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T E BY MOTOR B en o MNNew Method Of Rating Grid Teams Devised By Metcalf
TTDI V 192 6 Grid Cards! oAMEin, fIal De2apoimtsystem n b emo h is iiinmto frnigtetasi i
aof raing football teams wIch takes This method has many advantages conference.
Coaches and officials of the Western accurately into acunt t strength over the percentage method but it is
IRED BY 6. BARTON
Cmcl Mann Has Two Relay Teams Conference will begin the annual of each team's opponents in the com-
i Blue Teas Defeis Orange Rivals In "wt;ig of final conference standings strength and erformanc within each I L
len InY eeeeig today in Chicago. Besidesast raetice Secrimmage; has been devised by T. N. MetcalIf, di- - cr
tyle Entered In ejframing the 1926 schedules changes Score 2-n rector of athletics at Iowa State col- d sion. tt
in Conference rulings in various Ilege. I syse she oomput schr . . L
3 FRESHMEN ENTERED branches of sport will be discussed. THR EE PLAYERS ST AR This system gives one credit for a takes into consideration the actual!
Several new rivalries are regarded victory, one demerit for a defeat and performance of every team. A team! (By Associated Press)
Michigan's Varsity swimming squad as tentative, the prospect of a Michi- After practicing steadily for the in addition gives a winning team one is given one credit for every team it CIIICAGO, Dec. 2. - The gre'test
will leave at 6 o'clock this afternoon -redit for each of its opponent's lic- defeats and one additional credit for football barnstorming tur in history
gaan-Chicago game and a Minnesota-,ast six weeks, Michigan's Varsity bas-;tores during a season and a losing eacotvictoryrrecordedgbyoeachnofithose
by motor for Detroit, where they will Chicago game attracting the most pub- ketball men who show promise of team each victory rerded by each of hos
compete in the open A ,A. U. relay lic interest. In past times these two developing into a strong five by the ponent's defeats. In the case of afi p defeated team. A team gets one ad Grangerayith aro l "
time the Conference season opens. !onents(eet.I h aeo i ei for every defeat it suffers and IGag leading a professional foot-
canival and swimming meet tonight tilts were classins, bitter rivalry each team receives one or more credits one additional demerit for every de- ball team departing for St. Louis.
at the Detroit Athletic club. existed between the institutions and , or demerits according to the net rec- feat suffered by those teams which
the games were hard fought. Minne- the Blues have, lined up with Chai ord of its opponent. defates ii
sotMeisapnrasenerrlyeanxn he t0hers and Harrigan at forwards, Cap- "Many objections have been raised," delphia, New York, and Washington.
yard free style and the 300 yard med- relations with ihe Maroons. With Dr. tain Doyle at center, and Cherry and says Mr. Metcalf, "to the percentage The following table shows a coI- There may be a hasty trip back to
icy relays and also three men in the rltin it h aoos Wt ra oe at centrds. heryandas M.Mtaf,"oteprcetgeparisn of the percentage and point
50yar frestyle evet.he fol Spears at the helm, the Gopher alum- Schroeder at guards. e ssange method of rating football teanms. The arneth 1 sin the Big Ten race: Chicago, just before the holidays, and
ill f the f tyle ni feel that a new era in Minnesota coaverage football fan looks at the per-' then the troupe goes to Florida for
ing men will form footballehasybegun. ucuzel andRancfowrs we!ihg .....83.....9
lay team: Gow, Darnall Sams football has begun. Michigan men nRasnck forwards, Gawne centage standing of the Missouri Val- "Michig an 33......... . three games.
Dua i t ayer, Johnn, R alsted, would also like to see a renewal of ,center, and Ginn and Petrie guards. ley conference for the season just Wlisconsin . . .. . ....750. .. . .. . . .. 4 4 Next comes Birmingham Atlanta
d Shorr. I thes medley rely the series that was so intense at the Until the first of the week the total closed and remarks that although Northwestern......750..........+ 3 and so across the South and South-
Shorr and Whittingham will swi start of the century, ' but whether points scored by each team has been' Nebraska is tied with Grinnell and Minnesota .... ....500.........+.-. 3 west to a California series starting
breastnrokhBaitghandwJ.Halsted, Coaches Stagg and Yost will feel that about even, but lately the Blues have Oklahoma with .500 yet her strength Iowa ..............500.........+ 1 at the huge coast league stadium in
breaststrokew, Batter and J.DHaldthey can take on another major con- been increasing their total, and yes- and performance in the conference Illinois............500..........+ 0 Los Angeles and lasting probably un-
'Yackstroke, i te cnwithe .+ Gowos andesanDarnanlprbaly In
swimming free style. test with their already heavy schedules terday in 20 minutes of play this same indicate that she is stronger than Chicago ...........500..........- 3 til March 1. Supporting authorities'
wmnfrn ls-remains to be seen. Blue team triumphed over the Orange; these teams. Ohio ...............250..........- 7 estimate, Red's share of the gate re-
Gow, Darnall, and Samson will en Michigan is represented by Coachteam 27 to4.fter Chicago led the Big Ten Purdue ............000..........10 ceipts on the winter's tour may reach
dtn t thesyardfee seH event. Mies Yost, Weiman, Fisher Mather, The individual scoring in yester- teams two years ago with one vic- Indiana ............000..........11 $100,000.
