They’re ready to play. We’ve got ’em ranked. Who is in our top 25?
August 13, 2021 by Bennett Wineka in Rankings with comments
The power rankings did not wait for reigning world champions to get some time in the top spot before the Tour ramped back up and pushed down the importance of that big piece of hardware.
Catrina Allen would never exchange a 2021 Pro Worlds title for first in our rankings, but either way the voters had to acknowledge that others had surpassed her in the month and change since Utah. The last couple of weeks have been a grind on tour with new courses and extreme heat and weather patterns causing a ruckus. That’s not even including Kristin Tattar’s cameo in the States to keep the American players honest and remind them there’s another contingent of players we haven’t seen regularly in 18 months that would also like to be fighting for Elite Series championships as well.
Paige Pierce is looking to break her own DGPT regular season points record she set in 2017, and who’s going to challenge her the rest of the way as the courses gets tighter and a bit more technical?
They’re ready to play. We’ve got ’em ranked. Who else is in our top 25? Here’s how they stack up heading into the Idlewild Open.
Note: while COVID travel restrictions remain in place, this list considers players based in America. We will break out an international top 10 once the season gets underway across the pond.
Methodology: We combine an algorithmic objective ranking with subjective ballots submitted by UWDG staff. The algorithm uses a standardized scoring model to compare elite events, awards competition and cash bonuses, and features a decay function that gradually phases out past results. For the second regular season ranking, staff considered the following criteria: 1. results from the 2021 Elite and Silver Series events, 2. UDisc and PDGA statistical measures, 3. the previous UWDG Power Rankings, and 4. their super subjective vibes, gut feelings, and premonitions heading into Idlewild.
FPO Power Rankings
FPO Power Rankings:
|Dropped from rankings: Stacie Rawnsley (18), Erika Stinchcomb (19), Macie Walker (21), Sami Keddington (24), Vanessa Van Dyken (25)|
|24||Ragna Bygde Lewis||–|
Full breakdowns for each player continue below.
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