With the 2011-12 season’s first week grinding to a close, congratulations are in order for the Big Ball Dance League’s One Piece, who sit atop the RCL standings setting the pace for the rest of the us. They don’t lead any one category, but they’re in the top 10 in five of eight stat categories, which is pretty bananas when you think about it. Then again, so is having Kobe and Pau on the same fantasy team like he does. There weren’t a ton of weaknesses in his draft and he’s made some interesting tinkering moves already, including trading Dirk Nowitzki off his team for Paul George and Jeff Teague. I’d love to hear the thinking behind that and why no one from the BBD League protested it.
At any rate, One Piece sits in third in his division, but has played five fewer games than the two teams ahead of him. Which brings us to how the RCL rankings are calculated. Each teams totals are divided by the number of games they’ve played to even out the field. Those averages in each category are then ranked across all five divisions. So instead of worst being 12th place, last place is now 60th. Of course, these rankings assume that everyone will play the maximum number of games at year’s end (which rarely happens), but hopefully, breaking it down like this will keep those in the bottom motivated to keep tinkering. As the season goes on, I’ll have more analysis for each league, but this week, I just wanted to introduce things. Get you all comfortable. Coax you into taking your jacket ff so I can rifle through it when you step into the bathroom. You know, normal stuff.
Master Standings are here.
Other category leaders:
I POSTERIZE MOMS (24th place) .500 FG%
Hired Goons (44th) .887 FT%
Andray the Giant (39th) 1.324 3ppg
Teach Me How to Gortat (3rd) 16.480 ppg
Boom Boom Pau (47th) 6.742 rpg
Van Gundy Death Stare (11th) 4.0 apg
Razzle Dazzle (32nd) 1.464 spg
Team Thiele (28th) 1.125 bpg
Look for a standings slopegraph next week. It’s going to be awesome. You’ll want to make popcorn and tweet about it to your family.