USSSA Points & Power Rating System

USSSA POINT AND POWER RATING SYSTEM

EARNING POINTS   

 

Teams earn points while placing in USSSA Tournaments.  Teams accumulate points throughout the season.  These points are used to seed teams in the State Tournament and World Series.  The more tournaments a team participates in and the higher they place, the better seed for the State Tournament and World Series.  Teams may also receive points for participating in USSSA Sanctioned Leagues.

 

DOUBLE POINTS WEEKENDS     

April 12-14

May 17-19

 

STATE TOURNAMENT DETAILS:

Location:

9u, 11u, 15u age divisions will be played at Lincoln Park, Clifty Park, & Columbus East High School. (Columbus Indiana)

10u, 12u, 13u, 14u age divisions will be played at multiple facilities in Indianapolis Indiana, including Indy Sports Park, Mooresville Sports Complex, Chuck Klein and other high school locations for 14u. 


Indianpolis Sports Park (6701 South Harding Street Indianapolis IN, 46217)
Lincoln Park (25th Sreet and Hawcreek avenue, Columbus IN, 47201)
Mooresville Sports Complex will be used for overflow if needed (801 1/2 Bridge Street  Mooresville, IN 46158)

Tournament Details:

- All Teams 9-14U must play in Three (3) Indiana USSSA tournaments at the conclusion of the June 7-9th weekend to be eligible to participate in a division lower that AAA/Major.  
- This allows the state office efficient game data to ensure all teams are playing in their correct division for the state tournament.
- Any team may participate in the State Tournament with out playing in the required 3 USSSA events but will be placed by the State office at the minimum of the AAA level.  The state office will do as much research possible to determine the best fit for each scenario. 
- 15U does not have to play in a qualifier to be eligible for the state tournament.
- Playing in a USSSA Travel League at Indianpolis Sports Park does count as 1 qualifier.
- Any USSSA event outside the state of Indiana does not count towards qualifying for the Indiana USSSA State tournament.
- Indiana Teams Must play in the State Tournament to participate in any USSSA AA World Series or Global World Series event. 

- $400 for 9-13U
- $450 for 14-15U
All 14U & 15U games will be played on Grass Infields.  (60/90) 14u played at Indy Sports Park and Holder Field (Perry Township Varsity Diamond
- On Site Gate Fees
- 3 Game Guarantee
- AA Divsion Seperate
- AAA Divsion Seperate
- Major Divsion Seperate
*** AAA/Major divisions can be combined.

*** Indiana USSSA is expecting over 300 teams to participate in 2019 as we had 280 teams in 2018.   Games could begin as early as 8am on Friday morning June 21st. ***

- Seeding will be based off your USSSA National Points 

 

NIT TOURNAMENTS   

 

These tournaments are the top of the line in USSSA Tournaments.  These tournaments usually draw more teams from surrounding states and offer higher point totals. \

 

Place

Elite
World
Series

World
Series

National
Tourn.

State
Tourn.

Super
NIT

NIT

Global
Sports
Qualifier

State
Level II

Quali
fiers

1st

1000

650

300

300

300

150

150

100

75

2nd

800

350

225

225

225

110

110

75

55

3rd

600

300

200

200

200

90

90

60

45

4th

500

250

175

175

175

80

80

55

40

5-6th

400

200

155

155

155

70

70

50

30

7-8th

325

150

130

130

130

60

60

40

25

9-12th

250

110

110

110

110

50

50

35

10

13-16th

175

70

70

70

70

40

40

30

 

17-24th

100

40

40

40

40

20

20

15

 

 

Power Rating System

The formula was designed in 1998 by one of USSSA/ISTS's top computer master minds. The system was designed to fairly rank teams (of the same class) that have not played near the same number of games.

The exact formula will not be disclosed in fear of a competitors copying or misuse.

The system uses

  1. Teams winning percentage

  2. Teams beaten winning percentage

  3. Teams lost to winning percentage

  4. Number of games played

  5. Number of wins and loses

 

The system does not use

 

  1. Game played between teams of different class

  2. Score of game

  3. Head to Head results

  4. Wins or loses by forfeit

 

FAQ

Can my teams power rating change even if my team is not active?

Yes, anytime results are entered for any team you have faced, (in your class) your teams power rating will change.

 

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