addition to these men, Hughes, See- esaYostrelan Fsern.;ay Matichsssonwa dneb
ger, and Bement of the freshman team Mann, Farrehl and Keene. day's practice session was done by tory and three tie games many foot- Mr. Metcalf devised this system about
Chambers, Doyle and Harrigan, who ball followers began to figure out ten years ago and has since been
will enter the 50 yard dash unattach- . each garnered four baskets. Harri- rating methods that would more ac- trying it out in computing the stand-
S will be the first outside co- Int d from the floor once and curately indicate a team's actual ings of various conferences. The idea
petition for the squad this year, al- scorig made the ote pitb strength and performance than the of such a rating scheme came to him '
though the team has been practicing Th ti from the line, percentage of games won. when he was at Oberlin. Oberlin be-
thouh 0 Um OFFCE'The stiff defense of the Blue teanm "Professor Dickinson of Illinois has ilongs to an Ohio conference which
regularly since the start of school. 1 1 l U U L forced the Orangemen to shoot from pro essaratinste whis gvs'congs o 18 or 2 neren, which
Captain Gow, Samson, Dunakin, May~p-a h etroftefortm fe proposed a rating system which gives consists of 18 or 20 teams, which
er, Johnson, Whittingham and John-n te nter ofte dr tie srmore credit for a victory over a first makes it difficult or impossible to get A k
talstedare veterans from last year's dEntry blanks for both the singles division team than over a second di- an accurate rating on a percentage
squad, while this is the first year n and doubles entries for the all-cam mage did Kuenzel manage to score vision team and more discredit for a basis. Mr. Metcalf used his system
squad, hile ths is th firstdearconlndudoubes entresaskfo.thehal-cam-r
the Varsity for Shorr, R. Halsted, Dar- pus handball tournaments are posted . directlyunderthe basket.-Theothe defeat by a team of the second division for four or five years as auoficial
In selecting his Al-Conference
teams, George A. Barton, for 20 years
sport critic of the Minneapolis
Tribune, places six Wolverines on his
first team, two on his second, and
gives three others honorable mention.-
It is interesting to note that every
Michigan man who started in the
SMinnesota game was at least men-
tioned by Barton. Molenda and oet
are on his second team, while Gilbert,
I Baer, and Gregory are the Maize and
Blue men who were given honorable
mention. The other selections fol-
First team: Flora and Oosterbaan,
ends; Edwards and Hawkins, tackles;
Krauski (Iowa) and Hanson (Minne-
sota) guards; Brown, center; Joest-
ing (Minnesota) fullback; Grange
(Illinois) and Kutsch (Iowa) half-
backs; and Friedman, quarterback.
PROVIDENCE.-Red Grange will
play at Braves field, Boston, Dec. 9,
in a professional football game be-
tween the Chicago Bears and the
Providence Steam Rollers, it was an-
nounced here yesterday.. - t
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nall, and Batter.v
In Captain Gow, Samson, and Dar-
nall, Coach Mann has three of the
fastest dash men who have been on- a
Michigan squad in years, while both
Whittingham and Shorr have been
showing to good advantage in the
breaststroke. John Halsted gained
considerable experience in the back-
stroke last year and should hold his
own in the race tomorrow night, while
Batter, who was a freestyle man on
the yearling ,squad last year, mayr
prove an upset in his debut as al
FIRST BY PERRY
Calls Wolverines The Strongest All-
Arounid Football Outfit In
The U. S.
Lawrence Perry, sport critic of the
New York Evening Woo'd ranks the
ten major football teams in the coun-
try in the following order: Michigan,
Dartmouth, Washington, Tulane, Ala-
bama, Colgate, Princeton, Lafayette,
Pittsburgh, and West Virginia.
In explaining his ranking, the sport.
authority says, "Michigan is rated
first because in the writer's opinion
the Wolverines were, the strongest all
around football outfit in the United
States. No team was so consistent
in all branches of attack. No eleven
protected its forward passer so thor-
oughly. All this was accomplished
through the splendid play of the for- f
He conitnues, "The Maize and Bluel
rushing attack balanced an extremely
formidable overhead offense. In punt-
ing, tackling, and following the ball,
the team was about as perfect as a
team gets to be. And so strong was
the defense that throughout a whole
season against strong opponents, the
Michigan goal line remained uncross-
In explaining why he put Dart-
mouth in second place, Mr. Perry
says, "Dartmouth's list of victories
comprises the following teams: Nor-
wich, Hobart, Vermont, Harvard,
Brown, Cornell, and Chicago. Of
these, none ranked in the first class
this season, to say the best that canl
be said of them. Dartmouth was
stronger offensively than defensively.
Michigan's balance between the posi-
tive and negative of football was per-
fect. The Maize and Blue was one of
the finest elevens the writer has ever
Sport critics in the West were
agreeably surprised at the rating giv-
en by Perry because heretofore he
has been a staunch supporter of east-
in Waterman gymnasium and the In-'
tramural department urges all ment
interested to sign up at once.
All men who won their freshman
two points scored by tne Orange were
the result of two perfect throws from
the foul line by Rasnick.
Ih L dli
cross country sweaters this fall are ALBION.-Lawrence McAuliffe, star
requested to call at the intramural end for the tlast two years, has been
offices and receive their aiards. elected captain of the Albion high.
school football team. Of the 26 mem-
WEST POINT.--Ernest A. Blood, bers of Coach Fisher's squad who
basketball coach of the famous Pas- were eligible to vote for the team's
siac, N. J. high school team for sev- leader, 24 voted for McAuliffe.
oral seasons, has been engaged as
head coach for the Army basketball A. R. Tearuey withdrew his resig-
squad, it was announced yesterday. ration as president of the Western
Blood, who will report here for duty League and was elected for two more
Dec. 4, succeeds Harry A. Fisher. seasons.
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