Standings and Statistics
Determining Team Standings
The team standings are determined by counting the number of team victories by each team (greater number prevails). Combined team standings are determined by adding together the men's and women's team victories for each school (greater sum prevails). There are no tie breakers defined; ties are possible.
The team that earns more bout victories (usually counted out of a possible 27 bouts per meet) in a head-to-head meet is the victor. There are no tie-breakers; ties are possible (only if both teams have forfeits; see forfeits, below). The conference considers only meet results between Conference teams contested at Conference dates.
Scoring Team Forfeits
This happens only if a team does not show up for a scheduled meet. The forfeiting team forfeits every bout in the meet.
Scoring Individual Bout Forfeits
Forfeited bouts are scored 5-0 in favor of the fencer who does not forfeit.
If both teams are short fencers, and both sides of a bout are forfeited, then the bout is not scored at all. This may result in some cases where a team contest ends up having fewer than 27 contested bouts.
Rationale: no fencer should be disadvantaged for league standings because the opponent forfeits. Individual league standings are based on bouts, as well as percentage, so not counting a bout because of a forfeit is to the detriment of the fencer who does not forfeit.
All-Star (Individual) Standings
Once the bouts fenced threshold* is met, the victory percentage (greater value prevails) is used to determine all-star ranking . In the case of ties, indicators (touches scored – touches received; greater difference prevails) are used. Further tie breakers are undefined.
While all-star rankings are generally updated throughout the season, they are always considered temporary until the conclusion of the season, after audit by the Conference Statistician.
*Bouts fenced threshold: To be eligible, a fencer must fence in a minimum of 2/3 of the scheduled bouts in the season (minimums are 20 for men, 24 for women). This threshold is common to all of the conference's individual accolades.
The conference first started keeping electronic copies of standings and statistics in the 2013-2014 season.
If you have need of records prior to the 2013-2014 season, please contact us.