How do you select the teams?
Please see the formula here www.travelbaseballrankings.com/our-formula.html
Basically, teams that were able to show a propensity to compete against 3-5 Major teams, get flagged, then the record of the team and full body of work is analyzed using head-to-head match-ups and more. There is no bias, it is based on game outcomes and Key Wins. Key wins demonstrates the ability to compete at the highest level.
My team played in Utrip Majors, but an AA team is ranked ahead of me, why?
The AA teams would have beat "Top Tier" teams, were a good match-up, and/or your Majors team more than likely didn't beat any top tier teams.
How is a team ranked that high in these rankings and not ranked high in Utrip?
Utrip is a very good starting point and very competitive no doubt, however, many quality teams play out of State or in other tourneys. An example would be a team may have only played 8 games in Utrip, but demonstrated success in beating "Top Tier" teams. If you are looking for a Utrip rankings, they are readily available at http://usssa.com/home.
My team has a 85-5 record, but a team that is 30-12 is ranked higher? What is going here?
Quantity doesn't matter, many teams play up an age division and face much tougher competition.
My team is not ranked and it should be...we were Bamboozled. This team sucks, this team didn't beat anyone, etc. What is going on here?
We don't get everything right and that is what this is for-a community effort. Some teams admittedly get lost in the shuffle, and for some it is just sour grapes. Many teams don't even keep game changer for whatever reason. If you have a complaint, it should be sent with proof. See again how we select teams and send a checklist on what your team has done and your Quality/Key Wins. Badmouthing other teams will not be permitted and you will be banned from our Facebook Page.
Why isn't my 8u team ranked?
Not enough of a body of work yet, those will be up after 3-4 tourneys and starting in April or May.