Just for fun, I got all registered Tipping Point college, high school, and middle school teams (i.e. pretty much everyone in VRC rn) from the robotevents API and grouped them by the letter in the team number.

Sorted by awards/teams:

Letter | Teams | Awards | Awards/Teams | Awarded Teams | Awarded/Total Teams |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

I | 0 | 0 | -1e+99% | 0 | -1e+99% |

L | 0 | 0 | -1e+99% | 0 | -1e+99% |

O | 0 | 0 | -1e+99% | 0 | -1e+99% |

Q | 0 | 0 | -1e+99% | 0 | -1e+99% |

M | 145 | 30 | 20.69% | 19 | 13.1% |

B | 1648 | 439 | 26.64% | 226 | 13.71% |

D | 694 | 185 | 26.66% | 92 | 13.26% |

P | 92 | 25 | 27.17% | 14 | 15.22% |

A | 2614 | 737 | 28.19% | 371 | 14.19% |

G | 277 | 79 | 28.52% | 39 | 14.08% |

C | 1076 | 311 | 28.9% | 160 | 14.87% |

F | 309 | 98 | 31.72% | 47 | 15.21% |

U | 71 | 24 | 33.8% | 14 | 19.72% |

E | 486 | 169 | 34.77% | 80 | 16.46% |

H | 200 | 71 | 35.5% | 42 | 21% |

S | 193 | 76 | 39.38% | 39 | 20.21% |

J | 144 | 60 | 41.67% | 34 | 23.61% |

R | 163 | 75 | 46.01% | 39 | 23.93% |

Z | 273 | 141 | 51.65% | 71 | 26.01% |

T | 122 | 64 | 52.46% | 29 | 23.77% |

N | 88 | 52 | 59.09% | 20 | 22.73% |

W | 147 | 87 | 59.18% | 41 | 27.89% |

Y | 159 | 97 | 61.01% | 39 | 24.53% |

K | 144 | 96 | 66.67% | 42 | 29.17% |

V | 132 | 104 | 78.79% | 30 | 22.73% |

X | 373 | 297 | 79.62% | 117 | 31.37% |

## sorted by (teams with >= 1 award) / Total teams

Letter | Teams | Awards | Awards/Teams | Awarded Teams | Awarded/Total Teams |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

I | 0 | 0 | -1e+99% | 0 | -1e+99% |

L | 0 | 0 | -1e+99% | 0 | -1e+99% |

O | 0 | 0 | -1e+99% | 0 | -1e+99% |

Q | 0 | 0 | -1e+99% | 0 | -1e+99% |

M | 145 | 30 | 20.69% | 19 | 13.1% |

D | 694 | 185 | 26.66% | 92 | 13.26% |

B | 1648 | 439 | 26.64% | 226 | 13.71% |

G | 277 | 79 | 28.52% | 39 | 14.08% |

A | 2614 | 737 | 28.19% | 371 | 14.19% |

C | 1076 | 311 | 28.9% | 160 | 14.87% |

F | 309 | 98 | 31.72% | 47 | 15.21% |

P | 92 | 25 | 27.17% | 14 | 15.22% |

E | 486 | 169 | 34.77% | 80 | 16.46% |

U | 71 | 24 | 33.8% | 14 | 19.72% |

S | 193 | 76 | 39.38% | 39 | 20.21% |

H | 200 | 71 | 35.5% | 42 | 21% |

N | 88 | 52 | 59.09% | 20 | 22.73% |

V | 132 | 104 | 78.79% | 30 | 22.73% |

J | 144 | 60 | 41.67% | 34 | 23.61% |

T | 122 | 64 | 52.46% | 29 | 23.77% |

R | 163 | 75 | 46.01% | 39 | 23.93% |

Y | 159 | 97 | 61.01% | 39 | 24.53% |

Z | 273 | 141 | 51.65% | 71 | 26.01% |

W | 147 | 87 | 59.18% | 41 | 27.89% |

K | 144 | 96 | 66.67% | 42 | 29.17% |

X | 373 | 297 | 79.62% | 117 | 31.37% |

## sorted by number of teams

Letter | Teams | Awards | Awards/Teams | Awarded Teams | Awarded/Total Teams |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

