Gehrig

67.1

5

1

303.1

18

Franchise

Mays

66.9

4

2

303.8

19

Jaleel White Sox

Clemente

66.9

4

2

312.8

20

Galena Galactic G's

Koufax

66.3

6

0

299.0

21

High Heat

Mays

66.2

3

3

302.0

22

Off The Monstah

Aaron

66.0

4

2

302.8

23

SoCal Nutz

Mays

65.5

4

2

300.4

24

Sacto Manwhores

Ruth

65.1

3

3

303.2

25

Fifi's Flowertots

Mantle

64.4

4

2

306.7

* Games through GameDayRitual 2008 Week 6

A quick look at the franchise > attendance shows that the current GameDayRitual attendance leader – the EIU Panthers – hales from the Aaron Conference Champion’s League. We also note that four of the Top 25 teams in GameDayRitual attendance thorough 2008 Week 6 are members of the Champion’s Leagues.

Conclusions? While it still early days, this quick look at attendance shows that competition in the Champion’s Leagues is stiff, making the work of the EIU Panthers all the more impressive. The caliber of play also lends credence to the argument that a league of Champion’s League Champs would indeed by GameDayRitual played at its highest level.

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