The House Softball League, unlike the Congressional and Senate leagues, doesn’t rely only on wins and losses to determine its standings. Instead, it uses a “ratings power index” that takes into account a team’s winning percentage, its opponents’ winning percentage and its opponents’ opponents’ winning percentage.
After the Congressional Budget Office scored the numbers this week, Texas Republic (2-0, .775 RPI) rose to the top of the standings, edging slightly ahead of WAM! (1-0, .767). There are a few teams with three wins and no losses, including the Republic’s next opponent: the sixth-ranked Mastadons, based out of the office of Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio).
Meanwhile, the Bada Bings’ victory last week over Pew’s Your Daddy made it the only 4-0 team in the Congressional league. The gang from Microsoft will seek to pad its record when it takes the field against the Energy Department’s Big League Chu (0-2).
There aren’t any meaningful standings to report from the Senate League, where the results of only three games have been posted across the eight divisions.