I | 0 | 0 | -1e+99% | 0 | -1e+99% |

L | 0 | 0 | -1e+99% | 0 | -1e+99% |

O | 0 | 0 | -1e+99% | 0 | -1e+99% |

Q | 0 | 0 | -1e+99% | 0 | -1e+99% |

U | 71 | 24 | 33.8% | 14 | 19.72% |

N | 88 | 52 | 59.09% | 20 | 22.73% |

P | 92 | 25 | 27.17% | 14 | 15.22% |

T | 122 | 64 | 52.46% | 29 | 23.77% |

V | 132 | 104 | 78.79% | 30 | 22.73% |

J | 144 | 60 | 41.67% | 34 | 23.61% |

K | 144 | 96 | 66.67% | 42 | 29.17% |

M | 145 | 30 | 20.69% | 19 | 13.1% |

W | 147 | 87 | 59.18% | 41 | 27.89% |

Y | 159 | 97 | 61.01% | 39 | 24.53% |

R | 163 | 75 | 46.01% | 39 | 23.93% |

S | 193 | 76 | 39.38% | 39 | 20.21% |

H | 200 | 71 | 35.5% | 42 | 21% |

Z | 273 | 141 | 51.65% | 71 | 26.01% |

G | 277 | 79 | 28.52% | 39 | 14.08% |

F | 309 | 98 | 31.72% | 47 | 15.21% |

X | 373 | 297 | 79.62% | 117 | 31.37% |

E | 486 | 169 | 34.77% | 80 | 16.46% |

D | 694 | 185 | 26.66% | 92 | 13.26% |

C | 1076 | 311 | 28.9% | 160 | 14.87% |

B | 1648 | 439 | 26.64% | 226 | 13.71% |

A | 2614 | 737 | 28.19% | 371 | 14.19% |

## sorted by letter

Letter | Teams | Awards | Awards/Teams | Awarded Teams | Awarded/Total Teams |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

A | 2614 | 737 | 28.19% | 371 | 14.19% |

B | 1648 | 439 | 26.64% | 226 | 13.71% |

C | 1076 | 311 | 28.9% | 160 | 14.87% |

D | 694 | 185 | 26.66% | 92 | 13.26% |

E | 486 | 169 | 34.77% | 80 | 16.46% |

F | 309 | 98 | 31.72% | 47 | 15.21% |

G | 277 | 79 | 28.52% | 39 | 14.08% |

H | 200 | 71 | 35.5% | 42 | 21% |

I | 0 | 0 | -1e+99% | 0 | -1e+99% |

J | 144 | 60 | 41.67% | 34 | 23.61% |

K | 144 | 96 | 66.67% | 42 | 29.17% |

L | 0 | 0 | -1e+99% | 0 | -1e+99% |

M | 145 | 30 | 20.69% | 19 | 13.1% |

N | 88 | 52 | 59.09% | 20 | 22.73% |

O | 0 | 0 | -1e+99% | 0 | -1e+99% |

P | 92 | 25 | 27.17% | 14 | 15.22% |

Q | 0 | 0 | -1e+99% | 0 | -1e+99% |

R | 163 | 75 | 46.01% | 39 | 23.93% |

S | 193 | 76 | 39.38% | 39 | 20.21% |

T | 122 | 64 | 52.46% | 29 | 23.77% |

U | 71 | 24 | 33.8% | 14 | 19.72% |

V | 132 | 104 | 78.79% | 30 | 22.73% |

W | 147 | 87 | 59.18% | 41 | 27.89% |

X | 373 | 297 | 79.62% | 117 | 31.37% |

Y | 159 | 97 | 61.01% | 39 | 24.53% |

Z | 273 | 141 | 51.65% | 71 | 26.01% |

I kinda had a hunch that teams called X tend to perform better, but now I have data to back it up.

## obvious disclaimer

Correlation does not imply causation