I teased out on Twitter the Leaderboard was going to get a reset, and I even gave our undisputed first half top ranked player, jeffNFL, a warning two weeks ago his first half mega-run might get wiped away soon for the second half.
Today, its official. I reset the Leaderboard, so now it only shows results from last week, NFL Week 9, as of typing this. The Leaderboard will continue to track results from Week 9 through the end of the NFL regular season and playoffs. You know, unless I get the itch to reset it again, but as of now I don’t plan to.
Final First Half Results
CONGRATULATIONS jeffNFL! What a run. When I say undisputed top player from the first half of the season, I’m not overselling it. Jeff went 86-53, won one Throwdown Showdown and accumulated 141.5 points to finish 1st overall.
The next closest player was Wilforkisland, with a 56-39 record, three Showdown wins and a B-Championship from our one first half Tournament. That is an impressive record, but at 103 points still a good pace off from catching Jeff. That might have contributed to my desire to reset the Leaderboard, so its kind of Jeff’s own fault, right?
Third overall goes to awilde27, who dominated the early weeks with a ridiculous win percentage, I believe was over .800 for a time. He tailed off a bit and had a couple busy weeks he couldn’t play as much, ultimately finishing 46-25 with two Showdown wins and 89.75 points for Weeks 1 through 8.
Congrats to all of our top players for their first half accomplishments!
New Ranking Methodology
The details about our ranking method is spelled out in the new Leaderboard Ranking Methodology page, which is also linked from the Leaderboard.
Although I’m calling it new (not just the page, but the methodology itself), there are only slight changes from our method to rank players from the first half, but it should result in a tighter competition amongst our players, which I think is great.
There is a lower threshold for maxing out on points for games played, and fewer points for wins beyond an average of five per week. The achievement points carry over from the first half to really reward players for those achievements.
Make sure to give the ranking methodology a detailed review, and then get playing Throwdown so you can maximize your points and climb the Leaderboard!
As always, thanks for playing, and good luck!