Now that the first half of the year is behind us, it’s an opportune time to take a closer look at some bout statistics. So far this year, the 35 teams in Derby South have played 109 bouts, and 59 of those were between two Derby South teams. For the purposes of this article, only the 59 Derby South bouts will be used.
Three categories of stats can be easily gleaned from these bout scores:
Offensive and defensive stats each tell half of the story of a team’s capability, and point differentials look at a team’s capability as a whole. A positive differential indicates that, on average, a team is scoring more points than their opponents. A negative differential indicates that, on average, a team is scoring fewer points than their opponents.
A top 10 list has been generated for each of these three categories to see which teams are excelling in certain areas.
DISCLAIMER: These statistics do not account for strength of schedule. Therefore, these are not ultimate lists of which teams are the best. For example, a strong team with a tough schedule may have worse stats than a weak team with an easy schedule. Mississippi Rollergirls is a good example. They are currently the #2 ranked team in Derby South, but they also have had the toughest schedule by far, so they did not make it onto the lists below. In other words, these top 10 lists should only be taken light-heartedly!
BEST OFFENSIVE STATS (Highest average points scored per bout)
BEST DEFENSIVE STATS (Lowest average points allowed per bout)
BEST POINT DIFFERENTIAL STATS (Highest average point spread per bout)
A few final statistics to consider are the highest and lowest scoring bouts so far this season. The average total score for all Derby South bouts so far this year is 270.3 points.
MOST POINTS IN A BOUT
456 points (Acadiana’s win over Magnolia, 279-177)
FEWEST POINTS IN A BOUT
177 points (LaFitte’s Ladies’ win over East Texas, 113-64)