VNL BEST PLAYER RANKINGS – AFTER 5 ROUNDS

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Here are the best players in the respective categories after the full preliminary round has been completed.  I have included the top ten this time.  Hopefully in the next few days I will write a summary.  A couple of comments… Some players have dropped off the lists because they no longer reach the minimum number of attempts which I have arbitrarily set at 40% of the maximum number of attempts for each position / skill.  The servers lists have changed a lot because I did a better job of splitting jump and float serves so it is more accurate.  I have included a combined list for jump servers and float servers which seems to show that float servers are better servers than jump servers.

Ben Raymond has done up a basic tool that lets you look at all players and sort your own lists.  It doesn’t have the same detail as the one I am using, but I’m sure it have everything you can think of.  You can find it here.vnl best players 5

 

 


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8 comments

    1. I haven’t checked specifically but I will say, yes. Karpukhov for example has only about 4% aces but only 10% errors. That is why he is so high.

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    2. Just checked. Wallace’s ace rate is 9.1% which is only just outside the top 10. But his error rate is only 10% which is the lowest error rate for any jump server with more than 100 attempts.

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      1. So you are saying there is an advantage in serving lots of aces and not many errors? it would be really interesting to chart the ‘ace/error’ ratio against the opposition sideout %.

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      2. Ace/error ratio accounts for less than half of all serves. Logically you have to take into account that 50+% of serves.
        Hence ‘expected opp SO rate’.

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