Comparing Windsor's MyLax rating to that of their opponents predicted that the team would go 1-1-1 in the Super Series, defeating Owen Sound and losing to Clarington. The game vs St. Catharines was a "pick em", as the teams had virtually identical ratings (95.52 vs 95.50).
Windsor defeated Owen Sound 14-5 and lost to Clarington 9-1. As the ratings predicted, the other game was tight, with St. Kitts coming out on top 7-6.
Here's the more interesting thing, of the 21 games in the Peewee Super Series, the higher rated team won 19 of them! The two upsets involved the same team, Burlington 2, who defeated Hamilton and Peterborough.
That is a strong endorsement of the methodology. Please do not misread me, there is no such thing as a guaranteed outcome in sports (even the Washington Generals have won a couple of times), but the consistency of the results in the Peewee Super Series certainly suggests that the MyLax folks have found a formula that can be very helpful in determining the relative strength of minor lacrosse teams.
And good for Burlington 2 for pulling off those upsets!!!!!
Posted on Jul 2, 2012, 1:22 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206