The Spinning Yo-Yo of the College Ultimate Tournament Circuit

By: Gene Buonaccorsi

There’s a hum that I can’t stop hearing in media surrounding college ultimate. The issues of USAU’s rankings algorithm, and how the teams that you play affect your bid situation never leaves my ear. My personal experiences won’t leave me alone either. During my five years in the college division I stomached the agony of a season slipping through my hands in the game-to-go to Nationals and I felt the comfort of qualifying on Saturday in a controversially fruitful year. The issue manages to hit close to home and stay nationally relevant simultaneously. Most recently, I read through a concise and uniquely presented statistical analysis of tournament attendance. And I still don’t really have any clarity. Continue reading →