While the standings for the 2014 spring elementary league are ranked according to wins on the DiscNW site, below is a version of the standings ranked by spirit score. Perhaps the counterpoint (antidote?) to the increasingly competitive world of adult ultimate is glorification of the Spirit of the Game in youth ultimate?
If so, it is particularly fitting that the team with the most Spirit in the entire league comes from the youngest of the divisions. Congratulations to T. Marshall 3/4–Mooses from Division C, winners of the 2014 spirit award with a high score of 4.86 averaged over 7 games!!
And, with no further ado, here are the winners of each division!
- Division A: Whittier WUF Gang (4.71/7, 2nd overall)
- Division A2: Seattle Waldorf School 5th Grade (4.67/6, 3rd overall)
- Division B: tie between Bryant Blasters 3rd/4th and Daniel Bagley Stingers (4.57, 4th overall)
- Division C: T. Marshall 3/4–Mooses (4.86/7, Champions)
|Whittier WUF Gang||5||2||56||47||3||2||37||34||4.71/7|
|T. Marshall 5th Grade -Purple Reign||4||1||40||38||4||1||40||38||4.60/5|
|Bryant Blasters 5th||1||6||40||53||0||6||29||51||4.57/7|
|JSIS Lightning Goats||4||2||52||37||3||2||41||34||4.50/6|
|Three Cedars Waldorf Echo 5-3rd Grade||3||2||43||33||2||2||33||29||4.40/5|
|Evergreen 5th Grade||1||5||33||49||1||4||30||43||4.33/6|
|Wildcats – SCDS 5th Grade||5||0||54||25||4||0||43||24||4.20/5|
|Seattle Waldorf School 5th Grade||2||4||37||52||2||4||37||52||4.67/6|
|Eton Phoenix Yellow||1||6||31||67||1||6||31||67||4.43/7|
|Bright Water Elementary A Team||0||6||17||46||0||4||13||31||4.33/6|
|Salmon Bay Elementary 4/5||1||6||37||64||1||4||31||43||4.29/7|
|Bertschi School—Bugaboo FC||5||2||54||44||2||2||27||34||4.29/7|
|West Woodland Wildcats||4||3||48||50||4||2||42||39||4.29/7|
|Assumption St. Bridget Bulldogs||6||1||61||34||4||1||47||28||4.14/7|
|T. Marshall 5th Grade–Meese||5||3||59||58||5||2||56||47||4.12/8|
|Pacific Crest Montessaurus||7||0||74||18||5||0||52||17||3.57/7|
|Bryant Blasters 3rd/4th||4||3||43||44||3||3||33||41||4.57/7|
|Daniel Bagley Stingers||1||6||22||56||0||5||12||46||4.57/7|
|Bright Water Elementary B Team||3||3||38||35||2||3||29||32||4.50/6|
|Olympic View Elementary||3||4||36||45||3||2||29||26||4.29/7|
|Evergreen 4th Grade||7||0||76||22||5||0||49||18||4.29/7|
|Uco-op Blue Cheese||5||2||56||43||5||1||51||33||4.29/7|
|Soundview Dolphins – 3rd-5th||1||6||24||57||1||5||23||46||4.14/7|
|Eton Phoenix Blue||5||2||47||39||4||2||39||35||4.14/7|
|Laurelhurst Bears 3/4/5 grade||4||2||41||43||2||1||30||24||4.00/7|
|Flying Saucers (wallingford consortium)||2||5||40||48||1||4||27||38||4.00/7|
|Salmon Bay Elementary 3/4||4||3||54||37||2||3||32||32||3.86/7|
|Wildcats – SCDS 4th graders||4||2||57||35||3||2||48||31||3.71/7|
|T. Marshall 3/4–Mooses||3||4||42||45||3||3||38||37||4.86/7|
|JSIS Lightning Goats 2||5||2||53||41||5||1||49||28||4.57/7|
|Green Lake Dragons||1||6||24||66||1||3||15||40||4.38/8|
|Evergreen 3rd Grade||3||4||43||37||3||2||34||19||4.29/7|
|UCo-op 3rd Graders||0||7||20||65||0||4||13||35||4.29/7|
|Laurelhurst Bears 3/4 grade||3||1||31||14||3||1||31||14||4.25/4|
|St. Thomas Falcons||4||3||42||39||4||1||36||19||3.71/7|
|Wildcats – SCDS 3rd Grade||1||6||20||58||1||5||20||44||3.71/7|
Seattle Country Day School had the lowest Spirit score in every division in which they competed (A, B, & C). The lowest scoring team in the A2 division was Pacific Crest Montessaurus. Because SCDS and Montesaurus had the most wins in Division A and A2, it is tempting to suggest that the dominant teams generally get the lowest Spirit scores. However, based on wins in Divisions B & C, SCDS ranked 4th (out of 12) and 7th (out of 8), respectively.
Looking at all the spirit scores versus the % of wins (within a division), it appears there isn’t a strong correlation, though the overall slope is negative.
The mean Spirit score is about 4.3.
So generally, the more you win more likely it is your spirit score will be (slightly) lower. But the relationship barely holds in division B and the slope is positive in division C.