Posts Tagged ‘statistics’

New stat columns

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

This year we have added some new columns to the statistics tables. They are not used in any tiebreakers this year, but we are considering using them in future tournament years. This year we will be tracking these new statistics to get a feel for how they can help better balance our ranking system in the future.

A short overview of what they are:

(1) VP = Vote Points

VP is calculated by taking a Contestant’s VF and dividing by the average votes received for the entire round in all 38 arenas. For Aquamarine 1, the average is 3621 votes.

(2) SVDO = Sum of VP of all Defeated Opponents
(3) SVAO = Sum of VP of All Opponents

This is similar to SDO and SAO. Add up the VP total of defeated opponents and all opponents.

(4) SWVO = Sum of Weighted VP of All Opponents

Weighted VP in each round is calculated by multiplying the Contestant’s VP in that particular round with her opponent’s total VP to date. This means that a round’s Weighted VP will change as the tournament progresses, because the opponents’ total VP will change. The weighted VPs are all summed together. So this is an evolving metric as more rounds take place.

Gender/age correction

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

The numbers reported for demographics (gender/age) of voters on Day 2 and Day 3 this Period were incorrect. Typo in the spreadsheet. So if you keep up with those numbers, please check them again and update your data. Day 3 results are still on the front page tonight.

For Day 2 and archived results, please visit the Statistics Portal.

Also, maps and charts for Day 3 voting are now available. Sorry for the wait. Maps and graphs may be delayed for future rounds, but the results themselves are still planned to be on time.

Statistics updated

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Aquamarine 1 Statistics are now properly updated. ISML 2012 introduces partial points, which are awarded to losing Contestants in each match. VF/VA points are awarded, meaning that losing by 1 vote will earn 0.999 points. Losing by 1000 votes will earn much less.

We have removed the SoS column and the PB column from the ranking tables. The SoS column is redundant, because it has the same value as the Points column. Points are still alternatively referred to as a Contestant’s Strength of Schedule (SoS). Our SDO and SAO tiebreakers continue to be based on Points, which are changing a little bit this year with the partial points system. The PB column just took up space, as it simply was a subtraction operation to show how many points a Contestant was behind the leader.

The ranking table might appear to be flipped from the previous version (which was calculated using 2011 rules), but this is just the case during the first round of a Period. As more round results are factored in, the rankings will better represent which girls will make it to the Necklace Round .. and eventually the Postseason.

Thanks for your patience! Round 2 begins soon…

Corrected statistics

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Topaz 1 rankings were incorrect upon release, but they are now corrected. This is for the rankings calculations (both Topaz and Overall) only. The vote totals and winners from yesterday’s matches have not changed.

Thanks to the many keen eyes in our Community for discovering it first; ISML Staff apologizes for not catching the error prior to release.

EDIT: Was alerted to a few more corrections that were needed. Those are now applied; more details in the first comment below.

Accessing previous results

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Results from previous rounds can be found in the Statistics Portal.

For the results from Day 1, visit

An archive of the featured match descriptions written by our community can be found at

Day 2 voting is currently open; thanks for visiting ISML!

More statistics views

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

The capability to view previous cumulative round data on the main Statistics page is now available. Use the drop-down menu or the “previous” and “next” buttons to navigate through the rounds and track a Contestant’s progress since Aquamarine 1.

JavaScript is the primary engine for the selector (as with almost all other sections of the site); because of the amount of data involved, the processing may take up to a whole second or two when you switch rounds. Please be patient, but please comment here if you encounter bugs or excessively long wait times.

In addition, our staffer melange has been experimenting with new ways to depict the statistics (space opera) map. Using a Java-based language called Processing, he has been able to generate maps much more efficiently and accurately, thus also able to develop custom applications for statistics viewing.

Two applications, still in a beta phase, are available for preview:
1.) Dynamic Map Viewer
2.) Contestant Comparison Tool
Note, your browser must have the Java plug-in to run these applications.

We hope you find these new features useful and interesting.

Updated statistics view

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

The overall statistics table has been updated silghtly. A line has been drawn as a reminder that only the Top 16 overall Contestants at the end of the Regular Season will advance to the Double Elimination Tournament. Everybody else goes home.

In addition, Contestants who will not be able to achieve Top 16 (even if they win all their remaining matches) by the end of the season are highlighted in red. These girls should not be discouraged, though; they still have chances to win and improve their career record. And they should still be commended for being a part of this tournament — a part of the 50 most moe girls of the year.

Topaz 1

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Results are out; Topaz is having a great start just like Aquamarine did. The space map will be a bit tardy today, but it should be on the website before the start of Topaz 2.

Beginning with Topaz, the period statistics and the cumulative statistics will have different values. The period statistics reset to count only the matches in Topaz Period; this is how we determine the winner of the Topaz Necklace. The cumulative statistics (which can be seen on the Statistics page at any time) will collect numbers from the entire Regular Season, deciding our Top 16 who will enter the Double Elimination tournment this fall.

Today we thank zmjhgvn once again for another donation to our project. :)

Aquamarine over

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Congratulations to the winner of the Aquamarine Necklace, Akiyama Mio!

Aqua7 had the greatest amount of voter participation yet; thanks to all for giving this Period an appropriate grand finale. With multiple Contestants at a 7-0 record, the tiebreaker came down to SDO (Strength of Defeated Opponents). It’s a good demonstration of how our statistics are calculated; the overall performance of one will depend on the success of others in addition to her own.

We’ll take a break this week until Topaz 1 on Sunday; the match preview will be available on Friday.

In addition, all of our Contestant biographies should be up to date with 2009 information. Thanks for your patience. (For any corrections or suggestions, please comment.)

Site updates

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

The Aquamarine page is now ready; all results from the Period will be stored in there. Similar pages for future Periods will appear when their time arrives. Cumulative statistics for the whole season are viewable on the main Statistics page.

Some clarifications were needed on the 2010 Charter to reflect the extra seeding matches that occured during the Preliminaries in addition to describing part of the Regular Season tiebreaker process in more detail. Nothing major was affected in this update.

The Rules FAQ has a few statements regarding the Regular Season statistics and how we define Strength of Schedule (SoS) and other indices.

Character biographies are steadily being updated this week with current statistics and tournament information. A page archiving all the exhibition competitors is in development.

Today we received a new donation. Thank you, Snape!